'Most lucrative occupation is murdering Jews'

Shomron Regional Council head horrified by sums PA sends murderers. 'Transfer money to communities of murdered instead of terrorists.'

Mordechai Sones ,

Terror salaries
Terror salaries

Shomron Regional Council head Yossi Dagan spoke today in an interview with Arutz Sheva about data revealed regarding salaries paid to terrorists by the PA.

According to the data, terrorist Karim Fathi Lutfi Razek, who was convicted of murdering the Henkin family and sentenced to two life sentences and 30 years in prison, is earning NIS 40,600 under the auspices of the Palestinian Authority. The cumulative salary forecast at the age of 80 is no less than NIS 11,232,000.

According to Dagan, this is an absurdity. "It's impossible that the poor Palestinian Authority that receives money from the government of Israel and the European Union transfers the money to the murderers of Jews ... Today, the most profitable profession in the Authority is to murder Jews. Murdering a Jew brings 18,000 shekels - 14 times the amount a teacher makes, so Itamar Ben Gal's murderer, a man who wanders the streets aimlessly, receives a huge salary from the Authority."

Dagan also called on the government to enact the law to offset terrorist salaries: "There must be a policy of an eye-for-an-eye, and we must deduct these tainted funds paid to terrorists from money transferred to the PA and invest it in the communities of the murdered and the orphans living today. For many years I've been calling on the government to wake up and pass this law."

Earlier this year, the Defense Ministry revealed the figures for terrorist salaries paid out by the Palestinian Authority during 2017.

According to the data, imprisoned and released terrorists received more than NIS 550 million. Families of suicide bombers and wounded received about NIS 687 million from PA coffers.

A terrorist sentenced to three to five years' imprisonment receives NIS 2,000 a month. Terrorists sentenced to 20-35 years of imprisonment receive NIS 12,000-12,000 a month. The amount is paid for their entire lives.

Apart from these sums, a married terrorist receives an additional NIS 300 a month. If he has children he will receive an additional NIS 50 per person. A special payment goes to terrorists who are Israeli citizens: Terrorists from East Jerusalem receive an additional NIS 300 a month, while Israeli citizens receive an additional NIS 500 each month.