OBAMA GAVE $221 MILLION TO PALESTINIANS IN LAST HOURS – TAKES CARE OF THEIR BUDGET FOR ‘ THE CARE FOR THE FAMILIES OF MARTYRS’ AND PALESTINIAN JIHADISTS
Obama’s parting gift to Palestinians? $221 million. And they sure need them. The Palestinian Authority budget for “the Care for the Families of the Martyrs” was reportedly about $175 million in 2016, and an additional $140 million was reportedly allocated for payments to prisoners and former prisoners. Well, Obama wants to make sure terrorist families won’t go hungry now that he’s no longer in the WH to take care of them, right Obama?
From Breitbart: Report: Obama Gave $221 Million to Palestinians in Last Hours
Republicans have increasingly called for blocking or canceling funding to the Palestinian Authority, not only because of unilateral diplomatic moves toward statehood, but also because of increasing evidence that funds are used to incite violence and provide financial rewards to terrorists.
The Palestinian Authority reportedly provides compensation to the families of terrorist prisoners incarcerated in Israeli prisons, as well as to those who have killed themselves in attacks on Israeli civilians. The total amount allocated by the Palestinian Authority budget for “the Care for the Families of the Martyrs” was reportedly about $175 million in 2016, and an additional $140 million was reportedly allocated for payments to prisoners and former prisoners.
The AP details:
A State Department official and several congressional aides say the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning, just before Donald Trump became president.
More than $227 million in foreign affairs funding was released at the time, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for U.N. organizations.
At least two GOP lawmakers had placed holds on the Palestinian funds. Congressional holds are generally respected by the executive branch but are not legally binding.