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July 19, 2017 12:57 pm

Palestinian Authority’s 2017 Budget Shows ‘Huge Increase’ in Funding for Terror Payments

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Photo: via Wikimedia Commons.

The Palestinian Authority’s 2017 budget shows a “huge increase” in the funding of salaries for imprisoned terrorists and the families of “martyrs,” an Israeli research institute revealed on Wednesday.

According to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), the amount of money allocated by the PA for payments to terrorists jailed in Israel rose 13% this year to $158 million — compared to $135 million in 2016. During the same time frame, disbursements for family members of dead terrorists increased by 4% — to $197 million from $183 million.

Overall, PMW said, the PA is spending $355 million this year on the direct funding of terrorism.

Itamar Marcus — the founder and director of PMW — told The Algemeiner on Wednesday, “There is no greater promotion of terror then the PA’s financially rewarding terrorists who have murdered Israelis. However it is critical to understand why the PA pays the salaries and why they refuse to stop. The PA claims that they have a right under international law to ‘resist’ Israel and that includes murdering Israelis. They argue to their own people that to stop paying the salaries to prisoners would be to admit that all of the prisoners including murderers of women and children are terrorists and not legitimate ‘freedom fighters.’ Accordingly, as horrific as the PA’s rewarding terror is, it is a symptom of a much deeper problem. The essential problem is that the PA tells its people they have a right to kill Israelis. Paying salaries to the killers who get caught and are imprisoned is a symptom.”

Marcus continued, “This is a slap in the face to the United States and the other European donor countries who have all condemned this practice and have demanded that the PA stop immediately if they want to receive foreign funding. I expect that this information will have a great effect on the Taylor Force Act right now before Congress.”

The Taylor Force Act referred to by Marcus would, if passed, cut off American funding of the PA if the terror payments are not halted. The legislation is currently being considered by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

PMW data about the 2017 Palestinian Authority budget.

Further PMW data about the 2017 Palestinian Authority budget.

Commenting on the data published by PMW, Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper — the dean and associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles — stated on Wednesday, “Is PA president running a mafia or a government? No Israeli government — right, center, or left — can seriously negotiate with a leader who embeds a pay-for-murder scheme to kill Jews.”

“[PA President Mahmoud] Abbas’ priorities when it comes to his own people border on the bizarre,” they went on to say. “He spurned desperate pleas from mothers and withheld the funds to provide full electricity for his living constituents in Gaza, yet he eagerly escalates financial rewards for terrorists — dead and alive.”

“Now is the time for Germany’s [Angela] Merkel and France’s [Emmanuel] Macron to decrease their allotments to the PA and tell Abbas to stop playing Santa Claus for terrorists,” Hier and Cooper concluded.

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  • Anthony Sortini

    These are sick fcks. If I was Ben or Donald you give them an ultimatum. You have 90 days to stop all of this or I will carpet bomb the living sht out of them. Israel will win a war if they fact Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt all at once.

  • BT

    Interesting that this comes out the day it is reported Trump stops the funding of ISIS in Syria via the CIA.

    So you are either with us, or you are with us!

  • Jljlmjlmn_Prprsprst

    Anti-racists say there is a RACE problem that can only be solved when
    the third world pours into EVERY White country and “assimilates.”

    What if I said there was a RACE problem that could only be solved if
    hundreds of millions of non-Blacks were brought into EVERY Black
    country? How long before people realize I’m not talking about a RACE
    problem, but the conclusion to the BLACK problem?

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-White.

    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

  • Thegoldman

    You, put Hold on, this is waiting to be approved by algemeiner.

  • Thegoldman

    Time to stop all money given to palestin..

    Put a hurt on them…

    Or let the..

    Iranians pay them…

  • Sonny Shaw

    It is US law that no US funds can be used to support a terrorist organization or terrorists or their supporters; yet the PA uses funds from the US and others to support imprisoned Palestinian terrorists.
    Why does Congress allow this to continue?

    • GoingTactical

      Because they are absolute idiots.

  • TED from Boston

    So pointless to negotiate with them, they are a death culture, reward and treasure it, their textbooks are disgusting, terror is their only export and graft is absolute.
    I would give up attempting peace with these savages for at least the next 2 generations, focus on Gulf nations.
    Land 4 Peace is a joke, they proved that each time,
    take the PA $ and invest in Israeli tech

  • Robert Catt

    So that is where the Aid from the USA goes?

  • annabel

    I’m shocked I tell ya! Shocked!

  • The Outlaw Josey Wales

    Pretty sick people that does not need America’s money!!!

  • Dave Bondy

    It’s obvious that the purpose of the Palestinian to create the PA by the Oslo agreement was to establish their terror groups in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank). Now, after 17 years of vicious terror activities by Hamas and the PLO, the Palestinian leaders are trying to legitimize killing Jews. The US and the EU should stop their financial support given to the Palestinian immediately. There should be zero tolerance of Islamic terror anywhere in the world.

  • Ted the Blacksmith

    And the Palestinians got this money from Israel……

  • Giovanni Sagredo

    Piece be upon them.

  • ScienceABC123

    This is nothing more than an obscene reward system for bad behavior.

  • Orwellisblushing

    Eight years of Obama.

    • bitmap

      I wonder how much U.S. money, in unmarked bills, they are getting via Iran?

  • JapaneseRamenNoodle

    Why do Palestinians still think that anyone will take them seriously when they actively support and fund terrorism?

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  • MoBetta Jenkum

    Arabs are losing the battle because their military-aged-males are fleeing to dying lands in Europe. Why not send them to Israel (a nation who demands ALL OTHER NATIONS accept refugees, but built a hypocrite wall around their nation to keep such people out of their own)…. America and Europe have reached their max-economic-capacities to the point they are regressing to a Third World Status. Do not let your military-aged Muslim children turn into Jew-Television-Disney-Channel-Fags!!! Send them to look for some of that available space in Israel!!!!

    • annabel

      For one thing, Israel is not demanding everyone take refugees. Some American Jewish groups are. Big difference. Second, if I were Israel, why in the world would I take in refugees from Syria or any surround country who wants me wiped off the face of the earth? Third, who do you think has taken in people in Syria who have been critically injured in the conflict? Israeli hospitals. Fourth, Israel has citizens of every religion who live, work, and thrive there. DO you think a jew or a Christian would be welcome that way in Gaza or the West bank? No, they would not. You need to stop reading Stormfront and reading David Duke.

  • Sonia

    It is indeed WICKED TO PAY FOR THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD! That there is such a SCALE OF PAYMENTS according to how the blood was shed is SO COLD-BLOODED.. That Europe & the US are STILL PAYING THE P.A. to continue to pay BLOOD MONIES SHOULD BE UTTERLY UNBELIEVABLE & INCONCEIVABLE. But the WORLD IS STANDING ON IT’S HEAD!

  • Kojak

    So “Resist” means “kill.”

    Today’s leftists are terrorists or terrorist cheerleaders.

  • Lancelot Blackeburne

    It is long past time for western countries to scale back their financial contributions to the PA.

    The sooner it happens the better.

  • Alex ferdman

    all religions must be private matter.

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    • annabel

      AIPAC sucks. Doesn’t make what the PA right.

  • Noodle

    This COULD quickly and easily be stopped by simply cutting off aid payments until they stop the practice.

    It is disgusting that this has not been done.

    And I apologize, for what that is worth, as my own nation, the US, is one of those that gives aid while this continues.

  • caesar

    And the US taxpayer has and will continue to fund this !

  • Peesing

    Where does the PA get money?

  • JazzDude1000

    What a bloody disgrace! How can anyone defend this ideology and condemn the people battling their terrorism every day? Only sick, twisted, demented people! So sad!

  • zvi gross

    Merkel is one of the greatest supporter, politically and financially of this savage , murdereous PA entity. No wonder, the Germans have a lot of experience when it comes to annihilating Jews.

  • shloime

    so far, the payments to terrorists have not gotten much play in the west, but they have won abbas more support among the falestinians than anything else he has done recently.

    increasing the payments only enhances his popularity, as he “defies” the world on behalf of the terrorists, and it gives him another card to play in any upcoming negotiations with israel – any reduction will be a falestinian “concession”, requiring a matching concession from israel.

    because that’s how you haggle in the shuq.

  • The PLO terrorist entity practices deceit as a virtue. When the PLO gives cost of living increases to convicted murderers, it proves money helps fuel incitement to murder Jews. The civilized world can accelerate the PLO’s demise by stopping the cash flow. Abbas and his gangsters must be deported back to Tunis, and Israel should annex Judea and Samaria.