Palestinians Reject U.S. Accusations Of Increased Terrorist Stipends

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 . (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed,l)

The Palestinian Finance Ministry rejected the accusation that they were increasing terrorist stipend as “absolutely false and hypocritical” and said Washington was lending financial support to Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.

“It is known to everyone that Israel’s illegal colonial settlements, funded by American taxpayer money, continue to be the obstacle to peace,” a ministry spokesman said.

PA fiscal records show no marked increase in what they refer to as “assistance for prisoners and detainees”. Monthly payments were around 42 million shekels ($11.85 million) in December 2018, decreasing to 38.4 million shekels ($10.83 million) in April 2019.

Payments spiked to 75 million shekels ($21.15 million) in May 2019, which a ministry spokesman attributed to arrears payments and a bonus for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Civil servant salaries also spiked in May. Later data was not available.

Read more at YNET.

{Matzav.com}

1 COMMENT

  1. It really matters one way or another the fact is you pay terroristS Shouldn’t be any talk of peace Till theyclearly show that they are interested by not lauding murderers as heroes

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