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PA Director of Prisoners’ Affairs: legislation cutting funding due to PA salaries to terrorists “will lead to an explosion of the situation”

Headline: “Karake: The threat to the prisoners and the laws against their rights will blow up the situation in the prisons and outside of them”

“Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake responded to the threat of Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan, who yesterday, Wednesday [June 13, 2018], called to take harsher steps against the prisoners and the conditions of their imprisonment (Erdan called for a committee to examine the privileges given to jailed terrorists –Ed.). Karake said that this threat, together with the legislation of the law (sic., committee approval of a bill) to expropriate the Palestinian tax money under the pretext of the aid to the families of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids) (refers to a bill to deduct terror salaries from tax money collected by Israel for the PA; see note below –Ed.), the rest of the laws that violate the international agreements and treaties, and the occupation government’s insistence on relating to the prisoners as terrorists devoid of their human rights and legal status, will lead to an explosion of the situation inside and outside the prisons. He also added that the extremist and racist occupation government will bear responsibility for all of the consequences that will occur as a result of the incitement against the prisoners and the violation of their rights…
Karake noted that Eid Al-Fitr (i.e., Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan) is taking place this year while Israel is holding 6,570 male and female prisoners in prison, including 519 administrative detainees, 340 child minors, and 56 female prisoners.”

Bill to deduct terror salaries from PA tax money - A bill to deduct the amount of money the PA pays imprisoned terrorists and families of "Martyrs" from the tax money Israel collects for the PA, which passed the Israeli Parliament Committee on Security and Foreign Affairs unanimously on June 11, 2018, clearing the way for a second and third reading in Israeli Parliament. The bill would enable the deducted money to be used to pay the amounts awarded to terror victims in lawsuits against the PA or individual terrorists, and for projects aimed at eliminating terror.

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