Now we don’t approve of Hamas getting a penny from anyone. Still, this is $50 million that the Thug-In-Chief can’t use for his own galloping nuclear ambitions. And it’s also $50 million unspent by the United States or Western Europe — a small sum, but perhaps someday such sums will be put toward the defense against the global jihad. From CBS/AP:
Iran on Sunday said it would give the Palestinian Authority $50 million in aid, moving in as the United States and Europe have withheld funding to the Hamas-led government.
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki announced the aid package during a conference held in Tehran in support of the Palestinians.
The pledge came as the Palestinian government led by the Islamic movement Hamas began to seek funding from Islamic countries after Arab governments failed to make good on promises for funds.
Israel, the United States and the European Union require Hamas, which they consider a terrorist organization, to renounce violence and recognize the Jewish state to obtain funding.
But Hamas’ political leader Khaled Mashaal reiterated the group’s refusal to meet those demands, saying Saturday in Tehran that his government would “never recognize Israel.”…