The Palestinian Authority’s ruling Fatah party signed a “unity” agreement with Hamas on May 4th of this year in Cairo in order to share governing power of the Palestinian territories with this terrorist group. And make no mistake, Hamas is an unapologetic terrorist organization as recognized by the United States and the European Union. The very charter of the Hamas organization calls for the complete destruction of Israel and the killing of Jews wherever they might be found.
Secretary of State Hilary Clinton summed up longstanding United States policy when she stated in 2009 that, "We will not deal with nor in any way fund a Palestinian government that includes Hamas unless and until Hamas has renounced violence, recognized Israel and agreed to follow previous obligations of the Palestinian authority."
Despite this unambiguous and principled stand, the United States is continuing its funding of the Palestinian Authority and its terrorist-partner-in-governing Hamas. To make matters even worse, President Obama has encouraged Israel to continue to negotiate peace with the Palestinians, beginning with the supposition of a return to the 1967 borders for Israel as a starting point for all negotiations. This is an egregious abrogation of support of our ally Israel, and places them in an untenable position. Why would we endanger the very existence of our ally Israel and further abandon our own policy regarding Hamas, as stated by our Secretary of State?
When this unity agreement was originally signed, President Obama should have immediately come out that day and stated that ALL funding of the Palestinian Authority would cease immediately and indefinitely until such a time that Hamas was no longer a governing partner nor had any operational influence in the governing of the Palestinian people. By not doing so, and in continuing to fund the Palestinian Authority, we are further undermining our ally Israel and loudly making the pernicious statement to Hamas that terrorism does indeed work.
Now is NOT the time for politics, Mr. President. Slick talk and ambiguous statements and excuses are not what is needed right now. To continue to ignore this terroristic partnership is to further erode the chance for a real and true Middle East peace and to further encourage and empower the terrorists who have never wanted peace with Israel.
The excellent organization named Christians United for Israel has created a petition asking President Obama to support our ally Israel and remove U.S. funding from the Palestinian Authority until Hamas is no longer a partner with them. I would encourage you to please click here now to demand that President Obama immediately isolate Hamas by adding your name to this petition. Violence and terrorism cannot ever be rewarded.