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Palestinian Authority Economically Non Viable

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Submitted by David Goshen (Israel), Apr 20, 2006 at 14:54

The vote for Hamas was a vote against the Fatah Party which was considered completely corrupt and not taking care of the requirements of the general public.

The social aspects & the desire to punish the Fatah Party gave the Hamas their victory. The man in the street could not be expected to know that after years of corruption the treasury was bankkrupt & Hamas could not improve the situation as the whole PA authority is not economically viable and will never come right unless some type of "Marshall Plan" is instituted to save the economy. The financial crises could also have happened with Fatah in power. PA is like an undercapitalised business which relies on grants & despite the corruption was never destined to make ends meet.
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