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July 30, 2008

US Largest Donor to Palestinians in 2008

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A State Department press conference on July 29 disclosed that the United States is the largest aid donor to the Palestinians this year. The State department spokesman calculates $562 million in aid has been delivered. Interestingly, among the major agencies funding the Palestinians is the State Department's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). Recall that Palestinian terrorists have on several occasions claimed that US training enabled them to conduct terrorist operations against the Israelis. Recently, Palestinian Force 17 commander, Abu Yousuf said

I do not think that the operations of the Palestinian resistance would have been so successful and would have killed more than one thousand Israelis since 2000 and defeated the Israelis in Gaza without these [American] trainings.

Let's hope that this time, the training is being conducted with more awareness of its potential misuse.

Posted by SS at July 30, 2008 04:40 PM

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