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Monday, March 02, 2009

Do I hear $4.481 billion?

The 'donors' conference' at Sharm el-Sheikh in the Egyptian-occupied Sinai (heh) pledged $4.481 billion for Gaza over the next two years. That's nearly an additional $3,000 for every man, woman and child in the 'impoverished,' 'overcrowded' Strip (which is 'one of the most densely populated areas in the world'). /Bull dung.

Most of the funds will come from the United States, European nations and Persian Gulf states. Saudi Arabia pledged $1 billion, the U.S. Plans to give at least $900 million, the European Union pledged $554.1 million, Qatar promised to donate $250 million and the United Arab Emirates $174 million.
Just think how many Madrassas they can build with all that money.... Just think that the American government is doing this as the economy lurches deeper into recession and the Dow falls below 7,000 for the first time in 12 years. How productive!
Turkey, Italy and Japan also gave millions.

Dozens of countries and international aid groups attended the conference, which was called by the Palestinian Authority. The PA asked nations to give $2.8 billion. PA leaders have called to channel most of the money through the PA, which is based in Judea and Samaria.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul-Gheit and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon pushed to open Israeli crossings to Gaza as well. “Our first and indispensable goal.. is open crossings,” Ban said.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy pushed for open Israeli crossings as well, saying, “Gaza should not actually be a prison with open skies.”

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton emphasized that the money for Gaza would not go to Hamas, but rather would be used to rebuild structures demolished during Operation Cast Lead earlier this year, with a focus on vital infrastructure such as electric and sewage systems and on medical and educational facilities.

Donor nations have not yet determined how to rebuild in Gaza without going through Hamas. Hamas leaders have voiced their anger over their exclusion from the reconstruction efforts.
Does anyone really believe that Hamas is not going to get any of that money? Whom are they kidding?

The money raised Monday follows pledges of billions in aid to the PA in 2007 and the provision of free food, electricity, education and water to most residents of Gaza for the past several years. [No wonder they don't have jobs. Who needs to work under these circumstances! CiJ]

The PA's fundraising efforts have been increasingly successful despite warnings from the World Bank, which concluded last year that foreign aid was used to increase the public payroll, and the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), which warned that funding the PA and Gaza allowed Hamas and other terrorist groups to continue attacking Israel with no need to take responsibility for the economic consequences of their actions.
I know a lot of beggars in Israel who should take lessons from these people.

I can't decide whether all these Western governments are fools who really believe they are helping poor people or whether they are pleased to finance anti-Semitism (as Saudi Arabia, for example, undoubtedly is).

What do you all think?


At 12:09 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Palestinians are the only people in history to get every thing handed to them on a silver platter. No wonder they don't want a state! If you could get international welfare for the rest of your life, it sure beats having to work for a living. And with all that free time on their hands, the Palestinians can continue to kill Jews, knowing there is no price to be paid for indulging in terror activities... courtesy of the rest of the world.

Its one sweet racket for them!


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