US lawmakers say Hamas-Fatah unity gov’t threatens aid

28.04.2011                      24.Nisan, 5771                      Tag 9 des Omer


US lawmakers say Hamas-Fatah unity gov't threatens aid

New York Reps. Ackerman and Lowey say PA cooperation with "bloody-handed terrorist theocrats" may lead the US to withhold funding.

Lawmakers in the US responded overnight Wednesday to news that Hamas and Fatah have formed a unity goverment by threatening to withhold aid to Gaza.
US Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), the top Democrat serving on the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, released a statement saying that the deal, which does not require Hamas to recognize Israel, "is a recipe for failure, mixed with violence, leading to disaster."…