Monday, February 27, 2006

US Continues Jizya to PA

So much for anything changing- the United States will continue to funnel its taxpayers money into the hands of the Palestinian Authority.

State Department envoy David Welch said the U.S. continues “to be devoted to the humanitarian needs of the Palestinian people and we shall remain so.”

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said Welch told Palestinian officials that U.S. aid would be redirected, but Welch did not specify how.

Erekat noted that hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. aid flow directly into infrastructure projects every year, and not into Palestinian government coffers.

The fact that it isn't going directly into the Hamas isn't important- they were elected, afterall, by the will of the people,- and running on a very clear mandate. Why should the US differentiate between the terrorist group themselves and the people who elected them to power?

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