PA to Give Hamas Terrorists' Families Close to $3 Million in 'Pay-for-Slay'
The Palestinian Authority will pay families of dead Hamas terrorists a combined total of around $2.8 million, according to a report by the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), a nongovernmental organization and media watchdog group.
In the current “pay-for-slay” system, called the “Martyrs’ Fund” by the PA, terrorists receive monetary payments as a reward for acts of terror. The more damage an attack causes, the higher the terrorist or the terrorist’s family is paid. The authority will also pay $17,590 to approximately 50 new Hamas prisoners this month, the report said.
The PMW reported that a terrorist's family would be rewarded NIS 6,000 (around $1,500) and an NIS 1,400 ($353) allowance monthly for life. Both come up to about NIS 7,400. The families that the terrorists married into will receive an even higher amount, the report claims.
The $2.8 million in question equals more than NIS 11 million. The PMW claims that the $2.8 million payment is a low estimate because there will be more “martyrs” and prisoners from the Hamas terrorist organization.
Furthermore, the PMW accuses the Palestinian Authority in the report of receiving funding from countries from the European Union so that they can make the payments for the “pay-for-slay” program. (JPost / VFI News)
“God, we ask that You stop terrorists and their families from being rewarded for vile crimes committed against Israel. Additionally, we pray that You assist our defense forces in arresting every terrorist and ensuring that their actions do not go unpunished. We urge decision-makers to realize that monetary support should reach innocent civilians that are being afflicted by the war, not the terrorists who have caused it.”