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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Monday, April 16, 2007

Which is it? They cannot both be true?

Today I came across this news story:

Report: Boycott raises Palestinian poverty
The Western boycott of the Palestinians for the past year has pushed civilians into poverty and an international humanitarian agency wants that changed. Full story...

But yet on March 24th I posted a quoted paragraph that read:

"One year ago, the United States and the European Union decided to cut off aid to the Palestinian Authority after Palestinians elected Hamas, a U.S. and E.U.-designated terrorist organization, to lead their government. Now, it turns out, Western sources, including the U.S. government, have actually put more money into the West Bank and Gaza since Hamas took over than in previous years."

I furnished the link to the full column as well. That column written by Linda Chavez also goes on to say:

"In 2005, the U.S. gave about $400 million in aid to Palestinians directly and indirectly through United Nations refugee agencies, according to recent press reports. In 2006, that amount went up to $468 million. And the E.U. and its member countries gave Palestinians about $916 million in 2006, not counting what they gave through U.N. agencies, up from $711 million in 2005.

U.S. and European officials claim that the increases don't constitute support for the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority since the aid goes directly to individuals or is distributed by international organizations and aid groups."

You don't suppose todays' news story of increased Palestinian poverty because of boycotts that this "international humanitarian agency" is claiming could just be propaganda, do you? Hmmmm...?

1 Comments:

  • Nice post, its a really cool blog that you have here, keep up the good work, will be back.

    Warm Regards

    Biby Cletus - Blog

    By Blogger Biby Cletus, at 10:13 AM  

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