White House Warns Palestinians of Aid Cut without End to "Martyr" Payments

(Jerusalem Post) Michael Wilner - U.S. officials are warning the Palestinian Authority to end its policy of compensating the families of Palestinians convicted of murder and terrorism in Israel. A National Security Council spokesman noted Monday that the Taylor Force Act, signed into law by the president, requires the administration to freeze aid to the PA unless it halts these payments. "While the Taylor Force Act restricts aid to the Palestinian Authority, with very limited exceptions, the Palestinian Authority has the ability to ease those restrictions by ending the abhorrent policy of inciting violence against Americans and Israelis through payments to terrorists and their families."

2018-06-26 00:00:00

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