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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Fayyad: 'Just because we don't have an economy doesn't mean we're not ready to be a 'state''

Sorry for the later-than-expected start.

Faced with a financial crisis that is forcing him to pay 'government employees' only half salaries this month, current 'Palestinian Prime Minister' Salam Fayyad says that his 'people's financial crisis does not mean that they are not ready to be a 'state.' It just means that the rest of the world has to contribute more money toward the cause.
“This decision was taken because of the growing financial crisis in the PA over the past year,” Fayyad said. He attributed the crisis to the failure of donor countries to meet their financial commitments to the PA.

Fayyad said the PA had received only $331 million of the $970m. promised by donors, including some Arab countries.

He said it was ironic that the current crisis had come at a time when the PA government had succeeded in reducing its reliance on foreign aid by almost half – from $1.8 billion in 2008 to $970m. this year.

“The crisis does not undermine or cast doubt on our preparedness for the establishment of the state,” Fayyad stressed.

“There are many countries that face difficulties and deficits that oblige them to take measures to overcome their financial crises. Palestine is not an exception. On the contrary, we are a people living under occupation and suffering from division and its repercussions.”

Fayyad voiced hope that the Arab countries would help the Palestinians overcome the crisis.
Yes, but when real countries face financial crises, they adopt some combination of raising taxes, cutting expenses and borrowing money. They don't stick their hands out and schnor (beg) from the rest of the World.

As with everything else, it's different with the 'Palestinians.' And it will continue to be different as long as they remain the darlings of the international community by continually attempting to destroy (but not destroying, for then they will be of no further use to the international community anymore) the Jewish state.

What could go wrong?

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At 9:15 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Its not statehood they're interested in.

The world knows this but doesn't care.

Statehood won't make the Palestinians more moderate, responsible or truly independent.

What could go wrong indeed

At 6:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what, I now want them to have their state. Then when they attack Israel, Israel can treat them as if they were Syria or Egypt attacking them and maybe finally use the full force of the IDF to protect Israelis.


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