Archive: 9/4/2012
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  9/4/2012, Elul 17, 5772

Calls to Prohibit PA Cash to Jailed Terrorists


Member of Knesset David Rotem of the Yisrael Beiteinu Party called to stop the Palestinian Authority's practice of sending money to those in Israeli prisons. The PA government recently announced an increase in stipends to those convicted of terrorism related offenses who are serving in Israel.
 
"The decision to increase the allowances to terrorists imprisoned in Israel proves once again that instead of using their budget for the benefit of its citizens, they direct the money to encourage terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians," MK Rotem stated. He added that he intends to submit a bill to the Knesset that would ban the transfer of funds to such prisoners.