Israel deducts NIS 42M ‘Pay to Slay’ terrorists’ salaries from the PA tax payments
Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon signed an order to deduct 42 million shekels every month from the tax revenues that Israel transfers to the Palestinian Authority and is the amount of the welfare payments paid out by the PA to Muslim terrorists in Israeli prisons and to their families, as well as the families of terrorists eliminated during terror attacks.
According to a report presented to Israel’s security cabinet, the order signed by Kahlon deducts the monthly transfers over the course of 2019, amounting to 504 million shekels ($139,015,800).
“I am convinced that there is no room for a reward for the murderers, and this is an important struggle in our just struggle against Palestinian terror. We cannot accept the payments to terrorists and therefore decided on the move. We are committed to terror victims,” Minister Kahlon said in a statement.
In 2018, Israel passed a law to deduct ‘Pay to Slay’ terrorists’ salaries from the Palestinian Authority.
The money withheld in this way would instead go into a fund designated to help victims of terror attacks.