New York – The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) strongly condemned the G8 industrialized nations for agreeing to give $9 billion in aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) one day after the London massacre of over 50 people and 700 injured. (The G8 is composed of the US, Germany, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, England, and Russia.) This was decided during the recent summit in Gleneagles, Scotland.
Uzi Arad, who was an advisor to former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said that the allocation was really “protection money” to terrorists as a means to stop future attacks. ZOA President Morton A. Klein said, “This aid will never stop future attacks but will only encourage more murder of Westerners and Israelis and more massacres. Churchill said it best, ‘those who appease the crocodile will simply be eaten last.’
Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law Professor, said, ‘this clearly sends a powerful message to terrorists and potential terrorists that terrorism works. There were no grants announced to the Tibetans, who have been brutally occupied for a very long time. But the Tibetans have not resorted to terrorism. The primary cause of terrorism is not occupation, assimilation or desperation. If it was, the Tibetans would be the greatest terrorists Terrorism will continue as long as potential terrorists believe they will benefit from using that tactic.'”
“We are appalled by the G8 plan to fund the PA, a regime that has refused to dismantle and disarm the terrorists, end incitement, or arrest terrorists; and they’ve also released from prison leaders of the KARINE A incident and the killer of an Israeli minister. Only last week, the PA invited Hamas to be part of their regime and asked the Palestinian terror chiefs to move from Syria to Gaza after Israel leaves. This is a mistaken policy. All the nations of the world should stop rewarding any regime that supports or promotes terrorism and that includes the PA. The PA must be made to understand that there are consequences to enacting policies that promote radical Islamic terrorism.”