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PA PM: “We will not agree that our sons in the prisons be defined as terrorists”, PA takes loans from banks to pay terrorists’ salaries

Headline: “Shtayyeh at the start of the [PA] government meeting: 60% of this month’s salary for the public employees in the West Bank and Gaza”

“[PA] Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh said: ‘Despite the financial hardships, and in accordance with the instructions of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, the [PA] government will pay the salaries of the prisoners and the Martyrs’ [families] in full, and 60% of the public employees’ salaries for the month of May [2019] in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, according to the same criterion. Those whose salaries are 2,000 [Israeli] shekels and less [will be paid] the entire amount due them.’

Shtayyeh added today (Monday) [May 27, 2019] during his speech at the start of the weekly government meeting in Ramallah: ‘Israel is continuing to deduct our money, and we are continuing to refuse to accept this money that is not in full (refers to Anti “Pay-for-Slay” Law to deduct terrorist salaries; see note below –Ed.). Our position is clear – we will not agree that our sons in the prisons be defined as terrorists and that it be said that we are funding terror, and therefore we will take loans from the banks in order to keep some of the monthly financial commitments.’”

Israel's Anti "Pay-for-Slay" Law

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