Numbers understate. Pals still get more per capita than anyone - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Raymond in DC
    • 13.04.10 | 22:55 (IDT)

    These numbers do not include the *indirect* aid they get through organizations like UNRWA, nor the undeclared aid - those suitcases full of cash - brought into Gaza. Ironically, those in the territories did just fine without that direct aid in the first decades of that "occupation", 1967-1987. Israel itself invested a lot in the infrastructure of the West Bank and Gaza, long neglected by Jordan and Egypt respectively. Israel was rarely challenged, so there was no need for borders and checkpoints. Child mortality went down; average life span, agricultural output, literacy, and average incomes all went up dramatically. All those billions in aid provided since Oslo have only made Palestinians *more* dependent.

    from the article: 'Palestinians growing less dependent on international aid'
    First published 19:25 13.04.10 | Last updated 19:29 13.04.10
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