Israel’s security cabinet voted on Sunday to withhold almost NIS 600 million ($184 million) from the tax money it transfers to the Palestinian Authority for exports from Gaza due to its “indirect support for terrorism.”
The decision was made following the presentation of a report by Defense Minister Benny Gantz stating that the PA transferred NIS 597 million ($182.82 million) in pay-for-slay payments in 2020.
The PA provides monthly stipends to the families of imprisoned terrorists and terrorists killed while perpetrating acts of terror against Israel. Terrorists who committed the most severe crimes or have lengthy prison sentences receiver higher stipends.
Last month, PA President Mahmoud Abbas signed an order authorizing the payment of $42,000 and the provision of housing for the family of a Palestinian terrorist who murdered two Israeli civilians in 2015.
PA President Abbas keeps rewarding terrorists! Yesterday, he paid $42,300 to the family of a terrorist who murdered 2 Israelis.
The PA pays hundreds of millions of dollars every year to terrorists as a reward for killing Israelis, then says it has no money and asks for intl aid! pic.twitter.com/VR0NZeo2Ls
— Ofir Gendelman (@ofirgendelman) June 7, 2021
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)