The US arms and finances Palestinian terrorism

I am beyond words:

Some of the Palestinian gunmen who participated in the kidnapping of IDF soldier Cpl. Gilad Schalit last year have long been on the payroll of the Palestinian Authority, Palestinian sources revealed Sunday.

The sources named two of the suspected kidnappers as Muhammad Azmi Farawneh and Majdi Tayseer Hammad…

Farawneh is believed to have played a key role in the abduction of Schalit. Hammad was the commander of the Nasser Salah Eddin Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees – one of the groups that claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.

The two were killed a few weeks after the abduction in air strikes launched by the IAF in the Gaza Strip.

The fact that they have been on the payroll of the PA was disclosed after their families protested against the low pension that the PA has decided to allocate them…

The PA has also been paying salaries to thousands of Fatah gunmen belonging to the faction’s armed wing, the Aksa Martyrs Brigades. The majority of these gunmen are registered as members of various branches of the PA security forces, particularly the General Intelligence, Force 17 and the Preventive Security Service. But until now it was not common knowledge that members of the Popular Resistance Committees had also been receiving salaries from the PA.

The Popular Resistance Committees is an alliance of various armed factions in the Gaza Strip, including Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The group was also behind the roadside bomb attack that killed three US security guards in the northern Gaza Strip in 2003.

Khaled Abu Toameh, Jerusalem Post

The US continues to funnel millions of dollars and large quantities of arms to the PA to pay the salaries of these ‘security’ forces and to ‘strengthen Palestinian moderates’.

My tax dollars are arming and paying terrorists to kidnap and murder Israelis and Americans!

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One Response to “The US arms and finances Palestinian terrorism”

  1. Shalom Freedman says:

    The problem is the Saudi connection. And also the impossible and incredible situation which a superpower finds incredible. It cannot find a real ally in the Palestinian camp, just as it cannot find a real ally in Iraq. This means it disguises its impotence from itself by throwing money at what is perceives to be , the less hostile enemy.
    The Saudi connection is key. It is also key to why the U.S. is staying in Iraq. It is not there to protect Israel but rather to protect its own energy supplies.
    Another point. The real danger in America’s arming Arab regimes are the modern arms it has given to Egypt.
    No one can know how long the regime in Egypt will last and there is the possibility that the fundamentalists will take over, there also.