United States (QNN)- Jason Greenblatt, outgoing US Middle East envoy, called on donor countries to halt their donations for Palestinians since no progress is being made towards a peaceful solution between Palestine and the occupation state. He also blames Palestinians for the inhumane condition in Gaza, resulted from the Israeli siege.
“Donor countries must ask themselves why they should keep struggling to raise money when everyone can plainly see the Hamas regime and the Palestinian Authority are squandering the opportunities that donor money provides for a better future for all Palestinians,” Greenblatt wrote in an opinion piece published on the Fox News website on Thursday.
This, he added, is because Hamas and the PA are not taking advantage of those funds to ensure a better future for Palestinians after pushing “Gaza to a state of utter desperation”.
The piece was written in advance of a donor meeting in New York on Thursday, known as the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee, which meets on the sidelines of the General Assembly.
A newly published United Nations report highlighted the urgency to resolve the continuing fiscal crisis faced by the PA and to support the Palestinian economy.
The occupation state has been besieging Gaza since 2006, after Hamas won democratic legislative elections. The siege aims at keeping Gazans alive, with necessities of life enough only to keep them alive. The occupation state also bombs the enclave from time to time, trying to keep its population numbers under control.