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Mike Huckabee: US Should Cut Off Aid to Palestinian Authority

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Tuesday, 01 Jul 2014 11:54 AM

By Wanda Carruthers

Americans should demand that the government cease funding the Palestinian Authority because of its ties to Hamas, the group linked to the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers, said former Republican Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

"The fact that American tax dollars helped pay for the Palestinian Authority that has joined with an organization that even the U.S. State Department says is a terrorist organization ought to make Americans say, 'Not one more dime to the Palestinian Authority as long as they're linked up with Hamas,'" Huckabee told "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday.

In 2013, the United States gave the Palestinian Authority $426.7 million in aid, according to Fox News.

The bodies of the three teens were found Monday, 17 days after they went missing. Huckabee said the Israeli government had information connecting Hamas to the abduction and murders.

"The Israelis say they have information and intelligence that clearly links it to Hamas. The fact that Hamas never denied it, in fact . . . they celebrated it," he said.

One of the youths, Naftali Fraenkel, held citizenship in both the United States and Israel. Huckabee visited the Fraenkels in Israel following the abductions and said they were "hopeful and optimistic."

While the Palestinian Authority publicly "condemned" and "criticized" the kidnappings, Huckabee said its website depicted a cartoon of "three Israeli rats being caught, and made fun of it, celebrated it."

Huckabee called for Americans to "get educated about the realities of the Middle East, and specifically Israel" because the country is "fighting for its very existence." He said Israel is "surrounded by people and infiltrated by people who say, vow, that they will kill every last Jew on Earth."

"When you're surrounded by that kind of animosity and hatred, and people, literally, are out to get you, it's not paranoia. It's reality," he said. "People need to realize there is a hatred toward Israel from many nations that can only be described as irrational."

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