Washington, DC – In reaction to news that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) discovered that approximately 20 rockets were placed by militants in a UNRWA-run school in the Gaza Strip, Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) has renewed his call for Congress to pass his Palestinian Accountability Act. The Palestinian Accountability Act would withhold funds from UNRWA until certain conditions are met.

"The discovery of missiles in a school demonstrates the depravity of Hamas and the lengths it will go to attack Israel,”? DeSantis said. “Furthermore, UNRWA works in cooperation with Hamas towards its odious aims, thereby supporting terrorism and undermining the interests of the United States.  American taxpayers should not be coerced into funding an organization that works hand in hand with Hamas.”?

As well as withholding United States funding from UNRWA, the Palestinian Accountability Act will withhold foreign aid from the Palestinian Authority until:

  • It recognizes Israel–s right to exist as a Jewish state.
  • Strongly and regularly condemns terrorism, while bringing terrorists to justice.
  • The Palestinian Authority excludes Hamas from government unless Hamas is publically held to the requirements of this bill.