News Brief 4/24/2011, Nissan 20, 5771
Danon: US Should Halt Aid to PA Police
MK Danny Danon (Likud) said he had sent a request to Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee. asking her to reconsider U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority police. The U.S. provides equipment and training for the PA police, and Danon said that the U.S. assistance was supposed to help the PA combat terrorism, not encourage it.
“As a true friend of Israel, I am sure you agree that the purpose of this aid is to promote Israel's security, not the murder of Israelis,” Danon wrote to Ros-Lehtinen.