A USAID sign told of repairs being done to a rutted and potholed road linking the town of Ramallah to Jerusalem. With Hamas soon to assume power, funds for such projects are frozen.

US freeze on Hamas aid carries humanitarian price

By Anne Barnard and Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / March 5, 2006

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JERUSALEM -- Ditch diggers have stopped building a multimillion-dollar US-funded pipeline meant to bring clean drinking water to the overcrowded Gaza Strip. Trainers have stopped teaching Palestinian judges how to better fight crime and corruption. A Boston-based contractor has stopped teaching Palestinian mothers how to prevent malnutrition in their babies. (Full article: 1508 words)

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