Obama Plans to Spend $900 Million Taxpayer Dollars to Rebuild Hamas-Controlled Gaza

Reuters reports that "the United States plans to offer more than $900 million to help rebuild Gaza after Israel's invasion and to strengthen the Western-backed Palestinian Authority, U.S. officials said on Monday. The money, which needs U.S. congressional approval, will be distributed through U.N. and other bodies and not via the militant group Hamas, which rules Gaza, said one official." This is an insane amount of American taxpayer money to be going to "rebuild" Hamas-run Gaza, let alone through UN agencies that actually has a history of allowing Hamas members to work for them. Former U.N. Commissioner-General for Gaza and the West Bank Peter Hansen stated, back when he headed UNRWA, that "I am sure that there are Hamas members on the UNRWA payroll and I don't see that as a crime . . . we do not do political vetting and exclude people of one persuasion as against another." Further, channeling this money through Mahmoud Abbas is no better. It will be impossible to make sure that this huge amount of money does not end up supporting Palestinian Islamoterrorism, whether they are members of Fatah or Hamas. If Obama ends up proposing this outrageous bailout package for Gaza, then Congress must stand up to the President and stop the madness. If the Democrats are unwilling to to oppose the President on his Gaza "stimulus" plan, then hopefully Republicans will lead the charge to hold back the purse strings and keep nearly a billion dollars of taxpayer funds being sent to Gaza.