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Friday, March 06, 2009

What a great idea: Tie Gaza aid to Shalit's release

Representative Shelley Berkley (D - Nev.) came up with a great idea: Condition the aid to the 'Palestinians' that was promised by Hillary Clinton earlier this week on Gilad Shalit's release from captivity (Hat Tip: Jawa Report).
United States Congresswoman Shelley Berkley of Nevada has drafted a petition that would tie America's aid to Gaza to the release of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. The petition will be sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The petition also calls to suspend the aid payments until Hamas-run Gaza stops targeting Israeli civilians with frequent rocket attacks.

Clinton pledged $900 million in U.S. aid at a donors' conference in Egypt earlier this week. One-third of the money, $300 million, will go to Gaza, while the remaining $600 million is intended for the Fatah-run Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria.
I'd be shocked if this administration ever agreed to do something like that.

By the way, if you're wondering why the name Shelley Berkley sounds familiar, she was the only Democratic representative (Congresscritter as he would call them - Hat Tip: Michael Rubin) among the group of representatives that called for an investigation into Chas Freeman's ties with the Saudis and the Chinese earlier this week.


At 4:53 PM, Blogger Broomer said...

I've filled out the online form from her website and I encourage all to contact her office to thank her for the strong support for Israel.

At 7:55 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

If the world really cared about the Palestinians, it would condition assistance to them on a change in their behavior and in making reforms that put them on the road to living a responsible life.

Of course that will never happen. Its not so much about helping the Palestinians as it is really a function of "sticking it" to the Jews. Don't look for the Gaza aid to be tied to Gilad Shalit's release or internal Palestinians reforms to occur anytime soon.

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