PLO workers have not received a full salary in almost three months amid a deepening financial crisis.
Hundreds of Palestinian government workers protested outside the PA prime minister’s office in Ramallah in the West Bank on Tuesday, saying they had not received a full salary in almost three months amid a deepening financial crisis.
From a high of USD 1.8 billion in 2008, foreign aid plummeted to USD 600 million last year, according to the Palestinian Monetary Authority.
Yet hiring has continued to rise in the PA’s swollen public sector, and efforts to improve tax and utility bill collections have only increased public anger.
Palestinian officials said Arab countries had failed to deliver a USD 100 million monthly “safety net” promised before their UN statehood move in November. Around USD 200 million in U.S. budget assistance pledged by Washington in 2012 has been held up by Congress. (Reuters)
The good news for the American tax payers, is that they do not have to finance the full Hamas regime in Gaza.
The bad news is that some of the salary-cheques from Washington do have to be used to pay Hamas “aid workers” in Gaza.
The balance amount will be paid by Iran.
The culprit here is Saudi Arabia. The Islamic Kingdom has failed to rally the Arabian dictatorships to give their promised cash to the PLO leadership.
There is obviously a valid reason for the delay. In nations like Libya, Yemen, Egypt and Syria, the Islamic forces has been occupied by killing each other, in a bid to overthrow secular dictators.
Saudi Arabia can no longer deal with some of the new regimes, who was supposed to support Ramallah. Because the next heads to be cut of by the new rulers, might be the heads of the very Saudi Royals.
The situation is surely complicated.
The Jihad forces must rely on the European Union paying their bills. Because in Washington, president Barack Hussein Obama do not have the majority in the Congress. And most Americans are not so lukewarm and disconnected as the European leaders, who have already pledged another 80 million US dollar in “aid” .
The US Congress simply refuses to dance to the tune of Hussein Obama.
The message from the House of Representatives is now:
- Arabs: Please pay the bills of your own terrorist movements.
Written by Ivar