Trouble in the Holy Land
British Council offices in Gaza City and the West Bank town of Ramallah were set alight by angry mobs, while the Foreign and Commonwealth Office warned all British citizens to leave the area. ..
Last year Britain spent £60 million in support of the Palestinian Authority and projects in the Palestinian territories. But there is little to show for the effort and Gaza remains isolated, poor and unstable. ..
Last night British officials said Britain was determined to resume its role in the region once the situation has calmed down. A Foreign Office spokesman said that diplomats would resume their work as soon as the situation allowed.
Why bother returning? and why write them another large cheque for them to piss away?