From the desk of Mat Staver,
Christians in Defense of Israel
A Palestinian assassin murdered a Jewish father of six Tuesday night in a vicious drive-by shooting. The killer sprayed Rabbi Raziel Shevach's car with 22 bullets in a gangland-style attack that took just 30 seconds.
But instead of condemning the killing, Palestinian authorities framed the heartless murder as a successful "operation" committed by a "skilled and experienced" Palestinian hit-man.
"The result: a killed settler" said a post on Fatah's official Facebook account. Fatah is a faction led by Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority president. Both Fatah and the PA use "settler" for Jewish Israelis regardless of where they live in Israel.
Following the brutal attack, David Friedman, the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, tweeted:
The greatest obstacle to peace in the Middle East Israel is the all-consuming goal of these radical Islamists to remove the Jews from Israel through terror or any means possible. That's why Christian in Defense of Israel is petitioning the U.S. government to Stop Taxpayer Funding of the Palestinians and Their Terrorism!
+ + Your tax dollars at work!
The United States government sends nearly $700 million to the Palestinians each year through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), and through other "relief" arms disbursing "aid" money to the Palestinian Authority.
It is shameful that there is NO accountability on how that “aid" money is disbursed, except for verifiable terror payments.
In 2017, the Palestinian Authority paid a reported $348 million to terrorists and their families.
That is your tax dollars at work and why I am asking you to join me and thousands of others in calling for the United States Government to DEFUND the Palestinians until there is accountability, a verifiable cessation of payments to terrorists, and the Palestinian Authority agrees to talk peace in the Middle East!
The monetary incentives to commit terror are a driving force, as reported on Thursday by The Algemeiner:
Right now there are U.S. State Department authorities resisting defunding the Palestinian Authority because cutting "aid" might inflict harm on welfare recipients.
But if the funding is not stopped, the Palestinian Authority will continue to use funds earmarked for "aid" to ensure their "Pay to Slay" operations stay funded.
It is unconscionable that our government continues to turn a blind eye to actions that violate international law and fan the flames of hatred, terrorism, and murder.
It's time that the United States government Stop Taxpayer Funding of the Palestinians and Their Terrorism!
This is our important call for pro-Israel Americans who want to prevent taxpayer dollars from going to the Palestinian Authority's terror activities to take action now! Click here now to tell Congress to stop funding terror!
Thank you for joining with us!
God bless you. God bless the USA. God bless Israel.
Mat Staver, President
Christians in Defense of Israel
P.S. Our Defund the Palestinian Authority petition states:
No more “Pay to Slay!"
The greatest threat to "peace" in Israel is the all-consuming goal of these radical Islamists to eliminate the one Jewish nation in the world—the tiny land of Israel. Palestinian acts of aggression must be stopped!