[quote=gnjsdad]Is this what the neoconservative ideologues had in mind?
EU may cut aid if Hamas wins at Palestinian polls
The European Union’s foreign policy chief warned Sunday that the EU could halt tens of millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinians if the militant Hamas group wins next month’s Palestinian elections and fails to renounce violence.
The threat by Javier Solana reflected growing international concern that Hamas, which has killed hundreds of Israelis in suicide bombings and remains committed to Israel’s destruction, could win the Jan. 25 parliamentary vote…
Also Sunday, Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said plans to allow Palestinian convoys to travel between the West Bank and Gaza Strip were postponed indefinitely due to security concerns. The “safe passage” is considered vital to the Palestinian economy and a key component of an accord brokered last month by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice…
In new violence, Israeli troops overnight shot dead a man on the edge of the Gaza Strip they said was trying to breach a security fence and enter Israel, the army said. Palestinian medical officials identified the dead man as Mohammed Abu Dikri, 34. It was not immediately known if he was a militant.