The US Senate has approved suspension of American financial aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) over the payments it makes to the families of Palestinians arrested or slain by Israel.
The Republican-led Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 17-4 on Thursday in favor of the bill.
The measure was sponsored by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and committee chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee.
Corker said the payments by the Palestinian Authority encourage acts of terrorism against Israel and the United States.
“This is sick,” he said.
Head of the Palestinian General Delegation to the US, Husam Zomlot, has described the move as “misinformed and counterproductive. “
He said the…
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