Left: PMW head Itamar Marcus
Left: PMW head Itamar Marcus Israel news photo: PMW

Despite the Palestinian Authority's frequent denials that it supports terrorism, Palestinian Media Watch has uncovered a PA media report stating that PA leader Mahmoud Abbas has given $2,000 to the family of a terrorist who was killed trying to murder IDF soldiers.

The incident occurred several weeks ago, when a would-be "holy martyr" (shahid) carrying two pipe bombs ran towards the Israeli soldiers manning the Hamra checkpoint near the Jordan Valley. Screaming "Allahu Akbar" (Allah is Greater), he was shot and killed before he could detonate the bombs.

The presidential grant was awarded this week by the governor of the Jenin district, Kadura Musa, to the family of the would-be murderer in the family's village of Al-Yamoun. The governor noted that the grant is financial aid in the amount of $2,000 from Mahmoud Abbas.

Just three weeks ago, Abbas released from prison the mastermind of the attack last year in which four Jews from Beit Haggai were murdered. The released terrorist was killed by IDF soldiers within 24 hours of his release.