A welcome bit of anti-dhimmitude from Washington. Let’s hope it lasts. From Reuters, with thanks to JE:
THE United States has ordered its diplomats and contractors to cut off contacts with Palestinian ministries after a Hamas-led government was sworn in, the State Department said today.
A directive, distributed to diplomats and other officials in the region by email, instructed them with immediate effect not to have contacts with Hamas-appointed government ministers or those who work for them, whether they are members of the Islamic militant group or not, officials said.
Hamas is formally committed to the destruction of Israel and is classed by the US government as a terrorist organisation. It won a landslide victory in Palestinian parliamentary elections in January.
“We will not have contact with members of Hamas, no matter what title they may have,” said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack.