Arabs states are to blame for the closing of institutions schools and clinics in the Gaza Strip. Jonas Gahr Støre still wants Norway to pay the bills.
That Arab states are to blame in part for the crisis in Gaza, is a statement by Adnan Abu Hasna. He is a spokesman for the UN Relief and Works Agency in Gaza City.
He faces another acute shortage of funds:
“This will force UNRWA to take steps towards closing institutions, schools and clinics in the Gaza Strip beginning in September,” Abu Hasna added.
He said that Arab states were to blame in part, having only paid for 1.5 per cent of UNRWA’s budget when they pledged to pay 7.5 per cent. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates has paid their dues.
The UN agency for Palestinian refugees warned yesterday that it is running USD 84 million deficit that could soon force it to shut schools and clinics in the Gaza Strip.
UNRWA made its latest appeal during a visit to the impoverished and overcrowded territory by Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, who echoed the call for donors to honour their pledges.
Norway holds the current chair of the UN Ad Hoc Liaison Committee, which coordinates aid to the Palestinians and is to meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September.
“There are obvious needs that need to be met in water, electricity, sewage, health, schools and education,” Gahr Støre said, appealing for aid for the Western-backed Palestinian Authority.
“It would be a grave mistake of the donor community to let down UNRWA in this situation,” he added. “Donors need to respond to that, especially, also … donors in this region,” he said in apparent reference to the Arab states.
Gahr Støre earlier visited the Kerem Shalom border crossing from Israel into southern Gaza and confirmed Israel was allowing in higher quantities of civilian goods since a June decision to ease its blockade of the coastal strip.
UNRWA provides essential food aid, education and health services to about 4.7 million Palestinian refugees, including one million Gazans, two-thirds of the population in the isolated territory ruled by Hamas.
The refugees, now scattered across the occupied territories and neighbouring Arab states, include the descendants of around 750,000 Palestinians who fled or were driven out of what is now Israel as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.
The US was the largest donor to UNRWA in 2009 with a total contribution of USD 268 million, followed by the European Commission with USD 233 million.
The “Palestinian” people and the Arab world have found a milking cow. His name if Jonas Gahr Støre, and He is the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government of Norway.
If the Arab World was bankrupt, or the so-called “Palestinian” people were not able to work, I would have supported the Norwegian government. Out of pity and compassion, we had to give a hand to this group of helpless Arabs.
But when they use “aid money” to produce rockets and fire on Israel, Gahr Støre involves the Norwegian Government in a pure criminal activity. He him self becomes a criminal.
That an Arab exposes the Arabic failure to help their own Muslim brethren, is nothing new. Selfishness and pure greed knows no limit among the dictators and oil sheiks in the Middle East.
The problem is that the Jew-haters in Europe like to see the Arabs pushing Israel into the corner. That is going to cost all of them everything for eternity.
First published: August 18th, 2010.
Written by Ivar