It’s an Obama world.
Despite a hold by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Hillary Clinton allowed the release of funds to the terror alliance this week.
The National Journal reported, via Creeping Sharia:
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is allowing U.S. funds to flow to the West Bank and Gaza despite a hold by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., a rare display of executive-branch authority sure to anger the key lawmaker concerned about protecting her congressional oversight role.
A State Department official said that the letter was delivered on Tuesday to key members of Congress informing them of Clinton’s decision to move forward with the $147 million package of the fiscal year 2011 economic support funds for the Palestinian people, despite Ros-Lehtinen’s hold. Administrations generally do not disburse funding over the objections of lawmakers on relevant committees.
“[The funds deliver] critical support to the Palestinian people and those leaders seeking to combat extremism within their society and build a more stable future. Without funding, our programs risk cancellation,” the official, who was not authorized to speak about the issue, said in an e-mail. “Such an occurrence would undermine the progress that has been made in recent years in building Palestinian institutions and improving stability, security, and economic prospects, which benefits Israelis and Palestinians alike.”
Earlier this week a Palestinian minister called on Fatah and Hamas to unite and destroy Israel.
Israel National News reported:
A Palestinian Authority minister stated last month that Fatah and Hamas must unite in order to achieve the destruction of the state of Israel, reported Palestinian Media Watch, on Tuesday.
PA Minister of Social Affairs Majida Al-Masri called for ‘Palestinian’ unity in order “to turn to the struggle for the liberation of Palestine – all of Palestine.’”
It has been extensively proven that when the ‘Palestinians’ refer to liberating “all of Palestine,” they mean all f Israel, not merely areas outside of the Green Line.
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