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Victims of Terrorism Sue Biden Admin for Sending Taxpayer Aid to Palestinians
Free Beacon ^ | Adam Kredo

Posted on 12/29/2022 12:27:44 PM PST by Conservat1

Victims of Palestinian terror attacks are suing the Biden administration for awarding nearly half a billion dollars in U.S. taxpayer funds to the Palestinian government, which allegedly uses these funds to pay convicted terrorists and their families.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court on Tuesday by American victims of Palestinian terror attacks and Rep. Ronny Jackson (R., Texas), alleges the Biden administration is in violation of federal law for resuming U.S. aid to the Palestinian government, according to a copy of the lawsuit exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The Trump administration froze these funds due to the Palestinian government’s financial support for terrorists as part of a program known as pay-to-slay.

The plaintiffs, led in the suit by the America First Legal Foundation, a watchdog group composed of lawyers, are asking the court to halt the Biden administration’s Palestinian aid program over charges it is sustaining the pay-to-slay program in violation of a 2018 law known as the Taylor Force Act. That law—named after an American who was killed in 2016 by a Palestinian terrorist—bars all U.S. payments to the Palestinian government until it halts the terrorist payment program.

The State Department, which is named as a defendant in the suit, has formally determined in congressional notifications that the Palestinian government pays terrorists and incites violence against Israel. Now, a court must determine if U.S. aid payments should be stopped for violating federal law.

Force’s family is also listed as a plaintiff in the case, along with Jackson and Sarri Singer, who survived a Palestinian suicide bombing in 2003.

“I am committed to doing everything in my power to get the accountability these families so richly deserve as we work to make sure U.S. taxpayer-funded terrorism never happens again,” Jackson told the Free Beacon. “President Trump showed tremendous leadership when he signed the Taylor Force Act into law and ended taxpayer support for the Palestinian Authority’s terrorist activities. Joe Biden’s decision to reverse course knowing full well blood is on his hands as a result is unconscionable.”

Stuart and Robbi Force, Taylor’s parents, said in a statement that President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken are “dishonoring the memory and legacy of a good man, and ignoring the citizens of the United States who understand that taxpayer dollars should not be used to fund the killing of innocent civilians.”

The lawsuit centers on the Biden’s administration’s decision to resume U.S. aid even as the State Department determines the pay-to-slay program has continued, disclosures that were first made public by the Free Beacon reveal.

The Palestinian government “continued payments to Palestinian prisoners who had committed acts of terrorism, as well as the families of so-called ‘martyrs’ who died while committing acts of terrorism,” the State Department affirmed in a non-public report to Congress earlier this year.

The Palestinian government has provided an estimated $1.5 billion to convicted terrorists and their families from 2013 to 2020, according to information contained in the lawsuit. As much as $15 million per month is being paid into the pay-to-slay fund as of 2020, according to Palestinian officials quoted in regional news outlets….

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: georgesoros; hatecrimes; islamicterrorism; islamism; israel; jihad; payforslay; socalledpalestinians; soros; terroristfunding; trashida

1 posted on 12/29/2022 12:27:44 PM PST by Conservat1
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To: Conservat1

There should be a way for them to sue Biden himself, or at least only include those who voted for him. Those who object to these policies should not be sued just because we are US taxpayers.

2 posted on 12/29/2022 12:48:56 PM PST by MtnClimber (For photos of Colorado scenery and wildlife, click on my screen name for my FR home page.)
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To: MtnClimber

It would help if Congress attached criminal penalties for violating laws like this. Something along the lines of 5 years in a Federal penitentiary and a $200,000 fine for any Federal official, up to and including the President, who violates the statute.


3 posted on 12/29/2022 12:55:14 PM PST by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: Conservat1; All
"Victims of Terrorism Sue Biden Admin for Sending Taxpayer Aid to Palestinians"

Rep. Ronny Jackson needs to call not only a Section 3 violation of the 14th Amendment for all members of Congress who voted to support the constitutionally indefensible foreign aid in Pelosi's unconstitutional omnibus bill, but he also needs to have Biden impeached for signing Pelosi's unconstitutional bill into law.

Emphasizing that desperate Democrats will always find a way to weaponize government power against the people, Congress needs to establish a court that does nothing but hear alleged federal and state violations of Section 3.

The Section 3 court would undoubtedly put Congress out of business right away!

Any member of Congress who is not on record as supporting a veto override of a bill to establish a Section 3 court needs to get primaried in 2024.

4 posted on 12/29/2022 1:36:08 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: Amendment10

This is waaaay overdue. Trump was cutting it back. The whole pali support thing has been crooked all the way back to Yasser. Even when we gave them food the Yasserhole sold it to his folks. Just dirty. The DNC kickbacks are EVERYWHERE.

5 posted on 12/29/2022 1:47:36 PM PST by OldWarBaby
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To: Conservat1; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; BraveMan; ..

6 posted on 12/30/2022 3:48:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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