U.S. Congress Looks to Cut All American Aid to Palestinians Amid Terror Campaign


Momentum is building on Capitol Hill for a new congressional resolution that would cut more than $5 billion in U.S. aid to the Palestinians as a result of an increase in violence that has claimed the lives of at least eight Israelis and wounded many more, according to a copy of the measure viewed by the Free Beacon.

The bill comes amid criticism from lawmakers about the Obama administration’s response to the terrorism and efforts to blame Israel for the violence.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Tex.), among others, has demanded that Secretary of State John Kerry resign his post in light of accusations by the administration that Israel has fostered the violence as a result of its policies to combat Palestinian terrorism.

Rep. Martha McSally (R., Ariz.), a retired Air Force colonel, is now seeking to hold the Palestinian Authority directly responsible for the terrorist acts by cutting off U.S. taxpayer aid to the governing body, officials of which have called for more violence against Jewish people in recent days.

The resolution, a copy of which was obtained by the Free Beacon, calls on the Obama administration to more strongly condemn the Palestinian violence and seeks to condition continued U.S. aid on the Palestinian government’s acceptance of a Jewish state.

It expresses concern “about the use of national security waivers to continue supplying aid to the Palestinian Authority,” according to the text.

The measure also suggests that no U.S. aid should be given to a joint government that includes Hamas, the terrorist organization that rules over the Gaza Strip.

  • Xavier

    Presidential veto, guaranteed.

    • john700

      It won’t get to that, like the Iran deal.

  • Obama will help his terrorist friends by presidential decree, no problem. He is used to bypassing Congress, except when he wants a rubber stamp. The US Constitution has long ago been discarded as irrelevant.

    • David Murrell

      …since Obama sympathizes with anti-democratic fascism worldwide.

  • Why is even US tax payers’ money allocated for Palis?

    • John_yawn

      Because the children have big round sad puppy eyes and Hamas has learned to exploit that to the fullest.

    • Xavier

      To kill the juice.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      It goes back to camp David mostly where Carter was paying everyone off (Israel and Egypt mostly) to not kill each other.

  • john700

    Is that the same Congress that just stopped the deal with Iran?! Bwahahahaha

  • Hard Little Machine

    But they won’t.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The effect of this resolution will be zero, zilch, nada.

  • Obama, the democratic party’s Muslim in the White House.

    Thank a democrat.

  • Barrington Minge

    Hold on a moment. Are we actually sending AID to these wretched mooslims?…WHY?