For years, the Palestinian Authority has paid millions of dollars to the families of both imprisoned suspected jihadists in Israel and past suicide bombers.So, it was interesting to see President Trump standing next to the Authority’s President, Mahmoud Abbas, in denouncing the suicide bombing that killed 22 at a concert in Manchester, England.
Trump and Abbas were in the Palestinian Authority controlled city of Bethlemen when the attack occurred.
“The terrorists and extremists and those who give them aid and comfort must be driven out from our society forever…This wicked ideology must be obliterated.”-President Donald Trump
During his historic 2016 presidential campaign, one of Trump’s main focus was the eradication of “radical Islamic terrorism.”As he pushes for a peace accord between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Trump will have to undoubtedly deal the Hamas element wishing the PAL government.
Here is what some of Florida’s federally elected officials said in response to the attack in England:
"Apply your heart to instruction & your ears to the words of knowledge": Proverbs 23:12
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 23, 2017
Praying for the people of Manchester https://t.co/5XEetT3DrR
— Carlos Curbelo (@carloslcurbelo) May 23, 2017
Tonight in #Manchester, enormous amounts of horror, grief, and pain. From America and beyond, we join you in sympathy, outrage and resolve.
— Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) May 23, 2017
Praying for the victims, first responders, and their families in Manchester tonight. https://t.co/s5061zQBH7
— Mario Diaz-Balart (@MarioDB) May 23, 2017
Horrific&tragic news out of Manchester UK tonight. My thoughts are with the victims&their families. Following this story closely.— Rep. Lois Frankel (@RepLoisFrankel) May 23, 2017