US Ambassador: PA terror compensation must stop

Ambassador Friedman attacks PA's determination of 'eligibility for monthly salary' of terrorist who murdered Ari Fuld.

Nitzan Keidar ,

David Friedman
David Friedman
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US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman reiterated Thursday his country's demand that the Palestinian Authority stop paying the families of terrorists.

“The Palestinian Prisoner Affairs Commission has confirmed that the family of the terrorist who murdered Ari Fuld is 'eligible to receive a monthly salary' as compensation for his incarceration,” he tweeted.

“This practice is unconscionable and must stop if there is to be any hope for peace.”

It should be noted that Fuld, who was murdered this Sunday in a stabbing attack at the entrance to the shopping center near the Gush Etzion junction, was an American citizen.

Hours after the murder, Ambassador Friedman posted an announcement saying that “America grieves as one of its citizens was brutally murdered by a Palestinian terrorist. Ari Fuld was a passionate defender of Israel & an American patriot.”

“He represented the best of both countries & will be deeply missed. May his family be comforted & his memory be blessed.”