A Palestinian boy wearing a military costume arrives at a milita

What Are Palestinians Doing With U.S. Money?

“Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah did not tell the visiting U.S. Congressmen that the $4.5 billion the Americans invested in promoting Palestinian democracy went down the drain or ended up in secret Swiss bank accounts. Nor did he tell the Congressman that the Palestinians do not have a functioning parliament or a free media under the PA in the West Bank or under Hamas in the Gaza Strip. And, of course, Hamdallah never told the Congressman that for Palestinians, presidential and parliamentary elections remain a remote dream.”

  • David Murrell

    Where did some of the Palestinian aid money go? For one thing, some of it must have gone into the U.S. media establishment’s pockets, for for certain they will be purposely looking the other way on this. Wink, wink, nod, nod. This is political-media world we have, these days.

  • marty_p

    And here I thought the Pali’s donated it to AIDS research in honour of the late (died of AIDS) Yasser….

    BTW Suha his widow is enjoying her monthly stipend!

  • Hard Little Machine

    The same place it goes when you ‘give’ money to terrorists and the Mafia.

    • luna

      Or when you buy halal.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    They get the money from the West and Hamas gets most of it , to import explosives, make missiles, confront Israel.

  • simus1

    Despots in the third world and their hangers on do not like the idea of large amounts of uncontrolled money sloshing around on their turf. While it might create prosperity and a better life for the masses, it might also tend to shorten the lifespans of the rulers by a considerable amount.

  • The Butterfly

    Donald Trump for America.

  • eMan14

    It makes you wonder how effective our foreign aid is. How much money would be save if we didn’t give to Islamic hell holes, corrupt countries, and other useless causes.
    There are worthy organisations and projects happening out there. Some with government assistance, some without. Seek those out and make a difference. Don’t leave it to governments or faceless bureaucracies.

  • What does one expect? If one hands over billions of dollars to people who use children as human shields, the odds are that the cash isn’t used to build playgrounds.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The signs of corruption have been practically out in the open, yet foreign ministries keep throwing their taxpayers’ money away over their own pathological obsession with a phantom peace process.