I am a simple, simple person and even I can recognize when something needs a legitimate edit. Let’s see – Israel sends custom money and taxes to the Palestinians who can’t seem to run themselves to collect their own. The Palestinians decide to elect for their government a (let’s be pc) a ‘group’ of people who refuse to recognize Israel’s right to exist and who send bombers in on a regular basis. Israels, says, ok, no more money. Would you call this act as spiteful and mean, or just basic normal of course this would be what Israel would do behavior? The BBC describes it thusly:

On Sunday, Israel approved a series of punitive measures against the PA.

Why on earth should Israel finance the people that want them wiped out?

UPDATE: Apparently President Carter disgrees. (um – who cares?)