With the U.S. funding Palestinian Authority security forces, new efforts to unify the PA with the extremist Hamas faction in the Gaza Strip raises concerns American taxpayer money may soon be used to pay terrorists’ monthly salaries.

In a sign of the shifting powers in the region, the Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas reportedly announced today the next Palestinian government will be located in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, while the next prime minister will be from Gaza.

Ahmed Yousef, a top political adviser to Hamas, confirmed today those arrangements were made as part of a political program for a future unity government between Hamas and the U.S.-backed Fatah party.

According to sources in both the PA and Hamas speaking to WND in May, the unity deal not only leaves Hamas in full security control of the Gaza Strip, but it paves the way for tens of thousands of Hamas security forces to be placed on the PA payroll, which, in turn, is funded in large part by the U.S. and Europe.

 

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