Palestinians Need More Cash

Published in: International Herald Tribune, Commentary, July 7, 2005

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2005

by Robert E. Hunter

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The Palestinians need at least $5 billion as soon as possible from the United States and other nations, mostly for use in the Gaza territory that Israel plans to evacuate later this year. Without such a major infusion of cash -- directed toward making Gaza an economic, social, and political success -- Israel's withdrawal risks becoming yet another failed attempt at peace, or even the prelude to more violence.

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