In a letter sent to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Democrats requested that the government reverse its policy and resume giving hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars in monetary aid to the Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria and the Hamas-terror group-led government in Gaza.
IsraelNews The Democrat senators included Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Tom Udall (D-NM), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
“Given the spread of the coronavirus in the West Bank and Gaza, the extreme vulnerability of the health system in Gaza, and the continued withholding of U.S. aid to the Palestinian people, we are concerned that the Administration is failing to take every reasonable step to help combat this public health emergency in the Palestinian Territories,” the letter read.
The Democratic politicians seek to squeeze $75 million in aid to the Hamas-led government in Gaza and the PA in Judea and Samaria under the guise of the FY 2020 Appropriations Act.
Below is what the US gave the Palestinians EVERY YEAR before Trump cut off the aid, much of which was used to pay Palestinian terrorists for killing Israelis while supporting their families for the rest of their lives:
It should be noted that President Trump slashed funding to the PA in 2018 as per the Taylor Force Act, also known as the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act (ATCA), that cuts some aid to the Palestinians until they end life-long payments to terrorists and the families of slain attackers.
In 2016, the PA paid out about $303 million in stipends and other benefits to the families of so-called “martyrs”. The funds are disbursed by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO/Fatah). The families of convicted Palestinians serving time in Israeli prisons receive $3,000 or higher per month, higher than the average Palestinian wage.
Below is a chart of the entire UN budget for all refugees around the world vs the UN budget for just the so-called “Palestinian refugees” which magically grew from 50,000 in 1948 to 5 million today.
Any monies that go to Gaza must necessarily go through the government which is run by Hamas. Hamas, recognized by the U.S. as a terrorist organization, was elected as the ruling party in Gaza in 2006. Gaza receives billions of dollars of humanitarian aid, much of which is usurped by the Hamas government for use in terrorist infrastructures.
In October, he said that part of the annual US military assistance to Israel should be used to “leverage Israel to fundamentally change [its] relationship with the people in Gaza who want to annihilate the Jewish state,” with some of the aid being immediately diverted.
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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION eliminates all USAID funding to Gaza and the Arab occupied Israeli territory of Judea-Samaria (aka West Bank) after cutting more than $350 million in aid to the so-called Palestinians last year