Thursday, December 07, 2006

Hold onto your wallets

As the UN is launching a major fund raising drive for the Hamas lead Palestinian Authority (aka the UN's oldest welfare recipients) reports Ynet News:
The United Nations launched Thursday a campaign to raise USD 450 million in aid to the Palestinians in 2007. According to the organization, the fundraising campaign is the largest ever in the Palestinian Authority and the third largest in the world.

UN officials told a Jerusalem press conference that about three-quarters of the money being requested is earmarked for job creation, cash assistance and food aid, said David Shearer, head of the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The UN is also asking for money to support the Palestinians health and education system.

According to the UN, 65 percent of Palestinians were living in poverty and 29 percent were unemployed. The Palestinian health care system is running out of medicine and on the verge of collapse, and nearly 50 percent of Palestinians do not have reliable access to food.

Funny how the PA always seem to find the money for guns, bombs and ammo, but as one Ynet News commenter remarked; someone has to pay for the kassams. I just pray my tax money is not used to prop up this dysfunction regime.


Anonymous said...

It is amazing to me that hatred of the Jews would continue to make Hamas starve it's own people.

I think the thing is - the Hamas leaders aren't starving, so starvation of the Palestinian people is just another tool of propoganda for Hamas to maintain control.

Michael said...

This is why the US (and every other civilized country, like Canada) should pull all funding from the UN.

They have provided us an example, however, of what will happen if an absolutely unlimited welfare system is permitted. We end up with palestinians.