Washington (CNN) — The United States will contribute $400 million in development aid to the Palestinian territories and work with Israel to loosen its “unsustainable” grip on Gaza, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.
Obama’s announcement came after White House talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The money will be used to build housing, schools, water facilities and health care systems in both the Palestinian Authority-controlled West Bank and Gaza, which is ruled by the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas.
Surely there is no reason at all to doubt what this money will be used for. Surely this won’t end up in the hands of Hamas. Surely we imposed some sort of restrictions that say, oh, if any aggression is shown towards our ally Israel then no more cash, and instead we will kick your ass. Surely we couldn’t find more worthy people to give this money to.
Don’t call me Shirley. Ugh.