75% of Hamas’ Billion Dollar Budget Comes from Foreign Aid

Hamas’ own “income” from running Gaza doesn’t even cover their own terrorist operations.

Hamas will spend $897 million in Gaza in 2013 under a budget approved Monday. The Gaza parliament, dominated by Hamas, voted for the spending.

Gaza leaders estimate the income for the year at $243 million. The rest of the money is expected to come from international aid and donations.

Despite claims of a financial crisis, the Hamas budget has continued to grow from year to year. A large percent of this year’s budget – $244 million – will go to the Interior Ministry, which funds “security forces” such as the al-Kassam Battalions, recognized internationally as a terrorist group.

You’re probably wondering how much of that money comes from us. It’s hard to know. UNRWA money, which we contribute to, isn’t counted under this budget, so we’re only looking at the tip of the iceberg.

Now the Gaza Strip officially has about 1.6 million people, the actual number is probably a good deal lower, but even with the official figures, Hamas has a higher rate of per capita spending than South Korea, Poland or Argentina, and many times higher than regional countries such as Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. But it’s doubtful that Hamas’ big budget is being spent on the people, it’s being spent on the continuing militarization of the Gaza Strip.

  • JacksonPearson

    By giving monies to the so-called-Hamas/Palestinians, our benevolent leaders are funding terrorism.

  • Ghostwriter

    How about we cut OUR foreign aid to the Palestinians? It might help our deficit and would send a clear message to the PA about continuing to support terrorism.

  • E08A13

    Charity begins at home. Americans need to stop foreign aid.
    Whenever there are budget cuts it is never about foreign aid.

  • Marvin Fox

    When we have Congressional representatives that represents the people above political party, all problems will be come solvable.
    Until then, we should be returning government of the people, by the people,and for the people; to the people.
    Devine intervention will be a big help.
    Marvin Fox

  • http://www.beatthenifty.com NSE

    The dollar is strong, the dollar is weak; the dollar is strong, the dollar is weak; the dollar is.

  • http://www.cashforyourgold.co.uk johan addin

    In the united States a karat mark, abbreviated to K or KT, indicates the amount of pure gold present in the metal. The word karat (carat) is derived from the word for fruit of the carob tree: in Italian

  • http://johnsoncarlosj.weebly.com/ 3d renderings

    at an affordable price. This approach is what has set us apart from others and keeps our customers coming back. Contact us to discuss your needs.
    3d architectural renderings