25 May 2010

Stop thinking.... stop right now...

...just send money...

Many Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza live a middle class (and in some cases an upper class) lifestyle that western journalists refuse to report on because it doesn’t fit with the simplistic story they were sent to write.
Funny how that works, huh?
Even the Al-Jazeera news agency refers to the large reserves accumulated by the Arafat family or hidden in the coffers of the Palestinian Authority itself.


Anonymous said...

According to the CIA World Factbook the Palestinian territories rank 166th in the world in income (with Gaza being much, much worse off than the West Bank).

While Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian government had/have large sums of undisclosed money that were/are used for payoffs and patronage, Arafat himself lived like a monk and had basically taken a vow of poverty.


Neo Conservative said...

"another anonymous troll says... taken a vow of poverty"

seriously... you're gonna defend homicidal maniac yasir arafat?

sure, he lived like a frat boy... he also religiously watched his cartoons every day.

the indisputable fact is... he stole billions of dollars from the palestinian people... and used them to bribe and control everyone around him.

"(CBS) Yasser Arafat diverted nearly $1 billion in public funds to insure his political survival, but a lot more is unaccounted for."

"Although the money for the portfolio came from public funds like Palestinian taxes, virtually none of it was used for the Palestinian people; it was all controlled by Arafat. And, Prince says, none of these dealings were made public."

"Arafat has always lived modestly, which you can't say about his wife, Suha. According to Israeli officials, she gets $100,000 a month from Arafat out of the Palestinian budget, and lives lavishly in Paris on this allowance."

how many palestinians died because he didn't spend money on health or education or even food & potable water?

"Inside the notebooks were the codes that unlocked the secret bank accounts to which only he had access. When his private plane went down in the Libyan desert in 1992 and could not be located for thirteen hours, a great and memorable panic seized the leadership of the PLO at the thought that the remnants of the organization's vast financial empire had disappeared in the wreckage."

arafat was borderline insane... and responsible for thousands, if not tens of thousands of deaths... of his own people.

and he surrounded himself with like-minded assholes.

which more than explains the palestinian predicament.

pull your head out, nonny.


Anonymous said...

I'm confused here, how can they have lots of stuff when the borders are sealed? There is no water access as the Israeli Navy controls it and even Egypt has sealed its border with Gaza? Most Palestinians tunnel to get stuff into the place. I fail to see how they could live the high life even if they had the money to pay for it?? (real conservative)