Gaza aid conference may fall short of $4 billion sought by Palestinians: U.S. officials

October 11, 2014 2:01 AM

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Gaza aid conference may fall short of $4 billion sought by Palestinians: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. officials voiced doubts on Friday that an international donors conference to be held in Cairo this weekend will meet the Palestinians' full request for $4 billion in aid pledges to rebuild the Gaza Strip after it was devastated by a 50-day war between Israel and Hamas.

Secretary of State John Kerry will join with his counterparts from dozens of countries on Sunday at a meeting where the Palestinian Authority is hoping that moves by a new unity government toward assuming control in Hamas-dominated Gaza could make wealthy donor governments less wary of providing rec...

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