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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Bill to punish PA for paying terrorist's salaries

The Ministerial Committee on Legislation will discuss next Sunday a bill that seeks to stop the salaries paid to terrorists by the Palestinian Authority every month.
 
The bill was submitted by Knesset members from the Yesh Atid faction - Maj.-Gen. (Res.) Elazar Stern, former ISA Director Yaakov Perry and former District Commander Mickey Levy.
 
According to the proposal, the State of Israel will deduct from the tax payments it transfers each year to the Palestinian Authority the amount of money transferred by the PA to the terrorists, since the transfer of funds from the PA to terrorists constitutes a violation of the Oslo Accords.
 
The proposal is also signed by Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee MK Avi Dichter and coalition chairman David Bitan (Likud), as well as Maj. Gen. (res.) Eyal Ben Reuven of the Zionist Union and the Chairman of Yisrael Beiteinu faction MK Robert Ilatov.
Today, part of the PA's budget, largely financed by American and European aid, is directed by PA law to salaries and financing benefits for Palestinian Arab terrorists imprisoned in Israel and to allowances for Palestinian families whose relatives have been killed or injured while attacking Israelis. READ MORE