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November 19, 2002

Kuwait resumes financial aid to Palestinians

To the extent that Nusseibeh is supposed to be a moderate, this may be an interesting development.
Kuwait has agreed to pay $1 million to help solve the financial crisis at Al-Kuds University in Jerusalem, Palestinian sources said Tuesday.

The sources told The Jerusalem Post Kuwait made the decision during a visit on Monday by Al-Kuds University president Sari Nusseibeh, who is also the PLO's representative in Jerusalem. Nusseibeh met with Kuwaiti Education Minister Musaed al-Haroon, who informed him of the decision to give the grant.

This is the first time in many years that Kuwait has decided to provide financial assistance to the Palestinians. Relations between the two sides were strained in the early 1990s when the PLO supported Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.