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Like spoiled children

Reader comment on item: "Palestinians Expect Large Aid Package"

Submitted by p. schwartz (United States), Jul 12, 2011 at 21:52

It is truly astounding that the Palestinian Authority can, on the one hand, ask for billions of dollars of foreign aid, mostly from the United States every year, and on the other hand, declare themselves ready for statehood. Of course, they are so spoiled in getting millions and billions of dollars in aid for so many years that they simply expect that this is the norm and why not continue it. Even though Fayyad claims that the PA is getting less aid, the fact remains they are still getting millioins in aid so how can they claim to be ready for operating a sovereign state. Every state has to meet its own financial obligatioins and they do not and never have. One wonders if they ever will.

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