LONDON (Oct. 14)
Saudi Arabia gave the PLO $28.5 million earlier this month, the World Jewish Congress reported. Announcement of the transfer of the funds was made in a statement from the Saudi Press Agency in Riyadh, monitored here by WJC sources.
Rafiq Al-Natshah, the PLO representative in Riyadh, said that the sum represents Saudi Arabia’s annual contribution to the PLO and was in accordance with the resolution of the Baghdad Arab summit held in 1979. Natshah said, “More than any other state Saudi Arabia has fulfilled its commitment to support the PLO regularly and consistently, not only financially but also politically and socially.”