Palestinian Authority Corruption
An excellent, thorough analysis of corruption in the Palestinian Authority from Al Shabaka, the Palestinian policy network. “…[C]orruption in Palestinian institutions is structural and was rooted in the Palestinian political system prior to the Oslo era. Addressing corruption using technical and bureaucratic measures is not sufficient. Indeed, such measures could be counter-productive because as they could provide a smokescreen to hide the political root causes that perpetuate incentives and opportunities for corruption.”
I’ve always wondered why PA corruption isn’t covered more widely. Don’t Mossad and Shinbet know all there is to know about it? Wouldn’t they leak that information to journalists to discredit the PA? Reading the Al Shabaka report, one learns a good bit about how the endemic corruption is abetted the Israel, and how it furthers Israel’s security interests.