Washington Free Beacon: The Palestinian government is still paying imprisoned terrorists stipends and inciting violence against Israel, even as the Biden administration provides nearly half a billion dollars in American taxpayer funds to the government, according to a non-public State Department report recently furnished to Congress.
The Palestinian Authority, which committed to stop these acts to receive new tranches of U.S. aid money, “continued payments to Palestinian prisoners who had committed acts of terrorism, as well as the families of so-called ‘martyrs’ who died while committing acts of terrorism,” according to the report, a copy of which was reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon. Official Palestinian government media organizations and social media accounts also “broadcast or published content praising or celebrating acts of violence.”
Details from the State Department report are likely to fuel congressional opposition to the Biden administration’s renewed funding of the Palestinian Authority, which almost immediately resumed when the Democratic administration entered office. U.S. aid was slashed by the Trump administration due to the Palestinian Authority’s support for terrorism, as well as a bipartisan U.S. law mandating that American aid be frozen until the Palestinian government ends its terrorist payment policy, also known as “pay-to-slay.” That law, the Taylor Force Act, was passed in 2018 and banned the State Department from allocating aid to the Palestinian government until it could certify that payments to terrorists and incitement against Israel ceased.
A State Department spokesman said the administration opposes the Palestinian pay-to-slay program and has repeatedly pressed the Palestinian Authority to stop it. The official also said all U.S. aid is allocated consistent with the law. Read More …
Opinion: The US State Department under Obama/Biden has said for years it is against “pay-to-slay”. That it was ignored when Barack Obama tried to sneak $220 million to the PA in his last hours in office that was eventually paid by President Joe Biden, with no quid pro quo, is irrelevant to progressive Democrats.
It is not easy to balance paying Arabs who murder Jewish people and saying you have an “ironclad relationship” with those same people.
If not for a complicit media, it would not be possible.
Joe’s payments have now reached $500 million with no demand to stop killing Jews. How does the progressive left justify supporting killing innocent men, women, and children?
Why, it’s the Jews fault of course. The fact that every time Israel concedes to a liberal US government, as in the case of the Gaza give back plan, the rockets start firing on the same day.
What the progressives get wrong is that not even one rock or blade of grass is to be given to the descendants of Esau (Genesis 15:18). They were given a state of their own (Jordan) in 1922, and offered a state inside Israel in 1967, but there is never enough for the descendants of the man who sold his birthright for a bowl of lentil soup.
“Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!” (Therefore his name was called Edom.[a]) 31 Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright now.” 32 Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” 33 Jacob said, “Swear to me now.” So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.” Genesis 25;29-34
Wrap your mind around this. The final prophet or the Old Testament prophesied that the descendants of Esau would be back in the land of promise in the last days wreaking havoc on Jacob’s descendants.
“Even though Edom (Esau) has said,
“We have been impoverished,
But we will return and build the desolate places,”
Thus says the Lord of hosts:
“They may build, but I will throw down;
They shall be called the Territory of Wickedness,
And the people against whom the Lord will have indignation forever.”
Right on time …