WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12), chairwoman of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations subcommittee, issued the following statement condemning the decision by the Palestinian Authority to join the International Criminal Court (ICC).

“I condemn the Palestinian Authority’s move to join the International Criminal Court. This is hostile to the peace process with Israel and puts U.S. assistance to the PA in jeopardy. The PA knows the firm position of the U.S. because Congress made it law that if the Palestinian Authority initiates or actively supports any judicially authorized investigation against Israel for alleged crimes against Palestinians, our economic assistance to the PA would end.
“The Palestinian Authority is heading down a dangerous path. Israel cannot be expected to negotiate in good-faith with a government who is derailing future attempts to find a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The PA needs to reverse the course they are on and become a partner for peace."