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    Palestinian Prime Minister Blames Israel For Cash Shortage I

    At a press conference in Ramallah on Tuesday, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad blamed Israel for the fact that Palestinian government employees in the Gaza Strip have not received their salaries due to the severe lack of cash in the banks there. Israel's refusal to transfer funds is part of its policy totighten the blockade in Gaza he said. Israeli government officials however said that Israel will onlyallow humanitarian aid into Gaza as long as terrorists in the narrow Strip continue to fire rocketsat Israel.12/03/08