According to reports, yes they are.
RAFAH, Gaza, Dec. 6 (UPI) — Hamas officials have smuggled more than $66 million into Gaza and have met with U.S. Democrats at a secret location, it was reported Wednesday.
The money covered the salaries of 69 percent of the Palestinian Authority’s 160,000 civil servants, authority Planning Minister Samir Abu Aisheh said.
This was the first time a senior Hamas official revealed the sum smuggled into the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing, The Jerusalem Post reported.
The United States lists Hamas as a terrorist organization funded by Iran, Palestinian expatriates and private benefactors in Saudi Arabia and other Arab states.
Meanwhile, the Bethlehem-based Maan News Agency reported Hamas representatives recently had secret talks with U.S. Democratic Party officials in anticipation of the party regaining congressional power in Washington.
Hamas has been labeled a terrorist organization in this country. It’s illegal in this country for anyone to support it financially; US Islamic charities have been raided by the FBI for being suspected of supporting it. Now we get a report that high level Democrats are meeting with Hamas secretly.
John at Power Line writes, if the report is true, it’s not surprising:
There is no way to know for sure whether this report is true, but I don’t think it would be surprising if Democrats, anticipating their new Congressional majorities next month, are already talking to our country’s enemies with a view toward crafting their own foreign policy.
However, AllahPundit is skeptical, not because the Dems wouldn’t want to meet with Hamas, but because they’d be afraid of being found out.