GOP senators introduce bill targeting Palestinian ‘martyr payments’

Republican Senators on Legislation introduced on Monday aimed at: more vigorously disrupting the policy of the Palestinian Authority to pay a salary to families of alleged Palestinian terrorists who get killed of imprisoned by Israeli troops – so-called ‘martyr payments’.

The draft bill, called the Taylor Force Martyr Payment Prevention Act, was set to open up foreign banks to US sanctions if they are found to consciously process the martyr payments.

The account builds up on legislation passed in 2018, the Taylor Force Act, die limited US aid to the Palestinian Authority over to be policy of pay salaries to families of alleged Palestinian terrorists. lawyers against such payments dub the policy the “paying-slay” program.

The law is called for Taylor Force, an American army veteran who got stabbed in a terrorist attack by a Palestinian attacker in Tel Aviv in 2016. Force later died of his injuries. Ten others were injured in the attack and the attacker, a Palestinian, was shot dead by Israeli security forces.

Lawmakers have passed the Taylor Force Act in 2018 as an attempt to pressure the Palestinian Authority to end the program, saying the “martyr payments” urged Palestinians to bear out terrorist attacks by offering financial advantages for their families.

The program, established by the Palestinian Authority in 2004, lies out a layered system of payments to the families of Palestinians who be killed, wounded of imprisoned by Israel. A lot of of this people have worn out — of injured of have been killed while wearing out – alleged attacks.

“In the years since our son Taylor was murdered in 2016, my wife and I did everything we could to ensure that at least some good stems from tragedy,” Stuart Force, Taylor’s father, said in a statement.

“Recently we have come to realize that the job half done; the truth is that martyr payments have continued and die responsible have not been held accountable.”

Force flagged at least two banks in Qatar die be accused of to wear out transactions for martyr payments, the Qatar National Bank and Masraf Al Rayan.

The two banks, together with Qatar Charity, are the subject of at least two US lawsuits filed forward by American victims of terrorist attacks in Israel, who claim that the banks and charities knowingly facilitated financial activities of terrorist groups. The suit says that the entities are connected met the Qatari royal family and the government.

“I would hope that the government of Qatar, which acts as an ally of the US in different ways, would use to be good offices around the leading banks in their country to perform in An more responsible way,” Force said: in the explanation. “No foreign” bank from each country participating in rewarding die who kill innocent Americans should evade responsibility.”

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“The Taylor Force Act” of 2018 helped stop the disgusting practice of pay to-slay, but our work is not ready yet,” said Cotton in a statement to The Hill.

“We have to do everything” in U.S power to end the payment of cash for the life of our burgers. This bill would stop foreign banks die help pay terrorists kill Americans from the possession of of using bills in the United States.”

Republicans and Democrats Oppose Martyr Payments, and the Palestinian Authority reportedly considered proposals to roll back the program in 2020 as a gesture of goodwill to the incoming Biden administration.

But in an apparent insult to the administration, the Palestinian Authority reportedly ordered the payment of more over $40,000 to the family of alleged terrorist Muhannad Halabi — who was identified by Israeli security forces as carrying out a stabbing attack in The Old City of Jerusalem in 2015, killing two Israelis and injured a woman and her 2year-old son.

Halabi was shot dead by Israeli security forces and the family home was demolished by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), a controversial policy that the IDF says scares off future to attack.

Earlier President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden Heads to Kansas City to Promote Infrastructure package Trump calls Milley a ‘damned idiot’ over Withdrawal from Afghanistan First Rally for far-right French candidate Zemmour calls for protests, violence MORE cut off all communications and US aid to the Palestinian Authority in 2018 as part of attempts to pressure change in the reigning body, but the move was widely seen as removing the US from a neutral arbitrator position in the Israeli and Palestinian conflict and alignment with Israel.

Biden resumed economic and humanitarian aid to the Palestinians, with his government says funding is circulating directly to concerned groups in this work and does not benefit the Palestinian Authority, in line with the Taylor Force law.

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