(WASHINGTON, D.C., March 23, 2018) – The Israel Project today applauded the U.S. Congress for passing the bipartisan Taylor Force Act. The new measure – included in the $1.3 trillion spending bill that funds government through September – will eliminate funding that directly benefits the Palestinian Authority if it continues to pay salaries to terrorists or their families.
"The bipartisan measure passed today will send a very clear warning to the Palestinian Authority: the double-game is over and terrorism will not be tolerated, not in any form. Those who enable, inspire, or incite, will also pay a price,” TIP President Josh Block said.
The Taylor Force Act was named in honor of U.S. Army veteran Taylor Force, who was killed in 2016 by a Palestinian terrorist in Tel Aviv.
“This is another victory on the long road to holding the Palestinian Authority accountable for its actions,” Block said. “The PA cannot claim to be a legitimate partner for peace while simultaneously providing financial incentives to terrorists willing to commit murder and violence against innocent civilians.”
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