Link U.S. Aid to Palestinians to an End to Hatred and incitement

(Gatestone Institute) Khaled Abu Toameh - The U.S. has given the Palestinians more than $3.5 billion since 1994. No matter how much the U.S. tries to help the Palestinians, it will always be viewed by many of them as an enemy. Last week, President Barack Obama gave $147 million to the Palestinians. A few days later, Palestinians demonstrated in Ramallah against the U.S. The Palestinians want the U.S. to endorse all their demands and force Israel to give them everything. The anti-U.S. sentiments are the direct result of incitement by the Palestinian Authority and other Palestinians against the U.S. Palestinians are reminded almost every day that the U.S. is a foe rather than a friend, although no one seems to ask how come a foe is so generous. U.S. aid should be conditioned not only on PA transparency and accountability, but also on an end to the campaign of hatred and incitement, as officially agreed in the Oslo Accords but never implemented.

2012-05-04 00:00:00

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