Saturday, March 04, 2006
CAIRO (AFP) - The Arab League is to vow support for the radical Islamist movement Hamas amid "unjust conditions" on the Palestinians at its summit planned for the end of March, the 22-member body revealed.
The Arab League "calls on the international community, particularly the quartet (the European Union, Russia, the United Nations and the United States), to respect the will of the Palestinian people," said a draft resolution decided on Saturday by Arab foreign ministers in Cairo.
The quartet should "not intervene in their internal affairs... and not impose unjust conditions on (the Palestinian people's) elected leadership," the statement added.
OK. I respect the will of the Palestinian people, but does that mean I should give Hamas money?