- ATLAS SHRUGS - GELLER REPORT - APR 15, 2022 -
Your tax dollars at work. USAID had cut off the “Palestinians” during the Trump administration, but Biden’s handlers started the gravy train moving again. The idea of U.S. taxpayer money going to a Jew-hater such as Rawan Abu-Salhieh is a major scandal, but of course the establishment media will never inform the American people about it. The left relies on the ignorance and lack of information of the people; if most Americans knew what was going on in Washington, hardly anyone would be reelected in 2022 or 2024.
Just hours after news broke that a Palestinian terrorist gunned down several Israeli civilians last week, an employee for one of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) top contractors took to Twitter to celebrate the attack. “The news is sweeter than a tray of knafeh [dessert] after iftar,” tweeted Rawan Abu-Salhieh, who was working at the time as a Jordan-based employee for Proximity International—a prime contractor for USAID that is engaged in several projects that receive U.S. aid dollars. The April 7 terror attack in Tel Aviv killed three Israelis and left six wounded. Abu-Salhieh routinely celebrates terror attacks on Israel and promotes accounts that encourage violence against Jews, according to a Washington Free Beacon review of her Twitter account. In one Twitter post from two weeks ago, Abu-Salhieh retweeted a graphic that praised a March 29 terror attack in Israel, stating, “shoot and don’t have mercy” and describing the assailant as a “heroic martyr.” At least a dozen other tweets and retweets contain similar rhetoric in support of terrorism against Israel. Abu-Salhieh deleted her account last week after her comments came under scrutiny from regional observers. Abu-Salhieh’s public LinkedIn profile also disappeared shortly after Free Beacon inquiries about her posts; and a Proximity official said she no longer works for the organization, though she was employed when some of her most controversial tweets were published. Abu-Salhieh’s role at an organization that receives U.S. government funding is renewing concerns about USAID’s vetting process, which was cited by a government watchdog group in 2021 for its failure to ensure that grantees are not tied to terrorism. Former USAID officials told the Free Beacon that the agency turns a blind eye to contractors that have ties to terrorism and employees who support it. They say this failure to perform oversight work on grant recipients endangers the foreign aid system and allows taxpayer funds to enrich Israel’s detractors….