Palestinian Authority has stolen US$31B over 20 years’s Middle East correspondent Igal Hecht reports that over the last 20 years, various countries, including Canada, have invested over US$30B in the emerging Palestinian state.

Yet little infrastructure has been built there. Caley Myers of the Jerusalem Institute of Justice explains why.

Before Arafat, much of the money for Palestinian health care and education came from private NGOs. He asked international governments to give him the money directly instead to build infrastructure. The money disappeared. Where did it go?

Besides ending up in Palestinian leaders’ bank accounts, it is also given to Palestinians “sitting in Israeli prisons for carrying out violent crimes against Israelis.” They’re even paid on a sliding scale depending on how brutal the crime was.

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