The United States government is funding the radical Islamic terrorist group Hamas. That’s the conclusion of a Wall Street Journal report that looks into the formation of a new interim coalition government that brings Hamas and the Palestinian Authority back together after several years of conflict.
The United States also supports the Palestinian Authority with over $400 MILLION annually, even though U.S. law forbids taxpayer support of any group heavily influenced by Hamas, which the State Department designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization in 1997. It is difficult to believe that none of that money will get into the hands of the Hamas radical militants currently firing rockets at civilians in Israel from behind human shields in Gaza.
The Hamas Charter explicitly calls for the destruction of both Israel and the Jewish people, a cause that not only fails to win the backing of Americans as a whole, but goes against US terrorist policies, not to mention Israel is an ally.
Obama has refused to cut off funding to the Palestinians, because Hamas has installed into its government supporters from Gaza who, though agreed-upon by the terrorist organization, have “no obvious links” to it, according to the report. It’s implausible that the Obama State Department would fall for this, but it has.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki claims that the Palestinians have “formed an interim technocratic government that does not include ministers affiliated with Hamas,” says the Journal.
That statement is essentially a joke, and the world is seeing its ramifications playing out in the Gaza Strip right now. International treaties require the Palestinian Authority to police its territory for illegal weapons, but the bulk of those weapons belong to Hamas. If the ministers are not “affiliated with Hamas,” where is their assistance–or even a verbal commitment–to demilitarizing Gaza? Why has that task been left to the Israel Defense Forces?
Obviously, Obama has no intention of recognizing the Palestinian Authority for what they clearly are, the terrorist-supporting organization that it is or of cutting off funding that is no doubt supporting terror attacks. If he had, he would certainly have done so by now.
Instead, his failure to act has turned the United States into a terror-supporting nation and we now supply rockets to Hamas so that they can fire them at Israel and we supply the anti-rocket missiles Israel uses to shoot them down. It’s a vicious circle that accomplishes nothing but getting innocent people killed.
Pictured: Obama’s half-brother wearing Hamas scarf that boasts ‘Jerusalem is ours – WE ARE COMING’
Malik Obama runs the Barack H. Obama foundation and was the Best Man at the president’s wedding. He appeared at the 2010 Orphans Development Fund conference wearing a Hamas ‘keffiyeh’ scarf with well-known Palestinian slogans printed on it. The sayings included ‘Jerusalem is ours – WE ARE COMING’ and ‘From the river to the sea,’ a statement that suggests Israel doesn’t exist. Obama has been tight-lipped about his relationship with Malik, who told GQ in 2013 that the two are closer than Americans think.
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