Another illustration of why the Israelis should not be giving one penny to the Palestinian Arabs. Why should they pay people who have sworn to destroy them?
From Reuters, with thanks to all who sent this in:
A Hamas source said Tuesday that part of the $100 million in tax revenues transferred by Israel to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas went to pay security services, including members of a Hamas-led force.
“The [Hamas] Executive Force was a part of the security services which received part of their salaries, just like the other forces,” the source said.
During his meeting with Abbas on Sunday, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert asked him to account for how the revenues had been spent.
Israel opposed using the money to pay salaries, particularly to members of Hamas, whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel, government officials said.
Top aides to Abbas had no immediate comment.
“This flies in the face on what was agreed upon,” said an Israeli government official.
What a surprise.