U.S. May Reassess Palestinian Aid

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hamasAfter the Islamist terrorist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Liberation Organization announced a new unity pact on Wednesday, the U.S. said it would have to reconsider aid to the Palestinians.

“Any Palestinian government must unambiguously and explicitly commit to nonviolence, recognition of the state of Israel, and acceptance of previous agreements and obligations between the parties,” a U.S. official said.

The U.S. government lists Hamas as a terrorist organization. As a result of the pact, Israel canceled a session of talks with the Palestinians.

U.S. State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said Wednesday: “I think that the ball, at this point, is in the Palestinians’ court to answer these questions as to whether this reconciliation, whether these principles would be met through that process that has been long established….Any Palestinian government must unambiguously and explicitly commit to nonviolence, recognition of the state of Israel, and acceptance of previous agreements and obligations between the parties.

“If the Palestinian Government, the PLO – if President Abbas were to continue to pursue reconciliation, Hamas would need to abide by these principles in order to be a part of the government. So if it’s a unified government, yes, they would need to abide by these principles.”

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

2 COMMENTS

  1. US aid to Palestinians lets call it what it is it is called a bribe, just like Israel money to the PA is a bribe not aid.

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