Those who read this blog are fully aware that the Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas is a supporter and facilitator of Muslim terrorism, but it never hurts to remind everyone else of that fact and introduce new evidence as to why this man and his government should not be sitting across the negotiating table from our own leaders.
Last week, a prominent female Palestinian figure and lawmaker issued a very public “thank you” to Abbas after his government resumed direct financial aid to terrorists jailed or wounded by Israeli security forces and to the families of terrorists who died while attacking Jews.
Did you get that? Abbas is handing out money to terrorists and their families who are adversely affected by engaging in terrorist violence against Israeli Jews. How exactly is that discouraging terrorism? How does that make Abbas a true peace partner?
Now, this kind of behavior from the Palestinian leadership is pretty much par for the course. What is maddening is to listen to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert insist that Abbas is a man of peace and to US President George W. Bush claim that the Palestinian leader is combatting anti-Israel terrorism.
Could these guys have their heads any deeper in the sand?
Didn’t the Bush Administration make a big deal just a few years ago about Saddam Hussein distributing financial compensation to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers? How are Abbas’ actions any different?
Following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US, Bush insisted that leaders and nations around the globe are either with us or with the terrorists. What he forgot to mention was that the apparent exception to that rule are the Palestinians, who continue to be permitted to openly keep one foot in the terrorists’ camp and the other in the White House.
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