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Unity Among Palestinians?
By Micah Halpern

Friday March 13, 2009

I've Been Thinking:

Mention US foreign policy and Hamas in the same sentence and I see red flags waving.

Red Flag # 1: Senator John Kerry visits Damascus, Syria and announces that the Syrians can play a role in uniting Hamas and Fatah.

The Syrians back Hamas, the Syrians are in cahoots with Hamas, the Syrians rely on Hamas.

Red Flag # 2: Last week's Donors' Conference in Egypt where the US pledged $900 million in aid to Gaza and the West Bank (300 million for Gaza, 600 million for the West Bank). Yesterday, finally, a formal statement was released saying that the giving of the money is not an absolute given.

No money can get to Gaza without Hamas.
It is against US law to give money to a terror organization.
Hamas is a terror organization.
There is no way to give money that money without benefiting the terrorists.

Red Flag # 3: Now the Obama administration has said that should the Palestinians establish a unity government between Hamas and Fatah that does not meet a basic standard (i.e., recognizing Israel as a minimum) then the Administration will have to rethink their stance on the aid.

Hamas will not and cannot accept Israel.
The question is if Hamas and Fatah can agree to disagree and still form a unity government. If that happens, they will loose Western support.

I am becoming more and more skeptical of United States policy towards Hamas.

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