Your Tax Dollar: Funding Palestinian Terrorism
By Jonathan Feldstein
Reprinted from: United With Israel
May 11, 2017
It’s outrageous that a family of a terrorist gets more money than it costs to provide one scholarship for a child of a terror victim.
On March 8, 2016, American Taylor Force was murdered along the Tel Aviv beach. Bashar Masalha stabbed Force and wounded 12 others, including a pregnant woman. Sadly, Force was not the first, and will likely not be the last, American victim of Palestinian Arab terror.
More sadly, and shocking, your U.S. tax dollars indirectly motivate, and fund, such acts of terror against Americans, Israelis and others. In light of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump recently, and outrageously claiming that they teach their children peace, it’s important to highlight a perversion of the U.S.-PA relationship.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) continues to incite and support violence and terror. These are the supposed partners with which Israel is to make peace. The dehumanizing of Jews and Israelis that’s so widespread within the PA echoes the similar behavior of the Nazi regime, and precipitating the Final Solution. Yet this is not a precursor but rather a symptom of an ongoing, decades-old, pathology.
The PA also pays monthly stipends for families of martyrs, terrorists killed while attempting to murder others, and salaries to terrorists that are caught and imprisoned. While its nonsense that poverty motivates terror since there’s poverty worldwide, but none with the culture of murder and martyrdom like the PA, providing such a stipend for one to go on a murderous terror spree is certainly an added perk. It’s like getting a bonus at work for a job well done.
Imprisoned terrorists salaries can range from $364 to $3,120 a month, increasing with the length of the prison term. A stipend to the family of a married civilian martyr with two kids starts at about $2500 a year. The PA cumulatively allocates more than $303 million (in 2016) for this, representing about 7% of its annual budget.