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drdon326 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:14 AM
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Palestinian press blames PA, Arafat
The Palestinian press has interpreted the latest outburst of anarchy in the Gaza Strip as an expression of pent-up, popular dissatisfaction with a corrupt and dysfunctional Palestinian Authority.

The headline of Sunday's editorial in the Jerusalem-based Al-Quds read "It's not a transient crisis."

"What occurred over the last three days in the Gaza Strip, from kidnapping security officials and French aid workers, may not be considered a transient crisis. It is a dangerous manifestation of a volatile internal Palestinian situation, which is the accumulation of unsolved quandaries that were never dealt with but left to deteriorate and intensify," the editor wrote.

In an unusual proclamation for the newspaper, the PA, not "the occupation," was blamed for the latest quagmire: "An epidemic unemployment spreads through Gaza and the West Bank, leading to unbearable economic difficulties amongst various strata of our citizens, who feel that no sufficient efforts have been undertaken to improve their conditions and salvage them from the vicious cycle of poverty and despair," continued the editorial. "No measures are taken to put an end to mismanagement, selfishness, and favoring of individual interests over the sacred national interest."


"corrupt and dysfunctional Palestinian Authority"?????.........

I find that hard to believe.

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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:55 AM
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1. The Palestinian Authority is Corrupt
No one in this part of the world denies that. Korean, Japanese and Taiwanese media have been reporting that in est Asia since '98. Al Arabiya and Al Jazeera have also reported the same thing.
Unfortunately, Israel under Sharon has done very little to endear itself to the other countries in Asia and Africa. The situation was worse under Netanyahu. In fact, several news sources in east Asia have compared Netanyahu's ideas for dealing with the Palestinians with Hitler's ideas for how to deal with the Jews.
The whole situation there just "SUX."
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