WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today delivered the following statement on the passage of the Taylor Force Act as part of the 2018 omnibus appropriations bill:

“I’m glad the Taylor Force Act is on its way to the President’s desk and that we will finally take steps to crack down on the abhorrent ‘pay for slay’ practice. The strong bipartisan support for this measure—including its unanimous passage in the House last year—sends a clear message to Palestinian leaders that fomenting hatred and inciting violence will only serve to isolate them and make it harder to realize the vision of a Palestinian State. I hope this law will change minds and save lives.”


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