Daily Israel Report
10:04
Reported

News Brief

  7/10/2014, Tammuz 12, 5774

Rand Paul: Via PA, US May Be Funding Hamas


US Senator Rand Paul said Wednesday that the American government was “potentially” funding Hamas, through its donations to the Palestinian Authority. With the PA government now including Fatah, he said in an interview on an American radio show, it stood to reason that part of the “several hundred million dollars” in US funds given to the PA each year were being used to fund Hamas activities.

With Hamas currently conducting a war against Israeli civilians – and thus endangering Gaza civilians as well, said Paul – the US should consider suspending its aid to the PA, in order to choke off Hamas. If Hamas is to be a part of the PA's government, them funds should be suspended until the terrorist organization “renounces violence, recognizes Israel, recognizes the previous peace treaties,” added Paul.