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UK probe into funds for Palestinian terrorism


The Jerusalem Post

British-Israeli victim triggers UK probe into funds for Palestinian terrorism

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By Benjamin Weinthal

"I used to take pride in the fact that I would describe myself as a ‘British-born’ Israeli. I feel no pride about that now.”

BERLIN – Kay Wilson, who barely survived a Palestinian terrorist attack, prompted MP Stephen Twigg, chairman of International Development Committee in the UK Parliament, to conduct talks with fellow lawmakers about the misuse of British funds to support Palestinian terrorism.

The Jerusalem Post obtained a copy of Wilson’s letter on Thursday and conducted an interview with the British Israeli on the parliamentary action and the chances of the UK replicating the American Taylor Force Act, which would bars US funds for the Palestinian Authority that are used for terrorism.

“I have not heard back from Mr. Twigg, and was therefore surprised to read in the Daily Express that he had received my letter, yet had not acknowledged this personally to me,” said Wilson.

The Daily Express wrote on Wednesday that “a powerful commons committee is to consider launching an inquiry into the way the Palestinian Authority is giving British taxpayers’ money to terrorists in prison.”

Read more: http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/British-Israeli-victim-triggers-UK-probe-into-funds-for-Palestinian-terrorism-533547