In the midst of one of the biggest economic crises in U.S. history, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wants the U.S. to give $75 million to the Palestinian Authority and the Gaza Strip.
Both areas are run by governments that support and incite terror. In Gaza, a U.S.-designated terror organization, Hamas, literally is the government.
Sanders’ request came in a letter sent to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The letter, signed by eight Democratic senators, was spearheaded by ex-Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).
President Trump shut down most aid to the Palestinian Authority in 2018 after the passage of the Taylor Force Act, which prohibited giving funds to the Palestinian Authority due to its policy of paying salaries to terrorists and their families. In 2016 alone, the PA paid out $303 million in terror benefits.
The act was named after Taylor Force, a West Point graduate and army veteran who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist while on a Vanderbilt University graduate school trip in Israel.
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