Senate unveils anti-Hamas legislation
- November 1, 2023
Matthew Foldi, The Spectator
Senators Pete Ricketts and Tim Scott released the Stop Support for Hamas Act yesterday, which hits the terrorist organization Hamas and its allies where it hurts: their pockets.
The Ricketts-Scott bill goes after several of the main vehicles of funds for both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, namely by cutting off funds to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which is “effectively a branch of Hamas,” per the New Republic. The bill also strengthens the Taylor Force Act, a bill named after a West Point grad who was stabbed to death in Israel by a Palestinian terrorist.
Some of Biden’s critics outside of Congress warn that taxpayer funds may have actually been used in Hamas’s October 7 attack. Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) recovered documents earlier this year that show Biden officials warned that there is a “high risk Hamas could potentially derive indirect, unintentional benefit from US assistance to Gaza.”
Based on PPT’s findings, its director Michael Chamberlain told me that “our worst fears may have been realized and American taxpayers may have unwittingly helped fund the brutality and depravity the world witnessed on October 7.”