Friday, November 25, 2011

Taxpayer money used to build houses for jihadists

Mahmoud Abbas, head of the Palestinian Authority, greeted the jihadist released by Israel last month with open arms, an open wallet (average payment, $5,000US) and is building houses for them. American taxpayer dollars are being used to do this, courtesy of the Palestine Investment Fund, of which the U.S. is a large contributor. Imagine building houses here in America for convicted murderers and giving them $5,000 cash with the keys. That is what our friends the "Palestinians" are doing with our money.

Let's hope this investigation will result in the suspension of payments.

From The Jerusalem Post November 24 by Lahav Harkov

Congressmen seek probe into PA use of US funds

Florida Democratic Congressman Ted Deutsch and New York Democratic Congressman Steve Israel have asked US Comptroller-General Gene Dodaro to investigate the Palestinian Authority’s use of American funding.

The request this week came three weeks after MK Moshe Matalon (Israel Beiteinu) hadsent a letter to the budget committees of the US Senate and House of Representatives, informing them of PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s policy of paying freed Palestinian prisoners who had been convicted of murder $5,000 and building them new homes.

Matalon received a copy of the congressmen’s letter on Thursday.

“Many of the released prisoners were convicted of orchestrating and carrying out Hamas-sponsored terrorist attacks in Israel, including the bombing of a Tel Aviv nightclub that killed 21 people, the attack on a Netanya hotel that killed 29 people, and the bombing of a Sbarro Pizzeria that killed 15 people,” Deutsch and Israel wrote.

The two congressmen explained to Dodaro that they “are troubled by reports of President Abbas’ use of Palestinian Investment Fund(PIF) funds to provide housing for these convicted terrorists.”

According to the letter, the US contributed to the PIF after PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad founded it in 2002 “under a framework of transparency and accountability.” However, recently there has been “ambiguity surrounding the amount of US taxpayer dollars contributed to the PIF,” Deutsch and Israel wrote.

How is it that our government knows each penny we owe in taxes yet cannot account for hundreds of millions of dollars spent on "goodwill" projects?

Read it all

No comments: