Monday, February 27, 2006

EU steps up for Palestinians

As we have discussed previously, the Palestinians risk further hunger and degredation due to the illegal withholding of tax revenues and our governments refusal to provide aid to democratically elected governments we don't like.

Fortunately, Sweden stepped up with offers of aid to help fill the gap:

"The humanitarian situation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has worsened," the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) said in a statement, adding that it would provide 50 million kronor (6.4 million dollars) to the United Nations' aid programs there.

Now the EU will be sending additional aid too:

Europe has approved a 120m-euro ($140m; £83m) aid package to the Palestinians, in an effort to save the current caretaker government from collapse.

The aid is designed to meet the "basic needs" of Palestinians and will be distributed by the United Nations.

Russia is meeting with HAMAS this week:

Russia wanted "to maintain the peace process on the basis of the roadmap and to continue seeking solutions that are acceptable to Palestine, Israel and the international community."

Not everyone is happy about this:

A Hamas delegation is due to visit Moscow on Friday for talks with Russian government officials.

The invitation angered Israel and was seen as an attempt to reinvigorate Russia's role in Middle East peacemaking.

Well god forbid another country attempt to find peace among you fucking assholes. Excuse the rest of the world for giving a shit as your pissing contest spills blood across the globe.

Anyhow, what are we, the freedom spreaders, doing?

Well we sent Condi to the Middle East to convince the Arab states to leave the Palestinians high and dry.

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