One-fifth of foreign aid to Palestinians is allocated to jailed terrorists

The Palestinian Authority’s annual budget reveals that more than 7pc – some $300 million p.a. – is allocated as salaries to Palestinian terrorists in Israel jails, continuing after they are released, and to the families of those who died while "fighting Zionism.” This was reported by Brig.-Gen (res) Yossie Kuperwasser of the Jerusalem Center of Public Affairs to the Knesset Security Committee in a briefing Monday.  

Payouts to the families of “martyrs” consumed around 20 percent of foreign donations to the Palestinian authority in 2016. Hamas terrorists were among the beneficiaries. Gen. Kuperwasser, a former senior intelligence officer, noted that the ongoing wave of “lone attacks” with knives and vehicles of recent years turns out to be part of “an institutional campaign of violence against Israel – not just incited but also directly funded by the PA.”

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