According to the Palestinian Authority’s version of reality, the tragedy of a recent terror attack in Israel was not that two innocent Jews were stabbed, but that the Palestinian terrorist who committed the attack was killed.
The P.A. punishes its own medically needy citizens, depriving them of care in order to pay over $138 a year to murderers, other violent criminals, and the families of those killed committing acts of terror.
While the Israeli cabinet authorized a deduction of nearly $140 million from the P.A. due to its longstanding policy of paying monthly stipends to convicted terrorists and their families, Abbas remains committed to the reprehensible practice.
Faced with massive cuts in tax revenues based on the Palestinians’ pro-terror pay-for-slay policy, Abbas declared he would continue paying terror stipends, even if these payments exhausted all PA funds.
Israel’s new law fighting terror stipends ‘is tantamount to a declaration of war against the Palestinian people, their fighters and families and martyrs who fought for its freedom and for Jerusalem,’ Abu Rudeineh declared.
Any assistance provided by the Palestinians to those ‘convicted of politically motivated violence is an affront to Australian values, and undermines the prospect of meaningful peace between Israel and the Palestinians,’ Bishop stated.