US-Israel Relationship

Senior GOP lawmaker to reintroduce bill cutting PA funds over terrorist payouts


WASHINGTON — Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham will reintroduce legislation on Tuesday that would cut US funding to the Palestinian Authority if it continues to provide monetary support to the families of those who commit acts of terror against Israelis and others.

The bill, known as the Taylor Force Act, was first introduced last year by Graham with former Indiana Republican Sen. Dan Coats and Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the time, but never came up for a vote.

The legislation is named after former US army officer Taylor Force, who was stabbed to death in March 2016 by a Palestinian terrorist while visiting Tel Aviv. Force was a graduate student at Vanderbilt University and was traveling with other students on a program studying global entrepreneurship.

He was 29 years old at the time and had served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Read more at Times of Israel