why does the PA pay prisoners in Israeli jails but don't have enough to pay their employees? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zionist forever
    • 25.07.12 | 17:31 (IDT)

    The PA has always existed on about 10% at best in the way of trade 90% from aid and that has nothing to do with Israel, even when oslo was at its peak they were mostly a handout entity rather than trading one they just never made any effort to develop a trade based economy because the world just kept giving when they asked... if somebody is going to pay you to sit at home and do nothing are you going to chose to go out and do a hard days work? They waste a whole load of the aid money by paying salaries to terrorists in Israeli jails because they are seen as martyrs. Right now Abbas has got his begging bowl out and is saying he doesn't have the money to pay the employees of the PA because so the world must give more money but he has millions to waste on paying salaries to men in jail, how can that be considered a responsible government? Those PA employees who are not getting paid this month I wonder what they would say if it was pointed out to them the prisoners are getting paid this month? Why is it non of the PA top brass ever seem to have any money worries of their own, they send their children to the best schools & universities in the arab world ... their kids don't use the local education system they get the best money can buy. Why does the international community never ask themselves questions like these before getting out their credit cards and donating millions of dollars?

    from the article: World Bank: Palestinian economy unsustainable due to foreign aid reliance
    First published 16:35 25.07.12 | Last updated 16:35 25.07.12
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