JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Palestinian Media Watch, a non-profit which monitors and covers the views of Palestinians as portrayed in their own media, reports that 9 of the first 78 terrorists that Israel released in the exchange deal with Hamas for Israeli hostages have served more than 5 years in Israeli prison. PA law grants every terrorist prisoner a monthly salary from the day of arrest until the day of release, with the salary rising the longer they’re in prison. For terrorists who are imprisoned for more than five years, the PA continues to pay their final monthly prison salary for life.Join our WhatsApp group
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The PA will be paying 4 of the released terrorists 2,000 shekels each month for life, while the 5 who are Jerusalem residents will receive a bonus of 300 shekels a month (after all, they want them to identify with the PA and not with Israel which provides them with national insurance etc.) and thus a total of 2,300 shekels a month. These 9 released terrorists will be receiving a total of 19,500 shekels each month for life from the PA.
The Palestinian Authority has been paying over 300 million dollars a year in monthly salaries to terrorist prisoners and in monthly allowances to families of dead terrorists. Since October 7th, Israel has arrested thousands of terrorists, 2,000 in Judea and Samaria alone, and thousands more in southern Israel and the Gaza Strip, in addition to the thousands of terrorists who have been killed. All of these imprisoned terrorists and the families of the dead terrorists will be receiving monthly rewards, in the PA program known as Pay-for-Slay, as soon as the Palestinian Authority can finish the bureaucracy.
Under Palestinian Authority law, every terrorist who is killed attacking Israel is defined as a “Martyr” whose family is immediately rewarded by the PA with a 6,000 shekels ($1,511) grant and a 1,400 ($353) per month allowance for life.
This means each family of the 1,500 dead Hamas terrorists who invaded Israel will receive 7,400 shekels for this first month. Families of those terrorists who were married and had children will receive even more. The PA will pay at least 11,100,000 shekels ($2,789,430) this month as a reward for participating in the Oct. 7th murders and atrocities against Israeli civilians.
Palestinian Media Watch has been alerting the donor countries since 2011 that they are either directly funding or facilitating terror rewards, which is both immoral and illegal under their own laws. Now that the PA will have even greater monthly expenses to reward all these thousands of terrorists and their families, the US, EU, Norway, and other donor countries should be expecting the PA to beg for even more money, now that thousands more terrorists are added to their monthly payroll.