Cut PA aid Democrat Senators tell Obama

Dozens of senators urge president to end aid to Palestinians if Hamas joins government

Yitzhak Benhorin

WASHINGTON – Obama pressured by own party members: Following the recent Hamas-Fatah unity deal, 29 Democratic party senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama Friday, urging him to end American aid to the Palestinian Authority should Hamas join the PA government.

Now, along with Republican party senators endorsing the move, there is a clear majority in support of cutting the massive aid offered by the Administration to the Palestinians.

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In their letter to President Obama, the Democrat senators write that “the decision of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to form a unity government with Hamas – a designated terrorist group – threatens to derail the Middle East peace effort.”

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