And not only did Obama Inc. agree to fund a Hamas-PLO government, but it stabbed Israel all the way in the back by facilitating its creation even while Kerry was pressuring Israel to negotiate with the PLO.
I can’t think of a bigger betrayal than this.
United States officials have been holding secret back-channel talks with Hamas over the last six months to discuss their role in the newly formed unity government, according to two senior diplomatic sources with direct knowledge of the talks.Obama Inc. is as usual denying everything.
The meetings were held between U.S. intermediaries and Hamas’ leadership, which lives outside the Gaza Strip in third-party countries ranging from Egypt to Qatar and Jordan. Topics included the ceasefire agreement with Israel and the recently formed unity government between Hamas and Fatah.
During the talks, Hamas gave assurances that allowed the U.S. to support the unity government, despite heavy pressure by the Israeli government for them to condemn it, the diplomatic officials — one American and one Palestinian — said. They said those assurances including a commitment to maintaining a ceasefire with Israel.
State Department deputy spokesman Marie Harf denied the talks. “These assertions are completely untrue,” Harf told BuzzFeed. “There is no such back channel. Our position on Hamas has not changed.”Except it’s a unity government with Hamas. Regardless of who is out front, Hamas is out back. That’s the whole point of this arrangement.
Harf said she told a press briefing yesterday: “As you all know, Hamas is a designated foreign terrorist organization. The United States does not and will not provide it assistance. Per longstanding U.S. policy, we do not have any contact with Hamas. No members of Hamas and no ministers affiliated with Hamas, as I said, are part of this government.”
Meanwhile the media has gotten back to throwing a fit over Israeli “settlements”. Because houses are worse than funding a genocidal terrorist group.
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