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January 11, 2017 1:47 pm

Widow of Terrorist Who Committed Deadly Jerusalem Truck-Ramming Attack to Receive $760 Lifetime Monthly Allowance From Palestinian Authority

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A body being removed from the scene of Sunday's terrorist attack in Jerusalem. Photo: ZAKA.

A body being removed from the scene of Sunday’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem. Photo: ZAKA.

The widow of the terrorist who committed Sunday’s truck-ramming attack at the Haas Promenade in Jerusalem, killing four Israeli soldiers and wounding another 15, will receive a lifetime monthly stipend as a reward for her husband’s “martyrdom for Allah,” a prominent research organization reported on Wednesday.

According to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), Fadi al-Qanbar’s widow, a resident of the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood in east Jerusalem, will receive a total of NIS 2,900 (approximately $760) each month, in accordance with Palestinian Authority law.

PMW broke down the sum, based on the statute, as follows:

All families of “martyrs” receive a base monthly payment of NIS 1,400 ($365). Widows of “martyrs” receive an additional NIS 400 ($104). NIS 200 ($52) is paid for each of their children; al-Qanbar has four. And Jerusalem residents, such as al-Qanbar, receive an extra NIS 300 ($78).

In addition, within the next few months, al-Qanbar’s widow will receive a one-time grant of NIS 6,000 ($1,580).

In October, US Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dan Coats (R-IN) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) introduced the Taylor Force Act — named after the American military veteran who was stabbed to death in Tel Aviv in March by a Palestinian terrorist — which would cut off funding to the PA if it continues its policy of dispensing monetary rewards for terrorism.

In an editorial the following month, the Wall Street Journal called on the incoming Trump administration to “send a powerful message” and back the bill, stating: “The truth is these payments are blood-soaked gifts from a Palestinian leadership still devoted more to destroying Israel than to building a Palestinian state.”

This week’s truck-ramming attack — for which al-Qanbar’s family will receive a monetary award — was the most serious of the latest acts of violence against Israelis in the Palestinian terror wave that began a year ago in September. Commonly known as the “lone-wolf” or “knife” intifada, it has been characterized by stabbings, car-rammings, Molotov-cocktail throwing and arson.

The victims of the attack by 28-year-old al-Qanbar, announced by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as an ISIS supporter, were: officer Yael Yekutiel, 20, and cadets Shir Hajaj, 22, Shira Tzur, 20, and Erez Orbach, 20 — all of whom were buried on Monday.

In the immediate aftermath of the attack, Palestinians took to the streets and social media on Sunday to celebrate the carnage, and many were festively handing out sweets to mark the occasion.

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  • HolylandIsraelTours

    When the US and Eurabia stop funding the P-A and all its terrorist organisations, there will be peace in the ME.

  • Kim il Baba

    Some how I don’t think this will we discussed in Paris..

  • Pam

    Yeah and they are getting ready to illegally stab Israel in the back. Why is the UN so ” hell bent” on having the meeting before Trump is inaugurated? They know Obama doesn’t care about Israel either and can get by with more. Why don’t we cut funding to UN? That money could go toward funding for healthcare or the wall


    The widow of the terrorist who killed Israelis in Jerusalem wontwo was. She got rid of her bastard no good criminal husband and got a lifetime stipend which is higher than what her mate made!

  • Sandra Goldberg

    Can’t wait for the 21st. Goodbye Obama and your reign of hatred and Antisemitism

  • David Bitton

    This is clear evidence that the Palestinian Authority is behind these murders, then why not drag company before the international court for incitement and support to criminals and terrorists Abbas. It would also drag countries who finance the AP which are indirectly responsible for the crimes committed by these barbarians.


    Sue the PA for damages.
    And… move the US embassy ASAP.

  • Peter

    The US MUST immediately stop any and all funding of PA terrorism, as what better way than committing terrorist acts, assuring a Death Insurance for the families!!!!

  • GoGreen

    The IL government should put on a measure that retains US$ 1 Million for every Israeli citizen killed by a terrorist. The funds to be given to the family of the victim would be taken from the monthly money IL transfers to the ” P’s ” !

  • Joseph Feld

    On 9 / 11 (or 11 / 9) for Brits) the BBC t.v. showed the Pals celebrating the deaths of 3,000 people in the World Trade Center. To Islamist extremists all infidels, i.e. Jews and Christians (and different branches of Islam) are evil and can be attacked. The USA, EU and others support the PA which awards life salaries to convicted terrorists or widows of suicide terrorists. Can we imagine the USA govt during WW2 paying pensions to widows of kamakazi suicide pilots?

  • henrytobias

    I’m sorry to throw cold water on this article, but I think the widow of Baruch Goldstein also receives money from Bituach Leumi. Goldstein was no less a terrorist. I abhor all violence.

  • Eliot Schickler

    We need to cut off funding for this woman and incarcerate her!

  • Abelardy

    Let the PA pay the widow in exile from Israel. Throw her out, along with her whole miserable family.

  • The PLO is running budget deficits due to sharp declines in contributions from Saudi Arabia, the EU, and the US. Perhaps, the world is gradually realizing the PLO never deserved any authority. There is no excuse for a terrorist-murderer ramming a truck into a crowd of young men and women, no matter what uniform they wear.

  • Dommy

    Who said crime doesn’t pay?

  • David Sherman

    I hope the US cuts of all financial support for the PA until they stop such incitement and rewarding terrorism. Are they our “partners in peace” or not? If they are, fine, let’s have peace. If not, we’re at war and they should be crushed.

  • Lin Olson

    Strip them of any rights they have to stay in Israel and deport them to Syria. The US needs to stop funding the UN.

  • Obama, Kerry, and their Democratic Party administration illegally finance terrorist entities.

    • Mitch

      *Intelligence agencies

  • Bishadi

    Lousy research. The kid was an israeli, not a Palestinian. Likewise, lawmakers are trying to remove the whole family from israel because the idiot blew a fuse. It is about like hating a whole religion for the stupidity of a few.

    • uptownwoman

      He was a resident of East Jerusalem He was a Palestinian Arab, Hius family should be expelled.

    • Avigail

      The stupidity of a few??? What about the celebrations that occu, passing out candy?? give me a break. What about the mothers who announce how proud they are of their children who die as martyrs killing Jews. The whole family should be removed, along with those who celebrate the killings. Israeli or palestinian – his family should be expelled.

    • food4thought

      An “Israeli”? Didn’t he live in the “East Jerusalem” section of unified Jerusalem which is still claimed by the Palestinians as their territory (whether accurately or not) being “occupied” by Israel??
      Interesting how “few” in the whole religion are the stupid ones, but wreak all the havoc, death, destruction, none of which would exist if Israel’s existence would be acknowledged and accepted.

    • Danny_Albany

      This article never defines him a “Palestinian”…. it mentions his widow resides in Jerusalem

    • Zvi Gross

      I wish I would believe your sincerity. You are just a troll trying to spread doubt in the Palestinian murder cult. How come Israeli truck drivers don’t blow a fuse on Arab passer-buys? Pals targeting Jews for murder should be hung, and family sent to Gaza or Syria,

    • Do you have a credible citations for that?

    • Boleslaw Bierut

      The “kid” (well over 20 yo) was a plastelinian living in east Jerusalem and didn’t blow a fuse; he committed at least 4 murders. Seems u r the idiot here.

    • Peter Joffe

      Islam is not a Religion, it is an Infidel killing machine and is political system masquerading as a religion that even the blind can see as false. And it is funded by Oil and stupid Americans who happily sign their own death warrants.

    • Dov Goldman

      Correction: the terrorist in question comes from an Arab town within Jerusalem known as Jebel Mukaber. He was not an Israeli citizen. Rather he had an Israeli residence ID, like many Jerusalem Arabs.

      Jerusalem Arabs with Israeli residence cards get full national benefits from Israel.

      This family is now accepting “martyr” payments from the PA because this young man “blew a fuse” and succeeded in killing 4 Israelis.

      That would be playing both sides – benefiting from Israel AND receiving “blood money” from the PA as a reward for killing Israelis.

      Israelis don’t “hate a whole religion for the stupidity of a few”. The tremendous degree of Israeli Arab integration into the Jewish State demonstrates how tolerant a society Israel really is, in a region where such tolerance is a rarity. That is clearly demonstrated by Mahmoud Abbas’ insistence that not a single Jew remain in a Judea and Samaria under his control.

      Israelis do have the right to defend themselves vigorously against a group of people like Fadi al Qanbar who perpetrate many such attacks against them. Destroying terrorists’ houses has been proven effective in reducing terrorism in the past. It would seem that revoking the residence of a family that has clearly demonstrated its loyalty to Israel’s enemies would also be an effective deterring lesson to others who would consider similarly “blowing a fuse” and killing Israelis.

    • GoGreen

      You should lead your people to change if you think it’s only “the stupidity of few” – it appears that they are in the hundreds of million count !

    • Ian Buchanan

      Actually the article states in the financial breakdown that al-Qanbar’s wife will receive an additional sum from the Palestinian government for being an Israeli. It doesn’t actually state that al-Qanbar was Palestinian in fact it states the opposite:
      “…And Jerusalem residents, such as al-Qanbar, receive an extra NIS 300 ($78)….”

    • ChicoEscuela

      Your obvious BIAS is showing. All your posts show your bias against Israel and your defense of the pigs that live in what they call palestine, which is what anyone that has been there and seen that these Miscreants all* live in the filthiest conditions without any desire to clean up their own filth.
      *except the politically elite who are always stirring the pot and filling their pockets with the money that supposed to go to the peeps.

  • Reb_Yaakov

    Has it been confirmed that she will receive this money, or is this just speculation?

    • Zvi Gross

      You are a speculation, most likely a Pal one!!