While Norway pays the Jiziyah ‘with willing submission’- according to Koranic teachings-, the rest of the EU is rather recalcitrant and won’t submit, not yet. What does it take to whack them into submission?
Could it be another terror attack or two by ‘disenchanted youth’s?’
AFP/Scanpix Photo: Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere (L) poses with Palestinian
gangster Finance minister Salam Fayyad after..
Top Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar (L) and head of Third Way parliamentary bloc and former Palestinian finance minister Salam Fayyad attend a news conference after their meeting in Gaza February 23, 2006. Fayyad told the European Union on Wednesday a new national unity government needed more than $1.3 billion in international aid this year to avert a ‘devastating’ humanitarian crisis. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters)
* They would never tell you that this is a self-inflicted ‘crisis’- and that generations of fanatical zombies raised on terror and hatred will never be anything but terrorists, parasites and genocidal maniacs….
By Paul Taylor Reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Palestinian Finance Minister Salam Fayyad told the European Union on Wednesday a new national unity government needed more than $1.3 billion in international aid this year to avert a “devastating” humanitarian crisis.
He won a cautious endorsement from EU External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner, who promised technical assistance to enable his ministry to receive aid once the Palestinian Authority meets key political conditions.
“We are looking for external support to bridge a gap of nearly 1 billion euros ($1.34 billion) for 2007,” Fayyad told a joint news conference, stressing his government’s commitment to respect all peace accords with Israel.
Asked what would happen if aid was not forthcoming, he said: “The consequences are far too grave, quite frankly.”
Fayyad, a respected independent technocrat, was on the first visit to Brussels by a member of the new government after the EU boycotted the former Hamas-led administration due to the Islamic movement’s refusal to recognize Israel or renounce violence.
Ferrero-Waldner praised his personal commitment to peace but made clear the EU’s engagement would be selective, gradual and dependent on the government’s words and actions.
“I’ve made very clear that possible financial engagement would not mean resuming direct financial assistance overnight,” she said, pledging that a temporary aid system created to bypass the Hamas-led government would remain for as long as necessary.
The Finance Ministry will take time to meet international standards for absorbing aid, and “the EU will also need time to come to a decision then on this political issue,” she said.
The EU, the Palestinians’ biggest donor, increased aid from 500 million to 700 million euros last year, paying subsistence allowances to 150,000 families and keeping essential services going through the Temporary International Mechanism.
Fayyad told Reuters he had inherited public finances in disrepair and the EU should keep that lifeline going and develop it until his ministry was able to receive foreign transfers, which would require the lifting of U.S. banking restrictions.
Asked how long it would take before the ministry was ready to receive direct aid, he said: “Insofar as setting up a system or re-establishing a central treasury is concerned, I think we are there now, but for the restrictions which make it not possible for us to receive international assistance.”
* Peaceful Pali resident on an evening stroll in a quiet little street in Gaza
The Quartet of Middle East peace brokers — the United States, Russia, the United Nations and the European Union — suspended direct aid to the Palestinian Authority after Hamas formed a government last year.
While Fayyad presented the Palestinian Authority as a single team committed to the same platform, Ferrero-Waldner made clear the EU would work with non-Hamas members such Foreign Minister Ziad Abu Amr and Information Minister Mustafa Barghouthi.
Fayyad said the Palestinian Authority was operating on a quarter of the funds it needs to provide essential services.
Even once a properly functioning finance ministry was restored, economic recovery would require the lifting of Israeli restrictions on trade, movement and access, tightened as part of a security crackdown on the Hamas government, he said.
He met the EU’s Middle East peace envoy, Marc Otte, and European Parliament leaders and was to travel on to Norway, which brokered a landmark 1993 Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.
The parliamentary leaders said they respected Fayyad’s integrity and told him it was vital the Palestinians build transparent financial management and avoid past errors.
“We want to be able to see, prove, check, where the money went. It’s a special problem of the Palestinian Authority after the recent years, but it’s also a general problem of the aid of the European Union,” budget committee chairman Herbert Boesch told Reuters.
(additional reporting by Ingrid Melander)
* Not for you to worry, infidel: Just pay the Jiziyah and be sure it will go straight to the jihad and into the overseas bank-accounts of the terrorist thugs which we call ‘Palestinians’
Meanwhile, in the ‘occupied territories:’
They love the bloodshed. They love death. They love killing Jews. No matter what kind of happy face the UN tries to put on it.
Hamas spokesman Ismail Radwan delivered a hate-filled sermon calling for the “liberation of Palestine” through terrorism rather than through inter-Arab and international conferences.
Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center at Israel Intelligence’ Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC)
Please note: Dr. Ismail Radwan is simply quoting the hadith, the record of the sayings and deeds of Mohammed.
The Hour [Resurrection] will not take place until the Muslims fight the Jews and the Muslims kill them, and the rock and the tree will say: “Oh, Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, kill him!”
We must remind our Arab and Muslim nation, its leaders and people, its scholars and students, remind them that Palestine and the Al Aqsa mosque will not be liberated through summits nor by international resolutions, but it will be liberated through the rifle. It will not be liberated through negotiations, but through the rifle, since this occupation knows no language but the language of force… O Allah, strengthen Islam and Muslims, and bring victory to your Jihad-fighting worshipers, in Palestine and everywhere… Allah take the oppressor Jews and Americans and their supporters!