USA Passes Legislation to Stop Funding Terrorist Activity

The USA House Foreign Affairs Committee has approved legislation that would cut off any financial aid given to the Palestinian Authority unless it puts an end to its policy of paying monthly stipends to prisoners who are jailed in Israel and to the families of Palestinians who are killed while confronting Israeli security forces. This legislation is called the “Taylor Force Act” and was named after an American was murdered in a terror attack during a “Stabbing Intifada” in Tel Aviv a few years ago.

Committee Chairman, Ed Royce, declares, “With this legislation, we are forcing the PA to choose between USA assistance and these morally reprehensible policies, and I am pleased to see this measure move forward in both chambers with so much support.”

In response to this new legislation, PA leadership said they would not give in to USA threats to stop its payments to terrorists and their families. An adviser to Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, said: "These are heroes and we are responsible for them and for their families."

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