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Submitted by Bader S (Saudi Arabia), Mar 5, 2006 at 03:54

Financial "aid" by the US and the West to Palestinians and other Arab states is packaged in conditions and clauses. Either the Palestinians and Arab states do as the West want or that "aid" is cut off. What do you call that? Blackmail?

It was rather amuzing, though, how the threat of withholding "aid" to the Palestinians was quickly withdrawn when Iran stepped up and volunteered to provide the needed aid by the occuppied and oppressed people of Palestine.

I dont believe that the Palestinians, one way or another, will bow in submission to US and Western demands in order to dodge the "aid" sanctions being threatened against them.

And as to "acts of war", what do you think has been taking place between the Israelis and the Palestinians for the past 50 years or so? A ping pong match?

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