A Palestinian attacker can go out to commit murder assured that if he is arrested, he will receive a monthly salary; if he is killed, his family will receive a monthly pension; and if his family home is destroyed, the family will receive a very generous award to rebuild their home, reports Lenny Ben-David, Israel’s Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy in Washington and in senior posts in AIPAC for 25 years.
The perpetrators, reports Ben-David, are actually encouraged and incentivized by the Palestinian leadership.
According to one study published by the Gatestone Institute, “Terrorists in prison receive higher average salary than PA civil servants and military personnel.”
The PA paid $75.5 million in stipends to convicted terrorists and their families in one year. It also grants large bonuses to prisoners when they are released.