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Western donors: Look how the PA is using your money to support terror!

Itamar Marcus  |
  • PA uses the same criteria to pay civil servants and reward terrorists
     
  • $1.7 billion of the PA budget this year went to Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip
     
  • PMW: With the PA paying hundreds of millions of dollars directly to terrorists and their families and having sent billions of dollars to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, it is time that Western donors reevaluate the wisdom and morality of funding the terror-supporting Palestinian Authority. 

The PA uses the same criteria to pay civil servants and reward terrorists

The following two announcements by the PA, showing identical deductions and payments for PA civil servants and imprisoned Palestinian terrorists, prove what Palestinian Media Watch has exposed repeatedly: Terrorist prisoners and families of terrorist “Martyrs” are considered PA employees and receive salaries – not social welfare – just like civil servants.

Due to the PA’s economic crisis, the PA is making identical partial salary payments to the PA’s employees, terrorist prisoners, and the families of the dead terrorists. They will all receive 65% of their monthly pay, but at least 2,000 Israeli shekels, plus 14% of the money owed to them from past deductions.

It is important to note that while the deductions are the same, the terrorist prisoners’ salaries are much higher, reaching as much as 12,000 shekels/month, compared to the average civil servants’ salary, approximately 4,000 shekels/month.

A separate announcement in Gaza stated that the payments would only be made in Rafah, presumably since the fighting north of Gaza made it impossible.

Previous salaries to terrorists were likewise paid by the PA by the same criteria as the civil servants despite the economic crisis:

The PA also sent $1.7 billion to Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip this past year. It will never be known how much of that money went to arm Hamas, and build its terror tunnels, which facilitated the October 7 atrocities:

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PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh: “We did not relinquish the Gaza Strip, and we will not relinquish the Gaza Strip, because they are our people… We are giving the Gaza Strip $1.7 billion from the Palestinian [PA] budget per year, which we spend on the Gaza Strip.”

[Al-Araby TV (Qatar-based), YouTube channel, Dec. 10, 2023]

Palestinian Media Watch recently reported that that Red Cross plays a central role facilitating the payments to terrorists.

With the PA is paying hundreds of millions of dollars directly to terrorists and their families each year and has sent billions of dollars to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip that will never be accounted for, it is time that Western donors reevaluate the wisdom and morality of funding the terror supporting Palestinian Authority.