PA officials tell foreign audiences that they oppose terrorism, yet they pay generous rewards to Palestinians who carry out bombings, stabbings and other attacks against innocents in Israel, the Wall Street Journal stated in a powerful editorial this week.
“These payments are codified in Palestinian law, which dictates that the deadlier an attack, the richer the reward,” the Journal says. “Payments equaled $315 million last year, or 8% of the PA budget. The family of Bashar Masalha, who last year stabbed 11 people near Tel Aviv and killed Taylor Force, a U.S. Army veteran visiting Israel, now receives monthly payments equal to several times the average Palestinian wage.
The Journal added that “The White House has invited PA President Mahmoud Abbas to Washington ‘in the near future.’ Whenever that meeting happens, ending the PA’s bureaucracy of terror should be atop the agenda.”