Convicted Muslim terrorists open fire at bank that closed ‘pay to slay’ accounts
Banks operating in the Palestinian Authority began closing the accounts of convicted Muslim terrorists and their families, days before an Israeli military law imposing sanctions on banks for financially rewarding terrorism takes effect.
The PA paid out NIS 517 million in 2019 to Muslim terrorists in Israeli prisons and their families, as well as the families of terrorists eliminated during terror attacks.
Under this new rule, liability for the funds the PA transfers to convicted terrorists and their families falls not just on the recipients, but on the banks that receive them and their employees. It also allows Israel to confiscate the stipends deposited into these accounts.
In recent days, several Muslim terrorists who served time in Israeli prisons complained that they were unable to access their bank accounts to receive their monthly ‘pay to slay’ salary, paid out by the PLO terror group.
Arabs confirmed that the Cairo Amman Bank, a Jordanian bank with branches in the Arab territories of Judea and Samaria, closed bank accounts of convicted terrorists, under the pressure of the upcoming military law.
According to the terrorists, the bank management demanded that they pay off their debts and transfer their accounts to other banks.
In response, the terrorists opened fire towards the Cairo Amman Bank’s branch in Jenin overnight, causing damage to the building. Firebombs were also thrown at its branch in Jericho.