The Right Coast
November 11, 2004
Death of a Kleptocrat
By Mike Rappaport
Do the European Union and other critics of Israel simply hate Israel or care about the Palestinian people? Consider this description, courtesy of Jim Lindgren, of Arafat's wife's living conditions:
Last July, Arafat sent his wife $11 million to cover her living expenses and those of their daughter for six months - $1.8 million per month. The new accord guarantees her the same allowance from the Palestinian Authority as a regular annual remittance, i.e. $22 million per annum, for the rest of her life. Abu Mazen and prime minister Ahmed Qureia (Abu Ala) signed on the dotted line, although they have no notion how the penniless Palestinian Authority faced with a people in dire poverty can possibly stump up this kind of money.So where is the outrage at this theft of Palestinian assets?