Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Revealed: 'Backroom' Deal allows 'State Sponsor of Terrorism' Turkey to funnel money into Gaza.
Revealed: 'Backroom' Deal allows 'State Sponsor of Terrorism' Turkey to funnel money into Gaza. (INN).
A portion of Israel's recent controversial reconciliation agreement with Turkey which was not initially made public has come to light, and has given critics of the deal significantly greater room for concern.
However, according to the newly published section of the agreement, the Turkish government - led by the Islamist, pro-Hamas AKP party - is allowed to transfer large amounts of money to Gaza, via banks approved by Israel to do business in Gaza.
According to one of the sections of the agreement, "Turkey will be able to transfer money to the Gaza Strip via banks approved to work in Gaza by Israel and the Palestinian Authority, subject to Israel's security considerations."
The latter caveat is clearly intended to prevent the funds being funneled to Hamas or other terrorist groups active in Gaza - but the question many are asking is how Israel can prevent Hamas in particular from obtaining the funds via official "government agencies" in Gaza, all of which are run by Hamas. Read the full story here.