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Barack Obama Administration:
Presidential Waiver on Cutting Aid to the Palestinian Authority

(August 30, 2011)

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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary

Presidential Determination
No. 2011-14


SUBJECT:    Waiver of Restriction on Providing Funds to the Palestinian Authority

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 7040(b) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2010 (Division F, Public Law 111-117), as carried forward by the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Division B, Public Law 112-10), as enacted on April 15, 2011 (together, the "Act"), I hereby certify that it is important to the national security interests of the United States to waive the provisions of section 7040(a) of the Act, in order to provide funds appropriated to carry out Chapter 4 of Part II of the Foreign Assistance Act, as amended,
to the Palestinian Authority.

You are directed to transmit this determination to the Congress, with a report pursuant to section 7040(d) of the Act, and to publish this determination in the Federal Register.

            BARACK OBAMA

Sources: The White House

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