“It is unclear exactly where the money is coming from in light of the debts, but it is likely that international aid money will be funding the terror incentive, as past allocations for terrorists have been linked directly to US taxpayer money.” How nice. And remember: these are the “moderates,” Israel’s “partners for peace.” “Of course, Israel cannot be expected to negotiate with anyone who is dedicated to its destruction. But while I know you have had differences with the Palestinian Authority, I believe that you do have a true partner in President Abbas…” — Barack Obama, March 21, 2013
“Terrorist ‘Martyrs’ Families to Receive Millions of Dollars,” by Dalit Halevi and Tova Dvorin for Israel National News, March 24 (thanks to all who sent this in):
The Palestinian Authority (PA) continues to financially support terrorism, and families of terrorists were set to receive a great deal of that financial support, as PA official Rami Hamdallah pledged another $74 million from the PA budget to the families of ‘martyrs’ for the Palestinian Arab nationalist cause.
On Sunday, Hamdallah said that his government will continue to work to protect the rights of family members of the “martyrs” who were killed in the course of carrying out attacks on Israelis and their supporters abroad, and ensure that they “live dignified lives.”
During the third National Conference for the National Association of Families of Slain Palestinians, Hamdallah stated that the government – in a collaborative effort with the Association – has pledged full financial support for the spouses and children of the terror “martyrs.” The money will be pledged for the families to complete schooling and university studies; the pledge is in addition to a monthly salary and free medical care.
The PA has made the pledge despite massive debt, which tops a staggering 4.8 billion dollars.
It is unclear exactly where the money is coming from in light of the debts, but it is likely that international aid money will be funding the terror incentive, as past allocations for terrorists have been linked directly to US taxpayer money.