PA pays imprisoned and released terrorists’ university studies
Independent Palestinian news agency Ma’an host: “The prisoners are studying in the [Palestinian] universities, and accordingly there are allowances that are transferred to the universities in exchange for the prisoners’ studies…"
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr: "In prison [the prisoner] is “covered,” [and paid for] whether at university or studying for his matriculation exam… Every prisoner who is released after a year is eligible to study at university and also carpentry, metalworking, and the like. Any profession we can cover for him..."
Host: “For all prisoners, or for prisoners who served a specific number of years?”
Qadri Abu Bakr: "All prisoners who served over a year in prison. They have the right to this…"
Host: "What is the approximate sum of the debts to the universities?"
Qadri Abu Bakr: “Over $3 million. To the universities. $3-3.5 million.”
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