GOP Senators Bill Would Stop Biden From Funding Hamas

(Liberty Bell) – New evidence has recently come out regarding employees working at the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, revealing that the organization publicly supported and even cheered on the dreadful terrorist attacks that took place on Oct. 7 in Israel, carried out by the wicked individuals that make up Hamas. 1,400 people were murdered in cold blood, plus thousands more injured and hundreds of others kidnapped.

As per Joshua Arnold of The Washington Stand, the group, which helps to operate a number of schools and humanitarian facilities located in the Gaza Strip among other places, gets a whole lot of money from the United States government. Big shock, there, right?

Due to all of the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel sentiments expressed by the organization, Sens. Pete Ricketts, a Nebraska Republican and South Carolinian Tim Scott have put out a new piece of legislation that would cut off federal funding to Hamas through UNRWA and other channels.

“The U.K.-based Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se) published a 123-page report Monday, documenting how UNRWA employees and education activists cheered and encouraged the October 7 terror attack, which killed more than 1,400 Israelis, wounded more than 5,000 Israelis, and kidnapped more than 200 hostages,” Arnold said.

“According to the report, 13 UNWRA employees, many of them teachers, publicly glorified the October 7 terrorist attack on social media. One teacher shared a video claiming that the Hamas massacre was ‘the first real victory’ on the way to ‘liberating’ Palestine — which would require the annihilation of Israel,” Arnold penned.

The Nablus Elementary School for Boys, which is run by UNWRA, gave a ringing endorsement of using terrorism to control masses of youth in the country. The official Facebook account for the organization posted a video featuring a student praying for Allah to “give victory to their Jihad warriors.” The clip features a caption that reads, “the school is a safe and stimulating environment.”

Arnold then revealed that the report shows how textbooks in UNRWA schools actually encourage kids who attend to martyr themselves, make Jews look like bad guys, and to wipe out Israel from the maps. If that’s not sick enough, during calculus class, kids count suicide bombers. Yes, you read that correctly. A total of 18 militants in Hamas who took part in the terrorist attack graduated from UNRWA schools.

“The U.S. doesn’t fund Taliban curriculum. It doesn’t fund Islamic State curriculum. But through its voluntary donations to UNRWA, it is funding Hamas curriculum,’ explained Monique Beadle, director of Advancement for the Jerusalem Institute of Justice. ‘Gaza’s children aren’t learning about peace and co-existence in their U.N. schools. It’s time to deal with the reality that American taxpayers are underwriting the radicalization of thousands of children,'” the article stated.

Individuals from both sides of the political spectrum are well aware of the indoctrination happening to kids who are attending schools located in Palestine.

“Generations are raised to hate, to kill, to behead, to murder, and it is a product of the schools that we have seen for decades on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip,” U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) went on to say.

“UNRWA is a corrupt organization,” Senator Ricketts remarked on “Washington Watch.” “The Trump administration said it was corrupt beyond repair. And that’s why they said, ‘no more money for UNRWA.’” He added, “The reason that that funding was cut originally was because UNRWA was housing Hamas people in their buildings … or weapons, rather, they were storing for Hamas. They hired Hamas agents. They had textbooks that glorified terrorism.”

Back in 2018, when Donald Trump was president, the State Department disclosed that it would be cutting off funding for UNRWA. Of course, when Biden took over for Trump, he quickly changed course on that.

“The U.S. government supplied UNRWA with $338 million in 2021 and $344 million in 2022. As of September 21, U.S ambassador to the U.N., Linda Thomas-Greenfield, announced the Biden administration had supplied UNRWA with $296 million in 2023, and she pledged the U.S. for another $73 million. That announcement brought total U.S. contributions and pledges to UNRWA to $1.05 billion since President Biden took office,” Arnold wrote. “The Biden administration knew at the time that it was possible for Hamas to commandeer funds intended for the UNRWA, according to internal documents the watchdog group Protect the People’s Trust obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.”

“Due to its overall strength and level of control over Gaza, we assess there is a high risk Hamas could potentially derive indirect, unintentional benefit from U.S. assistance to Gaza,” the director of the State Department’s Office of Threat Finance Countermeasures confessed in a draft memo dated March 1, 2021.

“Notwithstanding this risk, State believes it is in our national interest to provide assistance in the West Bank and Gaza to support the foreign policy objectives outlined above,” the memo continued. Those foreign policy objectives included ‘advancing prosperity, security, and freedom for both Palestinians and Israelis … as a means to advance and preserve the prospects of a negotiated two-state solution, in which Israel lives in peace and security alongside a viable Palestinian state.”

It also noted, “According to USAID’s West Bank and Gaza mission, there have been no known cases of U.S. government or other donor supplies or equipment being stolen or destroyed.”

The organization informed the government that UNRWA schools were looted by miscreants from Hamas, stealing fuel and medical supplies that were supposed to go to refugees.

“Hamas has stolen and abused international aid to Gaza to further its mission to annihilate Israel for years,” Senator Ricketts asserted.

When Ricketts was asked whether or not his bill had bipartisan support, he answered, “We haven’t gotten any of my Democrat colleagues to get on [the bill as a cosponsor] yet.”

“It’s not just [funding to] Hamas,” commented the congressman. “Iran is funding Hamas. And the Biden administration has also released the sanctions on the oil money going to Iran that’s giving them billions of dollars. Under the Trump administration, Hamas was almost bankrupt. And now we’ve just given Iran … a bunch of money so they can fund these terrorist organizations.”

“In addition to funding UNRWA and freeing up frozen Iranian funds, the U.S. State Department last year announced more than $200 million for Palestine, apart from UNRWA, in support through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), COVID and Gaza recovery assistance, economic assistance, and ‘programs to support the security sector including important improvements to the rule of law,'” the publication declared.

“We’re funding the very thing we’re supposed to be fighting against,” Perkins whined. “Hamas is not just, you know, some kind of rogue group out there. That’s the government of Gaza. They are in power.”

“Ricketts’s bill would ‘cut the funding to UNRWA because they cannot be trusted.’ In addition, it would ‘freeze the economic support funds going to Gaza and the West Bank until Israel has verifiably dismantled the terrorist infrastructure of Hamas,’ he divulged. ‘It would also strengthen certification requirements for the Palestinian Authority,’ ‘make sure any U.S. assistance to non-governmental organizations in the West Bank or Gaza are not hiring Hamas or other terrorist agents,’ and ‘strengthen the Taylor Force Act’, which goes after the pay-to-slay program that Hamas has for people who … if you get captured or killed, they pay your family.”

“The Biden administration is just turning a blind eye to giving terrorists like Hamas our taxpayer dollars, and they don’t want to take the steps necessary to be able to block it,” Ricketts explained. “They are utterly responsible for how Hamas gets funded through these different organizations.”

“No matter how much money you give Hamas, Hamas will always want to destroy the state of Israel,” Ricketts went on to add. “They’re a terrorist organization. This is what they do. We must treat them that way. And this administration will not do that.”

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