Thursday, January 25, 2018

Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch: While complaining that “Palestinians” will starve because of Trump’s cuts, PA buys Abbas $50,000,000 private jet

ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of seventeen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies). Coming in November 2017 is Confessions of an Islamophobe (Bombardier Books).


While complaining that “Palestinians” will starve because of Trump’s cuts, PA buys Abbas $50,000,000 private jet

Both may be true. “Palestinian” children may starve, while their jihadi leaders spend the billions in aid they get from their easy marks in the West on private planes and other perks of authoritarian rule.
“Amid funding cut fears, PA purchases $50 million private jet for Abbas — report,” Times of Israel, January 24, 2018:
Even as the Palestinian Authority faces major funding cuts from the US, it has purchased a new luxurious $50 million private jet to be used by President Mahmoud Abbas, Hadashot news reported Wednesday….
Funding for the plane was said to have been provided both from the PA budget ($20 million) and from the Palestinian National Fund ($30 million)….
When US President Donald Trump originally threatened to cut aid earlier this month, top PLO official Saeb Erekat said it would lead to starvation among Palestinian refugee children.
“Now, he is threatening to starve Palestinian children in refugee camps and deny their natural rights to health and education, if we don’t endorse his terms and dictations,” Erekat said, referring to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Israel’s prime minister does not have and has never had a private plane.