WASHINGTON, D.C.--Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02), along with senior Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, calling on the Administration to freeze aid to the Palestinian Authority in light of its provocative decision to join the International Criminal Court (ICC).

“The Palestinian Authority’s calculated and provocative decision to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) is just the latest evidence that it has no desire to achieve peace with Israel,” said Rep. Poe. “Their intensions are clear: use the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a tool to wage a political war on the world stage against our ally, Israel. By allowing the Palestinian Authority to sit on the ICC, the United Nations is giving them a platform they don’t deserve. The United States must take a stand on this issue by freezing all aid to the Palestinian Authority which has shown time and again that it cannot be trusted.”

Poe is Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism and a Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.