Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (AP/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

Abbas praises terrorists for acting out of patriotism rather than for personal gain, insisting that they and their families must be reimbursed.

Praising terrorists for acting out of “national interest” rather than for personal reasons, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas continues to defend the regime’s pay-for-slay policy.

Conceding that the Palestinian leaders have been paying terrorists since 1965, Abbas says that it is the obligation of the PA to take care of the terrorists’ families.

The Palestine Liberation Organization, headed by late arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat, was founded in 1964. The PA was established in 1994 as a consequence of the 1993 Oslo Accords.

In 2018, the PA paid $138 million to terrorists and their families.