Thursday, 5 November 1998

British support for Palestine

Foulkes finds room at Gaza inn

GLASGOW HERALD November 5th, 1998

By Matthew Kalman

GEORGE Foulkes gave a significant boost to the growing momentum for a Palestinian state last night when he became the first British Government Minister to stay overnight in the Palestinian Authority.

Mr Foulkes, MP for Carrick, Cumnock, and Doon, was on a three-day visit to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in his capacity as Under- Secretary in the Department for International Development.

Speaking during a whirlwind tour of the territories occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six Day War, Mr Foulkes announced £9m in grants for projects designed to help the Palestinian Authority and ease the lives of under-privileged Palestinians.

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