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Washington - Congress Votes To Freeze $370M In Palestinian Authority Aid; Says Incitement Of Violence Must Cease

Published on: October 25, 2015 10:37 AM
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A masked Palestinian hurls stones at Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank village of Si'eer north of the West Bank city of Hebron October 25, 2015. ReutersA masked Palestinian hurls stones at Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank village of Si'eer north of the West Bank city of Hebron October 25, 2015. Reuters

Washington, D.C. - In light of the recent escalation of terror attacks against Israel, the US House of Representatives voted recently to put a freeze on some $370M in US aid to the Palestinian Authority.

YNETNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1Xq2mF4) reports that congressional leaders drafted a letter to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stating that US aid could be cut off permanently unless incitement towards Israel ceases.

The PA had already seen its annual payment cut from $450M as a result of fines levied due to incitement of terror against Israel during the previous year.

In the letter to Abbas, House Committee on Appropriations head Kay Granger (R-Texas) and senior Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey from New York placed conditions on the release of funding, telling Abbas he must meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and that PA leaders must take positive steps to “fight against terror and incitement to violence.”

House Committee on Foreign Affairs head Ed Royce (R-CA) added that new steps must be developed to curb the incitement of violence, which he said continues to reach the Palestinian public through the use of social media, radio, television, and classrooms.


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 Oct 25, 2015 at 11:05 AM ayoyo Says:

It's about time, all funding of the palestinians should be stopped or supervised by the donors to see where the money goes.

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 Oct 25, 2015 at 11:44 AM Anonymous Says:

Now, what underhanded trick will Obama use to send the money to Abbas? I can't find a basis to trust this idiotic terror lover, anti-Israel, menace to the free world. He has overridden Congress countless times before, and I expect he will do so again. Nothing seems to please him more than supporting Abbas, with the violence and terror. I'm just curious what will be the trick.

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 Oct 25, 2015 at 12:17 PM Esther Says:

The last paragraph states that the head of the Foreign Affairs committee acknowledges the PA's incitement of violence in media,classrooms etc. Why give them any money ever!!!?

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 Oct 25, 2015 at 12:46 PM Teddybear Says:

Never

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 Oct 25, 2015 at 12:53 PM Benny Says:

Wow!
Very impressive!

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 Oct 25, 2015 at 12:53 PM yosher Says:

G-d bless America

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 Oct 25, 2015 at 10:51 PM savtat Says:

They should not get 1 cent of American taxpayer money as long as they teach anti Jewish and anti Israeli doctrines. The textbooks and teachers should have to meet a mainstream and approved curriculum.

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 Oct 26, 2015 at 08:49 AM Benny Says:

Wow!
Very impressive!

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 Oct 26, 2015 at 09:32 AM ZoStone Says:

In a polarized Congress, rare agreement. Very heartening news.

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