Not as gratifying as a newspaper calling President Obama an “assclown” (see post below), but still a heartwarming story:
UN political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman told the Security Council that donors who had promised $5.4 billion to the Palestinians at the Cairo conference four months ago “have yet to fulfill the vast majority of their pledges,” according to AFP.
“This is, quite frankly, unacceptable, and cannot continue if we hope to avoid another escalation in Gaza,” Feltman told the 15-member council during a meeting on the Middle East.
In a sign of growing impatience with pace of reconstruction efforts, dozens of protesters forced their way into a UN office in Gaza on January 28, after the world body announced it was suspending an aid program to support home repairs and refugee shelter assistance.
Feltman described the situation in Gaza as “increasingly worrisome” and cited the slow pace of reconstruction along with security and governance problems as creating “an increasingly toxic environment.”
“This approach is neither sufficient nor sustainable,” he warned.
I can’t be sure which I’m enjoying more: suffering in Hamasstan, or the UN’s pique. Both, I guess! You can have your cake, and eat it too.
PS: Plus, of course, Arab betrayal. My cup runneth over.