USAID supports Hamas-linked “university” in Gaza

Speaking of who pays for terrorism,

WASHINGTON – The United States Agency for International Development gave the Islamic University in Gaza nearly $1 million in foreign aid from 2002 to 2006 according to an audit conducted by the agency’s inspector general…

Throughout the four-year period, the agency conducted several inquiries into its funding of the Gaza institution and on each occasion concluded that there was no reason to cease American funding.

The Islamic University also repeatedly claimed that there was no reason to halt the aid on the grounds that it did not support terrorism…

[U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill)] pointed the inspector general of the aid agency to the fact that former Palestinian Prime Minister and current Hamas government head, Ismail Haniyeh, sits on the Islamic University’s board of trustees. Additionally, Palestinian security forces seized assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades during a raid of the university in January. — YNet [my emphasis]

Why do I think they should have been suspicious of the “Islamic University of Gaza”?

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