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Lawmakers urge DOJ to probe Palestinian media nonprofit for terror ties

“‘The Palestine Chronicle’ and People Media Project appear to be at the very least complicit in supporting Hamas,” a letter from the House leaders stated.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland at the 2023 United States Attorneys’ National Conference hosted by the Department of Justice in Washington on Oct. 26, 2023. Credit: Tia Dufour/U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland at the 2023 United States Attorneys’ National Conference hosted by the Department of Justice in Washington on Oct. 26, 2023. Credit: Tia Dufour/U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The heads of three congressional committees sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Tuesday, urging an investigation into The Palestine Chronicle, a project of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization called People Media Project.

The Palestine Chronicle and People Media Project appear to be at the very least complicit in supporting Hamas, and at worst full-fledged financiers of terrorism,” wrote Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), chairwoman of the Education and the Workforce Committee; Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.), chairman for the Ways and Means Committee; and James Comer R-Ky.), chairman for the Oversight and Accountability Committee.

The lawmakers added that People Media Project “appears to have filed inconsistent and possibly fraudulent information with state and federal governments regarding the amount of revenue it receives each year.”

The letter to Garland and the U.S. Department of Justice follows the Ways and Means Committee’s June demand to the IRS that the nonprofit lose its tax-exempt status after the discovery that a writer for The Palestinian Chronicle both supported Hamas and confined Israeli civilian hostages.

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