#Obama released GOP blocked $221 million to Palestinian occupiers in his last hours

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This man must be the most horrid, destructive president in US history. A total nightmare.

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Kerry informed some lawmakers of the move just before he left State Dep’t for last time

US released $221 million to Palestinians in Obama’s last hours

Officials say outgoing administration defied GOP opposition, sent funds to PA that had been blocked in Congress

By Matthew Lee and Richard Lardner
TimesofIsrael, January 24, 2017, 12:39 am

US President Barack Obama right) greets Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during their bilateral meeting at UN headquarters, September 24, 2013. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)US President Barack Obama right) greets Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during their bilateral meeting at UN headquarters, September 24, 2013. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking.

A State Department official and several congressional aides said the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning…

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