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PA PM stresses: Paying families of dead terrorist “Martyrs” is “a moral commitment” for the PA

Official PA TV Live, broadcast of PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh’s speech at the Palestinian Martyrs’ Day ceremony in Ramallah

PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh: “We stand here on behalf of my brother His Honor [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas]... We pay allowances to 31,000 families of Martyrs. We are proud of this. It is no secret, after all the wars that Israel is waging against us because we are upholding our commitments to the families of the prisoners and the Martyrs. As President Mahmoud Abbas and we in the [PA] government together with him have said: This is not a matter of money, but rather of pride. This is a moral commitment. From our perspective the issue is that we want the Martyrs’ families to live proudly and in dignity.”

PA terror salaries - Under Palestinian Authority law, the PA pays thousands of terrorist prisoners monthly salaries from the day of their arrest. The PA also provides salaries and various grants and benefits to released terrorists. Moreover, the PA pays wounded terrorists and the families of dead terrorist "Martyrs" monthly allowances. Palestinian Media Watch has exposed and documented this PA practice for over a decade, and in doing so has brought about change in and cancellation of Western funding to the PA.


PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh gave this speech on Palestinian Martyrs’ Day.

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