Monday, February 20, 2006
The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood announced that they would raise funds for Hamas after the international community pledged to cut aid. This will cause a very complicated problem. Muslim Brotherhood supporters are all over the world including the US. Now any money donated to the Palestinians would be considered to be directed towards a terrorist organization because Hamas is now in control of Palestine's economy and finances.
I admit I haven't given the issue much thought. I don't want Hamas to get hundreds of millions of dollars, yet I don't want to see more suffering on the average Palestinian who just wants to put food on the table. It's a dilema. I'll think about it and post about it later.
Well, wait a minute. I have a short term solution. Yasser Arafat left around $200 million (according to Forbes Magazine's estimate). Why can't Soha Arafat loosen up the bank accounts a little bit? Well, I don't think she'll do that. Why would she? Her husband didn't do it to his own people.
Source: Al Arabiya (Arabic)