European Union Punishing Palestinians For Democracy

“It’s not acceptable to punish the Palestinian people. We cannot say to the Palestinians: ‘it’s good being democratic and at the same time we punish you’. The EU must find a mechanism to get aid to the people…”

Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority

After the US, the European Union moves to stop payments to the Hamas-led government in Palestine.

So, yeah, it’s good to be democratic as long as you choose who they want you to choose. Simple.

[Source: The Guardian]
[More: EU observer]
[Via: Je Blog]

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