Posts Tagged ‘PA’

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Aid to Palestinian territories dwarfs all others

August 5, 2011

The indefatigable Elder of Ziyon has created a startling graphic from Global Humanitarian Assistance Report data showing that per capita aid to Palestinian Arabs far exceeds that of any other top aid recipient country around the world. Remember, most of this aid comes from Europe and the United States. Much of the money is blown through the corruption of Palestinian Authority elites or is siphoned to Hamas.  From EoZ on July 21:

Humanitarian aid to Palestinian territories

Graph by Elder of Ziyon

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PA payments to terrorists is old news

June 15, 2011

This post a couple weeks ago looked at a new Palestinian Authority measure to pay salaries to terrorists in Israeli jails.  But not to worry!  The PA has announced that it’s actually nothing new; they’ve been doing it since 1994.  It just wasn’t codified in the law books until now.  Now you can rest easy, Israel!

From The Jerusalem Post and PalWatch (h/t Elder of Ziyon):

PA Ministry of Prisoners confirms PMW report on salaries to terrorists
 
PA to Jerusalem Post: PA “policy had always been to pay salaries to prisoners and their families ‘regardless of their political affiliations.'”
 
The following is the Jerusalem Post front page story on PMW’s report about the new Palestinian Authority law that all terrorists in Israeli jails are to be paid salaries by the PA. The PA Ministry of Prisoners confirmed to the Jerusalem Post the PMW report that they indeed pay these salaries, and added that they recently raised the salaries. They stated however that they have always paid salaries to prisoners. PMW notes that since it was their own official daily that reported on the new legislation, it seems that the PA practice of paying salaries to terrorists in Israeli prisons has now been formalized through new the PA law.
‘New PA law to grant all convicted terrorists monthly pay’
By Jerusalem Post Staff (Page 1 story) 

A new Palestinian Authority law grants a monthly salary to all Palestinians and Israeli-Arabs imprisoned in Israel for terrorism, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) says in a report being released on Friday.

While Palestinian car thieves in Israeli prisons will not receive a salary, Hamas and Fatah terrorist killers will, the report says. Those serving sentences of more than 20 years will receive higher salaries, according to the new PA law. Salaries are to be paid from the day of arrest until release.

The PMW report points out that more than 6,000 Palestinians are currently serving time in Israeli prisons for terror- related offenses. Among those now eligible for salaries are Abdullah Barghouti, serving 67 life sentences for acts that include planning the Sbarro restaurant (2001) and Moment cafe (2002) suicide bombings in Jerusalem; Hassan Salameh, serving 38 life sentences for offenses that include planning a series of 1996 bus bombings; and Jamal Abu al-Hijja, serving nine life sentences for planning 2005 bombings in Hadera and Netanya.

The new PA law stipulates that payment “will be implemented…on the basis of available sources of funding.” Accordingly, when the PA is short of cash, salaries to the prisoners will be cut, said PMW. Direct foreign aid to the PA could be part of the “available sources” for terrorist salaries or could free money elsewhere in the PA budget that could be used for these salaries, the report says…