PA Minister: The PA gives monthly salaries and canteen money to prisoners (including terrorists)
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - July 8, 2012

 
Headline: “[PA Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa Karake] emphasized that the PA is one of the major employers of released prisoners – Karake calls upon the private sector and civil institutions to cooperate in employing released prisoners”
     “Karake said that the [Palestinian] government pays salaries to the prisoners in prison, in an amount averaging 17,500,000 shekels (approximately US$ 4,730,000) per month, as well as millions of shekels in canteen money each month, for prisoners in prison.
Karake stated that the government offers release grants to released prisoners in an amount exceeding 5 million shekels (approximately US $1,350,000) annually.”