Palestinian News Item
PA Minister: Terrorist prisoners continue to receive salaries after being released from prison
Wattan TV (Palestinian private channel) - Dec. 29, 2012
Palestinian terrorist prisoners who served more than 5 years in prison continue to get salaries after being released from prison. TV interview with PA Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa Karake:
"You speak of a permanent salary for every [released] prisoner who was in prison for more than five years, and he gets his salary while he sits at home. Some of them are in the prime of their lives and could get a job and work. Why not use him in the workforce and give him a salary?"
"That's right. I presented it to the government and we decided to give preference to employ these prisoners... in order to make the prisoner into a productive person..."
"Do we have the number of prisoners who get full monthly salaries?"
"That's an army."
"Yes, that's a big number, and it's growing."
"They don't work. They just collect a salary."
"A small number."
"Some volunteer and work in different institutions."
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