Published on May 5th, 2014 | by Nick Adams0
Are US tax dollars funding Hamas?
May 5th, 2014 | by Nick Adams
If I dared give advice to the American giant on matters of aid to nations that threaten to be or have proven themselves to be enemies, I would say this: Make it contingent on behavior. Supporters and exporters of terrorism get nothing. People who burn American flags get nothing. That is how the United States can best protect Christians, Americans, and their allies in the Middle East and elsewhere. It’s better to be hated for
who you are than loved for who you are not.
The Palestinian Authority’s announcement that it will send 3,000 police officers to Gaza as part of a unity agreement with Hamas could mean U.S. taxpayers are now at least indirectly helping an officially designated terror organization maintain law and order — and its grip on power.
The police deployment came as part of a deal between the mainly secular government of the West Bank and the radical Islamist regime of Hamas that rules in Gaza. That agreement effectively ended hopes for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process championed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, but it also raises questions about U.S. foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority going forward. Since the U.S. subsidizes the PA budget to the tune of approximately $400 million per year, any effort to help Hamas indirectly spends U.S. dollars, say observers in Israel.