Characters from Sesame Street with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad
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Palestinian Sesame Street halted

A decision by the US Congress to suspend the transfer of $200m (£130m) worth of aid for Palestinian development projects has put the Palestinian version of Sesame Street on hold.

The freeze - which has been criticised by US and Palestinian officials - was imposed in response to a Palestinian application for UN membership as a fully fledged state.

The US consulate in Jerusalem says the American administration has yet to decide if it will approve the resumption of the fund.

Ghada Nassef reports.

Video produced by BBC Arabic's Eman Erikat.

  • 19 Jan 2012
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