25.02.2011 21.Adar l, 5771
"No more than 20% of the money ostensibly collected for terror victims actually ends up in their hands," a reputable organization says.
The revelations coming out of the Schalit camp, alleging fraud in one of the fund-raising campaigns on behalf of the kidnapped soldier, are shocking but, alas, not all that surprising.
While we would like to believe that the entire country is united behind Gilad’s plight and doing its utmost to secure his release, the notion that there are unscrupulous individuals out there looking to take advantage of the situation for their own benefit is a sad but sobering fact of life. As long as there is money to be made, there will always be charlatans who play and prey on the misfortunes of others to line their own greedy pockets….