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        10/5/2007, Tishrei 23, 5768

      Abbas Funds PA ‘Martyrs’


      Organizations providing financial aid to the families of Palestinian Authority terrorists thanked PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday for providing funds to terrorists and their families.  An activist for terrorists’ families known as “Um Jihad” said that Abbas had used PA funds to support imprisoned terrorists, wounded terrorists, and the families of dead terrorists. 

      While funding for the terrorists and their families was temporarily held up in July and August, Um Jihad said, Abbas and his ministers had dealt with the problem quickly, and the money was sent to the families this week. 

      Israel has made many efforts to shut down “charity” organizations affiliated with Hamas and Islamic Jihad that provide similar support to terrorists and their families, arguing that the financial aid encourages terrorism.