Sunday, 24 July 2011
Why the Palestinians need our aid
We all know about the siege of Gaza and the millions of Palestinians starving to death. But what is less well-known is just how small a slice of of the international aid funding goes to the Palestinians. OK, so it may be true that the Palestinians are the only people in the world who have the their own dedicated United Nations agency (UNRWA) that has been going for over 60 years and has a multi-billion dollar budget. But why, for example should the Palestinians receive only 9 times more per capita in international aid than the next best supported country in the world? It is an outrage. How on earth are the PA and Hamas expecting to pay the 25% of the population who make up their security forces?