Britain and Norway Continue to Pay Toward Terrorist Salaries

February 14, 2013 3:17 pm 7 comments

Alan Duncan, Minister of State in Britain's Department for International Development. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The British and Norwegian governments are refuting reports by the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) showing they contribute funds to the salaries given to thousands of Palestinian terrorists imprisoned in Israeli jails despite the fact that the Palestinian Authority (PA) has admitted the truth of the claim.

Britain’s Minister of State in the country’s Department for International Development (DfID) Alan Duncan said that “the second [PA] payment scheme [to prisoners] is intended to assist families in need of assistance.” Both the British and Norwegian governments say they received this information directly from the PA.

However, just recently the PA Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs, Issa Karake, corroborated PMW’s original claim, stating that the referring to the prisoners’ “salaries” as social “assistance” was a false “rumor.” The prisoners are supported “out of esteem for their sacrifice and struggle,” he said.

According to PMW, Palestinian terrorists who spend more than five years in Israeli prisons will continue receiving money even after their release. More than 4,000 now receive such permanent full monthly salaries. After the UK and Norway inquired about this, the PA admitted that its law originally stated it was paying “salaries” –“ratib.” After the inquiry they changed the wording to “assistance” – “la’ana.”

“It is true that in some cases, payments will go to families of those who have committed the sort of crime that we utterly condemn. We believe however that it would be wrong to punish innocent children and dependent family members by denying them access to social support,” Duncan said.

7 Comments

  • Alan Duncan has had business connections with the Arabs – may still have them.

    He is unlikely to be in any way friendly towards Israel, but he will go out of his way to offer support to the Palestinians.

  • Hey, I’m British, and if my government are doing this, they have not asked the people ! this is despicable, and against the majority of UK citizens agreement. I personally am pro isreal, and would wish my isreali friends all the success in the world.

  • Nothing good ever comes out of these judgemental snobbish good for nothing antisemitic guardian bbc loving brits nd Nords. their left wing ppl I mean….really!!

    • Not leftwingers Kimmy-the Tory bloc and the Norwegians as well as the Scottish Nationals represent the most conservative rightwing “non-fringe”(?) in Western Europe.

  • Norway as a whole and the Tory government in the UK are the two most conservative governments in Western Europe..both harbor both anti-Semites and anti-Israel entities.. Perhaps only the Scottish Nationalist Party is worse.
    Every nation in Europe has increasingly vociferous anti-Semitic political parties..it is particularly unnerving when we see this in Western democracies

  • despicable but oh so “politically correct”.

    why doesn’t he cut the nonsense, and say “oops, we goofed. and now we’ll cut them off.” or maybe even demand that the plo return the money.

    • Because the British and Norwegians like paying Palestinians to kill Jews. It helps them achieve their true aim without directly having blood on their hands.

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