The Biden Administration Encourages Palestinian Terrorism and Intransigence

April 13 2021

Last week, the State Department announced that it will remit some $150 million to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which serves to perpetuate the Israel-Palestinian conflict by keeping Palestinians in a permanent state of refugeedom while educating their children to hate Jews. Tens of millions of dollars more will go to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. To send this aid, the Biden administration will have to find a way around two pieces of legislation that forbid U.S. funds from going to institutions that support terrorism. Matthew Continetti comments:

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Hamas and Fatah Compete by Shedding Jewish Blood

During the past four weeks, there has been a rash of violent attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank. These are not a response to any Israeli actions, nor are they spontaneous outbursts. Rather, as Itamar Marcus and Maurice Hirsch explain, the violence is the result of deliberate incitement by the Palestinian Authority (PA), which began when its president, Mahmoud Abbas, realized he was unlikely to win the upcoming national elections. The violence, write Marcus and Hirsch, was originally a way to win votes, and is now a way to maintain popularity after Abbas’s decision to postpone the elections in definitely:

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More about: Fatah, Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian terror