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Palestinian prime minister warns of cash crisis

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian self-rule government is in ‘‘extreme jeopardy’’ because of an unprecedented financial crisis, largely because Arab countries have failed to send hundreds of millions of dollars in promised aid, the Palestinian prime minister said Sunday.

The cash crunch has gradually worsened in recent years, and the Palestinian Authority now has reached the point of not being able to pay the salaries of about 150,000 government employees, Salam Fayyad said.

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