Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Supports Combating Palestinian Incitement

Jul 12, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement after the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill was approved in full committee. The bill included language that would require State Department to issue reports on Palestinian incitement, and what actions the Department is taking to end to it.

“The Palestinian Authority has created a strong culture of incitement against Israelis. There has been continued violence and aggression by Palestinian terrorists, with the most recent and gruesome attack carried out against a 13 year old girl in her own home. Palestinian Authority leadership must recognize that in order for these acts of aggression to end, they must take responsibility themselves and stop using and promoting this inflammatory language. In order to keep the Palestinian Authority accountable, the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill has included language that requires more thorough reporting from the State Department on Palestinian incitement. By requiring the State Department to issue a report on the extent of the incitement and the steps that are being taken to combat it, I hope that we can work together as a global community to end these words and actions of hate.”