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EU Gifts Dictatorship With Tax-money While Europeans Face Bankruptcy
Huge Sums of Money are Squandered by the Ministry of Social AffairsA letter landed in the Email Inbox of the site of Panet and the Panorama newspaper. The author of the message states: “In light of the difficult financial and economic conditions which the impoverished Palestinian people experience, especially and the poorest and marginalized classes, there are huge sums of money which are squandered, being wasted in an improper and unacceptable way. The worst money squandering occurs in projects under the oversight of the Ministry of Social Affairs, which supposedly are there to take care of the poor, the needy and other social cases.The letter continues: “The clearest evidence of corruption is the delayed payment of social security money allocations to the poor and the beneficiaries of retirement pensions, which now already last over 3 months.The EU and other friendly states provided money aids to the PA in order enable them to pay the benefits of the recipients of social security and retirement pensions. The EU helps to cover the allocation of 750 shekels monthly for each recipient of social security money, but because of the corruption and the thefts from these money pools, the social cases now receive their 750 shekels of social security money not monthly but once each three months.The question is: are 750 shekels enough for three months for poor families which live under in an environment of prohibitively high prices”.The letter was ended with the sentence: “Finally, we say to the Minister Magda Al-Masri that you are not fit to occupy the position of a minister, as you could not care less about the concerns and problems of the poor and marginalized social classes”. The Arabic text of this letter, which reached the Panet newspaper on 22.03.2013, can be read below.