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 »
Pending review, the United States has quietly frozen all American aid for projects designed to boost the Palestinian economy, develop infrastructure, and boost institutional capacity among other goals, until four anti-terrorism conditions are met – unless the Secretary of State certifies an exception.
By Eylon Aslan-Levy
The United States has quietly frozen its aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) pending review,i24NEWS has learned. The move comes two months after Congress passed the Taylor Force Act, which aimed to force the PA to terminate its “pay-for-slay” policies of paying stipends to convicted terrorists in Israeli jails and to the families of dead terrorists. Continue Reading »
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 »
Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has formed a new financial warfare agency tasked with coordinating Israel’s assorted security and tax agencies to make the Palestinians feel the crunch by undermining transactions in their financing of terrorism.
By Yoav Limor
After a period of relative calm, terrorism has again reared its head and claimed Israeli lives. Tuesday’s murder of Raziel Shevach near Nablus underscores Israel’s dilemma in searching for effective ways to combat terrorism.
Let’s be honest: The various statements made by politicians in the wake of the attack are nothing more than empty words. The government can approve additional construction in Judea and Samaria, or give Shevach’s home settlement of Havat Gilad retroactive permits, but this will not stop terrorism. 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 »
Here’s why 19 yr-old Omar al-Abed, the terrorist who murdered three members of the Salomon family this past summer is smiling in court:
His life-time pension, beginning now and financed by int’l financial aid to the Palestinians, will be $3,000+ a month.
By Lital Shemesh
The Ofer military court on Friday morning began hearing the defense and prosecution’s views on sentencing the terrorist who killed three members of the Salomon family in July.
The military prosecution demands 19-year-old Omar al-Abed be sentenced to three life sentences for the murders and a fourth life sentence for attempting to murder the rest of the family. 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 »
According to Israel’s Shin Bet security agency, most lone-wolf terror attacks are ‘Palestinian agenda’ motivated.
– But, for many Palestinians who suffer from mental disorders, are the victims of religious, sexual or financial entanglement, or victims of physical abuse by family members, they see the monetary windfall of Abbas’ government that pays extremely well for murdering Israelis as the perfect solution of escaping from their troubled lives, while also becoming a national hero.
By The Associated Press
For years, Palestinian laborer Nimer Jamal would make the short daily commute from his West Bank village to the settlement of Har Adar, where he was known as a friendly and conscientious worker who earned the trust of local residents, some of whom he even befriended and invited to his wedding.Then on Tuesday, he pulled out a gun at the back entrance of the community, killed three security men and seriously wounded another before he was shot dead himself. Continue Reading »
Former Palestinian negotiator says in an interview that the Palestinian Authority will never stop monthly stipends to jailed assassins, attempted murderers, or their families, declaring them “heroes.”
By Tzvi Lev
Former Palestinian Chief Negotiator Nabil Saath ruled out the cessation of payments to imprisoned terrorists, telling Palestinian National Television Sunday: “We will never stop caring for these men and their families. These men are heroes.”
Shaath also denied that the United States had asked the Palestinian Authority to cease paying terrorists’ families. Continue Reading »
Palestinian Authority autocrat Abbas tells the US that he will never stop the generous monthly payments to the families of prisoners and martyrs, “even if it means I lose my position.”
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas told the United States that he will continue to pay terrorists’ families for terror attacks against Jews.
White House adviser Jared Kushner met Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. – Screenshot: Instagram/White House
“I do not intend to cease paying salaries to the families of prisoners and martyrs, even if it means I lose my position,” Abbas told Kan 11. Continue Reading »
US Senate Foreign Relations Committee passes Taylor Force Act, in a 17-4 vote, which would cut off financial aid to the PA until it ends its policy of distributing over $300 million annually to terrorists and their families by way of generous monthly stipends.
By Elad Benari
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday passed the Taylor Force Act, which would cut U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) until it stops payments to terrorists and their families.
The bill passed the committee by a 17 to 4 vote, reported The Washington Free Beacon. It was supported by all of the Republican members of the committee and six of the Democrats. Continue Reading »
WATCH VIDEO: Breaking down largely along partisan lines, democrats debate against legislation that would deduct funding to the Palestinians if PA leadership continues to divvy out monthly stipends to jailed terrorists and the families of terrorists that were killed.
By Charles Bybelezer/The Media Line
Twenty-nine-year-old Taylor Force survived military tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq, but never returned home from a visit to Israel. In March 2016, the US veteran was stabbed to death in Jaffa (located adjacent to Tel Aviv), a victim of a months-long violent uprising—dubbed the “Stabbing Intifada”—which killed dozens of Israelis and resulted in the deaths of more than 200 Palestinians (mostly attackers subsequently killed by security forces). Continue Reading »
The bill, named after the slaughtered American, Taylor Force, to be discussed in the US Senate would cut aid to the Palestinian Authority should it continue paying huge monthly stipends to jailed terrorists or deceased terrorists’ families, but the Democrats stand opposed.
By MICHAEL WILNER
WASHINGTON – The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold its first hearing this week on a bill that would cut aid to the Palestinian Authority if it continues to pay stipends to terrorists and to the families of deceased terrorists.
The bill, titled the Taylor Force Act, was introduced by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and has earned mostly Republican support. Continue Reading »