to earmark $billion to isolate Hamas
Palestinian Information Center
July 1, 2003
American national security advisor Condoleezza Rice has revealed
that her administration would invest hundreds of millions of dollars
in various West Bank and Gaza Strip areas, according to Zionist
The sources said that Rice surprised Palestinian Authority finance
minister Salam Fayyadh and the director of the Zionist premiers
office along with other American officials with that revelation.
The sources quoted Rice as saying that the sum might reach one
billion dollars to be spent on reconstruction of various infrastructures
in the Palestinian areas such as new roads, hospitals, relief and
human assistance institutions and others.
She said that those institutions would be meant to counterbalance
similar organizations financed by the Hamas Movement.
The American official said that it was about time for the Palestinians
to sense some benefits for the Road-map plan so that they would
start fighting Hamas, according to her words.
Rice spoke of something like the Marshal Plan (in post-war Europe)
to restore infrastructures and to initiate new projects in the Palestinian
She stressed that the American administration would not seek any
compromise solution with Hamas and would continue in international
efforts to isolate the Movement and deprive it of financial resources
in cooperation with partners in the Arab, Islamic and
The American administration has completely identified itself with
the Zionist demands in wiping out the Palestinian resistance represented
in the Hamas Movement.