Target Palestinian Payments to Terrorists

The Taylor Force Act (S. 1697 and H.R. 1164) cuts funding for assistance that directly benefits the Palestinian Authority (PA) due to its ongoing practice of providing payments to convicted terrorists and the families of those who died while committing acts of terrorism against Israelis and Americans. The bill was passed by voice vote in the House of Representatives on Dec. 5, 2017, and separate versions of the bill have already passed the Senate Foreign Relations and Appropriations Committees. The legislation now awaits action by the full Senate.

Thank your representative for supporting this initiative and urge your senators to back this bipartisan legislation and press the Palestinians to end the abhorrent practice of incentivizing terrorism.

Key Points

What is the Taylor Force Act?

U.S. Army veteran Taylor Force was murdered by a Palestinian assailant in a March 2016 terrorist attack in Tel Aviv. Bipartisan legislation named in his honor would cut off funding for assistance that directly benefits the PA due to its ongoing practice of providing payments to convicted terrorists and the families of those who died while committing acts of terrorism against Israelis and Americans. This bill would not affect U.S. funding for security cooperation with the Palestinians or funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Why is This Bill Important?

Palestinian Authority payments to terrorists and their families glorify and encourage terrorism. Under existing law, the United States already decreases economic assistance by the total amount of such payments. However, this has not put an end to the PA’s incitement to violence. By further conditioning U.S. support on stopping these payments, the Taylor Force Act seeks to drastically increase the pressure on the PA to end this outrageous practice.

How Can I Get Involved?

Thank your representative for supporting this initiative and urge your senators to back the Taylor Force Act and press the Palestinians to end the practice of paying terrorists and their families.

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