According to Australian journalist David Adler, the Palestinian Authority pays terrorists for attacking Israelis. Using a sliding scale that rewards terrorism the more deadly it is, terrorists who are imprisoned are given as much as $3,500 per month. The Palestinian Authority’s budget for subsidizing terrorism amounts to 50% of its foreign aid.
From David Adler, Aussie Tax Slayer, The Spectator Australia:
According to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website, Australia will contribute $43.8 million to the ‘Palestinian Territories’ in 2017-18. DFAT explains ‘Australia seeks to align its support with the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) objectives’.
Well, the PA’s objectives include providing incentive payments to terrorists who injure and kill innocent Israeli civilians. In the event that the terrorist is caught and convicted, there is a sliding scale based on the length of the jail term – the more serious the terror crime, the more money paid. Alternatively, if the terrorist dies during his/her act of terror or is subsequently killed by the Israeli Defense Force, police or by an armed civilian, then there is also a Palestinian Authority Martyrs’ Fund to pay a lifetime benefit to families of dead terrorists.The programs have been labelled as ‘Slay for Pay’ by critics. The PA announced on March 5 that it would increase payments under these programs for terrorism from US$350 million in 2017 to US$403 million in 2018!
In 2017 the amount paid by the PA to terrorists and their families equated to about 50 per cent of total foreign aid received. The unit payments are relatively enormous. According Palestinian Media Watch, convicted terrorists in prison can receive 12,000 shekels per month plus bonuses of 300 shekels per wife, 50 shekels per child and extra for being resident in Israel and Jerusalem. This can amount to about US$3,500 per month. By contrast, a teacher employed by the PA receives roughly $615 per month.
The United States is the Palestinian Authority’s biggest donor at $600 million per year.
HT: Adam Hensley
Photo by Israel Defense Forces (Palestinian Rioters in El-Arrub) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons