Fatah Central Committee member says salaries and payments to terrorists and their families “cannot be neglected under any pressure”

Headline: “Local rage over ‘Trump’s sin’”

“Fatah Movement Central Committee member, [Fatah Commissioner of National Relations (i.e., between Hamas and Fatah), and Fatah Commissioner for Relations with Lebanon] Azzam Al-Ahmad said that American President Donald Trump’s decision regarding Jerusalem is a type of kindling of a religious conflict and encouraging of terror and violence
Al-Ahmad referred to the fact that this American step comes at the same time as the decision published by Congress regarding reducing the amount of American aid to the PA (i.e., referring to the Taylor Force Act; see note below), in an attempt to apply pressure to stop the aid to the families of the courageous Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners, and said: ‘The Martyrs and prisoners are equal in value to the sanctity of the Palestinian land, and taking care of and aiding them cannot be neglected under any pressure.”

The Taylor Force Act - a bill named after US citizen Taylor Force who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist in Tel Aviv on March 8, 2016, which calls to cut almost all funding to the PA if it continues paying salaries to terrorists and allowances to families of "Martyrs." It was approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Aug. 3, 2017, the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Nov. 15, 2017, and the House of Representatives on Dec. 5, 2017. The bill still needs to be approved by the Senate, and then the president.


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