A committee of British MPs has criticised the decision by the international community to boycott Hamas after it won elections last year.The Commons International Development Committee said the boycott could set back the Middle East peace process and lead to more violence. — BBC
The Western powers have demanded that they will only support Hamas financially when they agree to renounce violence, recognize Israel, and accept existing agreements between the Palestinian Authority and Israel.
This is unreasonable? Should the US and Europe pay the salaries of Hamas militias and buy them weapons when they insist that they have a right to throw out the peace process (such as it is) and go back to trying to destroy Israel?
Who is “setting back the peace process” here?
What if the US Government sent money to the Irish Republican Army to buy explosives with?