Not in Norwegian news…

lifted from timesofisrael.com

Today, the red-green coalition formally stepped down. They have systematically shied away from seriously looking into allegations of corruption, nepotism, etc by the PA, and hence millions of Norwegian tax payers money have gone towards lining pockets of very unfaithful Palestinian Civil servants. This might also explain why Palestinian economy is in tatters, together with of course their refusal to renounce terrorism, incitement to terrorism, etc. As they say, as you make your bed, you will sleep.

Lets hope the incoming government will do a better job at monitoring what our tax money actually goes towards

EU accuses Palestinians of wasting €2 billion in aid

Leaked report alleges ‘significant shortcomings’ in PA’s fund management

BY ELHANAN MILLER October 13, 2013, 4:25 pm 19 
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meets with EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton in the West Bank city of Ramallah, June 19, 2013 (photo credit: Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meets with EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton in the West Bank city of Ramallah, June 19, 2013 (photo credit: Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

According to the article, in Britain’s Sunday Times, the European Court of Auditors (ECA), an EU organ set up in 1975 to audit the EU’s income and spending, found that Europe had little control over €1.95 billion ($2.64 billion) spent in the West Bank and Gaza between 2008 and 2012, noting “significant shortcomings.”

EU investigators who visited Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank reported their inability to address “high-level risks” such as “corruption or funds not being used for their intended purpose,” the newspaper said.

Aidas Palubinskas, a spokesman for the ECA, told the Times of Israel in a mail reply that “no such report has been finalized,” adding that a special report on EU aid to the Palestinian Authority will be published by the end of the year.

Transparency International, a Berlin-based watchdog monitoring corporate and political corruption, claimed that the state of paralysis afflicting the Palestinian parliament since 2007 has “given the executive unlimited management over public funds.” Nepotism is also commonplace in the Palestinian public and private sectors, the organization claimed.

A Palestinian opinion poll conducted in July 2012 found that 71 percent of respondents believed that corruption existed in PA institutions under the control of President Mahmoud Abbas. Some 57% of respondents said the same of Hamas-controlled institutions in the Gaza Strip.

Similarly, a hearing held at the House of Representative’s Committee on Foreign Affairs in July 2012 accused the Palestinian political establishment of “chronic kleptocracy,” pointing the finger directly at Mahmoud Abbas and members of his family.

Azmi Shuaibi, head of Transparency Palestine, the local chapter of Transparency International, said in April that his organization was investigating 29 Palestinian officials on counts of fraud and money laundering.

4 comments for “Not in Norwegian news…

  1. martin
    October 14, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Interesting. So what happened to the other €3billion donated by the equally corrupt EU? The EU still has not had it’s own accounts signed off of what is it, 18 years? The accountants are unable to finalise the accounts years after year, as so much money has gone astray, without evidence of where it has gone.

    The PLO/PA is the largest, wealthiest and most corrupt terrorist organisation in the history of mankind. We do not know how much was donated by Saudi Arabia and other oil producing nations, who were blackmailed by this group. If the oil producing nations wanted their plants left alone, than they had to pay $billions over the years.

    Blimey, I just had a thought. Is this another reason why Norway has had to pay this group such huge amounts year upon year? Was Norway also blackmailed by this group to contribute to the Arab coffers to safeguard there oil platforms in the North Sea?

    The U.S. State Dept (I remind you once again) was seriously concerned in the1990’s) just where their contributions had gone. They too had paid $billions to the PLO/PA

    And I thought we Jews were clever. We have a lot to learn from our murderous cousins. Still, Israel is now an oil producing nation and the USA with its fracking, Canada with its tar sands are no longer dependent upon Arab oil. wonderful. Moses after all, did take the correct destination then, after all.

  2. Ellen
    October 16, 2013 at 6:15 am

    Of course this is not in Norwegian news, as they are currently busy grieving for the red-green government. A loyal pet mourns its master, after all. Maybe it will lay down on the red-green tombstone and refuse to eat.

    Blimey, I just had a thought. Is this another reason why Norway has had to pay this group such huge amounts year upon year? Was Norway also blackmailed by this group to contribute to the Arab coffers to safeguard there oil platforms in the North Sea?

    Now that is something the investigative reporters should look into. You’d think it would be cheaper to just hire a good security firm, though, rather than pay millions of $$$$$. 😛

  3. de Bacle
    October 16, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    What a strange transition of government i Norway; the progressive party – FRP – must be one of the most pro-Israel parties in a government anywhere in Europe.

    A number of the most anti-FRP and also lefty israel-bashing newspapers – including Klassekampen, Vårt Land and Dagbladet (the latter with the infamous Nazi-inspired cartoons) recently expressed worry that the new government would stop the tens of millions of subsidies they receive. (They were at the top of the receiving list).
    Let’s hope so, but an even more important change would be some corrective measures routed to “NTB”, the Norwegian distributor of News to Norwegian media. They, like the Swedish TT, are extreme in their dedication to negative Israel propaganda and are strategically poised in the centre of the media web in Norway.

  4. martin
    October 19, 2013 at 10:59 am

    de Bacle as always, well thought out and written.

    I was unaware that the Norwegian media receives a subsidy. Now, I understand why the media just follows the governments actions and now I suspect the instructions. It all makes sense.

    My brother in law, is a strong supporter of FrP and was a leading light in the early days. He is a member of MIFF and has brought with him, an article from MIFF titles Focus on the Mid east and Israel. sadly, my Norwegian is not what it was and so I will find it incredibly difficult to translate and comprehend the articles. My brother in law, like so many decent Norwegians is very optimistic of governmental change with both the leader (H) and deputy leader (FrP) both supportive of Israel.

    Myt brother in law brought me some Akvavit, he knows that I don’t buy Norwegian and so he brought me Jubileum fra Danmark Skall!

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