Money and Terror
Anyone trying to understand the long-term success of Yasser Arafat and his thugocracy running the Palestinian Arab terror organizations, has to understand the money trail.
On the Palestine Facts website, we find page titled "What is known about the PLO's finances?" http://palestinefacts.org/pf_1991to_now_plo_finances.php ] The facts show that the PLO, and the Palestinian Authority that evolved from it, have reaped the rewards of terrorism in the form of literally billions of dollars in assets plus a cash flow estimated to be 1.5 to 2 billion dollars per year. This enormous financial empire provides ample resources for Arafat's continuing control of the Palestinian terror/security forces and hence his unshakable grip on power. The money and the absolute control it has bought for Arafat have also spawned corruption on a vast scale.
While the world is distracted by "massacres in Jenin" and "Israeli human rights violations", cash continues to flow to fund the corrupt Arafat terror regime. Not surprisingly, little of this money reaches the lower levels of Palestinian society, while at the same time Arafat's henchmen have built lavish mansions (complete with swimming pools in the desert), send their children to private schools in Europe, and have huge slush funds in untouchable private bank accounts. Much of this is documented on the public record, but the flow of funds continues unabated.
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