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Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Texas), who sits on the House Appropriations Committee, is very upset with President Obama’s last-Friday-in-office decision to send the Palestinian Authority $221 million, because Granger had placed a hold on it, because the PA had broken its commitment to the US and sought membership in international organizations, according to an early Wednesday PA report. Those Congressional holds are not legally binding, but they are part of the ongoing business between the Administration and the branch of the legislator which holds the purse strings. Like disgruntled office workers on their last day at work, Obama and Kerry broke that trust because they no longer had any business with this body.

So now President Trump’s State Department says it plans to review the rule-breaking decision to send $221 million to a Palestinian Authority that also breaks the rules, AP reports. On Tuesday, the department said it would make adjustments to in this unruly payment, to make sure it complies with its new priorities.

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Dr. Jonathan Schanzer of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies told Business Insider that “Congress had been looking at various behaviors from Palestine — unilateral attempts at statehood, corruption, incitement of violence, and paying salaries to people in jail for terrorism — and that’s why the hold has been there.”

An earlier AP story reported that the Obama administration had been pressing Congress to release the money for a while, saying it was needed for humanitarian aid, political and security reforms, and “rule of law.”

Granger said in a statement Tuesday: “I worked to make sure that no American taxpayer dollars would fund the Palestinian Authority unless very strict conditions were met. While none of these funds will go to the Palestinian Authority because of those conditions, they will go to programs in the Palestinian territories that were still under review by Congress. The Obama Administration’s decision to release these funds was inappropriate.”

The Palestinian Authority pays out an estimated $140 million a year to the families of suicide bombers and salaries to imprisoned terrorists, which is around 10% of their annual budget.

The wife of the Armon HaNatziv truck terrorist who killed 4 IDF soldiers will begin receiving a lifetime monthly pension of NIS 2800, and one-time bonus of NIS 6000 from the Palestinian Authority.

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81 COMMENTS

  1. NO $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ SHOULD EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER GO TO THE PALESTINIANS !!!!!!!!!!!!! LET THEM GO TO THEIR ‘BROTHERS’ = EGYPT, SYRIA, I RAN, JORDAN, KUWAIT, SAUDI ARABIA, TURKEY, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT …….. HMMMMM ….. JUST LIKE $$$ MONIES/CEMENT WAS SUPPOSED TO GO TO GAZA STRIP TO REBUILD HOMES & FOR HUMANITARIAN PURPOSES BUT INSTEAD WENT TO BUILD TUNNELS INTO ISRAELI HOMES TO KILL ISRAELIS ……….. NO HELP SHOULD BE GIVEN FROM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA !!!!

  2. This is a parting blow from the most devious administration in history. I pray that congress does not release these funds. We have veterans, and low income people here. Why should a suicide bomber’s family in Palestine receive a lifetime pension funded by U.S. Tax dollars? It’s Obama’s way of supporting terrorist activities that most Americans totally disagree with. We are so glad he is gone, but like the snake he is, he had to inject a parting shot of venom. Move the Embassy to Jerusalem. It belongs to the Jews!

  3. Why the HELL does the American people have the responsibility of sending money to the Palestinian authority to fund terrorist organization! Ovomit is a traitor to the American people, and should by arrested, and put on trail then send him to his beloved Palestinian without his pension, Amen.

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