posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 09:26 AM
As most here know by now, goverments have been suspending aid to the cash strapped Hamas lead goverment of Palestine. The US and England were some of
the first to do this. Now the European Union which is the biggest contributor to Hamas, sending them a whopping $600 million a year has joined the
bandwagon and is now going to suspend it's aid packages to Hamas.
Now it is important to realize that the only thing that is stopping these goverments from sending the monies to Palestine is the Hamas refusal of
recognition of Israel, nonviolence and acceptance of existing agreements
This is not too much to ask of any legitimate goverment now is it?
It would seem so, According to this article by the Al-Jazeer Network, witholding this aid is tantamount to blackmail. The following is a quote on the
Al-Jazeer site from Ghazi Hamad who is a Hamas spokeman
We will not accept such a blackmail.
"Hamas was elected democratically and the Palestinian people are punished for their choice.
"The EU will not only punish the government, but all the Palestinian people - the poor, the students, the workers," he said.
If this goverment was truely worried about the welfare of it's citizens then they would swear off the use of violence as a means to thier ends. They
would uphold agreements which the previous goverment has made. It would also recognize at least the existance of Israel.
That is if the Hamas goverment was truely concerned with it's people's welfare.
EU Suspension of Aid is Blackmail
[edit on 7-4-2006 by kenshiro2012]