Thursday, January 25, 2007

Abbas Blames Israel for Gaza Poverty

Well, you can't ever expect him to take any reponsibility, can you?
Poverty levels in Gaza have soared to record levels because of Israeli restrictions and the destruction of Palestinian infrastructure, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday.

"Unemployment and poverty have reached unprecedented levels, with 79 percent of people in the Gaza Strip living below the poverty line, of which 51 percent live in utter poverty," Abbas said in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Western donors suspended financial support to the Palestinian Authority last year after the militant Islamist group Hamas, which refuses to recognize Israel and renounce violence, swept to victory in parliamentary elections.

A seemingly endless supply of money goes into that rathole, the people there do nothing but foster violence and animus against Israel, they cannot govern themselves, never take resposibility for anything, and it's always the fault of Israel.

They're like bottomfeeding junkies and alcoholics. It's always someone else's fault. Their enablers do nothing but exacerbate the problem while the downward spiral continues.

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