Not only did President Trump sign the budget into law on Friday evening, he also signed into law the Taylor Force Act. The Taylor Force Act cuts American funding for the Palestinian Authority due to the fact they pay convicted terrorists and their families. They reward terrorists for killing Israelis. The bill is named for Taylor Force, a 28-year-old U.S. serviceman who was stabbed and killed in March 2016 while visiting Israel
Introduced by Sen. Lindsey Graham in 2016, the Taylor Force Act seeks to stop the “pay to slay” program of the Palestinian Authority. Before the bill signing, Graham said, “passage of the Taylor Force Act will give us much needed leverage with the Palestinians to push back on this outrageous policy.”
Taylor’s father hopes the bill will encourage other countries to follow suit and cut funding to the Palestinian Authority until they stop this horrific practice. The spokesperson for the PA claims they are “committed to peace and nonviolence” while they shell out money to the families of terrorists. They reward those who are attempting a genocide of the Jewish people. It is despicable. The United States, one of the largest donors to the PA, has now cut that funding. However, the budget still includes money for humanitarian work in the region.
The signing into law of the Taylor Force Act reinforces the notion that the United States will not negotiate with terrorists. It will not play games with supporters of murder. With this bill, we are reaffirming our commitment and relationship to Israel and the Jewish people. We will not sit back while their people and allies are being killed and their assassins rewarded.