Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon met U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-Calif., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee’s Foreign Operations Subcommittee, on Thursday.
At that meeting, Mr. Ayalon asked Ms. Lowey to ensure the additional funds the United States is transferring to the Palestinians do not reach Hamas or other terrorist groups.
“We can not allow these funds to reach the hands of the terrorists,” Mr. Ayalon said. “This is vital.”
Ms. Lowey will have to cope with the fact that the Palestinian Authority continues to abide by the March 2007 Mecca agreement, which continues to obligate the PA to provide funding to the Hamas-controlled government in Gaza.
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