If they had built an economy, they wouldn't have to schnorr
When Hamas and Fatah made their 'unity government,' they didn't bother to ask anyone's permission. After all, they consider themselves 'sovereigns' (when they're not kvetching about being 'occupied'). There's just one small problem: Over the past 20 years, the 'Palestinians' have done nothing - zip - zero to build an economy. Now, they're whining that they're going broke. It seems that you can't keep slapping someone in the face and then come to them to schnorr. The US and even the Arab countries have said enough is enough. No more money
for a 'unity government.'
The Palestinian Authority "unity government" with Hamas is totally
bankrupt, according to a leading PA minister, who blamed broken promises
by America and Arab states for the dire situation.
"The government's budget is below zero, and it's starting to borrow
from banks to move forward, because only less than third of donor funds
that were scheduled to be received this year arrived," said Shawki
Al-Ayasa, Minister of Social Affairs, Agriculture, and Prisoner's
"The US has not provided a single penny since Jan. 1, and Europe and
Arab states only provided a third of what they were scheduled to give,"
he lamented to the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news network.
He said Gazan families who had lost their homes as Hamas and other
terrorist groups clashed with Israeli forces had received just 300
shekels ($84) in aid.
Boo Hoo. Let Hamas earn
the money to pay for reconstruction. If they stopped using all their money for rockets and terror tunnels, they might even have money to pay for it.
Labels: Gaza, Hamas rockets, Hamas-Fatah reconciliation, Palestinian economy, terror tunnels