Ignoring a U.S. law that bars direct funding of the Palestinian Authority (PA) under the Taylor Force Act,* the Biden regime has restored all the funding, and more, for the PA and their ‘Pay for Slay’ payments to terrorists and their families who kill Israeli Jews and the UNRWA schools that endorse it.
*The bipartisan Taylor Force Act, passed by Congress in 2018 and named for an American West Point graduate and U.S. Army veteran who was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist in Tel Aviv, cuts US aid to Palestinians until PA and PLO until the ‘pay-for-slay’ bureaucracy that funds terrorists and their families for murdering Israelis is dismantled and the laws governing it are repealed. The Taylor Force Act corrected a profoundly immoral policy that had American taxpayer funds being laundered unwittingly through PA accounts to incentivize murder. By restoring the funding, Joe Biden is guilty of money-laundering for terrorists.
Breitbart (h/t Nita) Palestinian schools run by the U.N. agency for Palestinian children — to which President Joe Biden has given almost a billion dollars since entering office — still teach inciting content against Israel, including “regularly calling for the murder of Jews.”
President Joe Biden’s massive $6 trillion budget proposal includes hundreds of millions of dollars in restored aid to the Palestinian. https://t.co/VPLYRNBEoO
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) May 30, 2021
The report by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-SE) found dozens of instances of glorification of violence by UNRWA teachers and staff, despite multiple pledges by the agency to adopt a a zero tolerance policy on the matter.
The report “captures evidence taken from inside UNRWA classrooms, showing the teaching of these materials, and revealing how UNRWA’s own content directs students to study specific hateful passages in Palestinian textbooks — which the organization claims teachers are told to skip.”
It “identifies 133 UNRWA educators and staff who were found to promote hate and violence on social media, and an additional 82 UNRWA teachers and other staff affiliated with over 30 UNRWA schools involved in drafting, supervising, approving, printing, and distributing hateful content to students.”
Last year, a similar report revealed that Palestinian children in UNRWA schools were given mathematics problems using martyrs from the First Intifada to formulate equations, told to “defend the motherland with blood,” and told the lie that Israel dumps radioactive and toxic waste on purpose in the West Bank in order to harm Palestinians.
In one of its first acts, the Biden administration made a decision to resume funding for UNRWA after the Trump administration cut all funds to the agency for being “irredeemably flawed.” In December, Biden’s newly appointed U.S. Special Representative for Palestinian Affairs, the anti-Israel Hady Amr, boasted the administration had “elevated” the Palestinian cause, in part because of the hundreds of millions of dollars in funding it had funneled to UNRWA.
“We’ve given about $680 million to UNRWA over the last 18 months and we are going to stay committed to supporting that organization,” Amr said, and added that the U.S. was now the agency’s largest donor.
The U.N. agency, which drew international criticism in 2019 a leaked internal report alleged corruption, sexual misconduct and mismanagement at the agency’s highest levels, was also found to be employing members of terror organizations in the past. Breitbart News previously exposed an UNRWA summer program that was indoctrinating Palestinian children to hate Jews by exposing them to videos denying the Holocaust and pictures celebrating Hitler.
The U.N. itself released a report in 2015 that found Palestinian terror groups used three empty UNRWA schools in Gaza as a weapons cache. Moreover, it said that in at least two cases terrorists “probably” fired rockets at Israel from the schools during the 50-day summer conflict in 2014 between Israel and Hamas. As recently as December, UNRWA announced the discovery of another terror tunnel under one of its schools in Gaza.
In addition to paying the salaries to the families of Palestinians who have been jailed or killed for killing Israeli citizens, much of this American funding is being used to brainwash small children into hating Jews and wanting to kill them in schools run by UNRWA.
PALWATCH A comparison of the aid provided by the United States to the Palestinians over the period 2011 through 2022, with the number of people murdered as a direct result of Palestinian terror provides a glaring insight: US aid to the Palestinians fuels terror, not peace.
According to statistics taken from periodic reports published by the US Congressional Research Service, from 2011 (the year Palestinian Media Watch exposed the PA’s terror-rewarding Pay-for-Slay policy) through 2022, US aid to the Palestinians was reflected by two trends.
As shown in the graph below from 2011 through 2015, when funding to the Palestinians was at its highest under Barack Obama, so were the terror attacks on and murder of Jews the highest. From 2016 to 2020, when funding to Palestinians was slashed by Donald Trump, so did the murders of Jews. Immediately after the Biden administration resumed the US aid to the Palestinians, with much of it going to UNRWA (for UN schools) Palestinian terror resurged with 19 people murdered in 2021 and – in parallel to a further growth in the US aid – 29 people murdered in 2022.
During the period fromJanuary 20, 2009 through January 20, 2017, the Obama administration provided the Palestinians a total of US$ 6,466,700,000 in aid. During that same period, 140 Israelis and foreigners were murdered as a direct result of Palestinian terror, an average of 17.5 people per year.
During the period from January 20, 2017 through January 20, 2021, the Trump administration cut the aid (including stopping all aid to UNRWA) to the Palestinians to US$669,900,000. During that same period, 42 Israelis and foreigners were murdered as a direct result of Palestinian terror, an average of 10.5 people per year.
Just since January 20, 2021 through December 2022, the Biden administration has provided the Palestinians with US$ 1,091,800,000 in aid. During that same period, 46 Israelis and foreigners were murdered as a direct result of Palestinian terror. In January and February of 2023, as the US aid to the Palestinians continued to flow freely, 14 Israelis and foreigners have been murdered as a direct result of Palestinian terror.