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Arab aid for the PA continues to marginalise the Palestinian people and their rights

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The Arab League has pledged $100 million per month as aid to the Palestinian Authority in its ongoing financial crisis, as long as there is no departure from the status quo of normalising Israel’s colonial presence in Palestine and the international impositions which have contributed to the prevailing dispossession of Palestinians.

With US President Donald Trump’s so-called “deal of the century” looming, there appears to be a burst of activity by the international parties whose rhetorical support for “Palestinian aspirations” is contradicted by vested interests in normalising links with Israel. The Arab League is no exception; international law and legitimacy, both of which have been manipulated to accommodate Israel’s colonisation of Palestine, are the parameters determining the financial aid given to the PA.

Financing the PA is being presented as opposition to Trump’s deal. Once again, the illusion of an international community united against a threat to Palestinian independence is prevalent. Yet, from the details that........

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