Palestinians May Face Charges of War Crimes

In March 2013 Representative Ron DeSantis (R – FL) introduced, in the House of Representatives, the Palestinian Accountability Act, HR 1337, to withhold U.S. foreign aid from the Palestinian Authority. His essential argument was that the U.S. must demand accountability from recipients of foreign aid. The Palestinian Authority, he held, promoted violence and hatred against Israel, yet the U.S. continued “to dole out hundreds of millions of dollars” to it. The PA refuses to take the most basic steps towards peace. The Act has not gone into effect, but the PA has still not accounted for its refusal to come to the negotiating table as a partner committed to peace with Israel. Instead, Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the tenth year of his four-year term, as well as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, chairman of the Central Committee of Fatah, a section of the PLO, announced on December 31, 2014 that he was officially...(Read Full Article)