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Now they remember. It’s unbelievable. We’re helping the Palestinian Authority to fund terrorists, behind bars or free men – free men who will almost certainly go back to prison very soon.
Only yesterday Minister of Economy Naftali Bennet announced that he’ll do everything to stop the transfer of salaries from the Palestinian Authority to security prisoners held in Israeli prisons.
Another unbelievable fact – cabinet ministers, during a discussion, raised the issue of the legal challenges this presents, although they decided to review the matter over the next few days. One possible solution: Cut down on the tax money transfers to the Palestinian Authority.
According to Bennet’s data a terrorist serving a sentence of five to ten years gets 4,000 shekels a month. 10-15 years: 6,000 shekels; 25-30 years: 10,000 shekels; and the most serious offenders, serving sentences of more than 30 years, get 12,000 shekels a month.
In addition, any Palestinian prisoner held by Israel gets 400 shekels for personal expenses twice a year, with additional sums given to married men or fathers. How much does an average Palestinian police officer make, in comparison? 2,700 shekels a month.
According to Bennet about 4,000 ex-prisoners continue to receive salaries even after they’re set free. They also get pensions. “Ziad Awad, the murderer of Baruch Mizrachi who was set free as part of the Shalit exchange agreement, got a salary from the Palestinian Authority during his first prison term, was released and got a released prisoner salary, and now he’ll get a “raise”, since he murdered another Jew and got sent back to prison.”
Was our government unaware of the truth all this time? Were the cabinet ministers actually surprised? Wake up, esteemed members of the cabinet. Israel helps fund terrorism carried out against its own citizens and you’re doing nothing, absolutely nothing.
And now they’re concerned about “legal trouble”. People have lost their minds. Deal with it. That’s what your getting paid to do!