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  Tishrei 26, 5772 , 24/10/11

Prosor: 'Absurd' How Little Arabs Give to PA

Ron Prosor, Israel's UN ambassador, on Monday sharply criticized Arab states for their failure to support the Palestinian Authority. Prosor said that the only foreign countries – other than Israel – that supported the PA financially were the U.S., France, and Britain, despite their dealing with their own financial problems.

Meanwhile, he said, “Arab countries, awash in money and oil, are responsible for only 20% of international aid to the PA. This is an absurd situation. The total amount of donations by the Arab world to the PA was about half of what the Saudi prince spent on a private plane,” Prosor added. He was speaking at a session of the UN Security Council.

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