Why U.S. Aid to the PA Will Not Bring Peace

(Gatestone Institute) Khaled Abu Toameh - As the Biden administration steps up its efforts to bolster the Palestinian Authority (PA), Palestinians seem to be increasingly losing faith in their leaders. Many are even saying that they support the annulment of the 1993 Oslo Accords, and that the only peace process they would support is one that leads to the elimination of Israel. U.S. financial aid may prop up the PA in the short term. In the long term, however, U.S. dollars will not restore the Palestinians' confidence in Abbas or the PA leadership. U.S. dollars will not drive Palestinians to accept Israel's right to exist. The same applies to similar Israeli gestures. According to the latest polling, many Palestinians have been so successfully radicalized by their leaders that they want to see Israel removed from the face of the earth. Hate has been embedded so successfully that they would rather see their people suffer and die than accept any accommodation with Israel. The only way to change this brutal reality is by halting the messages of hate and the delegitimization of Israel. Until that happens, Palestinians will continue to pocket money from the U.S. and other Western donors, while at the same time moving closer to Hamas and further from any peace with Israel.

2021-09-09 00:00:00

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