MAS: One third of the PA budget used to protect the security of #Israel | #DismantleThePA

[ PIC 07/01/2013 – 10:18 AM ]

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RAMALLAH, (PIC)– A new study revealed that the Palestinian authority security apparatuses uses about one third of the general budget of the government in order to protect the security of Israel and its settlers and prevent the outbreak of a third intifada (uprising) in the West Bank.

According to the study, which was issued by Palestine economic policy research institute-MAS, the budget share of all the PA security agencies in 2011 amounted to 31 percent.

The study showed that the health sector received 11 percent of the PA budget, while 19. 4 percent went for the education sector and 43 percent was for the social service sector.

The total expenditure on the security sector during 2011 amounted to about 3.088 billion shekels until October of the same year, and most of this money, more than 2.373 billion shekels, was used to pay the salaries in this sector, the study stated.

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