Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) yesterday urged the State Department’s Assistant Secretary Anne Patterson to help put a stop to the Palestinian Authority’s perverse program – funded in part through foreign assistance – that pays stipends to Palestinians convicted of murder or terrorism against Israeli citizens.  Watch video of the Chairman’s questioning HERE.

Key excerpt:

Chairman Royce to Assistant Secretary Patterson: “The donor community is helping the Palestinian Authority pay people to slay other people. So here’s my point: I want us to use our considerable leverage to end that practice. And second, I would really like the European community, in our dialogue with them, to fully comprehend what’s going on in this process of…paying people to get them to go out and slay other human beings. Can you do that?”