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PA salaries to terrorists and their families
Fatah official: “The leadership will continue to pay the salaries of the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners, whatever the consequences may be”
Al-Quds - Mar. 3, 2019
 






Headline: "Al-Aloul: We will not agree to 'the deal of the century' and will continue to pay the salaries of the Martyrs, prisoners, and wounded regardless of the consequences"
        "Fatah Movement Deputy President (i.e., Chairman) [and Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul again emphasized the leadership's refusal to accept what is called by America and Israel 'the deal of the century' (referring to US President Donald Trump's as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan –Ed.)… and also emphasized that the leadership will continue to pay the salaries of the Martyrs (Shahids), wounded, and prisoners, whatever the consequences may be (refers to Israel's implementation of its Anti "Pay-to-Slay" Law; see note below –Ed.)…
Al-Aloul added… 'The priorities have changed for some of the Arab governments after the US and Israel succeeded in establishing the definition of Iran as the direct enemy of these governments, that it threatens their existence, and that it is the greatest danger to security in the Middle East region; meanwhile Israel has used this to strengthen the attack against the Palestinian people and its leadership.'"

Israel's Anti "Pay-for-Slay" Law - Israeli law stating that the PA payments to terrorists and the families of dead terrorists is a financial incentive to terror. The law instructs the state to deduct and freeze the amount of money the PA pays in salaries to imprisoned terrorists and families of "Martyrs" from the tax money Israel collects for the PA. Should the PA stop these payments for a full year, the Israeli government would have the option of giving all or part of the frozen money to the PA.
The law was enacted by the Israeli Parliament on July 2, 2018, and its first implementation was approved by Israel's Security Cabinet on Feb. 17, 2019, when it decided to withhold 502,697,000 Israeli shekels (approximately $138 million) from the PA. In response, the PA announced it would not accept any of the tax money collected by Israel unless it also included the frozen amount.
During the initial parliamentary vote in 2018, the law's sponsor Avi Dichter said: “The Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee received much help in its deliberations... from Palestinian Media Watch who provided us with authentic data that enabled productive and professional deliberations, nuances that are very difficult to achieve without precise data.” [Israeli Parliament website, July 2, 2018]

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