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Thursday, May 31, 2012

This is rich: 'Palestinians' to boycott UNICEF because only Israel knows how to...?

You will recall that last Friday I reported that the 'Palestinians' are seething because contracts to rebuild Gaza had been awarded to Israeli companies. As a result, the 'Palestinians' are threatening to boycott UNICEF, and UNICEF is on the run for cover.
The Palestinian Contractors Union denounced UNICEF and warned Palestinians against cooperating with Israeli firms.

The head of the union, Osama Kahil, said he received complaints from Palestinian contractors who told him that Israeli firms had asked for their cooperation in carrying out construction work in the Gaza Strip, offering them half of the revenues.

“We contacted the head of UNICEF and held a meeting with her after which we decided to boycott the agency until it backtracks on its decision,” Kahil said. He added that Palestinians were outraged that Israelis, who were “responsible for destroying the Gaza Strip,” were being offered the opportunity to help carry out important projects.

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UNICEF spokeswoman Catherine Weibel said that no contracts had been awarded to any firms. She explained that UNICEF Special Representative in the Occupied Palestinian territory Jean Gough had met with the Palestinian Contractors Union on Tuesday.

“The priority and policy of the UNICEF office in the Occupied Palestinian territory is to purchase goods and services from qualified Palestinian manufacturers, authorized dealers and companies. We only buy from other providers when goods are not available,” Gough said.

Weibel explained that the project in question was a desalination plant.
Well, that sure explains a lot, doesn't it? Israel is a world leader in desalination. The 'Palestinians' don't know how to make anything other than suicide bombs.

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