Clinton Set To Transfer $200M To Terrorist Palestinian Authority

July 24, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Despite a myriad of warnings that the money will be used to rebuild the terror infrastructure and kill Israeli women and children, this afternoon Hillary Clinton will release $200 million in funding to the Fatah terrorists in the Palestinian Authority.

" the decision of the Obama Administration to give $900 million or more in U.S. taxpayer-funded aid to Hamas-controlled Gaza and Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority (PA) a mistake that will enhance the ability of Hamas to wage its terror war and thus prolong the conflict and increase its toll in lives. Such funds are fungible and also free up other Hamas funds for terror purposes. The U.S. made this pledge ahead of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s journey to Sharm el Sheikh where an international conference of Gaza reconstruction is under way." [source, http://www.zoa.org/sitedocuments/pressrelease_view.asp?pressreleaseID=1595]

Administration claims that the aid would be used for humanitarian purposes ignores history and the charter committments that bind the PA to its terrorist armies.

"Despite Secretary Clinton's words of reassurance, she is not addressing the fact that the PA is bound by the 2007 Mecca Agreement between Fateh and Hamas to fund Hamas, including its growing army, which is outlawed by the United States. Also, the PA itself finances terror: the PA Interior Ministry pays monthly salaries to Fateh's own Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, two recognized terrorists groups. Furthermore, the PA also pays the monthly salaries of between 6,000 and 12,000 Hamas Executive Force operatives in Gaza, in accordance with the 2007 Mecca Agreement." [source, ibid]

Reports out of Israel indicate that the funds will be released in a ceremony this afternoon in the West Bank Hamas stronghold of Ramallah, attended by Pale PM Salaam Fayyad, and Jack Wallace, US Consul in Jerusalem.