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Reader comment on item: Palestinians Don't Deserve Additional Aid

Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), Dec 21, 2004 at 11:25

The Palestinians are poor, and that is the only reason why they have not yet succeeded in killing all Israelis.

Western left-wingers are convinced that "poverty causes Middle-East extremism".

I am from Europe and the European Union has given 500 million Euros to the Palestinian authority.

Where do you think that money went? It was used to purchase bombs and train Hamas suicide-bombers.

There are many reasons why Europeans have stopped discussing Middle-East politics.

Some of us might genuinely feel for the Palestinians and the Middle-Easterns.

If there is something for sure, Western countries should stop giving money to Palestinians and Middle-Easterns because they would use it to buy bombs and weaponry.

It is common sense.

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