Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The cost of Palestinian independence

Following a meeting in Brussels of the Coordination Committee of international aid to Palestine on April 13, Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, Salam Fayyad, said getting the "birth certificate" of a Palestinian state, after validation by a group of donors to UN reports, the IMF and World Bank.

"The plan proposed in Brussels outlines the development stages of an independent Palestinian state and sets the amount of foreign aid needed to see the day," said the British daily Financial Times. The Palestinian Authority estimated that amount to nearly $ 5 billion for the three years.

Palestinian leaders wish to apply in September at the UN General Assembly to recognize a Palestinian state in the West Bank and in Gaza, controlled since June 2007 by the Islamists of Hamas.

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