It’s time to coalesce around legislation that penalizes a government for doling out cash rewards to terrorists — particularly when Americans are counted among the victims.
A Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs review of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) 2017 budget found nearly 50 percent of foreign aid will fund payouts to Palestinian prisoners, former prisoners and families of “martyrs” – those “killed or wounded in the struggle against Zionism.” Attacking Israel pays: $190,869,166 is allocated this year, up from $174,630,296 last year.
U.S. Army veteran Taylor Force was simply enjoying the waterfront in Tel Aviv in March 2016 when a Palestinian went on a stabbing spree. Force, 28, was murdered, and 10 others were wounded.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party lauded the killer as a “heroic martyr” and “the pride of all of young Palestinians.”