The United States spent about $1.9 million on dozens of quick projects aimed at boosting the Fatah party’s image before this week’s Palestinian elections, The New York Times reported. Didn’t work; Hamas cleaned up at the polls. Perhaps that was because, in addition to its despicable terrorist actions, Hamas has gained public loyalty over the years by helping fund social-service projects that the corrupt Fatah government ignored. And a rush of last-minute public relations projects wasn’t enough to overcome years of governmental neglect and incompetence.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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