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Correlation between "Palestinian" violence and aid.

I'm still very busy. So this is just a link. Brainteaser.

These statistics do not mean that foreign aid causes violence; but they do raise questions about the effectiveness of using foreign donations to promote moderation and combat terrorism. The graphs reveal that the increased budgetary aid to the Palestinian government after the start of the second Intifada in September 2000 was accompanied by a corresponding increase in the number of Palestinian homicides in 2001 and 2002. After mid-2002, Israeli countermeasures against suicide bombers began to reduce the number of Israeli dead. By August 2003, the first portion of the security barrier was in place, leading to a rapid decline in homicides in 2003. The appointment of Salam Fayyad, a moderate technocrat, to the finance ministry in late 2002 also resulted in reduced aid as Israeli tax revenue was restored to the Palestinian government. While Israeli countermeasures reduced the number of Israeli victims, Palestinian factional violence took an ever increasing toll. When including Palestinian victims of Palestinian violence as well as Israeli victims, the correlation between aid and homicides continues beyond 2003.

2 Comments:

Blogger Yankee Doodle said...

Let me boil this down: I'm tired of giving my tax dollars to terrorists.

Saturday, 15 September 2007 at 15:47:00 CEST

 
Blogger pela68 said...

Yupp!

But waht comes first; the hen or the egg?

Are the increased aid money financing terrorism?

Or are the increasing terrost acts making us pay out even more jaziya tax?

But even so; I'm with you on the account of not wanting to pay for terrorist governments activities. But why are our politicians ready to do so so willingly?

Eurabia (USArabia) squared! Voters and money, as allways...

Saturday, 15 September 2007 at 21:23:00 CEST

 

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