Skip to comments.Australia ends direct aid to Palestinian Authority [but sends it to UN Humanitarian Fund instead]
Posted on 07/03/2018 2:35:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Australia on Monday announced it had ended direct aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) government over concerns the funds could be used to assist Palestinians convicted of political violence.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Australia would no longer be giving its yearly funding of A$10 million (6.9 million, $7.5 million) to the World Banks trust fund for Palestinian recovery and development.
I wrote to the Palestinian Authority on May 29, to seek clear assurance that Australian funding is not being used to assist Palestinians convicted of politically motivated violence, Bishop said in a statement. I am confident that previous Australian funding to the PA through the World Bank has been used as intended. However, I am concerned that in providing funds for this aspect of the PAs operations there is an opportunity for it to use its own budget to fund activities that Australia would never support. Any assistance provided by the Palestine Liberation Organization to those convicted of politically motivated violence is an affront to Australian values, and undermines the prospect of meaningful peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
The money will instead go to the United Nations Humanitarian Fund for the Palestinian Territories, which provides vulnerable Palestinians with access to health care, food, water, improved sanitation and shelter.
(Excerpt) Read more at dw.com ...
With a small fee for overhead of course.
[United Nations Humanitarian Fund for the Palestinian Territories]
Oh yes. That will be MUCH better. (rolls eyes)
You are correct. What a joke.
Idiotic. If you want to see how the UN operates research
Oil for Food”. Money for Palestinians or the climate crowd will be “Oil for Food” on steroids. Obama slipped the climate scammers $500M on his way out of office. If you want to find this money now you should start looking in Swiss Banks, BMW dealerships, Monte Carlo casinos, artwork, or French real estate. Money sent to the UN will disappear like mist in the jungle. I have spent a lot of time in the Philippines. A recent First Gentleman there, Arroyo, was nicknamed Mr Twenty Percent. The world is loaded with people like him, more than happy to scam the UN at any chance.
“Bishop said Australia would no longer be giving its yearly funding of A$10 million (6.9 million, $7.5 million) to the World Banks trust fund for Palestinian recovery and development.”
That’s not enough dough for an oil change on Mammoud’s private jet!
Ahad Vazife said that Jalali "probably has documents of which I am not aware, but on the basis of meteorological knowledge, it is not possible for a country to steal snow or clouds. Raising such questions not only does not solve any of our problems, but will deter us from finding the right solutions," he added.
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