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November 17, 2017  RSS feed
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House advances bill docking PA for paying attackers’ families

(JTA) – A key House panel has advanced a bill that would reduce U.S. payments to the Palestinian National Authority if it continues to pay subsidies to the families of Palestinians jailed for or killed in attacks on Israelis.

The Taylor Force Act, named for an American who was stabbed to death in a 2016 terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, was approved unanimously Nov. 15 by the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee. The bill leaves some humanitarian assistance for the Palestinians in place.

Jewish Insider reported that the humanitarian exemptions came at the behest of Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s special envoy handling Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

The Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee passed companion legislation in August that was similarly modified.

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