A week ago I reported that Sweden is one of the largest donors to the Palestinians, and has channeled $114 million to the Palestinian Authority so far this year. Concerning this appalling transfer of wealth to corrupt thugs and terrorists, I said, “The depraved pathology of ‘Palestine’ can only be maintained by the misplaced generosity of the West.”
But I left out an important part of the story. When considering how the West props up the Palestinian behavioral sink, it’s important to remember Israel’s contribution. Israel is no piker when compared with Sweden.
Israel, in effect, engages in repeated commercial transactions with “Palestine”: it sends cartloads of cash into the West Bank and Gaza, and in return the Palestinians deliver Qassam rockets, suicide bombers, and murderous bulldozer drivers to the Zionist entity.
The Israelis hand over $70 million a month to the monsters who would destroy their country in a heartbeat if given the chance. According to ANSAmed:
Mideast: Israel Transfers $23 Mln to PNA in Gaza
Israeli Deputy Minister of Defence Matan Vilnai said today that Israel will transfer 72 million Shekel (23 million dollars) to the Gaza Strip.
“These funds will be transferred by the Palestinian Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) and will be used for paying the salaries of Abbas’ people,” Vilnai told public radio.
Now, this part I can believe:
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Vilnai said arrangements have been concluded with Mahmoud Abbas to prevent the money from falling into the hands of the Hamas movement which is currently controlling Gaza.
Abu Mazen is currently engaged in a duel to the death with Hamas. No way is he going to let them get their hands on any of his money!
But does that mean that all that cash is going to a good cause?
He added that Israel must act in a way to allow Abbas to regain control over the Strip from where the Palestinian Authority has been forced out by Hamas over a year ago.
Israel transfers over 70 million dollars a month to the Palestinian Authority in taxes and customs duties it collects on behalf of the Palestinians. The funds are used to pay the nearly 150,000 Palestinian civil servants.
Although there’s no excuse for the contributions given by Europe and the USA to prop up the Palestinian pathology, this is a reminder that Israel bears the lion’s share of responsibility. Without the Jewish state’s willing complicity, the West Bank and Gaza would not be the weapons-choked hellholes that they are today.
Hat tip: Insubria.