On September 20, 2001 President Bush in a speech before a Joint Session of Congress stated:
”Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime”.
On July 16, 2004, for the first time in the history of U.S.-Palestinian relations, the U.S. has directly given the Palestinian Authority over $20 million to be used for repairing and maintaining roads, public buildings, and power, water and sewage lines damaged in years of fighting with Israel.
The very same day (December 5th, 2005) that an Islamic Jihad homicide bomber killed at least five Israelis and wounded more than 40 innocent people in a Netanya shopping mall, the Palestinian daily, al Hayat al Jadida (page 3), reported that Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, signed a new law to support the families of homicide bombers. Each homicide bomber’s family will receive a monthly stipend of at least $250. The family of a married homicide bomber will receive an additional $50. Parents will receive an additional $25, and each additional child and/or brother or sister will get another $15.
So I have three questions:
1. Did President Bush mean what he said in his September 2001 speech?
2. Are American Taxpayers paying Palestinian Homicide bombers families?
3. If the Palestinian Authority is going to support the families of Homicide bombers should any rational Nation or Country give them any money?