Paying Terrorists w/ Tax Dollars

If this report is true, then isn't it also true that US taxpayers are helping pay the salaries of convicted terrorists as well? The last time I checked, the US was also funding the PA, which in turn pays convicted terrorists a salary.

If the numbers are correct, then at today's exchange rate the US dollar equivalent is $3,146 a month to each terrorist. That's not an insignificant amount:

A report by watchdog organisation Palestinian Media Watch shows how Palestinian Authority legislation – introduced last year – sets out eligibility criteria for the payments, which a minister claimed were ‘social assistance’ for prisoners’ families.

This includes those serving multiple life sentences for acts of terrorism, such as the planning and directing of suicide bombings.

The minimum salary is £230 a month, for a prisoner starting his sentence, and increases to a maximum of £1,957 a month for those serving more than 30 years, many of whom have been convicted of shocking atrocities.

Your tax dollars at work. Thanks to 0000

Posted by: Rusty at 01:42 PM


1 Oh noes!!! Fat bastard is making Star Wars 7,8, and 9.

Posted by: FlaviusJulius at October 30, 2012 03:27 PM

2 From FY2008 to the present, annual U.S. bilateral assistance to the West Bank and Gaza Strip has averaged nearly $600 million, including annual averages of approximately $200 million in direct budgetary assistance and $100 million in non-lethal security assistance for the PA in the West
Bank. Additionally, the United States is the largest single-state donor to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

...The post-2007 annual average of U.S. bilateral assistance is substantially greater than the approximate annual average of $170 million from 2000-2007 and $70 million from 1994-1999.

...Additional U.S. humanitarian assistance for Palestinian refugees in Gaza and elsewhere continues through contributions to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). U.S. contributions to UNRWA, which have totaled more than $4 billion since
UNRWA’s inception in 1950, have averaged over $200 million annually since 2007.

Posted by: Anna© at October 30, 2012 05:13 PM

3 Between what we taxpayers give and the EU, do you now start to understand why they have nothing better to do than attack Israel?
Remember, many places in Gaza will charge more than most of us can afford.

Posted by: Kafiroon at October 30, 2012 07:11 PM

4 How much does those on the other side who commit terrorist acts get pain? Oh! Forgot. They don't get arrested.

Posted by: Saul at November 01, 2012 07:38 AM

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