Watch: Convicted Muslim terrorists protest ban of ‘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.
In response, Muslim terrorists from al-Aqsa Martyrs terror group fired shots in the air in front of Bank of Jordan branch in the Arab village of Qabatiya, in the Jenin area.
Arab banks closed accounts of convicted Muslim terrorists days before an Israeli law imposing sanctions for rewarding terrorism takes effect. PLO says the new rule is a declaration of war against the holiest issue of receiving payments for murdering Jews. https://t.co/oPli0RRjj1 pic.twitter.com/ne1z1SFxUJ
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Last week, convicted Muslim terrorists opened fire towards the Cairo Amman Bank’s branch in Jenin, causing damage to the building. Firebombs were also thrown at its branch in Jericho.
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.
Cairo Amman and Bank of Jordan, Jordanian banks with branches in the Arab territories of Judea and Samaria, recently closed accounts of convicted terrorists, under the pressure of the upcoming military law.
Over the weekend, the PLO terror group said the new rule is a declaration of war against the holiest issue of receiving payments for murdering Jews.