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Gadhafi to Fund Salaries in Territories

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said Wednesday that he would pay $1 million annually to the approximately 21,000 Palestinian civil servants in the West Bank and Gaza Strip who will no longer be receiving salaries from Jordan.

During a newspaper interview, reported in Israel by Davar, Gadhafi criticized King Hussein’s recent measures to sever Jordan’s administrative and financial ties to the West Bank. Gadhafi encouraged residents of the territories to continue their 9-month-old uprising.