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May 1, 2015 11:13 am

European Parliament Urged to Take ‘Tight Control’ of Palestinian Aid

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Fulvio Martusciello cited alleged corruption by Palestinian recipients of aid money and he urged the EU to take more control of aid to the Palestinians. Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

JTA – Fulvio Martusciello, the chairman of the parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Israel, issued the call during a parliamentary debate Wednesday in Strasbourg on EU funding for the Middle East, his office wrote in a statement.

“We are talking millions-euro projects that see part of their funds going to individuals who actually shouldn’t receive a single euro,” Martusciello, an Italian delegate for the center-right People’s Party bloc, said. “The money comes from EU taxpayers, and we need to exercise tight control on it.”

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