Dec. 6, 2017
- House Passes Taylor Force Act Targeting Palestinian Funding for Killers of Israelis
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Taylor Force Act in a voice vote on Tuesday. The bill would reduce U.S. funding for the Palestinians unless their official bodies stop subsidizing families of killers of Israelis. It would leave in place funding for Palestinian security forces and a handful of humanitarian enterprises. The Senate is considering an identical bill.
American Jewish Committee executive director David Harris said, “The House has taken a crucial step towards ending the PA’s intentional misuse of foreign assistance to financially reward Palestinian terrorists and their families.” The AJC cited a recent Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs finding that in 2017, the Palestinian Authority allocated more than $344 million for payments to Palestinian prisoners and their families, and to the families of deceased terrorists. (JTA)
See also Palestinian Payments to Incarcerated Terrorists and Martyrs’ Families Rise in 2017 – Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs)