Friday, September 30, 2016

Senate Republicans call to block aid to Palestinian Authority

JTA - Republican senators introduced legislation that would withhold funds from the Palestinian Authority until the US Secretary of State certifies that the P.A. has stopped rewarding terrorists or their families for attacks on Israelis and Americans.

The legislation introduced Wednesday by Senators Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Dan Coats, R-Ind., is named for Taylor Force, an American student who was murdered in a stabbing terrorist attack in Tel Aviv this March during a trip to Israel.

“Why is the Palestinian Authority paying young Palestinians to commit acts of terror against innocent Americans like Taylor Force or Israelis?” Graham asked in a statement.

“The Palestinians need to decide – do they condemn these horrible acts or do they reward them?” he said. “You can’t be a partner in peace when you are paying people to commit terrorist acts. The choice the Palestinians make will determine the type of relationship they have with the United States in the years to come.” READ MORE