Dutch Parliament votes for government
to pressure the PA to stop paying salaries
to Palestinian terrorist prisoners
“MOTION BY MR. VAN DER STAAIJ (MP) AND MR. VOORDEWIND (MP)
Presented [in Dutch Parliament] Nov. 27, 2013
“The [Dutch] parliament… noting that since 2011 the Palestinian Authority has been giving money to convicted Palestinians in Israeli prisons (i.e., Palestinians convicted of terror offenses); whereas each [prisoner] can count on a monthly payment of € 282 for a sentence of less than three years, rising to € 2,419 if convicted for a sentence of more than 30 years; noting that those punished in the highest [salary] category include those responsible for terrorist attacks in which innocent children, women and men have been killed, [the Dutch parliament] calls on the [Dutch] Government in its bilateral contacts with the Palestinian Authority to demand it stop this support as it can be interpreted as encouragement for crime, and proceeds to the order of the day.
Van der Staaij, Voordewind.”