Foreign Relations Panel to Vote to Slash Palestinian Authority Funding

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The Weekly Standard 2017 Washington, DC Politics 2017-07-17 2017-07-17T12:31 2017-07-17T12:56 Foreign Relations Panel to Vote to Slash Palestinian Authority Funding A bill slashing funds that benefit the Palestinian Authority will easily pass the Senate's foreign relations panel, likely before August recess, the leaders of the committee told THE WEEKLY STANDARD. The measure conditions the flow of U.S. dollars on whether the PA has stopped monetarily rewarding imprisoned terrorists and their families. "It'll be a pretty strong vote," said Maryland senator Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the panel. "Hopefully during this work period." Tennessee senator Bob Corker, the chairman of the committee, also said he expected a vote soon. "We have gotten the bill in a place where it's going to receive overwhelming support," he said. The PA spends roughly $300 million a year on payments and benefits to the families of so-called "martyrs" and terrorists imprisoned in Israeli jails, while taking in millions of U.S. taxp ...

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