For example, just over three months ago, Reuters was busy parroting a report by Human Rights Watch that claimed:
"Israeli policies in the West Bank harshly discriminate against Palestinian residents, depriving them of basic necessities while providing lavish amenities for Jewish settlements," the New York-based organization said [...]
We pointed out at the time that the Palestinian Authority is responsible for providing electricity to Palestinians living in Judea and Samaria (the "West Bank"), much of this purchased from Israeli companies. The one case of Israel rejecting an application to connect Palestinians to the power grid was that of a village of 150 people which Human Rights Watch and Reuters then absurdly generalized to accuse Israel of "systematic discrimination" against the Palestinians by "depriving them of basic necessities".Israel was carrying out "systematic discrimination merely because of (Palestinians') race, ethnicity and national origin, depriving them of electricity, water, schools and access to roads."
Fast forward to today and a Reuters story about Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad preparing to present a report to countries donating over a billion dollars a year to the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. According to Reuters, Fayyad's report touts the use of European and American taxpayer funds "to create justice, education, energy, health, water, security and housing services".
The money line?
From utter deprivation to full service in three months. Astonishing!Fayyad said his government had connected all Palestinian residential areas, including remote ones, to the electricity grid, and paved and fixed 2,250 km (1,400 miles) of streets.