Over the past three decades, the EU has contributed a substantial amount, totaling 8454 million Euros, to foster positive change and development in Palestine. However, the outcomes raise questions about the impact of this significant financial support, as a staggering 92.6% of Palestinians reportedly hold a negative view of the EU. In comparison, only 4.7% express a positive sentiment.
This indicates that despite spending billions of dollars, hatred towards Christians and Jews remains the most significant factor. The majority of the Muslims in Palestine have a mindset to Kill the Jews and take over all that Christians also have.
In recent months, that has also been proved that even the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) workers were also involved in the attack of 7th October 2023 in Israel. This shows that all the funding given to the UNRWA was used to spread more hatred against the Jews in the Region.
In the past, if these nations were to cease funding this corrupt and terrorism-supporting agency, it is suggested that the conflict could swiftly conclude. Supporting this notion is the example of President Trump, who, upon halting all funds to UNRWA, witnessed the successful establishment of peace through the Abraham Accords, particularly in nations previously hostile to Israel.
Paris Conference: Pledges and Funding
During the Paris Conference, the breakdown of pledges revealed that 11% originated from the United States and Canada, 53% from Europe, and 20% from Arab countries.
The United States has contributed substantially, channeling over $5.2 billion through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) since 1994.
Since Biden took over the Presidency of the USA, the annual aid from the U.S. has averaged around $600 million. The United States has allocated more than half a billion dollars in assistance for the Palestinians. This includes over $417 million in humanitarian aid through UNRWA, $75 million in support via USAID, and $20.5 million earmarked for COVID and Gaza recovery efforts.
Funding and Its Implementation:
The funds were intended to support infrastructure development, education, healthcare, and other essential services, aiming to improve Palestinians’ overall quality of life. Whereas after 7th October 2023, the world saw that the terrorist group Hamas in Gaza was using the funds allocated to UNRWA to spread jihad against Israel and Jews.
Instead of using this money to give better education to Palestinian Children, they were taught a syllabus that promotes anti-Jewish sentiments and fosters hatred. Even we have seen that schools were used as rocket launching spots to attack Israel. Furthermore, we have seen the network of tunnels throughout Gaza; we believe that it was built from the funding received by UNRWA from the USA and EU. As Hamas rules Gaza, these funds ended up being used for more terror activities.
In light of the concerns raised above, the allocation of funds to Palestine should be scrutinized, as it is purportedly being utilized to propagate animosity towards Christians and Jews. The suggestion here is that the financial support intended for development and humanitarian purposes may, in fact, be contributing to the dissemination of hatred through educational materials or other means. This raises critical questions about the transparency, accountability, and ethical considerations surrounding aid distribution to ensure it aligns with the principles of fostering understanding and cooperation rather than promoting hostility.