Summary ... The Palestinian Authority has supported terrorists for many years, using the funds given to the organization from the United States, the PA's largest single country donor. Despite investigations by the US Congress, the money keeps pouring in to pay the terrorists of the PA, many whom Israel released under pressure from the United States.
The Palestinian Authority [PA] pays high salaries and good benefits to convicted terrorists in Israeli prisons. The more horrific the crime and the more Israelis or Americans murdered, the higher the salary and the better the benefits.
But where does the cash-strapped PA get the money for terrorists?
Much of it comes from your [US] tax dollars. The PA budget is heavily dependent on foreign aid—and the U.S. is the PA's largest single country donor.
Palestinian [sic] terrorists killed or wounded thousands of Israeli and American civilians between 1993 and 2014.
Number of convicted Palestinian terrorists — "security prisoners" — in Israeli prisons: 4,000-5,500
From the time it was established in 1994, the PA set up the infrastructure to support terrorists: the quasi-official Prisoners Club (1994) and the Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners (1998), and adopted the Law of the Prisoners (2004).
The PA commits 5% to 6% of its total budget to payments for prisoners and their families and for suicide bombers' families.
The Ministry of Prisoners Affairs and the Prisoners Club are given top priority in the PA budget.
Terrorist salaries are on a sliding scale: the more horrific the crime, the higher the wages. The salaries are usually far higher than the West Bank average wage of $533/month and sometimes higher than those of any other civil servants. The average monthly salary paid to terrorists was 3,129 shekels ($850) in 2012 while the average salary for civil servants was 2,882 shekels, ($783), and for Palestinian military personnel it was 2,704 shekels ( $734).
In 2011, The PA announced the following wages and stipulated that they would be linked to the cost of living index.
The PA incentivizes Arab citizens of Israel to commit terrorist acts by giving them an added supplement of 500 shekels ($142) per month.
The PA also provides money to families of terrorists.
The PA also pays terrorists monthly salaries after they are released from prison.
The most horrific mass murderers receive the highest salaries.
This money is not for prisoner needs: the Israeli Prison system provides for all prisoner needs, spending 23,598 shekels ($5,900) per year per security prisoner.
The PA incentivizes terrorists with the prisoner salaries.
The PA incentivizes terrorists by glorifying them and their actions.
The PA budget is heavily dependent on donor dollars.
The U.S. and the EU are the major donors to the PA and help fund the PA budget.
Foreign donations are used to pay PA salaries.
Even if donor money is not directly used for the prisoners, the donations free other PA money for that purpose.
The U.S. Congress has demanded more oversight so American taxpayer money will not fund terrorism, but no major changes have been made. The Prisoners Club, the Ministry of Prisoners, and payments to prisoners are not mentioned in U.S. Government oversight reports.
[ NoTaxesForTerror (StandWithUs) | Published: April 28, 2014]
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