TITLE

STAMPING DOWN ON CORRUPTION

AUTHOR(S)
Blanche, Ed
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Middle East;Jun2006, Issue 368, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that bolstered by the victory of Hamas at the polls, Palestinians Arabs are getting serious about stamping out the corruption that has been allowed to run rampant in their official departments for years, imperiling all attempts to establish a modern state. Even in those parts of the Middle East where the culture of corruption has become part of the established social and political fabric, Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority (PA) was a model of venality. In the end, Arafat, reliant as he was on foreign aid, had to address the problem of official corruption that was bleeding dry the nascent Palestinian state. But he still kept much of the financial dealings of the PA under wraps.
ACCESSION #
21277268

 

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