Sunday, March 23, 2014

EU Aid to Hamas: A Simple Question

EU aid hamas simple question
Sir, - Based on a report appearing in the Jerusalem Post on March 23, 2014 informing us that the EU and UNICEF are launching a 10 million euro Gaza desalination project, I would like to pose a simple question to Carolyn Ashton. By all objective standards the question is eminently fair and just, especially in light of the EU's boycott of Israeli products produced in the West Bank:

Does not elementary logic and practical common sense dictate that before undertaking any project on behalf of Gaza and its Hamas government which is officially recorded in the U.S. and many other UN member countries as a terrorist organization, that any aid granted to them be made conditional on their abandonment of terrorism???

Or are we to understand that Hamas is being rewarded for their daily firing of rockets and the terrorizing of civilian population centers of Israel?

Petach Tikva

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