Earlier this month I charted a 900% increase in the terrorist murders of people in Israel since Biden restored funding to the “Palestinian” territories occupied by the terrorists.
In Feb 2019, President Trump’s total cutoff of aid became official. That year, 10 Israelis or people in Israeli controlled areas were killed in stabbings, shootings, rocket and other attacks, down from 12 the previous year, and 15 in 2017, and 16 in 2016.
In 2020 however only three Israelis were killed.
In April 2021, the Biden administration restored aid to the PLO. By the time the year was over, 17 people in Israeli areas had been killed.
In 2022, 31 Israelis or people in Israeli areas were killed.
14 are already dead this year. And February hasn’t even ended yet.
The latest victim is an American from Connecticut.
These are a few of the memories that have emerged of Elan Ganeles, 26, the recent college graduate, raised in Connecticut, who was killed Monday when a gunman shot at him on a road near the Palestinian West Bank city of Jericho. Those who knew Ganeles remembered him as quiet and loyal, funny and down-to-earth.
“He was the kind of guy you could call, and you’d be sure he’d pick up and have a few minutes to talk if you needed something,” said Rabbi Yehuda Drizin of Chabad at Columbia University, who knew Ganeles as an undergraduate there. “For everyone that knew him, this is a kick in the gut. This really hurts.”
Ganeles grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut, where his family attended the local Orthodox Young Israel synagogue a block away from their home. As a teenager, Ganeles read Torah for the community. The synagogue has launched a fundraiser for his family and is bringing in grief counselors to help the community.
Ganeles attended Modern Orthodox schools and the local Camp Gan Israel, and was involved in NCSY, the Orthodox youth group. At Hebrew High School of New England, he was an honors student and volunteered with the local Jewish Family Services, according to an article published about him in 2014. At the time, he said he was deferring enrollment at the University of Michigan and enlistment in the US military to spend a year in Israel.
He was killed while traveling to Israel to attend a wedding.
The killers will likely be tracked down at which point they or their families will receive generous salaries and benefits from the PLO’s Palestinian Authority as part of its Pay-to-Slay program.
Biden’s decision to provide aid violates the Taylor Force Act, passed by Congress, and named after a murdered non-Jewish veteran. The Force family, along with others, is suing the Biden administration.
“The Biden Administration is well aware that the PA pays Palestinian terrorists to injure or kill innocent Americans and Israelis in Israel. Yet, in blatant violation of the Taylor Force Act, a federal law that prohibits the government from sending American taxpayer dollars to the PA until it stops supporting terrorism, President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken have resumed payments to the PA after the Trump Administration had stopped these payments in compliance with the Taylor Force Act,” America First Legal declared..
“The Taylor Force Act, named after our son, was passed by Congress and signed by President Trump to stop this Pay to Slay. Yet the Biden Administration has resumed payments to the PA notwithstanding its Pay to Slay program,” Stuart Force, Taylor’s father, said.
The Biden administration’s decision to fund the Palestinian Authority has consequences beyond Israel. Islamic terrorism is a global threat and has been a reliable killer of Americans abroad.
“Robbi and I call upon President Biden to stop sending fungible taxpayer dollars to the PA that will end up funding terrorism,” Stuart Force appealed.
The Biden administration and the media are busy blaming the violence on the Israeli government, but the numbers are clear, pull out the money and the political support for the terrorists, and the violence falls.
The Trump administration showed it works. The killings are on the hands of the Biden administration.