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 We must be thankful that Israel still stands firm. The Muslims and President Obama are at work to remove the Jews from their land in underhanded ways as Hillary promises 900 million dollars to the Palestinian Authority:

Friday, January 30, 2009 Despite its ouster from Gaza, Palestinian Authority paying Hamas military The Palestinian Authority is financing portions of Hamas’s military, nearly two years after its ouster from the Gaza Strip. The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs reported that the PA pays the salaries of up to 12,000 Hamas military and security personnel. The report, authored by Dan Diker and Khaled Abu Toameh, said the Hamas salaries were being paid by order of PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.

Hamas means zeal. It is an acronym for ‘Harakat al-Muqawima al-Islamiyya, Islamic Resistance Movement. It was created as the armed wing of the religious revivalist Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan al-Muslimin) in Gaza, in 1987 or 1988. The Hamas Charter is virulently anti-Semitic and uncompromising in its goal of riding Palestine of the Jews.

“It is widely believed that the PA in Ramallah only pays the salaries of civil service employees in Gaza to encourage them to stay at home to avoid working with Hamas,” the report said. “However, PA Prime Minister Fayyad also pays the monthly salaries of between 6,000 and 12,000 Hamas Executive Force operatives in Gaza, in line with the 2007 Mecca national unity agreement.” SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt—Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday will propose an aid package of over $900 million for the Palestinians, but only $300 million will be earmarked to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza, according to State Department spokesman Robert Wood. 

 Play Video Hillary Clinton Video: Clinton calls for action to forge Mideast peace AP Hillary Clinton pledges $900 million for rebuilding Gaza (EPA) Hillary Clinton with the Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, in Egypt today Hillary Clinton began her first visit to the Middle East as US Secretary of State today by warning that the region must press ahead towards a peace agreement. She was speaking at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, where donors are gathered to pledge billions for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip. “We cannot afford more setbacks or delays, or regrets about what might have been had different decisions been made,” Mrs Clinton said. The United States would pledge $900 million (£638 million) to Gaza, she added.

Saudi Arabia has already earmarked £1 billion, and it looked likely that the conference would raise the $2.8 billion that it is estimated is needed to rebuild the homes, factories and infrastructure that were destroyed in the blistering Israeli offensive against Gaza in December last year. Despite the offensive, which was aimed at stopping rockets being fired into Israel from Gaza, Hamas has continued to fire missiles over the border, and says it will continue to do so until the siege is lifted. Israel has said that it will not lift the blockade until Hamas ends its attacks and the crossing points are policed by the Palestinian Authority. Israel has also linked a truce deal to the release of a kidnapped soldier who has been held by Hamas for two and a half years. In exchange for him, however, Hamas is demanding the release of 1,400 Palestinian prisoners, including some of those responsible for deadly suicide attacks and assassinations in Israel. The picture is further complicated by the failure of Hamas and the Western-backed Fatah, which dominates the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, to overcome the deep differences which led to a mini civil war in 2007.

Reconciliation talks have made little progress. Mrs Clinton said that the huge sums being pledged today should be channelled through the Palestinian Authority and not fall into the “wrong hands”, a clear reference to Hamas, which Israel, America and Europe list as a terrorist organisation. Aid workers have warned that any reconstruction efforts will fail if pressure is not exerted to open the border crossings.

At present, Israel does not allow cement or steel through the crossings. “The situation at the border crossings is intolerable. Aid workers do not have access. Essential commodities cannot get in,” Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General, told the gathering at the Red Sea resort. A Western aid official in Jerusalem said: “It all comes down to the single fact that until the Israelis remove the stranglehold on what is allowed in, all the Sharm el-Sheikhs in the world won’t change things one iota.” President Sarkozy of France stressed the need for Palestinian reconciliation as the basis for any progress, and said that he wanted to see a peace deal by the end of the year. Mrs Clinton, who warned Hamas to stop its rocket fire, said the basis for peace should be a 2002 plan endorsed by the Arab League, whereby Israel would pull back from the West Bank to allow a Palestinian state to be created there and in Gaza, in return for peace accords with the Arab world. Israel has refused to endorse the plan.

March 2, 2009 Posted by | Hamas, Hillary Clinton, Islam, Jews, Muslim, News, Obama, Palestinian Authority, Palestinians, Politics, President Obama, Terrorists, Uncategorized | | 1 Comment