Sunday, February 08, 2009

$2.2 billion of PA cash went to Gaza

From Ma'an:
The Palestinian Authority (PA) in Ramallah has channeled 2.2 billion dollars to the Gaza Strip since Hamas took full control of the coastal territory in June 2007, said Ramallah-based Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on Sunday.
At the very moment that the West decided not to fund Hamas, the PA gave twice as much money per capita to Gaza than it did to the West Bank - indirectly funding Hamas by allowing it to use its own cash from Iran and elsewhere to buy weapons and build bunkers instead of take care of the day-to-day duties of governing Gaza.

And the PA gets virtually all its money from the West.