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President Obama Waives Restriction On Funding Palestinian Authority – Again
On February 8th U.S. President Barack Obama issued a Presidential memorandum addressed to Secretary of State John Kerry Waiving the Congressioanl Restriction on Providing Funds to the Palestinian Authority:
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE
SUBJECT: Waiver of Restriction on Providing Funds to the Palestinian Authority
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 7040(b) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2012 (Division I, Public Law 112-74) (the “Act”) as carried forward by the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 112-175) (the “CR”), I hereby certify that it is important to the national security interests of the United States to waive the provisions of section 7040(a) of the Act as carried forward by the CR, in order to provide funds appropriated to carry out chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act, as amended, to the Palestinian Authority. You are directed to transmit this determination to the Congress, with a report pursuant to section 7040(d) of the Act as carried forward by the CR, and to publish this determination in the Federal Register.
I’ve included a screen clip of the page on the whitehouse.gov website where the memorandum is located:
In 2012 Barack Obama waived a congressional ban on funding Palestine/The State of Palestine/The Palestinian Authority and sent that Hamas terror led country $147 million American taxpayer dollars. He also removed all spending restrictions on that money, restrictions which dictate what the funds can and cannot be used for, ie. humanitarian assistance, education, betterment of society and NOT more rockets.
When the next Palestinian/Israeli conflict erupts because Hamas led Palestine is lobbing rockets over the fence into Israel —– don’t forget who paid for those rockets: you did, Mr. & Mrs. American taxpayer. It’s understandable considering it’s law that you pay taxes, but legalities are of little consequence to children who live in daily fear of the regime Barack Obama is funding.
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