Unmasking “Aid” after the Palestine Papers
Unmasking "Aid" After the Palestine PapersBy Samer Abdelnour
In the second Al-Shabaka commentary on the "Palestine Papers," Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor Samer Abdelnour examines the integral role played by the aid industry in ensuring the de-development of the Palestinian economy. Abdelnour argues that instead of underwriting the Israeli occupation, aid organizations must adopt the "Do No Harm" framework. Otherwise, he concludes, they serve to prepetuate Israeli policies and reinforce the illusion of an independent Palestinian leadership..