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Israel to Seize ‘Pay For Slay’ Terrorist Salaries

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ Then he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.’” Rev. 21:4-5

Israel’s Defense Minister, Naftali Bennet on Wed. 25 Dec. 2019 signed a seizure order for salaries from the PA received by convicted terrorists. The order freezes the monthly allowance given by Palestinian sources to them and their families. The Palestinian Authority has long made monthly payments to individuals under arrest in Israel for terrorism-related offenses. The payments range from about $400 to $3,400 month depending on the time served and the seriousness of the terrorist attack. The salaries are informally known as “pay for slay” payments. Among those covered under the new order are five Arab Israelis serving life sentences. One participated in a 2003 double suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, which killed 23. Two others assisted the suicide bomber who attacked a bus at the Meron Junction in August 2002, killing nine people and injuring 38. The Defense Ministry spokesperson stated that this was the first time that Israel is actively working against terrorists' allowances coming from the Palestinian Authority – and that similar orders will soon be signed into action.

 “He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment. He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made.” Ps. 7:14-15