WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and John Boozman (R-AR) today led 14 senators in expressing concern over the recent reconciliation agreement between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas – a U.S. Government Designated Foreign Terrorist Organization – and urging President Obama to halt taxpayer dollars to the PA unless certain conditions are met.
In the letter, the senators wrote “As long as Hamas remains involved in the PA, we cannot imagine how such a coalition can meet the most basic requirements of U.S. law or the Quartet conditions. We therefore urge you to immediately suspend U.S. taxpayer assistance to the PA unless and until it can be certified that a new government and all its ministers recognize the Jewish State of Israel’s right to exist in peace and security, accept and adhere to all previous Israeli-Palestinian agreements, and renounce all forms of terrorism and anti-Israel violence.”
The letter was signed by U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), John Barrasso (R-WY), Susan Collins (R-ME), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Dean Heller (R-NV), John Hoeven (R-ND), James Inhofe (R-OK), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Roger Wicker (R-MS).
The full text of the signed letter can be found below.
- Hamas letter - 6.22.11 Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation.pdf (644.5 KBs)