Bypass road north-south - Jerusalem (photo by GZ) Hisham's Palace, Jericho (photo by GZ) Corridor from Erez crossing into Gaza (Photo by CdV) Drone flying over KhanYounis, Gaza. (Photo by CdV) Old city of Hebron (photo by GZ) Wall grafitti made by Berlin residents. (Photo by CdV) Mahmoud Darwish on Yasser Arafat- Ramallah (photo by GZ) Gilo settlement - Beit Jala (photo by GZ) Mahmoud Darwish in the presence of absence (photo by GZ) Anti-wall demonstration in Bi'lin. (Photo by LS) Cremisan Road, Beit Jala (photo by GZ)

Donor opium, the impact of international aid to Palestine

13-01-2012

Donor Opium, a documentary film, directed by Mariam Shahin and George Azar, and funded by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, features Palestinian criticism of this externally funded development.

 

For twenty years now the international donor community has financially supported Palestinian institution-building, infrastructure development, the economy, public employees' salaries, health and education, social welfare, the police, electricity production, private credit guarantees, and the bigger part of the civil society organizations with regards to democracy promotion, human rights, tolerance, women rights etc.Peace and the establishment of a Palestinian state have been the declared goals of all the support. But actual results are the fragmentation and pacification of the Palestinian people.

 

Watch the fim here (YouTube, 25 minutes)