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Where’s the Shame? U.S. Tax Dollars Funding Palestinian Fiscal Incompetence & Terror

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad speaks at the 'Bilin 7th International Conference for Popular Struggle,' against the backdrop of Yassir Arafat, April 10, 2012.

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad speaks at the 'Bilin 7th International Conference for Popular Struggle,' against the backdrop of Yassir Arafat, April 10, 2012.
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Another source of funding are international donor conferences, where multiple states pledge money to the Palestinian Authority. At the 2007 Paris Donor Conference, for example, where 7.7 billion was pledged to the Palestinian Authority, 11% of the pledges came from the US and Canada, 53% from Europe. A mere 20% from the Arab countries – much of which was never delivered. [See the World Bank report, “Implementing the Palestinian Reform and Development Agenda.”]

Last year, we complained bitterly about the powerful symbolism at work in this shabby affair:

The PA is chronically short of funds, and is perpetually requesting handouts. Yet it has sufficient disposable cash to make the decision this week to channel funds to the terrorists sitting in Israeli prisons. Evidently Mahmoud Abbas and his cohorts have a sound understanding of the message they want to convey to their people, and how best to deliver it. It’s humiliating that we, victims of these convicted jihadist terrorists, parents of murdered children, have to raise our voices about this – and evidently we are alone in doing so. Where are the European, American and Australian voices of outrage at what is being done with taxpayer funded aid money, and in their names?

Allow us to ask again, as we did in May 2011: Where is the sense of shame on the part of those who sign the aid cheques to the Palestinian Arabs? Where is the fury of those voters in Western, aid-giving countries whose political representatives allow this to go on without so much as a whimper?

[Note this article has been edited from the original, which can be found at Frimet and Arnold Roth’s blog, This Ongoing War. JewishPress.com Opinion Editor Daniel Tauber contributed to this version of the report].

About the Author: Frimet and Arnold Roth began writing and speaking publicly soon after the murder of their fifteen year-old daughter Malki Z"L in the Jerusalem Sbarro massacre, August 9, 2001 (Chaf Av, 5761). They have both been, and are, frequently interviewed for radio, television and the print media, including CNN, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Al-Jazeera, and others. Their blog This Ongoing War deals with the under-appreciated price of living in a society afflicted by terrorism which, they contend, means the entire world. Frimet is a native of Queens, NY while her husband was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. They brought their family to settle in Jerusalem in 1988. They co-founded the Malki Foundation in 2001 and are deeply involved in its work as volunteers. They can be reached at thisoingoingwar@gmail.com .

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8 Responses to “Where’s the Shame? U.S. Tax Dollars Funding Palestinian Fiscal Incompetence & Terror”

  1. Stop funding terrorists.

  2. Ruth Hirt says:

    This is the greatest political slapstick ever. Signatories are nothing short of being terrorists themselves, sucking its others teats! Censored! Acting condemning terrorism while coaching, condoning as cashing in…*!#'+~"/°ßx$§.

  3. Ruth Hirt says:

    This is the greatest political slapstick ever. Signatories are nothing short of being terrorists themselves, sucking its others teats! Censored! Acting condemning terrorism while coaching, condoning as cashing in…*!#'+~"/°ßx$§.

  4. Ruth Hirt says:

    This is the greatest political slapstick ever. Signatories are nothing short of being terrorists themselves, sucking its others teats! Censored! Acting condemning terrorism while coaching, condoning as cashing in…*!#'+~"/°ßx$§.

  5. Jill Amadi says:

    Madness. God help us all.

  6. So US dollars are funding madness and terror on both sides! That is mad

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