ZOA Demands Biden Stop Arab Terror Funds to Hamas-Led UNRWA Schools and “Pay to Slay” Program
News Press Release
November 23, 2022

This morning in Jerusalem, Israel, terrorists detonated two bombs at two separate bus stops during rush hour. Sixteen-year-old yeshiva student Aryeh Schupak was killed, 23 others have been injured, several critically and in danger of dying as well. The bombs were packed with nails to cause the most damage and detonated remotely when people were nearby.

ZOA National President Morton A. Klein stated, “There has been an average of seven Arab terrorist attacks against Jews in Israel daily for the last nine months including today’s terror bombings. The Zionist Organization of America demands that President Biden immediately halt the $700 million in aid to UNRWA who run schools and training camps where Hamas members teach Arab students to hate and violently attack Jews. ZOA deplores the fact that Biden reinstated this U.S. aid after President Trump wisely stopped these terror training funds.

“The ZOA also urges the Biden administration to demand that the Palestinian Authority immediately end their policy of paying Arabs lifetime pensions to murder Jews and Americans,” Klein continued. “Furthermore, Biden should demand the rescinding of the naming of schools, streets, sports teams, and children’s camps after Jew-killers.”

“The U.S. must also abide by the Taylor Force Act, American law which prohibits U.S. funds from being used to pay Palestinian terrorists who kill Israelis and Americans,” added ZOA Chairman of the Board David I. Schoen. “The Palestinian Authority, led by so-called moderate Mahmoud Abbas, pays bounties to these terrorists in a ‘Pay to Slay’ program that was run for years by Intisar Al-Wazir, the wife of arch terrorist Abu Jihad. If the Biden administration keeps providing funding to the PA, terrorists and their families will be paid for life by U.S. taxpayers.”

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