“Amid anger over murder of teen in Jerusalem, security cabinet backs implementation of law to deduct amount equal to PA payments to attackers and families”

Ministers approve slashing $138 million from Palestinians over terror payments
by Staff
February 17, 2019

The security cabinet on Sunday approved the implementation of a law to cut over half a billion shekels in funds to the Palestinian Authority over its payments to terrorists and their families. Applying the law has faced opposition from the security establishment, who worry it could destabilize the situation in the West Bank…Senior Palestine Liberation Organization official Ahmed Majdalani accused Israel and the United States, which has cut hundreds of millions of dollars in Palestinian aid, of an attempt at blackmail. “The occupation government is seeking to destroy the national authority in partnership with the US administration of Donald Trump”… READ MORE

JNS Palestinian ‘pay-for-slay’ policy will go on, despite Israel’s new law With or without the funds to keep Palestinian Authority civil society afloat, the terrorists will continue to be in clover.

MIDDLE EAST MONITOR EU slams Israel’s deduction of $138m of PA tax revenues Speaking to the Voice of Palestine radio station, the EU Communication Officer Shadi Othman slammed the Israeli government’s decision and stressed that the EU emphasised the need for Israel to respect the agreements signed with the Palestinians and refrain from taking unilateral actions.

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