Out of their grief, Stuart and Robbi Force have forged a crusade against one of the nastiest practices of the Palestinian Authority: the payment of blood money to terrorists and their families.
“Like the American public, we were not educated until something happened,” says Robbi Force. That something was the brutal 2016 murder of their son Taylor by a Palestinian terrorist while on a trip to Israel.
Taylor, a West Point graduate and veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq who was 28 at the time of his death, is the namesake of the Taylor Force Act, a bill now making its way through the Senate that would cut funding to the Palestinian Authority until it ceases paying salaries to terrorists and their families.
Stuart Force says he and his wife’s campaign for the bill “does help us focus, rather than just walking around the house looking at the pictures – ‘I remember when we did this. I remember when we did that.’”
In August 2017, the bill passed a critical committee vote and is now set to go before the full Senate. (Photo credit: Facebook).