French President Francoise Hollande, Mahmoud Abbas
French President Francoise Hollande, Mahmoud AbbasIssam RImawi/Flash 90

Paris continues giving the Palestinian Authority (PA) funding despite the fact that it uses those funds for terror salaries, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) revealed Tuesday. 

PA official media recorded this month that Paris pays 8 million euro ($8.9 million) directly to state coffers.

But the PA general budget also pays monthly salaries to terrorists like Hamas bomb maker Abdallah Barghouti, whose bombs murdered 67 people, and Abbas Al-Sayid, who planned two suicide bombings in which 35 were killed, the watchdog notes.

The US and several EU countries had cancelled their PA funding, after PMW released a report in late April revealing Abbas's ploy to fool the West and continue receiving its annual budget from abroad for over $1 billion.

The report detailed that despite the West back in 2014 conditioning its funding on having the PA stop using the funds to pay the salaries of terrorists jailed in Israel, the PA merely moved its ministry tasked with the salaries to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), and increased its funding to the PLO by the exact amount of the prisoners' budget.

PMW showed that the PA remains the organization funding the terrorists' salaries and making the budgetary decisions, in an open breach of its promises to the West made to keep the funding going.

Ramallah spends some $12 million per month on terror salaries, as PA official TV admitted in 2014.