No More Pay-to-Slay: Pass the Taylor Force Act to Curb Terror

(New York Daily News) Editorial - Two years ago, Taylor Force, a 28-year-old American tourist and former U.S. Army captain who had served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, was stabbed to death in Tel Aviv by a Palestinian terrorist. The terrorist's family on the West Bank celebrated and pocketed cash from the Palestinian Authority, as do all terrorists' families. "Martyr" payments, which can go as high as $3,500 per month, add up to $400 million a year, more than 20% of the annual foreign aid to the Palestinian government. These payments send a clear message that violence against innocent people, targeted because they happen to be Israeli or American, is incentivized. The Taylor Force Act would stop all U.S. aid to the PA until these official rewards for terror cease. The bill has cleared the House. The Senate is next. Pass this law now.

2018-03-12 00:00:00

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