Saudis Should Stop Bankrolling Hamas

(CNS News) "If anyone came to my hometown in Phoenix and set off a bomb on a bus and killed 16 people and injured 100, my citizens would expect us to respond," U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) told MSNBC. "Do you want to call that a cycle of violence? You can call it what you want, but these acts of terror, these organizations, funded by the Saudis, at least encouraged by Yasser Arafat, are inexcusable." See also Bush Under Fire in Congress for Criticizing Israel Supporters of Israel in and out of Congress assailed President Bush Wednesday for criticizing Israeli attacks on Palestinian militant groups. Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Cal.) said if the Palestinians will not disarm terrorists, "then Israel clearly will do so....We would do so. Any self-respecting society will do so." "There has been an ongoing debate within leadership circles in Hamas over the last few days about how to approach Abu Mazen," an Israeli official said. "One faction has said we have to fight against Abu Mazen and intensify terrorism....Rantisi is one of their most vocal forces." (New York Times)

2003-06-12 00:00:00

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