Aug. 22, 2019
UK Dept. for International Development Must Have Known about Pay for Slay since 2007 (UK Lawyers for Israel)
More evidence has emerged that the UK Department for International Development (DFID) must have known that the money it paid to the Palestinian Authority was being spent on salaries for convicted terrorists and their families, as well as on families of suicide bombers.
A World Bank Report from 2007 has come to light that criticizes the sums spent by the Palestinian Authority on payments to terrorists and their families.
The 2007 report said: “As a safety net program, the Fund for Families of Martyrs and the Injured is generous….The program is clearly not targeted to the poorest households.”
“The level of resources devoted to the Fund for Martyrs and the Injured does not seem justified from a welfare or fiscal perspective.”
The World Bank said 1.3% of the PA budget was far too much to spend on terrorists’ salaries in 2005. But by 2018, PA spending on terrorists’ salaries had soared to 7% of its budget.