How Come No One Wants to Help Gaza?

(Stonegate Institute) Khaled Abu Toameh - In the past, the Arab League promised $4 billion in aid to the residents of Gaza. However, Palestinians say that so far they have seen almost nothing from the Arab and Islamic countries. When there is no electricity in Gaza, both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority often rush to blame Israel. But the Palestinian Center for Human Rights announced this week that Palestinians - not Israel - were to blame for the latest electricity crisis. Until recently, fuel used to be smuggled from Egypt through underground tunnels. Before that, the fuel was bought from Israel, and the PA in the West Bank used to cover the costs. But because of the dispute between Hamas and Fatah, the PA stopped its contribution. So if anyone is to blame for the fact that hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have been left without electricity, it's both Hamas and Fatah. The main reason the Arabs and Muslims are not eager to transfer billions of dollars to Gaza is that they know the money will go to purchasing missiles and ammunition instead of building new schools and hospitals.

2012-02-22 00:00:00

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