The spending bill must pass by Friday or the government will shut down.
The U.S. Congress cares deeply about Americans killed in Israel-Palestine — but only if the assailants are Palestinian militants.
The act is named for U.S. Army veteran Taylor Force, who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist in March of 2016.
“With this legislation, we are forcing the P.A. to choose between U.S. assistance and these morally reprehensible policies,” the committee chair said.
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The pro-Israel community celebrated last week, as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopted legislation cutting funds from the Palestinian Authority because of stipends it pays to jailed terrorists and their families.
The Taylor Force Act was named for an American who was stabbed to death in a 2016 terrorist attack. The family of his killer received payments.
The changes were made to attract bipartisan support.
The bill will cut more than $400 million in aid unless the Palestinian Authority stops paying bonuses to jailed terrorists and their families.