The complex issue Of supplying aid To democratic proto-nations that are now led by a political party that is tied to a terrorist group.
The need of aid to the Palestinian government is well established, and it's delivery is considered essential to the stability of the region. One of the major reasons Hamas has been able to take power war the perceived failure of Fatah to deliver this aid to the people. Without the aid, the situation in the middle east has the real potential to get much worse, very fast.
But, if do continue to send aid, you are sending aid to terrorist, the very same terrorist we have sworn to destroy.
So, we will try to create a system of sticks and carrots that lead Hamas to a more peaceful stand.
In a communique at the end of its meeting, the quartet said: "It is inevitable that future assistance to any new government would be reviewed by donors against that government's commitment to the principles of non violence, recognition of Israel, and acceptance of previous agreements and obligations, including the road map."
It is a poor option, but the only one that the western powers have. It is funny how reality can destroy the plans of those who think they can just ignore it.