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PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs responds to PMW's letters to PA banks warning of consequences of facilitating terror salaries

This article is in response to PMW sending letters to PA banks warning them that they may be liable to criminal prosecutions if thet continue to facilitate the transfer of PA salarie allocations to imprisoned terrorists

Headline: “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: A new Israeli law considers the money paid to the prisoners to be ‘forbidden money’” 

“[PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Spokesman Hassan Abd Rabbo said: ‘There is a new Israeli law that considers the money paid to the prisoners to be “forbidden money”’ (refers to the application of much of Israel’s Anti-Terror Law to the West Bank –Ed.).

In a statement he made on the official [PA] radio [station] The Voice of Palestine, he added: ‘According to the information, the Palestinian banks were sent notice of the need for its [the law’s] implementation along with a threat of legal procedures, and the banks will be penalized if they do not uphold this.’

He said: ‘These are salaries for the prisoners and released prisoners, and this law is liable to increase the tension within the prisons. This regards the beginning of this law’s implementation on May 9 [2020].’

Abd Rabbo emphasized that it is impossible to ignore these racist measures and laws, which harm all of the international laws and agreements that have been signed between the PLO and the occupation.”

[Donia Al-Watan, independent Palestinian news agency, April 21, 2020]