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Obama administration sued over Palestinian aid
Politico ^ | 11/27/12 | BYRON TAU

Posted on 11/27/2012 8:15:53 AM PST by ilcenter

A group of Israeli-Americans has filed suit against the Obama administration, alleging that U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority funds terrorist activities.

The lawsuit charges that federal aid money directed to the Palestinian Authority ultimately ends up in the hands of Hamas and other militant groups committed to war against Israel. Hamas is designed as a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. government.

The lawsuit charges that the State Department is ignoring congressionally-mandated safeguards to keep money out of the hands of such entities.

"The American people are opposed to terror and do not want to fund it via their taxes," plaintiff attorney Norman Steiner said in a statement. "The ongoing non-compliance of the White House and State Department with congressionally mandated protections cannot be allowed to continue."

The plaintiffs are 24 American citizens living in Israel. Two have been victims of terrorist attacks in the past, and all "live in fear of Palestinian terrorist attacks," the lawsuit charges. They name Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as several other government officials as defendants in the suit.

The Shurat HaDin Israel Law Center, whose director is one of the attorneys representing the defendants, estimates that the U.S. government has given more than $4 billion to Palestinian groups since 1993 — mostly through its development arm USAID.

Federal law mandates that U.S. aid only go towards the establishment of a Palestinian state if its governing entity "demonstrated a firm commitment to peaceful co-existence with the State of Israel."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: clinton; obama; palestinians; waronterrorism

1 posted on 11/27/2012 8:16:08 AM PST by ilcenter
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To: ilcenter
We get it.


2 posted on 11/27/2012 8:21:56 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: ilcenter
When our friendly Idiots elected BObama for President second time, they had to be aware of his political leaning; so he gave money to those that would like to kill us. Figures don't it?
3 posted on 11/27/2012 8:24:57 AM PST by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: humblegunner
We get it.

Errr.......what was that middle thing again?? LOLOL
Yeah, that is a tad much....
4 posted on 11/27/2012 8:38:57 AM PST by gimme1ibertee (When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty.)
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To: ilcenter

Just watch as they (pols) confirm Rice for SoS.


5 posted on 11/27/2012 8:54:13 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: humblegunner; ilcenter

You need to post to him in bigger type face. He can’t hear you.

In fact he can’t hear anybody - he’s never responded to a comment yet.

Must be deef, or deaf, or daft ..... or something.


6 posted on 11/27/2012 10:10:31 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: humblegunner; ilcenter

You need to post to him in bigger type face. He can’t hear you.

In fact he can’t hear anybody - he’s never responded to a comment yet.

Must be deef, or deaf, or daft ..... or something.


7 posted on 11/27/2012 10:12:32 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: ilcenter

Obama likes terrorists.


8 posted on 11/27/2012 10:46:12 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: shibumi
he’s never responded to a comment yet.

Curious, that.

9 posted on 11/27/2012 10:56:11 AM PST by humblegunner
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