Biden Admin Sued over Funding for Palestinian Govt. that Supports Terror
- January 18, 2022
Deborah Brand, Breitbart News
The Biden administration is being sued for refusing to submit internal documents that could show it violated a law barring the federal government from sending money to the Palestinian government until it stops its so-called “pay-for-slay” scheme paying terrorists and their families, The Washington Free Beacon reported Monday.
Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT), a watchdog group comprised of former government officials, has charged the State Department of violating its Freedom of Information Act it its refusal to turn over documents relating to the administration’s decision to resume U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority. Former president Donald Trump stopped the payments over the PA’s support of terrorists and Congress passed the Taylor Force Act during his tenure.
According to Palestinian government’s current policy, terrorists who are serving out sentences in Israeli jails receive stipends in accordance with the severity of their crime – the more Israelis they murdered, the more money they receive.
According to the lawsuit, a copy of which was exclusively obtained by the Beacon, the State Department did not answer PPT’s FOIA request for more than 240 days, well beyond the permitted statutory period.