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Jordanian Government Transfers Annually $15 Million in Funds to West Bank Arabs

The Jordanian Government is continuing to transfer funds to the Israel-occupied West Bank in the amount of about $15 million a year, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned from reliable sources today. The transfers are illegal but Israeli authorities tolerate them. Part of the money is sent legally to West Bank Arabs by their sons who work in Kuwait and other Persian Gulf oil states. But the bulk of the money is paid by the Jordanian Government to about 6000 former civil servants of the pre-1967 Jordanian administration to retain their loyalty and deter them from accepting employment from Israeli sources. Nevertheless, most of the former Jordanian civil servants now work for the Israeli military government and receive salaries from both sides. About 2000. West Bankers employed by Israel after the Six-Day War get no funds from Jordan.