reply to post by SpeachM1litant
Well, I do know that UNRWA manages every aspect of the daily lives of Palestinians, from food to education... therefore, they have a huge mechanism of
man-power and influence in the PA... UNRWA are also responsible in a large amount for the good that come into Gaza, so, that puts them in another
power position... that was my main point...
And in regards to blocking, while they may not be "actively" blocking anything, I'm pretty sure, that if you think about it, the amounts of money
that have been invested thus-far in the PA (which are in the billions and billions) could have bettered the lives of palestinians many times over...
but it hasn't...
As I see it, there are two powers at play here, the first is the leadership, which is in essence corrupt and get a percentage of all this money
that's coming in, and if they have a state, that money dries up, and if the money dries up, and they have to start dealing with the day to day
management of a state, with all its problems, and the risk of being ousted by their people, it's a much better deal to keep the status quo with
Israel as the "obstacle" to peace (disregarding the argument about settlements at the moment)... and the second power is UNRWA as stated, since
their whole existence is based on the premise that there are Arab refugees, and when there is a palestinian state, the refugees have a state to live
in, and UNRWA loses it's reason for existence... and therefore, many people will be out of a job and influence...
Might be a bit long winded, but those are my two cents on the matter - it's actually not really "on-topic" so to speak, but I agree with you, there
are parties on both sides that are interested in the status quo...
I for one hope that the palestinians will have their state, that they should be happy. All I want is for them to just let us live where we are in
peace... hopefully, enough of them feel the same.