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JERUSALEM – The Palestinian Authority spent NIS 502 million ($136,500) on stipends to convicted terrorists in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by monitoring group Palestinian Media Watch.
The report was released ahead of the implementation of Israel’s recently passed Stern law, legislation that sanctions the PA for it’s “pay-for-slay” scheme by deducting tax monies owed to it.
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The numbers in question were derived from the PA’s budgetary update and information obtained from the Israel Prison Services, PMW said. The salaries were paid out both to terrorists currently serving time in Israeli prisons ($62.6 million) and those who have already been released ($48,000). The remaining NIS 96 million went towards other benefits. The report did not elaborate what those were.
Notably, the report did not include PA payments to the families of convicted terrorists — either those sitting in Israeli prisons or those of dead or “martyred” terrorists. According to PMW, the PA budget...
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