Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act of 2017

May 25, 2017
November 15, 2017
Ordered to be reported

This bill would impose new sanctions on foreign persons, groups, and governments that allegedly support PIJ, Hamas, or their affiliates. Specifically, it would require the president to report to Congress a list of persons, agencies, and governments that assist, provide transactions for, or participate in the abovementioned groups, and then impose sanctions on each listed entity. The president would be required to effect a one-year suspension on all U.S. assistance to any foreign government listed, inter alia, with exceptions allowed either on national security grounds or for any entities that no longer participate in the abovementioned activities.

The president would also be required to report whether each government listed was taking “adequate measures” to freeze Hamas and PIJ assets and, if not, assess the reasons for not doing so, listing the steps taken by the U.S. to encourage them to do so. This report would also have to include assessments for countries in which Hamas and PIJ do significant fund-raising, financing, or money laundering

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