Although the PA has shown no ability (and little or no genuine desire) to rein in Hamas, and despite the fact that both Abbas and Hamas leaders attributed the Gaza withdrawal to suicide bombings, and although Palestinian Arabs celebrated that withdrawal with blood, looting, and threats, the dhimmi EU is ever-ready to appease, promising the Palestinian Arabs as much as $360 million. No hint of holding the Palestinians to account in any way. “EU announces strategy to help build Palestinian state,” from AFP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
BRUSSELS (AFP) – The European Commission announced ambitious plans to help build a politically and economically viable Palestinian state, including injecting hundreds of millions of euros in extra aid.
The aim is to use the opportunity created by Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and put in place a comprehensive medium-term assistance strategy, external relations commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner said.
“We intend to be a major partner in a viable Palestinian state,” she told reporters in Brussels. “We should not let the chance provided by the Gaza withdrawal slip through our fingers.”
She said that if the withdrawal led to implementation of the roadmap peace plan and other donors also came forward, she would urge EU states to earmark the Palestinians a further 200-300 million euros (240-360 million dollars).