Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Oh those poor blighted "Palestinians" how do they survive?

Billions have been poured into the quagmire that is Gaza and the West Bank, and the only tangible return has been death, destruction and theological mayhem.  Not that it is all our money, our enemies have lost as well so the game is, so far a stalemate, money-wise.

The refugees have been stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea for over 60 years.  It is time to acknowledge the folly of a "Palestine" and get on with the task of building one country where all are welcome.  Wait, that would be Israel, but Islam will not allow it to exist, or Muslims to be a part of the only democracy in the middle east.

And the refugees continue to suffer...

From Algemeiner Feb 11

Expert: Hamas Received $2 Billion From Iran; Islamic Jihad Gets $150 Million Annually

Terror group Hamas has received more than $2 billion from Iran, while rival Islamic Jihad receives between $100-$150 million annually, according to Ali Nourizadeh, Director of the Center for Iranian Studies, in London, Persian-language Raya Newsreported.

Nourizadeh said Hamas receives the aid through various channels, either in cash, when Hamas leaders visit Tehran, or through Lebanon’s Hezbollah, and the $2 billion figure is the total received since Hamas’s inception. Islamic Jihad receives its money via Hezbollah or through banks in Beirut or Malta.

However, Nourizadeh said, Hamas’s loyalties lie elsewhere.

“Iran has paid a lot to strengthen its relationship with Hamas to be used as a card but it did not succeed because [Hamas] has good relations with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the Arab states and Iran is no longer the main source of funding Hamas, so Iran considers its investment in Hamas to be unsuccessful,” Nourizadeh said.

Nourizadeh said Islamic Jihad fighters are trained in Iran and the group’s weapons all come from Iran, with Hezbollah playing an important role in the supply line. On the other hand, no more than 500 Hamas fighters were trained by Iran.

Additionally, according to Nourizadeh, a new rapprochement effort is now underway between the PLO and Iran. Fatah official Jibril Rajoub recently visited the Islamic Republic following a New York meeting between PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

He said the Palestinian Authority, and, earlier, the PLO, has not received any aid from the Islamic Republic since the regime’s rise to power in the 1979 revolution.

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