Joe Biden is faced with serious questions about the money he’s sending to Gaza.
He’s given huge amounts of taxpayer dollars to the Palestinians.
And now a court had ordered Joe Biden to reveal one key fact about how he may be funding Hamas.
A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday evening ordered the Biden administration to disclose how American taxpayer money is funding Hamas terrorists, particularly its infamous “pay to slay” program.
America First Legal (AFL) filed the lawsuit alleging that President Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken resumed payments to the Palestinian Authority despite it violating the Taylor Force Act.
The Taylor Force Act, which was signed into law by former President Donald Trump, bars American economic aid to the Palestinian Authority while they pay stipends to terrorists and their families through the Palestinian Authority Martyr’s Fund.
The lawsuit claims the Biden administration has transferred nearly half a billion in American taxpayer dollars “to directly benefit and subsidize the Palestinian Authority”
Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk of the Northern District of Texas found that AFL’s “recent production of records shows that the Government knew its economic support fund (ESF) funding in the West Bank and Gaza was benefiting Palestinian terrorists, thereby ‘increasing the risk of terrorist attacks against the Plaintiffs and others similarly situated.’”
“And they aver that the Government’s ‘admission that its activities in the West Bank and Gaza benefit Hamas suggests, with reasonable particularity, the possible existence of other facts, currently hidden, establishing traceability,’” the order says.
“These reasons, in concert with Hamas’s recent attack on Israel that killed fourteen Americans and resulted in others being held hostage, provide a sufficient basis for Plaintiffs Request,” Kacsmaryk wrote.
The Biden administration opposed the motion, claiming that Hamas is separate from the Palestinian Authority.
AFL’s lawsuit is trying to freeze all Economic Support Fund grants to the Palestinian Authority.
“This case is about the Palestinian Authority’s decades-long program of financial payments, social services, misinformation, and indoctrination to incentivize terrorist attacks against persons living in or visiting the State of Israel. The program is known as ‘Pay to Slay,’” the lawsuit states.
“Under Pay to Slay, the Palestinian Authority rewards terrorists and/or their families with increased rewards in proportion to the casualties inflicted. Terrorists who are married, or have children, or are Israeli residents/citizens receive an additional payment. Terrorists who spend more than 5 years (in a single term or cumulatively) in prison are paid a guaranteed salary by the Palestinian Authority for the rest of their lives,” the lawsuit explains.
“Every terrorist, regardless of their affiliations or the identity of their victims, is paid by the Palestinian Authority. This includes members of designated terror organizations, such as Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, who kill U.S. citizens,” the lawsuit alleges.
The Biden administration has pledged a further $100 million in humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians.
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