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vminfla Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-23-11 02:25 PM
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Abbas Uses More Foreign Aid to Pay Freed Terrorists


Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has bested Hamas generosity and is honoring freed terrorists with a $5,000 grant, partially funded by the United States and the European Union. Meanwhile, Hamas urges more kidnappings.

A PA law states that salaries "will be implemented... on the basis of available sources of funding," reported the Arab daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida last April. Abbas warned earlier this month that Washington's decision to suspend financial aid to the PA damages the "peace process."

Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) noted at the time that it is the contributions by the United States and other foreign donors to the PA general budget that facilitates the payment of monthly salaries to the terrorist prisoners.

Meanwhile, Hamas continues to urge more kidnappings of Israeli soldiers as bargaining chips to force the freeing of approximately 5,000 Arab security prisoners and terrorists still in Israeli prisons.


http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/148967
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-23-11 02:39 PM
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1. I take it you support settlement expansion...good to know. n/t
Edited on Sun Oct-23-11 02:39 PM by Jefferson23
on edit for clarity.
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vminfla Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-24-11 06:22 PM
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5. I take it you support funding terrorism
What straw man argument are you using here exactly?
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-23-11 02:39 PM
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2. If true, these payments would amount to remuneration for soldiers or
if not soldiers, mercenaries. And if the PA is truly paying these terrorists or paying anyone to kill Israelis or others, then they are at war with Israel.

That makes their claims that they are negotiating for peace in good faith questionable.

Of course, what is good for the goose is good for the gander. Forces to defend one's country are fine, but when forces or mercenaries are used for aggressive purposes, it's a declaration of war. And, by the way, that applies to any country including the US.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-23-11 05:07 PM
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vminfla Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-24-11 07:07 AM
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4. Destruction of Israel is the goal, not negotiation

"That makes their claims that they are negotiating for peace in good faith questionable."

Not only has Abbas rejected negotiating for the past 18 months, he is also fomenting terror by demonstrating to the arab population that you can strike it rich by engaging in terrorism. $5,000 is clearly a lot of money in the Middle East.
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