7,000-8,000 released terrorists paid for not working, PA to absorb them in PA Security Forces and gov. ministries
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr: "A prisoner is released from prison and receives a released prisoner’s salary, without working and without doing anything. We raised before President [Abbas] the need to absorb the [released] prisoners, so that no one will feel that he is at a high level and sits [idly by]. We have [prisoners who are released] with degrees – matriculation, BA, MA, and Ph.D. Why should we not absorb them into the PA institutions? Praise Allah, a number of days ago the president agreed to this suggestion and assembled a committee of the highest levels led by Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh, to begin absorbing these prisoners. We have 7,000-8,000 released prisoners who are receiving a salary like this. This is also being exploited against us in Europe, the US, and Israel - that they receive a salary because they killed and did this and that"
Independent Palestinian news agency Ma’an host: "They will be absorbed in positions?"
Qadri Abu Bakr: “In security positions – the [PA] Security Forces, or in the governmental ministries, the institutions of the PA, and its authorities."
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