Jun. 21, 2017
PA Planning to Hide Payments to Terrorists – Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik (Palestinian Media Watch)
The Palestinian Authority is planning to hide its $300 million a year in payments to terrorist prisoners and the families of “martyrs” by continuing to reward terror but in a different framework, according to Palestinian sources.
Hassan Asfour, a former PA minister, told the independent Palestinian news website Fatah Voice on June 3, 2017: “Abbas, despite his initial objection, has begun to examine practical options to comply with the American demand.”
“Among these…is the option of transferring the prisoners’ and martyrs’ salaries to a ‘social insurance’ body so that it will look as if it is ‘humanitarian and social aid to needy families’ and not ‘monthly salaries to fighter families.'”