11/13/2002 01:49:00 PM
by Ocean Guy
According to the World Bank sources, since the signing of the Oslo accords in 1993, the PA has received nearly $4 billion in the form of direct aid.
$4 Billion is a lot of money to go unaccounted for by its providers. Where is the outcry from the EUnuchs, the Arab League, the UN, from anyone to investigate the whereabouts of the money. Or are the donors complicit in its disappearance? Was any of the aid money spent to better the lives of palestinians? Is the corruption in the PA simply a given? Is lining Arafat's personal pockets simply a cost of doing business?
Joel Bainerman, in an article that gives us reason for hope for real reform, tells us of some Arab opposition to the state of affairs within the PA.