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PA Outraged That Iran Is Paying Families of Terrorists: That’s Our Job!

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Money offered by Iran to Palestinian terrorists' families is causing outrage in the PLO. Photo: Wikipedia.

Money offered by Iran to Palestinian terrorists’ families is causing outrage in the PLO. Photo: Wikipedia.

Last week, Iran promised to pay $7,000 cash to families of every terrorist killed by Israel and $30,000 more if Israel demolishes their homes, effectively creating a life insurance policy for terrorists. (After all, Iran has lots of discretionary funds lately.)

The PLO is outraged!

They don’t have a problem with the morality of paying to support terror, though. They are upset because Iran refuses to send them the money to distribute, and instead wants to pay the terror families directly:

The Palestinian Authority criticized Iran on Saturday for comments made by its parliament international advisor, who said Iran would send funds to Palestinians families through its own channels rather than through the PA.

Earlier on Saturday, Hussein Sheikh al-Islam was quoted by website al-Resalah as saying that “experience has proven that the [Palestinian] Authority is not reliable, so Tehran will send the money in its own way.”

“Unfortunately, donations that were sent to the Authority did not reach the right people,” al-Islam said.

Palestinian Presidency Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said it would have been better for Iran to officially transfer the funds to the PA’s organizations, instead of sending them through “twisted ways and illegitimate means.”

The criticism is mounting.

As Iran has started setting up a mechanism to have families apply for funding via a website, more Fatah officials are expressing their anger at not getting a cut.

The Secretary-General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front and member of the Executive Committee of the PLO, Ahmad Majdalani, said,”We welcome the support of Arab, Islamic and friendly foreign countries to help Palestinians in general, and the families of martyrs, prisoners and the wounded in particular, but it must pass through the formal means and legitimacy,” stressing that the PLO is the sole and legitimate representative of Palestinians and therefore all money should funnel through them. He called the Iranian plan “an affront to the dignity of the Palestinian nation and our martyrs.”

Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Front and a member of the Executive Committee of the PLO, Abu Yousef, said that the PLO would “refuse to subdue the blood of martyrs and the suffering of the prisoners and the wounded to the visions and goals of other political interests.”

He said there are lots of existing committees, official bodies, and associations that specialize in distribution of cash to the families of the “martyrs” — and that funds should be funneled through these channels.

Executive Committee of the PLO member Mahmoud Ismail said Iran’s quest to provide funds for the families of the “martyrs” and the prisoners through unofficial routes is proof that they do not want to support the Palestinian people.

Secretary-General of the Palestinian Arab Front Jamil Shehadeh said “Iranian officials statements [about the lack of transparency under the PA] is an affront to the PA and the PLO.”

Talal Abu Zarifa of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine said the proposal was an insult to the martyrs of Palestine, and the national struggle.

This is a bigger story than just a dispute between Iran and the PLO.

On the one hand, we have Iran, which wants to reward terrorists. And on the other hand, we have the “moderate” and internationally approved Palestinian Authority that also wants to reward terrorists — and to skim some of the “martyr” funds for themselves.

And both sides get billions of dollars from the moral Western world so they can fight over who can bankroll terror more.

You know, the billions of dollars that are supposed to influence them away from supporting terror.

Perhaps it is time to rethink the policy of sending lots of money to those who proudly fight over paying terrorists?

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  • nathan

    Ha HA Ha. No more theft and pilferage

  • Steven Reec

    Naturally this will be subjected to immediate and automatic censure and resolutions by the UK Foreign Orifice, the EU and the UN, with Obama leading the criticism… As chair of the UN Human Rights Council, Saudi Arabia will Institute a meeting and proceedings and issue a statement of condemnation. Meanwhile the EU Politburo, steered by the British Conservative Party, supported by Labour and the LibDems will push for labeling of Iranian products to allow “informed consumer choice”. France will apply an instant BDS policy to dealing with the Iranian apartheid state, supported by the National Union of Students, George Galloway and the usual mob. Errrr, well maybe in one distantly related parallel universe somewhere in the infinite reaches of space-time. But you can be sure that ignore Jews get attacked or killed by the so-called ” Palestinians” and Israel responds, agendas and scheduled will be cleared to censure the Jewish State for defending itself and it’s citizens. Welcome to the loony bin.

  • Holy Shirt

    What justifies Persia reversing centuries of Arab practice by undermining Fatah’s policy of “Forever Getting Fatah?”

  • Peter Joffe

    It seems that terrorism is more a business to pay the big shots large amounts of money, using the blood of their martyrs as barter. I suggest that if all the finances dried up so would the terrorism. After all many “Palestinian” families are proud to give their children to martyrdom. How much better if they get paid for doing so at the same time??
    “Come on son/daughter – don you suicide vest, kill some defenseless people and support your family who need the money – And Allah will welcome you into paradise”. A double whammy for terrorists. Now killing Jews is big business!! Have more children and increase your stock of martyrs for sale!!!

  • The Western appeasers don’t want to offend Iran and the PLO terrorist entity. So, the bribes will flow to the enemies of Western Civilization to help civilize them.