Former Trump aide Jason Greenblatt lauds Bennett's attack on terror-funding

Greenblatt related to PM Bennett's activity against PA policy of paying terrorists, saying it 'did not get the attention it deserved.'

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Jason Greenblatt
Jason Greenblatt

Jason Greenblatt, Middle East Envoy under former President Donald Trump, praised PM Bennett's attacks of the PA's policy of "pay-for-slay", under which terrorists who have murdered or maimed Jews receive monthly salaries for their atrocities. According to the Palestinian Authority's rules, terrorists are "compensated" according to the severity of their crimes against Jewish civilians.

Greenblatt Israel's Security Cabinet's decision to deduct of the amount the Palestinian Authority pays terrorists and their families from the taxes and tariffs collected by Israel.

According to the decision, the deduction amounted to a total of NIS 597 million, which the National Bureau for Counter-Terror Financing in the Defense Ministry reported was the sum of PA funds allotted towards indirect support for terrorism in 2020.

The law stipulates that Israel may begin deducting 1/12 of the sum on a monthly basis.