Palestinian Authority makes huge payouts to convicted terrorists
The Palestinian Authority has for years paid out – and still pays out – hundreds of thousands of shekels to individual Palestinian terrorists sentenced in Israel to long jail sentences for multiple murder, according to official PA documents. Among them are Hamas operatives responsible for deadly attacks in Israel, such as Hamas bombmaker Abdullah Barghouti, who is serving a 67 life sentences (for 67 murders). He has so far received 4 million shekels (around $1 million); and Ibrahim Hamed, head of the Hamas West Bank military wing, who has received 200,000 shekels since he was sentenced to 54 life terms. Every rank-and-file terrorist is awarded a stipend of up to 10,000 shekels per month while behind bars. Under the reign of Mahmoud Abbas, head of the Palestinian Authority, therefore, the rewards of terror are substantial and long-lasting.