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Hamas Rewards Freed Terrorists

Hamas decides to reward each terrorist released to Gaza with $2,000.
By Elad Benari, Canada
First Publish: 10/19/2011, 9:03 PM

Ismail Haniyeh
Ismail Haniyeh
Flash 90

The Hamas terror organization has decided to reward the terrorists who were released as part of the deal to release Gilad Shalit.

Israel’s Channel 10 News reported on Wednesday that Hamas’ government in Gaza, headed by Ismail Haniyeh, has decided to reward each terrorist who will be freed to Gaza with a sum of $2,000.

Of the 477 terrorists Israel released on Tuesday in exchange for Shalit, 131 returned to their homes in Gaza.

Overnight Tuesday, 11 freed terrorists arrived in Turkey. Among them is Amna Muna, the female terrorist who in January of 2001 lured 16-year-old Ophir Rachum to Ramallah, where he was shot to death by terrorists.

Rachum met Muna, then 24 years old, on the internet. After gaining his confidence, Muna persuaded Rachum to come to Jerusalem to meet her.

When Rachum arrived at the Jerusalem Central Bus Station, Muna drove him to the outskirts of Ramallah, where they were greeted by her two partners, both terrorists belonging to the Fatah organization. The two tried to get Rachum out of the car and when he refused, one of them shot him to death.

After the murder, Palestinian Authority Arabs took Rachum’s body to Ramallah, where they buried it.

15 other terrorists who were released arrived in Qatar overnight Tuesday. An additional 16 were taken to Syria. The terrorists were flown in from the airport in Cairo.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)