Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, now a representative from the state’s 1st Congressional District, has introduced a bill that would prevent U.S. dollars from going to the Palestinian government until they can prove that no funds are being used to pay families of so-called terrorist “martyrs.”

“Over the past 10 years, the Palestinian government has received more than $4 billion in U.S. tax dollars in spite of the fact that the Palestinian Authority devotes about 8 percent of its budget to supporting the families of Palestinian terrorists, including those killed during attacks and those in prison,” Rep. Sanford said in a joint press release with the bill’s co-sponsor Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC).

Sanford added, “To me, this is unacceptable. When the American people support other nations, our generosity shouldn’t be used to support terrorism in any way. And pausing these funds until we’re certain they aren’t being used as such seems like an obvious response to the problem.”

According to the Jerusalem Post, Bloomberg, and other media outlets, the Palestinian National Authority pays “salaries” to the families of Palestinians who have carried out terror attacks against the Jewish nation and its people.

The Jerusalem Posts cites a report by Yossi Kuperwasser of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, which says, “The [Palestinian National Authority] pays directly and, as of 2014, partly through the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), about 1.1 billion shekels (around $300 million) every year as salaries to Palestinian terrorists in Israeli jails, continuing after they are released, and to the families of dead terrorists and other Palestinians who died fighting against Zionism.”

Kuperwasser reports that this “amounts to 7 percent of the Palestinian budget, and more than 20 percent of the annual foreign aid to the [Palestinian National Authority].”

Recently, the Washington Post reported that the outgoing Obama administration sent $221 million to the Palestinian National Authority, the governing body of the controversial Palestinian state. The moved had been approved by Congress but was being blocked. The action has largely been seen by those on the right as another example of the Obama administration’s animus toward key U.S. ally Israel.

President Barack Obama, like some of his predecessors, favored a two-state solution to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

President Donald J. Trump reportedly supports a one-state solution in which Israel remains in control of the state of Palestine, a self-governing nation within Israel that includes the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem.

Trump has tasked his son-in-law Jared Kushner with brokering a peace agreement between the two-warring sides.

An Orthodox Jew, Kushner is a one of the most important members of Trump’s inner circle. In fact, many observers claim that Kushner has been fighting over control of the inner circle with Steve Bannon, the one-time head of the alt-right news site Breitbart. Bannon has been accused of supporting anti-Semitic viewpoints, most notably by the Anti-Defamation League.

The full text of Mark Sanford’s press release is below.

Representatives Mark Sanford and Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced H.R. 789, the No Bonuses for Terrorists Act.

This bill would cut off American aid to the Palestinian government until the Secretary of State has certified that the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian Liberation Organization have stopped paying benefits to the families of terrorists that aren’t available to the Palestinian population at large.

“Over the past ten years, the Palestinian government has received more than $4 billion in US tax dollars in spite of the fact that the Palestinian Authority devotes about 8% of its budget to supporting the families of Palestinian terrorists, including those killed during attacks and those in prison,” Representative Sanford said. “To me, this is unacceptable. When the American people support other nations, our generosity shouldn’t be used to support terrorism in any way. And pausing these funds until we’re certain they aren’t being used as such seems like an obvious response to the problem.”

“Mark and my bill puts in place the strongest measures yet to ensure terrorists will no longer be rewarded with U.S. taxpayer dollars. The American people deserve to know that their hard earned money isn’t going to fund terror attacks on our allies,” said Representative Ted Budd.

3 comments
  1. One more traitor to the constitution and values he swore to uphold and defend. Traitors sell their nation for favors. That makes them worst than thieves. To accept the Nazi like on going Zionist occupation of civilian people, The apartheid, and the evictions and suffering civilians who are under a military rule for 50 years and forbid them to defend themselves and even go to International crime courts, shows how the US establishment is a prisoner of the great Bibi and his East European mafia like gang of assassins. We cry for you US of America. We still love you for what you were. A dream of the free and home of the Brave. Can an elected person like representative stanford be considered free or brave if he is in favor of the occupation, victimization and ethnic cleansing of people who have lived in the land we call Palestine for 4000 years for a foreign Political agenda. The US tax payer should investigate how much he is receiving for this crime to the US.

  2. There isn’t greater injustice and terror known in recent times than that inflicted by the Jews to the Palestinian people. Zionist stooges should be ashamed if they knew what shame was.

  3. Poster Mc Connell
    Having carried out their massacres and
    having expelled over 725,000 Palestinians from their homes, and while
    the UN General Assembly was considering the Trusteeship Plan for
    Palestine, 37 Zionist leaders representing Zionist parties worldwide
    hurried to meet at 4:00 PM on Friday, May 14, at the Tel Aviv Museum on Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv to sign what they called a “Declaration of Establishment of The State of Israel” in the land of Palestine which they referred to (and still
    do) as Eretz-Israel. This biblical name encompasses a land of indefinite
    geographical extension depending on which version of the Hebrew Bible
    you read. This bestowed ‘religious legitimacy’ to acquire land to satisfy Zionist appetite.
    Of the 37 Zionist leaders who gathered
    for this proclamation, the oldest was 82, the youngest not yet 30. Three
    became prime ministers, one became president, and 14 became cabinet
    ministers.
    Of these 37 Zionists, only 1 was born in Palestine.
    Squatters.
    Of the remaining 36 Zionists, 13 were
    born in Russia, 11 in Poland, 2 in Romania, 2 in Germany, 2 in Latvia, 2
    in Lithuanian, 1 in Austria, 1 in Hungary, 1 in Denmark and 1 in Yemen.
    Most of them migrated to Palestine between 1920 and 1940. One of them
    came to Palestine only in 1947.
    We name 35 of the signatories to give credence to this project which started back in 1897:
    David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973), Daniel Auster (1893-1962), Mordekhai Bentov (1900-1985), Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (1884-1963), Eliyahu Meir Berligne (1866-1959), Perez (Fritz) Bernstein (1890-1971), Rachel Cohen (1888-1982), Eliyahu Dobkin (1898-1976), Rabbi Wolf Gold (1889-1956), Meir Grabovsky (Argov) (1905-1963), Abraham Granott (Granovsky) (1890-1962), Yitzhak Gruenbaum (1879-1970), Rabbi Kalman Kahana (1910-1991), Eliezer Kaplan (1891-1952), Sa’adia Kobashi (no dates available), Moshe Kol (Kolodny) (1911-89), Rabbi Yitzhak Meir Levin (1894-1971), Zvi Lurie (1906-1968), Rabbi Yehudah Leib Maimon (Fishman) (1875-1962), Golda Meir (Myerson) (1898-1978), Avraham Nissan (Katznelson) (1888-1956), Nahum Nir-Rafalkes (1884-1968), David Zvi Pinkas (1895-1952), Moshe David Remez (1886-1951), Berl Repetur (1902-1989), inhas Rosen (Felix Rosenblueth) (1887-1978), Zvi Segal (1901-1965), Moshe (Hayyim) Shapira (1902-1970), Mordechai Shattner (no dates available), Moshe Sharett (Shertok) (1894-1965), Behor Shalom Shitrit (1895-1967), Ben-Zion Sternberg (1894-1962), Meir Vilner-Kovner (1918-2003), Zerah Warhaftig (1906-2002), Aharon Zisling (1901-1964).
    Most of Israel’s elected prime ministers, past and present, belonged to, or are known to be members of terrorist organizations in their heyday.Their so-called Declaration was couched in legal and civilized phrases to give it legitimacy.
    It said that “the state of Israel will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to
    all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture; it will safeguard the Holy Places of all religions; and it will be faithful to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations”.
    On that eventful day, 14 May 1948, the new state was recognized by the United States of America followed by theUSSR 3 days later.As Ben Gurion and his Zionist colleagues
    were issuing that declaration, their underground forces were sweeping
    through the land of Palestine conquering villages and expelling
    Palestinians from their homes. Seventeen massacres were carried out including Deir Yaseen and Tantura massacres. It must not be forgotten that the crimes
    committed in Palestine and which paved the way for the creation of the
    so-called State of Israel, were the work of over 3000 Zionist and
    Israeli leaders since 1939. In the words of Dr Issa Nakhleh, author of
    the massive ‘Encylopedia of the Palestine Problem’, “these zionist
    and Israeli leaders were all members of the Hagana, Palmach, Irgun Z’vai
    Leumi, the Stern Gang, the Jewish Agency and the Jewish National Fund.
    Many of them became presidents, cabinet ministers, generals, officers of
    the armed forces…and occupied high positions in Israeli society. They
    are still at large enjoying the fruits of their crimes, and many of
    them are [today] being honored as heads of state, Prime
    Ministers, cabinet ministers, and scholars of an allegedly democratic
    state…The victims of their crimes are called terrorists, murderers and
    criminals, while the real terrorists and war criminals are being
    received as respectable representatives of a democratic society.”

    Perhaps the Congress and Mr. Sanders should also consider this point provided by an America loving poster..

    “In March of 2003 the US approved 10 billion dollars in aid for Israel.
    At the same time it, with held a grant to up grade training of first responders for 3.5 billion dollars. Those who would be first to respond in case of domestic attack.”

    “ If spent domestically 10 billion dollars could have bought health care coverage for 4,202,251 children with out proper coverage.” Perhaps find the homeless families shelter and food.

    “Or, pay for 1,445,573 American children to attend “ Head Start,” child development programs to prepare them for school.”

    On the ground that Tel Aviv University stands, was a Palestinians village. The occupants of that village are now refugees in Gaza.

    Remember the USS Liberty!

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