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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fayyad: PA financially independent in 2013

PA prime minister Salam Fayyad said in a speech yesterday that the PA plans to no longer be reliant on foreign aid by the end of 2013.

He did mention that their "Arab brothers" tended not to pay their pledges, although they of course remained the biggest supporters of Palestinian Arabs. Funny way they have of showing it.

The only concrete infrastructure initiative I saw him mention was a plan for 15 new schools over an unspecified time period. I have a feeling that there are more than 15 new schools in the Jewish towns of Judea and Samaria every year.

Obviously, he said nothing about dismantling "refugee" camps that are wholly in PA-run territory, or of cutting the 60% of the PA budget that goes to Gaza.

He might be a brilliant economist but the idea that, with its rotten and corrupt officials still in place, the PA   would be on its feet in less than four years is a pipe-dream.