Matan Kahana
Matan Kahana Knesset spokesperson

MK Matan Kahana (Yamina) criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz for repealing the order targeting Palestinian Authority banks which are used to transfer funds to terrorists and their families.

"Do you remember Maher Hamdi?" Kahan asked. "He stabbed Dalia Lemkos to death. This month, Maher will receive NIS 12,000 as a reward for this abominable murder."

"Our prime ministers, Gantz and Netanyahu, how dare you cancel the order preventing the transfer of funds to murderers?" he demanded. "How dare you give a tailwind to terrorism?"

"I call upon you to pull yourself together before the next murder, and stop the transfer of the funds to the murderers of Jews," he concluded.

Former Defense Minister Naftali Bennett initiated an order on May 10 which obligated banks operating in the Palestinian Authority to freeze and close bank accounts used by imprisoned operatives and their families, after exposing them to lawsuits.

Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz suspended the order after he was inaugurated as Defense Minister.

Approximately NIS 100,000,000 is transferred each month to terrorists and the families of terrorists killed while committing terrorist attacks.