Friday, August 12, 2005


Once again the international community picks up the tab for the palestinians obstinacy.

… a private economic foundation bought most of the greenhouses in Gaza settlements for $14 million and planned to hand them over to the Palestinians, said Yossi Beilin, leader of the dovish Israeli Yahad Party. By keeping the greenhouses intact, the Economic Cooperation Foundation can ensure employment for thousands of Palestinians after the pullout, said Beilin, who heads the foundation.

Initially, the U.S. Agency for International Development had been negotiating with the Gaza settlers to buy the greenhouses. However, the Palestinian Authority has said it would object to the use of government funds for such a deal, because it would be seen as paying compensation to the settlers.

Here you have an area with millions of impoverished palestinians, absolutely no self sustaining infrastructure (not counting mortar production of course) and they refuse to pay any money for one the Israelis built. It’s not even their money mind you- this money was also given to them by the international community. They would have been fine with the Israelis razing all of it to the ground.

With this attitude, they’re doomed to wallow in their self-inflicted misery. You won’t see me shedding any tears.


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