woensdag 12 november 2014

Duitse Europarlementariër: EU hulpgeld mogelijk gebruikt voor terreurtunnels Hamas

 

Volgens een EU parlementarier heeft de EU geen goede controle over de besteding van het geld dat is toegezegd voor de wederopbouw van de Gazastrook. Ze zegt dat de controle 'lichtjaren verwijderd is van wat zij zou moeten zijn.'

 

Last week, the Auditors found that 2.6 percent of EU's budget for "external relations, aid and enlargement" was used erroneously, meaning it could not be properly accounted for. If that percentage is applied to the €450m. pledged to Gaza, that means €11.7m. could end up in Hamas's hands.
"Hamas only needs a small percentage of the massive amounts of money that will be transferred to build more tunnels," Gericke said.

Hamas is een van de rijkste terroristische organisaties en dat zou mede komen door het vele geld dat NGO's en regeringen in de Gazastrook steken.

 

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German MEP: EU aid could fund Hamas terror tunnels

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/German-MEP-EU-aid-could-fund-Hamas-terror-tunnels-381546

 

The EU pledged €450 million to rebuilding Gaza out of a total $5.4 billion promised by participants in the donor conference in Cairo last month.

 

A Palestinian worker stands atop a truck loaded with bags of cement after entering Gaza at the Kerem Shalom crossing, November 10. (photo credit:REUTERS)

 

The funding the EU pledged to help rebuild Gaza could directly contribute to terrorism without proper oversight on aid money, German Member of European Parliament Arne Gericke said Tuesday.

Gericke, of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group, sounded the alarm at a hearing in the European Parliament on nongovernmental organizations supported by the EU that back terrorism, which was organized by European Friends of Israel.

The MEP said EU payment controls were "light years behind where they should be."

"Proper checks and balances must be put into place. As thing stand, we cannot be sure that EU funds are not being used for terror tunnels and weapons. It would sicken most [European] taxpayers to know that the EU itself could be directly contributing to the tragic cycle of violence," he stated.

Gericke pointed out that every US aid dollar is subject to congressional oversight and is regulated even after it is in Palestinian bank accounts, but MEPs don't have such power and the EU does not have that control over funding.

The EU pledged €450 million to rebuilding Gaza out of a total $5.4 billion promised by participants in the donor conference in Cairo last month.

In December 2013, the European Court of Auditors found that nearly €2b. in aid was untraceable; €400m. of the missing funds went to the Palestinian Authority and Gaza alone.

Last week, the Auditors found that 2.6 percent of EU's budget for "external relations, aid and enlargement" was used erroneously, meaning it could not be properly accounted for. If that percentage is applied to the €450m. pledged to Gaza, that means €11.7m. could end up in Hamas's hands.

"Hamas only needs a small percentage of the massive amounts of money that will be transferred to build more tunnels," Gericke said.

"Nobody is saying that Gaza shouldn't be rebuilt. A prosperous Gaza is an absolute necessity in any peace process.

But that doesn't mean that EU taxpayers should be supporting terrorism."

 

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