The US will continue to fund and work with the Palestinian Authority, despite the inclusion of the Hamas terrorist group in the government.
In the agreement between Fatah and Hamas, Hamas gets to keep its army and military independence. The model is very similar to the one that the Hezbollah terrorist group uses to control most of Lebanon.
While some people were surprised by the US decision, regular readers of JewishPress.com saw this one coming a mile away.
State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said that President Obama has no intention of cutting off US aid to the Hamas-Fatah government. The Hamas-Fatah government receives half a billion dollars a year.
The US will pretend that Hamas is not an active and controlling partner in the Palestinian Authority, and that the unity government is a technocratic one.
Psaki said, “Based on what we know now, we will work with this government.”
Based on what we know now, Obama has no problem selling Israel down the river either.