Your tax dollars at work: 'Palestinian Authority' spending 6% of its budget paying 'salaries' to terrorists in jailThe world's economy may be in the toilet, but that doesn't stop transfers of funds to the 'Palestinian Authority' by the Obama administration and the Europeans. As long as they have money, the 'Palestinian Authority' continues to pay salaries to terrorists. I've reported this before, for example, here. But Channel 2 reported on Monday night with some specific figures for specific terrorists (full report in Hebrew with video here), and Times of Israel has some 'highlights' (Hat Tip: Andreas F).
Starting in 2003, Palestinian law mandated the dispensation of a monthly salary of NIS 1,000 ($250) to security detainees sentenced to up to five years in prison. The longer the sentence, the higher the pay. An inmate serving a life sentence was paid NIS 4,000 ($1,000) per month.I wonder if this has ever even been discussed by the Western governments that dispense aid to the 'Palestinians.' And that doesn't even count the 'martyrs.'
An amendment of the law in January 2011 enacted by Fayyad increased the salaries by up to 300%, Channel 2 reported.
A prisoner sentenced up to three years in prison now receives a base salary of NIS 1,400 per month, and for 3-5 years that rate increases to NIS 2,000, the report said. A NIS 300 bonus is added for a wife, and NIS 50 per child.
According to the Channel 2 report, the PA-funded salaries are an equal opportunity benefit; members of Fatah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad all receive them.
Prisoners’ salaries also increase based on how many years they have served. Abdullah Barghouti, a Hamas bomb-maker who was sentenced in 2004 to 67 life terms for orchestrating the killings of 67 Israelis, receives a monthly stipend of NIS 4,000. In less than a year that figure will rise to NIS 6,000 ($1,500).
Another major Hamas terrorist figure, Abbas al-Sayyeed, convicted of planning the 2002 Park Hotel massacre, in which 30 Israeli civilians were killed as they sat down for a Passover meal, is paid NIS 12,000 ($3,000) per month.
By the way, that's Abdullah Barghouti at the top of this post.