(JNS.org) The Palestinian Authority misspent more than $3 billion in European Union financial aid between 2008 and 2012, the British newspaper The Sunday Times reported, citing an unpublished report by the European Court of Auditors.
“Significant shortcomings” existed in the PA’s management of
EU aid, and the PA lacks measures to address corruption in that area, according
to the report. A European Court of Auditors spokesman told the Times of Israel that the official report
would be published around the end of this year.
A Jerusalem Media and Communications Center poll from last year said 82.3 percent of Palestinians believe there is corruption within the PA.