Lawsuit Against U.S. State Department Long Overdue

December 24, 2012
Written by D. L. Gary Pandol

Americans and Israelis can expect more terrorism here at home and in the Middle East. A new terrorist group has emerged, the “National Union Battalions.” [See National Union Battalions’ video at http://youtube/OU8CRBtyVcM ]. Hamas in the Gaza, Fatah in Judea and Samaria, (West Bank), Islamic Jihad, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, PFLP – Muslim Arab organizations, otherwise known as Palestinian groups, have consolidated their efforts. 

Their stated goal: “All of Palestine – from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] river.” [See,7340,L-4320055,00.html] Even Fatah’s Central Committee claims, it will “not lay down its swords,” until it has conquered all of Israel. [See Palestinian Authority TV at MEMRI] Fatah members comprise the PA, an organization that the U.S. considers to be a “legitimate” peace partner in talks with Israel. Sadly, the U.S. keeps insisting Israel give up her land for “peace” with Arabs that want an Islamic state where a Jewish state now stands.

Since the United States allowed a vote to go forward at the United Nations to recognize “Palestine” as a state, emboldened terrorist groups including; Hamas, Fatah/PLO, Islamic Jihad, and the PFLP have consolidated their efforts at “resistance” – another term used for holy war against Jews in Israel, the United States, and Western nations generally.

Attacks in number and severity in Israel are increasing. Meanwhile, PA controlled radio broadcasts, supported by U.S. dollars, blast songs that praise suicide bombings against Israelis. [See]

Israeli military intelligence states that there is an increase in planned attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians. Based on November’s data 130 attacks or attempted attacks were made last month and proved “difficult to contain.” [See,7340,L-4320055,00.html]

The National Union Battalions have come together in the city of Hebron, one of the most ancient cities in the world. Hebron is considered a holy city to the Jewish people since time immemorial. Genesis 13:18 states, Abram built an altar to the Lord in Hebron. Genesis 23 records the death of Sarah and her burial in the cave of Machpelah in Hebron. Abraham’s death is recorded in Genesis 25:9, and he too is buried in Hebron, as is Rachel and Isaac according to Genesis 35. The Book of Joshua 10:36 notes Joshua conquers Hebron and II Samuel 2:1-4 records that after Saul’s death, King David makes Hebron his capitol of the Jewish nation for seven (7) years. And indeed, these are just a few of the references recounting the significance of Hebron for the Jewish people.

However, Israel’s historic ties to Hebron are not recognized by this new terrorist group, National Union Battalions. Israel’s Defense Forces, (IDF), are warning that an increase in attacks is likely throughout Israel. 

Y-Net also notes that the Palestinian Authority’s security forces are not at play against Hamas forces in the West Bank and the PA appears disinterested in policing terrorist activity in the area. The IDF and Shin-Bet have in fact arrested five (5) terror cells over the last four months.

Moreover, as explained in previous posts, there are indications that PA security forces operate as PA police or PA army while on duty, but when off duty, fulfill another role – that of terrorists.

That American money is used to recruit, train, feed, house, and fund Palestinians for these security forces, forces that are trained to kill, is a misuse of American taxpayer dollars.

Palestinians members of these forces have not only killed Jews, but Americans. Many Palestinians have fought against Americans and our Western allies in Iraq and Afghanistan. While Americans may not have liked these wars, there is no justification for Palestinians killing American soldiers who fight to protect American interests and who remain at war against Islamic terrorism around the world.

Note that due to the policies of the United States government, American taxpayers continue to pay the salaries of these so-called PA security forces, as well as terrorists sitting in Israeli jails, and the PA leadership in Ramallah that supports the National Union Battalions.

The U.S. government’s decision to support a policy whereby Americans pay terrorists who kill Americans and Israelis needs to end. 

Thankfully, a civil action lawsuit against the State Department has been filed by the Israel Law Center, Shurat HaDin, representing 24 Americans. This lawsuit is the direct result of American taxpayer dollars that end up in the bank accounts of terrorist organizations like the PA and Hamas that recruit, plan, glorify and remunerate terrorists who are guilty of murdering Americans.

Since 1993, the U.S. State Department has given over $4 billion to Palestinians just through USAID alone. This figure represents only a portion of the economic and military assistance Palestinians receive by the United States.

Representing the issues accurately, this suit, Bernstein vs. Clinton, points out that the State Department fails to observe Congressional restrictions on aid, transparency, and reporting requirements in funding the Palestinian Authority. To view the Israel Law Center’s website go to .

Suing the U.S. government for failing to comply with U.S. statutory law that prohibits the funding of terrorism – terrorism that results not only in the deaths of Israelis, but Americans as well, is long over-due.

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