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Friday, April 07, 2006

Thoughts: US shutting off federal aid to Palestine

About f'ing time. We shouldn't have been giving them aid to begin with. They are terrorists and will continue to be terrorists.
The United States has decided to suspend direct assistance to the Hamas-led Palestinian government, while increasing humanitarian aid to the Palestinians through U.N. agencies, the State Department said on Friday.

"Because the new Hamas-led Palestinian government has failed to accept the Quartet principles of non-violence, recognition of Israel, and respect for previous agreements between the parties, the United States is suspending assistance to the Palestinian government's cabinet and ministries," said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack.

Quoting a statement by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, he said the suspension would be lifted if the Palestinian Cabinet met the terms laid out by the Quartet -- the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and Russia.

"The path back to the road map is clear: acceptance of the three principles. If it accepts the Quartet principles or a new government comes to power that accepts them, funding can be restored," the statement said.

U.S. humanitarian aid to the Palestinians through U.N. relief agencies and non-governmental organizations that are not affiliated with the Palestinian Authority would be increased by 57 percent this year to $245 million, he said.

This should only be the beginning, any country who doesn't support us should lose all their funding too. There is no reason why we should be helping countries who fundamentally disagree with us.

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