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September 17, 2006


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On Thursday, we blogged about how Palestinians are starting to say enough blaming the "Israeli occupation" for Palestinian woes; it is time Palestinians take responsibility for their own problems.

The UN, ever the enabler to Palestinian suffering, is slow to pick up on the message. In an Op-Ed today in Ha'aretz, Raja Khalidi, a senior economist with UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) in Geneva is still blaming the "occupation":

It is now clear that the Palestinian economy and the mass of Palestinians under Israeli occupation are the big losers in this latest stage of the conflict.

Posted by TS at September 17, 2006 08:29 AM


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