Biden's Reward To The Palestinians Show Arab World Terrorism Works
PNW - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's announcement that the Biden administration will ask Congress to allocate $75 million in aid to the Palestinians and that Washington will reopen the US Consulate in Jerusalem -- which previously had served as a de facto embassy handling US relations with the Palestinians -- is sending the wrong message to the leaders of the Palestinians.
First, these overtures signal to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas that the US will support and lavish funding on any Arab leader who seriously abuses not only his own people but also his neighbors. This policy would also include leaders such as Vladimir Putin in Russia, Xi Jinping in China and "Supreme Guide" Ali Khamenei in Iran, as well as other despots.
One pretext for the war that Hamas initiated was that Abbas had cancelled parliamentary elections to have been held in May and July. The real reason the elections were canceled was that they would have resulted in another victory for Hamas.
Hamas won the last parliamentary election in 2006 due to the Palestinians' frustration over the rampant political, administrative and economic corruption in Fatah, the dominant faction of Abbas's PA.
The Biden administration -- by offering Abbas more money and reopening the US diplomatic mission that deals directly with the Palestinians -- is actually rewarding Abbas for those attributes.
By engaging Abbas and sending....READ MORE
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