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shaayecanaan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 05:32 AM
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2. Probably...
The Palestinian National Authority Budget is about $1.1 billion a year, with roughly 20% of that coming from the US. They could get by without that contribution, particularly if they made decent efforts to rid the Authority of its endemic corruption, although it would hurt in the short term.

By comparison, Hamas' budget is $540 million, most of which comes from the Iranians. Hamas is widely regarded as making more efficient use of its money, in comparison to Fatah which is reckoned to be venal and corrupt.
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