Even though the Palestinian government gives money to convicted terrorists and their families, the Biden administration has decided to resume U.S. taxpayer aid to the Palestinians.
State Department spokesperson Ned Price said the administration will reverse a decision by former President Donald Trump that cut off American aid to the Palestinian government and United Nations organizations. Now, according to Price, the United States plans "to provide assistance that will benefit all Palestinians, including [Palestinian] refugees."
The Palestinian government continues to spend international aid dollars on the "pay-to-slay" program, where large portions of the money are given to imprisoned terrorists and their families.
Resuming U.S. aid could violate a 2017 bipartisan law that bars the American government from giving the Palestinian Authority taxpayer aid until it ends its terrorist payment program. It remains unknown how U.S. aid will resume without violating that law, known as the Taylor Force Act.
🔦 Approximately $155 million was spent on imprisoned terrorists in 2020 alone by the Palestinian government.