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  5/2/2014, Iyar 2, 5774

Senators to Kerry: Aid to PA Should be Conditioned


U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Thursday called on Secretary of State John Kerry to publicly state that there will be an immediate cut-off of relevant U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority (PA), should its new unity government fail to comply with the detailed requirements set forth by the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006.

In a letter to Kerry, Kirk and Rubio highlighted the counter-productive steps being taken by the PA after the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Fatah announced plans to pursue a unity government with Hamas, which they noted is a terrorist organization that has a stated goal of wiping Israel from the map.