Last week the United Nations released its report on Gaza, which accused Israel and Hamas of having committed possible war crimes during last summer's Gaza war.  The Palestinian Authority had submitted separate allegations to the International Criminal Court this past April, seeking justice for nearly 1,500 Palestinian civilians killed last summer. But the PA’s quest for justice could cost Palestinian civilians dearly: members of the U.S. Congress have responded with calls for an immediate suspension of aid to the Palestinian Authority. Withholding the modest $400 million (Israel receives more than $3 billion annually) of Palestinian aid will accomplish exactly nothing – other than making life harder for millions of Palestinians, while fueling anti-American sentiment. Thankfully, the State Department appears unmoved by Congressional demands: the U.S. will “continue to provide critical assistance to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza." But be wary, for Congress still holds the power of the purse. Try floating the idea of suspending aid to Israel, in light of these findings, and see how that goes over.