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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a money-making business for the Palestinians.

Reader comment on item: Business as Usual in the Palestinian Authority [after Arafat's Death]

Submitted by Veter (Canada), May 24, 2005 at 17:50

Neither Arab leaders, nor Palestinians want to have an independent Palestinian state.

The Arab leaders want to keep the Israeli-Palestinian conflict alive so that they can blame their own errors on Israel and the US. For the Arab leaders sacrificing Palestinians is not a high price to pay to save their own dictatorships.

The Palestinian have their own reasons too, not to want a Palestinian state. Palestinians got used to receiving millions of dollars from the US and the European Union just for promising peace. They also get millions from the Arab leaders for terrorist attacks against Israel. Additionally, the Palestinians get millions from UNRWA for playing the of refugees. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a money-making business for the Palestinians and gives the political advantages to the Arab leaders. The both, the Arabs and the Palestinians, look for any excuse not to have an independent Palestinian state, for them it is better without the state at least for now.

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