The US cuts off all contacts with Palestinian ministries after a Hamas-led government was sworn in Wednesday. Canada has followed suit. The ISM admits it works with terrorists from Hamas so this news is extremely important: the US government is waking up to what a threat Hamas is to world peace and even the Palestinian people themselves, and the ISM is an extension of that threat.
March 29, 2006, 10:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
US diplomats, officials and contractors were instructed to break off contacts forthwith with the 24 Hamas-appointed government ministers and officials even if they are not members of the terrorist group. Hamas, which won a landslide victory in Palestinian elections last January, is formally committed to the destruction of Israel and is classed as a terrorist organization, US officials noted.
Contacts will still be permitted with President Mahmoud Abbas, his office and non-Hamas members of parliament, although he carried out the swearing in of the Hamas government The cutoff could impact a wide range of US programs including security coordination with the Palestinian interior ministry. It also applies to organizations that receive US funding for projects and services in Palestinian territories.