Without the US and the EU, where would the jihad be? “International Aid to Palestinians,” from AP, with thanks to a tea-loving snail:
UNITED STATES: $150 million goes to construction, training government officials and other projects, plus $84 million in humanitarian assistance paid through the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees.
EUROPEAN COMMISSION: $148 million, including $21.6 million in direct aid to the caretaker Fatah-led Palestinian Authority. It gave $345 million in 2005.
GERMANY: $76 million, plus $56.6 million given through non-governmental organizations and U.N. agencies.
FRANCE: $73.9 million, including $30.8 million in direct aid to the Palestinian Authority, $6.2 million to the
World Bank, $6.2 million to U.N. agencies.
BRITAIN: $61.6 million, half of which goes to U.N. agencies.
NETHERLANDS: $40.6 million, with $6.2 million of it going to the Palestinian government, and the rest given to U.N. agencies and aid groups.
SWEDEN: $30.3 million to U.N. agencies, plus $35.7 million given though NGOs.
ITALY: $27 million
BELGIUM: $13 million.
DENMARK: $4.1 million.
FINLAND: $7.4 million “” half to Palestinian Authority projects, the rest to U.N. agencies.
GREECE: $6.8 million, though aid groups.
IRELAND: $4.9 million in aid, of which $923,400 in direct aid to the Palestinian Authority, the rest via aid groups, U.N. agencies.
LUXEMBOURG: $3.7 million, through aid groups.
SPAIN: $2.5 million, to World Bank trust fund for the Palestinian Authority.
LATVIA, LITHUANIA, HUNGARY, ESTONIA, and CYPRUS: Combined total of about $876,000.