PressTV-US to limit Palestinian aid over ‘martyr payments’

The US Congress is set to pass legislation to sharply reduce the annual $300 million in American aid to the Palestinian Authority unless it take steps to stop making what US lawmakers described as payments that reward violent crime.

The measure, known as the Taylor Force Act, is expected to pass the US House of Representatives and Senate this week as part of a massive spending bill unveiled on Wednesday.

Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, introduced the new anti-Palestinian legislation. Graham, like most US lawmakers, is strongly pro-Israel due to the influence of the powerful Israel lobby in the US Congress.

The act is intended to stop the Palestinian Authority from paying stipends to the families of Palestinians killed or imprisoned by Israeli forces.

More than 300 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces since the beginning of October 2015.

The Israeli regime and the administration of US…

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