Hamas condemns EU decision to freeze aid to Palestinian government
Good for the EU! Condi’s plan is working.
You want aid, do you Hamas? OK, here is the simple three step plan:
- renounce violence
- abide by previously signed peace agreements
- accept Israel’s right to exist
Hamas condemns EU decision to freeze aid to Palestinian government By Haaretz Service and Agencies Officials in Hamas on Monday slammed a decision by European Union foreign ministers to cut aid to the Palestinian Authority as “undue and unfair.”
Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud al-Zahar told reporters that the EU decision “would never serve settlement and calm in the region, and it goes in harmony with the Israeli pressure practiced on the Palestinian people.”
Meanwhile, Ghazi Hamad, the cabinet spokesman told reporters that the European decision “is unjust and a totally wrong decision. It is just a collective punishment to the Palestinian people for their democratic choice.”…
“There will be no aid to [Hamas] government organizations, but we will maintain humanitarian aid,” said Bot, adding the EU will see how to help Palestinians with their utility bills and other issues of basic needs.
“The Palestinian people have opted for this government, so they will have to bear the consequences,” said Bot as he left an EU foreign ministers meeting.
The EU had warned that it would halt aid to the Hamas-led government over its refusal to renounce violence, abide by previously signed peace agreements or accept Israel’s right to exist.