The Palestinian terror group Hamas, which serves in the unity government of the Palestinian Authority, has praised Wednesday’s attack on a light rail bus station in Jerusalem that killed a 3-month-old baby who happens to be a U.S. citizen. According to the Jerusalem Post, a Hamas spokesman said: “The attack in Jerusalem is an act of heroism and a natural response to the crimes of the occupation against our people and our holy places.”
The immediate response of the U.S. ought to be to cut off funding for the Palestinian Authority. The Obama administration has defended funding the PA despite the active participation of Hamas, in the hope that a stable Palestinian government could reach a peace agreement with Israel. In reality, U.S. funds support Hamas’s work to promote terror destroy the peace process. The fact that a U.S. citizen was killed ought to freeze those funds.