The West Accepts Palestinian Corruption

(The Hill) Ziva Dahl - The Abbas family's corruption is a hot topic in the territories, but not in the U.S. Tareq Abbas, son of the PA president, is a multi-millionaire owning villas in Amman, Beirut, and London. His brother, Yasser, has made a fortune from, among other things, his monopoly sale of U.S.-made cigarettes in the West Bank. The Abbas family's Falcon consortium owns shopping centers, media and insurance companies, and distribution channels for food, cigarettes, cosmetics and other consumer items. Since the 1993 Oslo Accords, the PA received an estimated $25 billion in international financial aid. Instead of promoting peace with Israel and improving the lives of its people, the aid was used to enrich its elites, incite its people against Israel, advocate terrorism, and wage a massive international campaign to demonize, delegitimize and destroy the Jewish state. The writer is a senior fellow with the Haym Salomon Center.

2016-11-18 00:00:00

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