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US: PA gov’t will collapse without aid
www.ynetnews.com ^ | 12:46 , 05.17.06 | Roee Nahmias

Posted on 05/17/2006 3:13:11 PM PDT by Esther Ruth

US: PA gov’t will collapse without aid

American sources say Hamas-led Palestinian government will collapse within three months if transfer of monetary aide to Authority is not resumed; Western diplomatic sources in Washington say it was also decided to open bank accounts for Palestinian Authority officials so they may receive theirs salaries without any money passing through the PA government

Roee Nahmias

Sources in the US said the Hamas-led Palestinian government will collapse within three months if the transfer of monetary aid to the Authority is not resumed.

The sources confirmed to the London-based al-Hayat newspaper that the EU, Jordan and Egypt have committed themselves not to transfer funds directly to the Palestinian government, adding that Palestinian banks will be forced to stand by their obligations to avoid confiscation by international banks.

Haniyeh is making a grave mistake

A senior State Department official lauded Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia’s participation in the Quartet meeting last week, during which it was agreed to transfer funds to the PA directly via a special fund that will be supervised by an international body such as the World Bank or UN.

Western diplomatic sources in Washington said that it was also decided to open bank accounts for Palestinian Authority officials so they may receive theirs salaries without any money passing through the PA government.

The sources added that the steps taken will prevent a humanitarian crisis in the territories while making certain that the economic siege on Hamas will persist as long asthe terror group refuses to denounce terror and recognize Israel or past agreements signed between Israel and the PA.

“(PA Prime Minister) Ismail Haniyeh is making a grave mistake by believing that the EU will not follow through on the steps it has decided on in order to apply pressure on the Hamas-led government,” a senior American official said, adding that the EU views Hamas as a terror organization.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: collapse; israel; pa; usaid
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1 posted on 05/17/2006 3:13:13 PM PDT by Esther Ruth
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To: Esther Ruth

How is this a problem, again?

Sow. Reap.


2 posted on 05/17/2006 3:14:53 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Esther Ruth

And why is this a problem? Let the terrorist government fall! No more aid to Hamas!!!!


3 posted on 05/17/2006 3:16:16 PM PDT by Chili Girl
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To: Esther Ruth

And your point is........?


4 posted on 05/17/2006 3:16:22 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: Esther Ruth

BFD.


5 posted on 05/17/2006 3:16:25 PM PDT by Jim Noble (And you know what I'm talkin' 'bout!)
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To: Spktyr

Pennslyvania government has had issues for decades. :)


6 posted on 05/17/2006 3:16:43 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Esther Ruth

"No, Jim -- you'll flood the whole compartment!"

"He'll die!"

"Sir -- he's dead already."

(pause) "It's too late, Jim."

- McCoy, Kirk, Scott, regarding Spock
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan


7 posted on 05/17/2006 3:18:00 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Esther Ruth

It's nice to see good news!

There's so little of it!


8 posted on 05/17/2006 3:18:12 PM PDT by airborne (Satan's greatest trick was convincing people he doesn't exist.)
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To: Esther Ruth

Why do the government officials need salaries? They can clean shoes for a living.


9 posted on 05/17/2006 3:18:25 PM PDT by oblomov (Join the FR Folding@Home Team (#36120) keyword: folding@home)
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To: lepton



Who was it that said,

"In a democracy the people get the government they deserve?"


10 posted on 05/17/2006 3:19:04 PM PDT by lOKKI (You can ignore reality until it bites you in the ass)
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To: Esther Ruth

Let Jimmy Carter personally bankroll them.


11 posted on 05/17/2006 3:19:51 PM PDT by Mrs. Shawnlaw (No NAIS! And the USDA can bugger off, too!)
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To: lepton

Been waiting for it to collapse so we can split the state into two pieces (harrisburg and philly and the rest of the state).


12 posted on 05/17/2006 3:20:48 PM PDT by thebaron512
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To: Esther Ruth
Yeah, the U.N. has a fund. But there aint no money in it.
13 posted on 05/17/2006 3:21:38 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Esther Ruth
They run these news stories like anyone cares.

Is there actually a single sentient human being anywhere who cares about this?

14 posted on 05/17/2006 3:22:04 PM PDT by Jim Noble (And you know what I'm talkin' 'bout!)
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To: Esther Ruth

Maybe the Hamas should use their money for something other than explosive devices. Screw em..starve the bastards out..allah willing.


15 posted on 05/17/2006 3:22:47 PM PDT by JakeSladder (i used to be an angry young man, now, i'm just angry.)
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To: Esther Ruth

We at FR can help. I'm gonna pass the hat and I know my fellow FReepers will be generous. Here we go - I'm starting with three pennies, an old subway token, and some pocket lint. Over to you.


16 posted on 05/17/2006 3:22:51 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Esther Ruth

I hate to be so hard and heartless on this issue, I really, really do, but the so called palestinians leave me no choice...let them suffer, eat their own, and destroy themselves. This is what they have earned in the world of consequences for actions. God forgive me.


17 posted on 05/17/2006 3:23:35 PM PDT by mutley
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To: Esther Ruth

The best thing that could happen to the Pallies, long term, is to let the welfare state collapse. Force them to think of some productive private-sector activity they could make money at, now that Saddam is not paying for suicide bombers


18 posted on 05/17/2006 3:25:43 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (A planned society is most appealing to those with the hubris to think they will be the planners)
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To: Esther Ruth

Let them reap what they sow.


19 posted on 05/17/2006 3:25:46 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: lOKKI
Who was it that said, "In a democracy the people get the government they deserve?"

According to this site, it was Churchill. As in Winston, not that pseudo-Indian clown Ward Churchill.

20 posted on 05/17/2006 3:26:05 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: Spktyr
Here is the problem:

supervised by an international body such as the World Bank or UN

They used supervise and UN/World Bank in the same sentence.

21 posted on 05/17/2006 3:27:43 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (My Pug is On Her War Footing)
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To: Billthedrill

Over to you...
I found some popcorn in the couch and (dust) bunnies under the bed!


22 posted on 05/17/2006 3:28:07 PM PDT by Mrs. Shawnlaw (No NAIS! And the USDA can bugger off, too!)
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To: Mrs. Shawnlaw

I'm supposed to care right?


23 posted on 05/17/2006 3:28:47 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make The Call.....pitchforks and lanterns.!)
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To: Esther Ruth

I dont see anything wrong with this.


24 posted on 05/17/2006 3:28:58 PM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: Jim Noble

Xacly.


25 posted on 05/17/2006 3:29:27 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make The Call.....pitchforks and lanterns.!)
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To: Esther Ruth
also decided to open bank accounts for Palestinian Authority officials so they may receive theirs salaries without any money passing through the PA government

So it's Ok to pay bin Ladin and his staff if the money doesn't go through al-Qaeda?

We are living in the Twilight Zone. Constructed by the Terrorist fighting Bush Administration.

26 posted on 05/17/2006 3:33:51 PM PDT by Sabramerican (Bandar Bush in 08: Continue the Legacy)
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To: lepton

That was my first thought too! ;)


27 posted on 05/17/2006 3:35:46 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: Jim Noble
"Is there actually a single sentient human being anywhere who cares about this?"

I'm afraid that the division of the State Department that handles the affairs of the area desire that there be no resolution of the crisis between the Palestinians and Israel.

It keeps the bureaucrats at State feeling relevant.

28 posted on 05/17/2006 3:36:08 PM PDT by nightdriver
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To: Sabramerican

It does make one wonder...doesn't it?


29 posted on 05/17/2006 3:36:25 PM PDT by mutley
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To: oblomov

They can eat explosives and nails. Apparently they have plenty of that.


30 posted on 05/17/2006 3:36:26 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: Sabramerican

Twilight Zone is right, folks read the title and get to having their pep rally - Wondering if they are reading the article? Like Hello folks!!!

The PA govt will collapse and the U.S. SEEMS to be quickly finding a new way to come to it's defense and salvation...SSDD


US: PA gov’t will collapse without aid

==>> "Western diplomatic sources in Washington said that it was also decided to open bank accounts for Palestinian Authority officials so they may receive theirs salaries without any money passing through the PA government."


31 posted on 05/17/2006 3:42:04 PM PDT by Esther Ruth (I give up, no one is paying attention!!!)
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To: expatguy

"I dont see anything wrong with this."

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What about this part of the article, where the U.S. saves their terrorist butts...any problem with this?

"Western diplomatic sources in Washington said that it was also decided to open bank accounts for Palestinian Authority officials so they may receive theirs salaries without any money passing through the PA government."


32 posted on 05/17/2006 3:45:26 PM PDT by Esther Ruth (We all have busy lives, but it is still crucial that we read the fine print.)
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To: Esther Ruth; yonif; rageaholic

Their downfall is our gain. I LOVE IT!!!!!


33 posted on 05/17/2006 3:48:15 PM PDT by John Frum
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To: Esther Ruth

If you read a headline saying "Cuba will collapse without aid", how quickly would Washington send aid?

Why is the Bush Administration concerned about the standard of living of genocidal savages?

Are they as concerned about the actual dying in Dafur?


34 posted on 05/17/2006 3:49:38 PM PDT by Sabramerican (Bandar Bush in 08: Continue the Legacy)
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To: Esther Ruth
American sources say Hamas-led Palestinian government will collapse within three months

What we have here is a good ole case of schadenfreude.

35 posted on 05/17/2006 3:53:29 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (The social contract is breaking down.)
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To: Esther Ruth

You know in Israel they plant trees in honor of donors.

Maybe the savages can start naming their terrorist acts in honor of their donors.

The Killing in Tel Aviv brought to you by an American taxpayer from Dallas, for the dead Israelis in Jerusalem thank you, you know who you are, in Boston.


36 posted on 05/17/2006 3:56:17 PM PDT by Sabramerican (Bandar Bush in 08: Continue the Legacy)
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To: Esther Ruth

The State Department insists on proving me right again and again. The PA is not viable as an independent entity. Separate from Israel, separate from their arab mother countries Jordan and Egypt there is no economy, there are no jobs, no markets, nothing at all.

There will never be an independent arab west bank and there will never be an independent Gaza. Every day we waste pursuing this fantasy, every dollar we pour down this rathole is another day and another dollar wasted. More importantly, the longer we waste time on something that will never be, the longer we delay the development of solutions that could work.

Meanwhile innocent Israelis and deluded arabs go on dying.

The effort to establish what will never be has done nothing but kill Israelis and arabs alike.

With respect to the content of the article, PA is at war with Israel. Until they surrender, not one cent of aid should be allowed reach PA control. If PA collapses for lack of foreign funding, as it will, this only demonstrates that it was an artificial creation from the beginning.


37 posted on 05/17/2006 3:56:38 PM PDT by marron
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To: Mrs. Shawnlaw
OKOKOK, people - we got three pennies, some dust bunnies, and a wooden nickel (wasn't a token after all). I ate the popcorn.

YOU CAN BE GENEROUS, PEOPLE! GIVE TILL IT BLEEDS!!

38 posted on 05/17/2006 3:58:17 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Esther Ruth
Western diplomatic sources in Washington say it was also decided to open bank accounts for Palestinian Authority officials so they may receive theirs salaries without any money passing through the PA government

Why not give each of the little darlings a luxury condo in Manhattan too.

This country has gone as mad as a $hithouse rat.

39 posted on 05/17/2006 4:00:06 PM PDT by mmercier (delivered from the sound of archers)
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To: Mrs. Shawnlaw
Let Jimmy Carter personally bankroll them.

He can start a new humanitarian venture called "Habitats for Hamas".

40 posted on 05/17/2006 4:11:33 PM PDT by PsyOp (The commonwealth is theirs who hold the arms.... - Aristotle.)
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To: Pukin Dog
Yeah, the U.N. has a fund. But there aint no money in it.

Just a bunch of IOU's signed by Kofi and Kojo.

41 posted on 05/17/2006 4:13:03 PM PDT by PsyOp (The commonwealth is theirs who hold the arms.... - Aristotle.)
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To: Esther Ruth
I dont see anything wrong with letting them collapse - too bad they wont.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

42 posted on 05/17/2006 4:13:49 PM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: Esther Ruth

Get Bagdad Bob to host a fund raising telethon for them. All them good Allah fearing folks over there should cough up a bunch of money for the poor palis. /s


43 posted on 05/17/2006 4:16:07 PM PDT by CPOSharky (Go home and fix your own country before you complain about ours.)
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To: Esther Ruth

Why don't somebody suggest to the PA that the way to get along in the world is to work and be self-sustaining.

Living on hand-outs is degrading. The Arabs should go to work, earn your living and stop whinning and begging from their betters. .


44 posted on 05/17/2006 4:42:23 PM PDT by R.W.Ratikal
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To: Sabramerican
American taxpayers better very quickly put an end to their seeking approval, honor and memorial from men and better put their concerns and worries where they belong and that is on the Lord God of Israel, and real soon!!!

Psalm 121:4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

Zechariah 14:3 The LORD shall go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
45 posted on 05/17/2006 7:54:44 PM PDT by Esther Ruth (Thy Word have I hid in my heart - that I may not sin against thee!)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
Articles on Israel can also be found by clicking the keyword or topic Israel.

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46 posted on 05/18/2006 5:45:23 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
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To: Esther Ruth

What a lovely thought!


47 posted on 05/18/2006 5:49:47 AM PDT by Little Ray (I'm a reactionary, hirsute, gun-owning, knuckle dragging, Christian Neanderthal and proud of it!)
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To: Esther Ruth
it was agreed to transfer funds to the PA directly via a special fund that will be supervised by an international body such as the World Bank or UN.

What can one say?

48 posted on 05/18/2006 6:09:04 AM PDT by Bahbah (“KERRY LIED!! SCHOLARLY ATTRIBUTION DIED!!!”)
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To: Bahbah

Send me money I'm in need.


49 posted on 05/18/2006 6:12:25 AM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: Bahbah

Send me money I'm in need.


50 posted on 05/18/2006 6:12:37 AM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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