Arab/western interest in managing aid to Palestinians - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • bruce
    • 15.05.06 | 17:21 (IDT)

    This is one fact of life Hamas cannot escape. There will be the account for transferring aid to Palestinians through. The Arab aid, donations and Arab League and Iranian and Russian and EU and USA and even the customs collected by Israel. Some will be dedicated to PA salaries and the rest to specific projects - because no one trusts Hamas with the money. All Hamas can do is govern the ministries of the government, make appointments etc - but even here Abbas is in position to dialogue some consensus first. This is the price Hamas will have to pay for not entering the peace process after joining the electoral race for PA governance. They will know the consequences better next election. Of course they can see where events take them. Then later resign and ask for new elections and form a non Hamas Arab League peace plan party vehicle for contesting against Fatah (as a Fatah offshoot may also do).

    from the article: When the Arab boycott is aimed at Palestine
    First published 00:00 15.05.06 | Last updated 00:00 15.05.06
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