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House Appropriations Committee debates stopping aid to PA, based on PMW documentation

Tova Dvorin  |

Report: Congress to Deny Aid to PA
Until Incitement Stops

House Appropriations Committee weighing bill cutting off aid to the PA
unless incitement stops, according to one report.

by Tova Dvorin

Channel 2 reports Saturday night that the US Congress House Appropriations Committee is debating cutting off aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) unless its ongoing incitement against Israel stops or is significantly curtailed.

Under the new law, aid to the PA will be frozen until a reliable report is released proving that it has begun cutting down its incitement against the Jewish state.

US lawmakers believe that the bill is expected to pass by a large majority vote in Congress, according to the daily. Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz spoke with several US Congress members earlier this week and expressed his appreciation about the legislative initiative...

The Israeli government only recently released its annual "Palestinian Incitement Index", which showed that incitement against Israel and the Jewish people is continuing on official media channels including - inter alia - by bodies that are very close to the PA Chairman and in educational and religious networks. (PMW documentation forms the basis for the government's incitement index, - Ed.)

Such incitement ranges from the glorification of Nazism and the lionization of Adolf Hitler, to programs on official PA television featuring heavily-stereotyped Jews as villains (and encouraging violence against them) (supplied to government by PMW, see original PMW report here - Ed.), and various TV and radio shows which literally wipe the Jewish state off the map(also supplied to government by PMW, - Ed.).

Israeli officials have stressed that in order to achieve peace, the PA must first stop its incitement against Israel, which includes educating young children(also supplied to government by PMW, see original PMW report here, - Ed.) towards hatred and terrorism.