Japan funded the building of the new PA Parliament which opened in 2006
At the time there were 132 elected members each receiving a salary of at least US$3000/month or a total annual salary for all members of US$4,752,000 https://www.france24.com/en/20200114-unread-post-piles-up-at-defunct-palestinian-parliament
The problem is that because of infighting the Parliament has not met but those elected at the time still receive their salaries to this date i.e. 14 years later for doing nothing!!!
This comes to approximately US$66,528.000
In addition there are employees of the Parliament that are receiving salaries whilst not doing any work such that close to US$100,000,000 have been wasted on NOTHING
According to the World Bank, the budget deficit was about $800,000.000 in 2005, mostly financed by donors.
The World Bank stated, "The PA's fiscal situation has become increasingly unsustainable mainly as a result of uncontrolled government consumption, in particular a rapidly increasing public sector wage bill, expanding social transfer schemes and rising net lending."
At a hearing of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in the United States Congress on 10 July 2012, titled "Chronic Kleptocracy: Corruption within the Palestinian Political Establishment," it was stated that there is serious corruption within the political establishment
and in financial transactions.The experts, analysts, and specialists testified on corruption within financial transactions concerning Mahmoud Abbas, his sons Yasser and Tareq, and the Palestine Investment Fund, among others,
According to Representative Steve Chabot, who testified at the hearing, "Reports suggest that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, like his predecessor Yassir Arafat, has used his position of power to line his own pockets as well as those of his cohort of cronies,
including his sons, Yasser and Tareq.
The Palestinian Investment Fund, for example, was intended to serve the interests of the Palestinian population and was supposed to be transparent, accountable, and independent of the Palestinian political leadership.
Instead it is surrounded by allegations of favoritism and fraud." Concerning Abbas' children, Chabot stated that "Even more disturbingly, Yasser and Tareq Abbas—who have amassed a great deal of wealth and economic power—have enriched themselves with U.S. taxpayer money.
They have allegedly received hundreds of thousands of dollars in USAID contracts."
In April 2013, the Palestinian organization Coalition for Transparency in Palestine said it was investigating 29 claims of stolen public funds.
In addition, they said that that PA "has problems with money laundering, nepotism and misusing official positions."
This is what you foreign aid is paying for.
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