On the morning of Donald Trump’s inauguration, while he adjusts his tie and checks his family, Obama is handing out $227 million big ones to Palestine Authority. It’s his final act of treason and should be hauled back into the White House with a check of his own in hand.
The Palestinian Authority reportedly provides compensation to the families of terrorist prisoners incarcerated in Israeli prisons, as well as to those who have killed themselves in attacks on Israeli civilians. The total amount allocated by the Palestinian Authority budget for “the Care for the Families of the Martyrs” was reportedly about $175 million in 2016, and an additional $140 million was reportedly allocated for payments to prisoners and former prisoners.
The AP details:
“A State Department official and several congressional aides say the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning, just before Donald Trump became president.
More than $227 million in foreign affairs funding was released at the time, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for U.N. organizations.
At least two GOP lawmakers had placed holds on the Palestinian funds. Congressional holds are generally respected by the executive branch but are not legally binding.”
This was not the first time Obama has been a dick to Congress over this issue. In 2012, he gave out $192 million that had been frozen in response to Palestinians’ unilateral actions at the UN. He used a legal waiver included in the Palestinian Accountability Act and went right around Congresses wishes.
Republicans have increasingly called for blocking or canceling funding because of increasing evidence that funds are used to incite violence and provide financial rewards to terrorists. They spend this money on prisoner and their families, and Martyr funds. Yes, martyr money!!