June 10, 2014 | Quote

Here’s Why The US Is Funding A Government That Includes A Designated Terror Group

Jonathan Schanzer, an expert on Palestinian politics at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, notes that the unity government also entails a deep degree of formal cooperation between Fatah and a U.S.-listed terror group.

“For the PA to operate inside the Gaza strip, they have to work with Hamas, period,” Schanzer told Business Insider. The deal also “puts Hamas in territory that is now the responsibility of PA.”

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