Gaza is NOT in Lebanon, NOT in Syria, NOT in Jordan
there is nothing to be seen. You mention things which had nothing to do with Yassir Arafat
simply rubbish. Yassir Arafat, or rather Abdel-Rauf el Qudwa al-Husseini, was a very rich business tycoon when he founded el-Fatah, and he financed the whole thing out of his private fortune. He over the years invested billions INTO el-Fatah and so of course also at times took some money. He in reality was the OWNER of el-Fatah. He or possibly his el-Qudwa Enterprises was part-owner of the Jordan based "Arab Bank Ltd", a very good bank, he until 1964 was the owner of the "Palestine Construction Co" in Kuwait, he together with his brother inherited sizeable interests in shipping. So, to construct that he profited from el-Fatah -- PLO --- PA is ways off reality. You and others speak about financial help from other Arab countries usually declared at summit meetings, in disregard of the fact that most of that help never really became reality. Saddam and his payments to families of self-sacrifice attackers ? Strange is that most of those families received a single Dinar. Don't ask me whether the money ever left Iraq (I doubt it) or whether Hamas GOT
the money and kept it.
|Quoting OU812 (Reply 61):|
'Between 2002 and 2003, the EU paid ï¿½10 million monthly t
that makes 120 millions Euro per year. Sounds tremendous, BUT please check up the budget of the state you live in ! and check what 120 millions in reality are. And that the PA apparatus down to the lowest level WAS corrupt is known. This corruption is a major reason why so many Palestinians in the last parliamentary elections voted for Hamas. What was the real problem ?
A) el-Fatah in a way was OWNED by Yassir Arafat
B) el-Fatah was the largest organisation under the PLO umbrella and so
- - controlled the PLO
C) the PLO controlled the P.A.
D) the PLO had a majority in the Palestinian parliament
E) as a result of point D), the PLO controlled the PLO which controlled the PA
----- all in all a recipe for corruption and disaster. I hope that the PLO alliance before the next parliamentary elections will break up into its very different parties, so that not only Hamas will lose its majority but that no party will have a majority and a real coalition has to be agreed upon.