Khalid Amayreh is a West Bank-based journalist. On September 21, he headlined "Even Netanyahu admits PA is an Israeli interest," saying:
It should raise eyebrows that Israel "is hastening to rescue the Palestinian Authority (PA) from its crushing financial-economic crisis" at the same time it brutalizes Palestinians daily.
Netanyahu isn't being "charitable, generous, magnanimous, or" good-neighborly. He didn't change his spots. Nor have others around him and most Knesset members. They believe in Jewish exceptionalism. Arabs are considered subhumans.
Fatah leaders go along for benefits they derive. Doing so condemns their own people to continued occupation harshness.
Israeli money transfers reflect less than meet the eye. Amounts involved represent "Palestinian money the occupying power collects on behalf of the PA in accordance with the (1994 Oslo) Paris protocol which effectively put the entire Palestinian economy under Israel's mercy."
Israel levies about $100 million monthly. It's for commodities Palestinians import. "Normally, Israel (extorts) bloated commissions and hefty salaries for (its) operatives" involved.
Last week, Netanyahu ordered $63 million in transfers. He claimed to be helping ease the PA's fiscal crisis, saying:
"We are working on several fronts in order to help the Palestinian Authority cope with its economic problems. We have made several agreements in the taxation agreements."
"We are advancing several transfers. We have also helped with Palestinian workers and with a series of other steps in order to make things easier for them."