Cut Funding to Organizations that Empower Hamas

(The Hill) Bonnie Glick and Richard Goldberg - Billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars are being sent to international organizations enabling Hamas terrorism. With 34 Americans already murdered by Hamas and six more still held hostage in Gaza, it's time for Washington to withhold contributions to agencies that actively subsidize, enable or defend the evil the world witnessed on Oct. 7. The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) runs schools in the West Bank and Gaza that explicitly teach kids to hate Jews and Israel. Many of its staff members are members of terrorist groups such as Hamas. Its facilities are used by Hamas to launch attacks and build terror tunnels. Employees stand accused of celebrating Oct. 7 and even holding some of Hamas' Israeli hostages in their homes. The International Committee of the Red Cross refuses to pressure Hamas to allow medical visits to the hostages it kidnapped. But its staff does visit Hamas prisoners in Israeli jails to sign them up for the Palestinian Authority's "pay to slay" program - a policy that gives government benefits to the families of those who commit terrorist attacks against Israel. For agencies that refuse to recognize Hamas and other groups as terrorist organizations, U.S. funding should be cut or withheld. We owe nothing less to the victims of Oct. 7 and the hostages who remain in captivity. Bonnie Glick was deputy administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development in 2019-2020. Richard Goldberg, a senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, is a former Senate aide and National Security Council official.

2024-01-26 00:00:00

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