Congressman Gerry Connolly has vowed to fight his House colleagues in an effort to continue funding of the Palestinian Authority even though the group includes Hamas, a US identified terrorist group. Both groups oppose Israel. [read_more]
“When there are voices calling for the defunding of the Palestinian Authority, I oppose them, publicly,” Connolly said. “Infact I signed a letter signed by Congressman David Price of North Carolina, also signed by Jim (Moran D– Va.), that said we are not going to defund the Palestinian Authority. That would guarantee an explosion in an already volatile situation. When there was a motion to close the Palestinian Authority office here in Washington or let it just be in New York, I opposed it and said it would be a terrible blow to diplomacy and not in U.S. interest let alone Palestine’s interest.”
Has it occurred to our Congress that if they stop funding the Palestinian Authority they might help stop the fighting in the middle east and stop funding the terrorists Hamas? How can anyone fight to fund these groups? Of course Jim Moran, a known anti-Semite would sign support for Hamas.
“Gerry Connolly’s remarks are very troubling,” said Noah Silverman, Republican Jewish Coalition Congressional Affairs Director. “A vow to support taxpayer funding for a Palestinian government that includes Hamas demonstrates reckless indifference to our ally Israel and a disregard for U.S. law, which forbids aid to such a government.”
Connolly’s opponent for Congress, Suzanne Scholte, responded on Tuesday,
“We also need to destroy terrorists not fund them.”
“Sending money to Hamas is reckless and hurts Israel, our closest ally in the Middle East – while destabilizing the entire region by legitimizing a terrorist group with U.S.dollars,”
Doesn’t this seem obvious to everyone? Everyone other than Gerry Connolly? Why does Connolly want to support the Palestinian Authority and Hamas against Israel?
Gerry Connolly in his own words,