'Palestinian Authority' passes law putting all terrorists on payroll, to be funded by Western taxesThe 'Palestinian Authority' passed a law last week that puts all terrorists imprisoned in Israeli prisons on the 'Palestinian Authority' payroll. Since money is fungible, that means that anyone who is providing funding to the 'Palestinian Authority' - Israel, the United States, Europe - is funding salaries for terrorists.
In other words, all Palestinians in Israeli prisons for terror crimes officially join the PA payroll. According to the definition in the PA law, Palestinian car thieves in Israeli prisons will not receive a salary, but Hamas and Fatah terrorist murderers will.Read the whole thing.
The PA also gives a salary to Israeli Arabs convicted of terror crimes against Israel - the country of which they are citizens. PA benefits to Israeli Arab terrorists, in fact, are greater than the ones extended to Palestinian terrorists.
Those serving more than 20-year sentences will receive a greater PA salary than prisoners serving shorter sentences, the new PA law establishes. Salaries are to be paid from the day of arrest until release.
More than 6,000 Palestinian prisoners are currently serving time in Israeli prisons for terror-related offenses. Among those now eligible are Abdullah Barghouti, serving 67 life sentences; Hassan Salameh, serving 38 life sentences; and Jamal Abu Al-Hijja, serving nine life sentences, all of whom are imprisoned for planning suicide bombings. These three terrorists were recently called "heroic" by the official PA daily (see full article below.)
The new PA law stipulates that payment of salaries "will be implemented... on the basis of available sources of funding." Accordingly, when the PA is short of cash for salaries, the salaries to the prisoners will be cut.
The PA has reported that the US, the EU, France, Britain, Ireland, Norway, Japan, India and the World Bank have all given money to the PA for its general budget in 2010-2011 (see donor country chart with amounts below).
Such direct funding could be part of the "available sources" for terrorist salaries, or could free money elsewhere in the PA budget that could be used for these salaries.
The list is not exclusive as it relies solely on reports in the official PA daily. The PA receives financial aid from many other donors as well.Recently, the EU announced the transfer of 45 million euros to the PA for salaries:Although the EU is not intentionally funding salaries for terrorists, its funding of other PA salaries and pensions makes money available in the general budget to pay terrorist salaries.
"Some EUR 45 million of the funds from today's decision will go towards salaries and pensions of vital workers, mainly doctors, nurses and teachers."
Accessed May 9, 2011]
This Palestinian Authority law was enacted before the recent Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement. It was published in the official PA Registry on April 13, 2011.
List of donor countries who contribute to PA's general budget
The list includes only those contributions reported in the PA press, and which were designated to the PA's general budget in 2010 or 2011. The list does not include the many other contributions made to the PA by these and other donor countries:
Donor Amount Source
European Union 158.5 million euros Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, January 20, 2010
Britain 60 million British pounds Al-Ayyam, February 11, 2010
India 10 million dollars Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, April 26, 2010
Norway 53 million dollars Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, June 18, 2010
France 19 million euros Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, June 22, 2010
World Bank 40 million dollars Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, October 1, 2010
Japan 18.5 million dollars Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, October 25, 2010
European Union 41.4 million euros Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, October 28, 2010
Britain 30 million British pounds Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, October 28, 2010
United States 225 million dollars Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, November 11, 2010
Ireland 1.5 million euros Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, November 15, 2010
Japan 11.9 million dollars Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, December 28, 2010
I hope President Obama is happy.