Here’s the beginning of the story about why $200 million in taxpayer money is being poured into the bottomless pit that is the Palestinian people (emphasis mine):
The United States has transferred $200 million to the Palestinian government to help ease a growing budget deficit, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday.
has been struggling in recent months to keep his government afloat, borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars from commercial banks just to cover the public payroll.
The reasons for the shortfall include Israel’s restrictions on the Palestinian economy, the border blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and the failure of some donor countries to make good on their aid pledges, Fayyad said Friday, in a video conference with Clinton.
With Friday’s aid transfer, donor countries have given the Palestinian government $606 million in budget support this year, covering only about one-third of the estimated deficit of $1.45 billion for 2009, Fayyad said.
“We have received aid, but not enough to deal with our needs, and we faced sharp economic difficulties throughout the last months,” Fayyad told reporters.
Since 2007, donor countries have pledged more than $10 billion to the Palestinians, to help shore up the Western-backed government of Gaza in a violent Hamas takeover two years ago. However, the aid has had little impact, largely because Israeli restrictions on Palestinian trade and movement have prevented a recovery of the Palestinian economy., who lost
Maybe another reason for the shortfall is that the Palestinians, as a nation, are engaged in a zero sum game, with their only product being unprofitable suicide bombers.
The Palestinian people comprise one giant welfare state, with all the pathologies that normally entails, multiplied by a thousand because of their genocidal culture. Perhaps the best thing we could do for them is to announce a cut-off date, after which they get no money whatsoever. Perhaps if they were forced to be economically self-sufficient — to tend their crops, manufacture goods, and focus on production — they’d have less time to pursue their insanely hate-filled, murderous path. As it is, by pumping money into the West Bank and Gaza, the West is creating precisely those idle hands that are the devil’s playground.