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Financial aid to Hamas?

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Submitted by Leonard Boasberg (United States), Jan 27, 2006 at 11:21

You write that the Hamas-led Palestine Authority should be isolated and rejected at every turn. Are you saying that the United States and Western Europe should cut off financial aid? If so (and my own view is that they should), why not say so?
Yours faithfully,
Leonard
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Cutting off financial aid is one step, yes, but hardly the only one. I did not mention specifics due to lack of space. And why go into details when the general concept needs first to be accepted?

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