Again, we don’t like to see any money going to Hamas. Still, it’s better that it come from like-minded Muslim states rather than from Western taxpayers. Now if only someone in the State Department would examine the jihad ideology and the Hamas Charter, and realize that states that fund Hamas could not possibly be friends of the United States. From Reuters, with thanks to Jihad Watch News Editor Rebecca Bynum:
DOHA, April 17 (Reuters) – Staunch U.S. ally Qatar said on Monday it would give $50 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority despite calls from Washington and European Union to halt funding unless the Hamas-led government recognises Israel.
The Gulf Arab state, which hosted the command centre for the U.S. military in the 2003 Iraq war, said the aid decision “stems from Qatar’s support for the Palestinian people”….
On Sunday, Iran said it was giving the Hamas government $50 million to fill in gaps left by Western aid cuts and frozen Israeli tax transfers.