Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Netanyahu-Fayyad "economic peace" one year on

Ziyaad Lunat, The Electronic Intifada, 10 February 2010

"......Hamas' election in 2006 showed how vital is the Palestinian Authority's dependence on foreign donors. It also showed how easily donors can turn off the money tap and cause the near destruction of the Palestinian social fabric as in Gaza. The plan that is being forged in the West Bank is fostering such dependence even more, raising the costs for sustaining the Palestinian struggle for liberation. Should the masses awaken from the current delusion, many of the rich elites would not hesitate to turn against their brethren to protect their status and power. Adding to the current political and territorial separation affecting Palestinians, the emerging economic stratification is yet another challenge in the way of Palestinian unity and liberation."

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