Barack Obama’s White House has intervened in a lawsuit brought by terror victims against the Palestinian Authority (PA). They were awarded more than $655 million dollars for six terrorist attacks in Israel in 2004. The Obama administration seeks to restrict the award because they say it will further destabilize the region and hurt peace prospects.
They wouldn’t want to interfere with the imaginary two-state solution which is supposed to end the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
The U.S. has “significant concerns about the harms that could arise if the Court were to impose a bond that severely compromised the [PA’s] ability to operate as a governmental authority.”
The idea of peace, particularly in light of the nuclear deal is just one more of Barack Obama’s delusions.
It is interesting to note here that Iran funds the Palestinian terror group Hamas which has shaky ties to the PA through a unity government formed in 2014. Iran has funded the other major Palestinian terror group, the Islamic Jihad.
The PA is now engaging with Iran and the Islamic Jihad. We pushed them into it when we decided to make Iran the hegemonic leader of the region. We even made sure they have more than a hundred million dollars and profitable business ventures lined up.
The nuclear deal doesn’t prevent them from dealing in arms trade and they can violate the arms embargo without any repercussions.
The president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, attended a Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran in 2012. He will visit again just weeks after the world powers signed a nuclear deal with Iran. A PA committee member, Ahmed Majdalani, recently visited Tehran and met with the nuclear negotiator and Foreign Minister of Iran, Javad Zarif, an smooth-talking politician.
The reason for the joint international conference they plan to hold is to disarm Israel. This is as Iran develops nuclear weapons and ICBMs.
Iran is looking to become the major benefactor of Hamas.
The other major Palestinian terror group is the Islamic Jihad in Gaza. They are almost bankrupt since Iran pulled its funding because they supported forces opposing the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Though Iran has had difficult relationships with Hamas and the Islamic Jihad, they are willing to overlook all that.
Iran has a vested interest in improving relationships with the Palestinian terror groups, according to Kyle Shideler, director of the Threat Information Office at the Center for Security Policy. Iran seems to be positioning itself to be the main leader and architect of the resistance to Israel.
Iran might be signaling that they want to be the major enforcer for the Palestinians and there is no doubt they want to be the major players in the region. They will now have between $100 million and $150 million to make that happen. The PA is broke and they want to be on the right side of Iran when they emerge as the leaders in the Middle East.
“Iran is invested in Hamas, and needs Hamas as a proxy to initiate conflicts with Israel… But Iran and the PA can cooperate on diplomatic efforts to publicly embarrass and hamper Israel, such as over the nuclear issue—for example by using the nuclear deal to portray Iran as once again within international consensus on nuclear proliferation and casting Israel as the nuclear rogue,” Shiedeler said.