The worst part of this story is that some analysts will think that if Hamas is willing to accept American money, it will be susceptible to being influenced. “Hamas: We’ll ‘gladly’ spend American money,” from WND, with thanks to JE:
If Hamas wins upcoming Palestinian parliamentary elections, the terror group will “gladly” accept United States foreign aid to the Palestinian people and will allow funds to be monitored by “anyone who wants” to ensure the financial aid is used properly, Hamas chief Mahmoud al-Zahar said in an interview.
“Without any condition we are accepting any money and we are ready to put these figures in the proper way and in a purified manner. Anybody can follow this money, can observe and account, do anything to be sure that we are running our system without corruption,” al-Zahar told WorldNetDaily’s Aaron Klein and ABC Radio’s John Batchelor during an interview broadcast on Batchelor’s national show.
Al-Zahar was reacting to a Congressional resolution passed last month calling for a freeze in U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority if Hamas wins elections currently scheduled for Jan. 25.
The terror group swept recent local elections throughout Gaza and in many Judea and Samaria towns, and is widely expected to dominate upcoming elections.