Omnibus US Spending Bill Cuts More US Aid to Palestinians

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Omnibus US Spending Bill Cuts More US Aid to Palestinians

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

On Thursday, House and Senate members passed a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill – avoiding a midnight Friday government shutdown.

The measure includes the so-called Taylor Force Act rider, cutting US funding to Palestinians by what's paid by the PLO to families of individuals imprisoned for what Israel calls "terrorism" – what Palestinians call self-defense resistance against occupation ruthlessness.

Taylor Force was a US army veteran killed while visiting Israel – violence there spawned by Israeli state terror, wrongfully blamed on Palestinians.

Force was Vanderbilt University graduate student in neocon Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker's home state, Tennessee.

He co-sponsored punitive anti-Palestinian legislation, saying "(w)hat has happened here will hopefully, when pass
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