Oct. 7, 2015
- Palestinian Authority Paying Convicted Hamas Terrorists – Herb Keinon
While the international community often hears complaints from the PA that it is running out of funds, newly revealed documents show that the PA pays tens of millions of shekels every month to terrorists in Israeli jails, Israel Radio reported Tuesday. Most of those receiving PA “salaries” are Hamas members who were behind some of the bloodiest terrorist attacks of the Second Intifada.
An Israeli government source said these payments clearly show that the PA provides economic incentives for carrying out terrorist acts. Moreover, the PA payments help bolster the image of the terrorists as heroes. Those who sit in jail for longer periods get more money, meaning that “the more gruesome the terrorism, the more money will be paid,” the source said. (Jerusalem Post)