Right-wing MPs want to stop Palestinian funding

A majority of MPs wants the government and European Union to stop giving money to the Palestinian Authority unless it takes steps to stop the ‘idolisation’ of terrorism.

The motion, drawn up by the orthodox Christian parties SGP and ChristenUnie, was supported by the two governing parties and anti-Islam alliance partner PVV.
In reaction, foreign minister Uri Rosenthal said he was willing to talk to the Authority but that the Netherlands should continue to subsidise useful projects.

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