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The construction of sections of a controversial segregated road network in the West Bank planned by Israel for Palestinians -- leaving the main roads for exclusive use by settlers -- is being financed by a US government aid agency, a map prepared by Palestinian researchers has revealed.
USAID, which funds development projects in Palestinian areas, is reported to have helped to build 114 kilometers of Israeli-proposed roads, despite a pledge from Washington six years ago that it would not assist in implementing what has been widely described as Israel's "apartheid road" plan.
Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
Are members just so unsurprised by this that there is nothing to say? I don't blame you to be honest.
Early this week Congressmen Todd Tiahrt (R-4-KS) and Christopher Smith (R-4-NJ) called upon USAID to investigate its "family planning" projects in Peru which appear to be in violation of US law. This request was based on testimony obtained by PRI in Peru from women who say they were pressured or bribed into undergoing sterilization or contracepting with IUDs, Depo-Provera, and birth control pills.
A special hearing on USAID activities has been called by the House Appropriations Foreign Operations subcommittee on USAID for Wednesday 22 March 2000 by the Chairman of that subcommittee, Sonny Callaha