Swiss Parliament Calls For Greater Control Of Aid In Palestine


(MENAFN- Swissinfo) The federal Council must take a closer look at the allocation of aid funds in Palestine. The Senate has passed a proposal calling for stricter controls to ensure that funds are not used to finance terrorism.

This content was published on June 5, 2024 - 15:05 2 minutes Keystone-SDA
  • Deutsch de Parlament fordert stärkere Kontrolle der Hilfe in Palästina Original Read more: Parlament fordert stärkere Kontrolle der Hilfe in Palästin
  • Português pt Parlamento suíço exige rigidez na ajuda à Palestina Read more: Parlamento suíço exige rigidez na ajuda à Palestin

With 21 votes to 20 and no abstentions, the Senate voted 'yes' to the motion of the national council's foreign affairs committee on Wednesday.

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In regards to the matter of funding available for the Middle East, the proposed measures were justified in the eyes of the majority, said committee president Marco Chiesa of the Swiss People's Party.

A minority led by Damian Müller of the Radical-Liberal Party, rejected saying that there is already a mechanism in place to review organisations and projects. The minority also recognised the motion's demand, but considered it to be fulfilled. The Federal Council was of the same opinion.

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