Because Israel views the Palestinian government’s refusal to end the monthly ‘Pay to Slay’ payments to terrorists and their families as evidence of the PA’s continued support for terrorism against the Jewish State, Israel’s Knesset passed a law requiring a decrease in tax transfers to the PA until the payments have stopped.
Israel’s government is said to be determining the scope of cuts to tax revenues it collects for the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank, just days after the official end to United States support for the PA’s security services.
Israel Hayom newspaper reported on Sunday night that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet will likely approve a deduction in tax revenues relative to the amounts the PA allocates for stipends given to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody. Continue Reading »
Israel Border Police officers arrest Arab resident of Jerusalem after having received a NIS 30,000 payment from the Hamas terror organization for his family member sentenced to prison.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Border Police officers arrested an Arab resident of eastern Jerusalem suspected of receiving money from the Hamas terror organization in the Gaza Strip.
Intelligence information led the officers to the Shuafat refugee camp, where they found the suspect had received (pictured above) NIS 30,000 ($8,200) from the Hamas organization in the Gaza Strip.
The soldiers saw the suspect leave the Shuafat refugee camp, followed him, and arrested him. Continue Reading »
Speaking to Abbas’ government’s policy that continue its ‘Pay to Slay’ monthly stipends to those who kill Israelis, EU officials visiting Israel said, “Violence should not be rewarded or encouraged in any way, but instead prevented and condemned.”
By Ariel Kahana & Israel Hayom Staff
European Union officials on Wednesday spoke out for the first time against the Palestinian Authority’s practice of paying stipends to terrorists imprisoned in Israel and the families of terrorists killed while carrying out attacks against Israelis.
A delegation of senior EU officials is visiting Israel and the Palestinian Authority this week and is expected to meet with Israeli and Palestinian officials. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Knesset [parliament] passes long debated law that will permit deduction of funds from tax revenues it transfers to the Palestinian Authority, equal to PA’s ‘terror payments’ annual budget.
The Israeli parliament on Monday passed a law that will slash tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority (PA) unless welfare payments to convicted terrorists and their families are stopped.
First mooted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu two years ago, it sailed through the Knesset with 87 votes in favor and just 15 against.
Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jail, all paid generous monthly stipends by the PA. – Palestinian propaganda blog
Israel collects tax from Palestinians in the West Bank and then transfers the funds to the PA. Continue Reading »
FM Julie Bishop rejects using Australian humanitarian funding for the PA to pay monthly stipends to entice Palestinian attacks on Israelis, as it is an “affront to Australian values, and undermines the prospect of meaningful peace between Israel and the Palestinians.”
By HERB KEINON
Australia has discontinued funding the Palestinian Authority because of concern that the money is making PA payments to terrorists and their families possible, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced Monday.
Canberra had allocated AU$10 ($7.4) million to the World Bank’s Multi-Donor Trust Fund for the Palestinian Recover and Development Program that went to the PA.
Abbas’ monthly pension ‘price-list’ to entice terrorists – updated 2017
“I wrote to the Palestinian Authority (PA) on 29 May, to seek clear assurance that Australian funding is not being used to assist Palestinians convicted of politically motivated violence,” Bishop said in a statement. Continue Reading »
Continuing the policy of subverting payments to terrorist families, Israel police and intelligence units seised illicit funds after attaining information regarding monies transferred from Hamas to east Jerusalem family of terrorist who murdered 8 students.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
Police and the Shin Bet raided the home of a terrorist’s family that received funds and support from Hamas, police said on Wednesday, after a joint operation conducted in the morning.
The raid was the result of a covert operation in which police and intelligence units gathered information regarding money that they say Hamas gave to the family of Hisham Hussein Abu Dhaim, who carried out the deadly terrorist attack on the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem in 2008, in which eight students were murdered. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee votes on a bill meant to discourage Abbas’ Palestinian Authority from continuing to reward terrorists with pensions.
– Defense Committee chairman Avi Dichter, “Israel will no longer be a pipeline for transferring money to terrorists.”
BY LAHAV HARKOV
A bill meant to discourage the Palestinian Authority from continuing to pay terrorists can go to a final vote, after the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee authorized it on Monday.
The legislation requires the government to deduct the amount that the Palestinian Authority pays terrorists from the taxes and tariffs Israel collects for the PA, and is backed by MKs from the coalition and much of the opposition. Continue Reading »
After approaching the border fence with Israel, Bana entered the closed military zone and called out to the IDF soldiers to shoot him after they fired ‘warning-shots’ into the air. Instead, he continued on to get arrested, refusing Hamas’ beckoning to return to Gaza.
By Israel Today Staff
A Palestinian man from Gaza has been arrested after approaching the border fence with Israel and demanding that the IDF soldiers guarding it shoot him so he could collect a monetary reward from Hamas.
Mustafa Bana was among the thousands of Gazans who violently rioted along Gaza’s security fence last month.
Senior officials at Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas’ office said the decision was part of Abbas’ sworn ‘policies of rejectionism,’ crafted in response to President Trump’s policies on Jerusalem.
• In 2017, the PA spent $358 million for “pay to slay” to the families of terrorists killed or jailed for carrying out attacks against Israel.
By Daniel Siryoti and Shlomo Cesana
The Palestinian Authority announced Wednesday that it will begin making direct payments to terrorists imprisoned in Israel, despite the United States’ efforts to curb what has been criticized as “pay to slay” benefits.
Last week, the U.S. government passed the Taylor Force Act, which suspends some financial aid to the Palestinian Authority over the stipends it pays the families of terrorists killed or jailed for carrying out attacks against Israel. Continue Reading »
Taylor Force Act ends U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority until ‘Pay to Slay’ [Jews] payments end, but has three exceptions: childhood vaccination programs, to East Jerusalem hospitals, and the PA-Israel-Jordan water project.
By Elad Benari
The Senate on Friday gave final approval to the Taylor Force Act which would cut United States funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) if it continues to pay terrorists and their families.
The bipartisan bill was approved as part of a $1.3 trillion spending package to stave off a U.S.-wide government shutdown.
Abbas’ pensions to terrorists – updated 2017
The legislation, named for U.S. Continue Reading »
With British taxes used to fund monthly stipends to the 2 jailed terrorists that stabbed her 13 times, Kay Wilson admits, “I used to take pride in the fact that I would describe myself as a ‘British-born’ Israeli. I feel no pride about that now.”
BY BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
BERLIN – Kay Wilson, who barely survived a Palestinian terrorist attack, prompted MP Stephen Twigg, chairman of International Development Committee in the UK Parliament, to conduct talks with fellow lawmakers about the misuse of British funds to support Palestinian terrorism.
The Jerusalem Post obtained a copy of Wilson’s letter on Thursday and conducted an interview with the British Israeli on the parliamentary action and the chances of the UK replicating the American Taylor Force Act, which would bars US funds for the Palestinian Authority that are used for terrorism. Continue Reading »
The Taylor Force Act earned unanimous bipartisan support from House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday, now proceeding to the House of Representatives for a full vote, with the bill also introduced in the Senate.
By MICHAEL WILNER
WASHINGTON – The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved legislation that would compel the Palestinian Authority to end its program of compensating the families of convicted terrorists for their crimes.
The legislation, titled the Taylor Force Act, earned unanimous bipartisan support from committee members on Wednesday. It now proceeds to the House floor for a full vote. Parallel legislation has been introduced in the Senate. Continue Reading »
The bill, named after an American Army veteran murdered by a Palestinian terrorist in Tel Aviv last year, expected to pass having bipartisan congressional support, is aimed at slashing financial support that goes directly to convicted murderers’ monthly pensions, or monthly stipends to the families of killed terrorists.
– WATCH Ambassador Danny Ayalon’s informative video of what this bill entails.
By MICHAEL WILNER
WASHINGTON — A congressional bill that would compel the Palestinian Authority to end its compensation program for the families of convicted terrorists in Israel with the threat of an aid cut will reach a critical vote in the House Foreign Affairs Committee next Wednesday. Continue Reading »
Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas refuses to stop paying families of terrorist, jailed or killed, who murdered Jews, explaining how the payments to the murderers (and attempted murderers) is ‘a national and moral duty.’
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Fatah Revolutionary Council, headed by Mahmoud Abbas, met at the Palestinian Authority presidential headquarters in Ramallah to discuss the latest developments in the efforts to achieve reconciliation with the Hamas terrorist organization.
According to the official PA news agency Wafa, Fatah leader and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said at the meeting that Jerusalem was “the eternal capital of the state of Palestine.”
He praised the ‘victory’ of the Arab residents of Jerusalem for the “tyranny of the occupation” after the thwarting of the installation of metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount. Continue Reading »