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Gordon Brown Pledges Aid To Palestinians

Prime Minister Gordon Brown told Palestinians his nation would provide $500 million in assistance for economic development over the coming three years. Brown called on Israel to establish a freeze on further West Bank settlements. Settlement expansion , said Brown, “erodes trust, it heightens Palestinian suffering, it makes the compromises Israel will need to make for peace more difficult.” President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority thanked Brown for his support and called on Israel to end its policy of restricting the free movement of Palestinians in their own land.

The essence of the argument advanced by Gordon Brown is developing a prosperous Palestine is the best guarantee of ending violence since prosperity makes “the cost of ever returning to violence so high and so unacceptable that the vast majority will not want to have anything to do with those who preach violence.”