El ex-presidente Carter y Hamas
Publicado por Spanish Eowyn en 10/febrero/2006
Carter, who monitored last week’s Palestinian elections in which Hamas handily toppled the ruling Fatah, added that the United States should not cut off aid to the Palestinian people, but rather funnel it through third parties like the U.N.If you sponsor an election or promote democracy and freedom around the world, then when people make their own decision about their leaders, I think that all the governments should recognize that administration and let them form their government,” Carter said.“If there are prohibitions — like, for instance, in the United States, against giving any money to a government that is controlled by Hamas — then the United States could channel the same amount of money to the Palestinian people through the United Nations, through the refugee fund, through UNICEF, things of that kind,” he added.Carter expressed hope that “the people of Palestine — who already suffer … under Israeli occupation…– will not suffer because they are deprived of a right to pay their school teachers, policemen, welfare workers, health workers and provide food for people.”As president, Carter brokered a 1979 peace accord between Israel and Egypt at Camp David. That effort helped earn him the Nobel Peace Prize.Carter said “there’s a good chance” that Hamas, which has operated a network of successful social and charitable organizations for Palestinians, could become a nonviolent organization.However, Carter noted, Hamas has adhered to a cease-fire since August 2004, which “indicates what they might do in the future.”He said Hamas is “highly disciplined” and capable of keeping any promise of nonviolence it might make.
Luego Carter sigue diciendo que “si hay una ley que impide mandar dinero a los palestinos, simplemente se les envía a través de la ONU, de UNICEF, etc. En todo caso, como tiene una importante red de entidades de caridad, puede llegar a ser una organización no-violenta”.