Report: U.S. Congress Blocks $159 Million in Aid to PA

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Congress is delaying a payment of $159 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority in an effort to pressure the PA to relaunch negotiations with Israel, PLO ambassador to Washington Maen Erekat said, according to Maan.

Erekat confirmed that Rep. Kay Granger (R-Tex.), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State-Foreign Operations, was blocking the payment due to PA support for “terrorism.”

Erekat added that some “pro-Israel” congress members are continuing to pressure the PA to relaunch diplomatic negotiations with Israel, and prevent Palestinians from joining international organizations and conventions.



  1. I keep wondering WHY they keep funding the PA to begin with. These politicians keep sounding praise on Israel yet fuels and funds their enemies. Who, but a politician supports their own friends’ enemies.

  2. Oh no! The Palistoonians will now have to beg and grovel from the Iranians. But don’t worry, obama gave the Iranians 150 billion dollars to play with.

  3. Still waiting for ONE republican candidate to say that they are stopping the hundreds of milions every year, unless the PA stop inciting terror


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