By Simon Fischler
The Arabs always start the conflicts with the Jewish Nation Israel, but after they lose them, they are always THE VICTIM!
Europe and America have poured billions of dollars into the Palestinian Authority, basically tax monies straight out of American and European pockets! The question is where did all that money go?
It obviously couldn’t have been used for building what would become a Palestinian state, since there are still refugee camps in Gaza with open sewers!
Instead it was put into the pockets and Swiss bank accounts of the “peacemaker” Arafat, or used to buy weapons that were eventually turned on Israeli soldiers after Palestinians rejected peace and statehood.
By 2002, Palestinian corruption had reached so egregious a state that the Americans and Europeans finally intervened, insisting that Salam Fayyad (someone they knew could be trusted to place the money where it belonged) become the PA’s finance minister.
Of course the Palestinians blamed Israel and the occupation for their financial woes.
What about the complete Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza strip? After the occupation of Gaza was ended did it bring peace with the Arabs of Gaza?
With more than ten thousand rockets being shot into Israel from the Gaza Strip it is fair to say that the alleged “occupation” was not and is not the cause of Palestinian hatred for Jews and Israel!
Yet it originally had been -- logically -- hoped that the Palestinians soon would embrace this newfound freedom and convert it to their peaceful advantage.
Is there not a cultural problem when a people is given its freedom, but then they proceed to forsake peace, quiet and prosperity for war and death?
Instead of building schools and places of business, the first thing the Palestinians did was shell the Negev town of Sederot with Qassam rockets.
Israel turned the other cheek, but the rocketry multiplied.
Eventually Israel tired of broken promises to stop the aerial assaults and hit back forcefully -- simply the natural thing for any self-respecting nation to do.
The PA, Hamas and the average Palestinian blamed Israel for the Arab deaths that occurred during the Israeli response.