Hamas Warns: Give Us Money Or We’ll Become Terrorists

Buried in an Agence France Presse article about the failure of international donors to pay the $5.4 billion they’ve pledged to help rebuild Gaza is an absolute gem of a quote:

A Hamas official warned recently that the territory could become a breeding ground for extremism unless promised reconstruction is accelerated.

“Our message to the world, which is scared of terrorism and extremism, is that the delay in rebuilding Gaza and the continuing blockade against it will make it a ripe environment for the spread of extremism and terrorism,” Khalil al-Haya told a Gaza City meeting of the movement’s representatives in the Palestinian parliament.

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