And the Left has the audacity to blame Israel for the Palestinian Authority’s inability to vaccinate their people. With the Biden Administration pledging to restore American aid to the Palestinian Authority, we can absolutely expect this number to increase dramatically.
Keep this in mind when the PA claims it’s stopped paying terrorists to kill Jews. They just switched accounts to the PLO which is under common control with the PA. The practice is abhorrent and continuing.https://t.co/8xmCc7vNA9
— David M Friedman (@DavidM_Friedman) February 22, 2021
Palestinian Authority paid terrorists over $150 million in 2020
The amount makes up 3.25% of the PA’s budget for last year, and is about NIS 5m. ($1.5m.) less than last year.
By Jerusalem Post, February 22, 2021The Palestinian Authority paid more than NIS 512 million ($157m.) in salaries to incarcerated or released terrorists in 2020, Palestinian Media Watch reported Monday.The amount constituted 3.25% of the PA’s budget for last year, it said in a report. The PA paid about NIS 517m. to incarcerated or released terrorists in 2019, it said.The total amount paid to incarcerated or released terrorists in 2020 was more than NIS 512m. because those who had previously been employed by the PA continue receiving their salaries while in prison, according to PA budgetary regulations.
The PA also has a “martyr’s fund” for the families of those killed while committing or attempting acts of terrorism. It includes monthly salaries, free education, insurance, medical care and more.PMW’s analysis of the PA budget found that it attempted to hide the terrorist payments, likely because of transparency required by international donors.In 2020, the PA removed the category it once called the “Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs,” through which the terrorist salaries had been paid in 2018-2019, in an apparent attempt to hide the payments.However, Palestinian officials continued to tout the terrorist payments throughout the year and did not say they had stopped. Instead, the payments were funneled through the PLO, whose budget more than quadrupled last year, from NIS 161m. ($49m.) to NIS 673m. ($206m.).The difference, NIS 512m., is the amount paid to incarcerated or released terrorists, PMW said.The PA used this method for its terrorist payments in 2015-2017, it said.Unlike the PA, which receives international funding, the PLO does not have accountability requirements for the international community regarding its budget.Further evidence that the transfers to the PLO were for terrorists is that throughout 2020, they had a range of NIS 35m. to NIS 58m. ($11m.-$18m.) per month. However, in December, after the PA announced it would pay terrorist salaries for three months at once, the amount transferred to the PLO spiked to more than NIS 121m. ($37m.)
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