Since the signing of the Oslo Peace Accords in 1993, billions of dollars have been sent to ‘help’ the Palestinians. This aid was meant to build public institutions, provide services, foster prosperity and lead to a better quality of life. It was also meant to support peace. Instead, Palestinians have experienced a steady decline in their standard of living. They have suffered from intense violence and severe restrictions to their basic human rights. The reality is that life has become much worse in spite of, or perhaps due to the application of foreign aid in their name.