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Palestinian Authority Rewards Terrorists for Number of Jews They Kill


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Gillian
- 1625 days ago - algemeiner.com
Last year, Congressional legislators were astonished to learn that the Palestinian Authority was issuing monthly payouts totaling between $3 and 7 million as salaries and other financial rewards to specific terrorists and their families.



   

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Gillian M (11)
Monday February 9, 2015, 6:23 am
This is what Gaza does with American aid money from your taxes

Last year, Congressional legislators were astonished to learn that the Palestinian Authority was issuing monthly payouts totaling between $3 and 7 million as salaries and other financial rewards to specific terrorists and their families.

The money was channeled, in part, through the Ministry of Prisoners pursuant to the Law of the Prisoner. The law set forth a graduated scale, pegging monthly salaries to the length of Israeli jail sentences, which generally reflects the severity of the crime and the number of people killed and/or injured.

Thousands of documents, newly obtained by this reporter through a lawsuit to unseal court-protected files, demonstrate that these payouts are not blind automated payments. Rather, senior Palestinian Authority officials as high as President Mahmoud Abbas scrutinize the details of each case, the specific carnage caused, and the personal details of each terrorist act before approving salaries and awarding honorary ranks in either the PA government or the military.

Ministry of Prisoners spokesman Amr Nasser has explained, “We are very proud of this program and we have nothing to hide.” Nonetheless, in response to the international furor, the Palestinian Authority announced that it would replace the Ministry of Prisoners with an outside PLO commission known as the Higher National Commission for Prisoners and Detainees Affairs.

The PA is dependent upon foreign donor countries to supply much of its budget, which now exceeds $4.2 billion annually. About ten percent of the PA budget, more than $400 million, is contributed annually by United States foreign aid. The U.S. and many other countries have enacted laws forbidding any payments when the monies directly or indirectly support or encourage terrorism.

The interdepartmental bureaucratic notations the Palestinian Authority has recorded on each terrorist before approving the level of salaried compensation is extensive. For example, one prominent case involved Ahmad Talab Mustafa Barghouti, who personally coordinated numerous terrorist acts. These included a January 2002 shooting spree on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem, killing two and wounding 37; a March 2002 shooting spree at a Tel Aviv restaurant, killing three and wounding 31; and finally a March 27, 2002, attempt to smuggle an explosive suicide belt in an ambulance. The Israel Defense Forces arrested Ahmad. On July 30, 2002, a military court concluded that he was responsible for murdering 12 Israelis, and Barghouti was sentenced to 13 life sentences.

According to on-going internal Palestinian Authority security reviews dated February 3, 2009, and July 6, 2009, Barghouti’s special compensation began retroactively to July 1, 2002, the first of the month that the 13 life sentences were imposed. At the time of his arrest, Barghouti was a Sergeant in the Palestinian Police. As a reward, while in an Israeli prison, Barghouti’s annual salary of 12,953 Israeli shekels was continued and gradually escalated when he was promoted to First Sergeant.

Still in prison, Barghouti was promoted again, this time to Warrant Officer, pursuant to a November 13, 2008, Presidential Order 15999/3, according to Palestinian internal security records. One document lists Barghouti’s bank account as account 36079 at the Housing Bank for Trade and Finance in Ramallah. A related document tabulates additional monthly allocations for Barghouti’s two named beneficiaries, showing they jointly received 900 shekels monthly in 2002, beginning the month he was sentenced. That monthly allocation rose to 1,000 shekels in January 2004. The beneficiary payments were deposited into account 628134 at the Arab Bank’s al Bireh Branch 9030, the documents show.

In another case, terrorist Sa’id Ibrahim Sa’id Ramadan went to a busy Jerusalem street around 2:30 p.m. on January 22, 2002, and began randomly shooting passers-by. Two people were murdered: Sarah Hamburger, 79, and Orna Sandler, 56. Dozens of others were injured. Police shot and killed Ramadan at the scene.

Just five days later, on January 27, 2002, Ramadan’s case was reviewed by the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Social Affairs for martyrdom status and to determine the financial benefits that would accrue to the family. That review was conducted by the Martyr’s Families and Injured Care Establishment, a little known organization originally created in 1969 by the Palestine Liberation Organization to systematize financial benefits to those wounded or killed in terrorist attacks deemed acts of “martyrdom.”

“Martyrdom Establishment” compensation is dispensed worldwide, wherever the terrorist act takes place, according to a 2010 Palestinian Authority Social Ministry report. The report states that by 2009, more than 288 million shekels were paid in the program, of which more than 97 million went outside Israel and the Palestinian region to reward international terrorism.

In Ramadan’s case, the opening file noted that his body was still in Israeli custody. Kuwait-born Ramadan’s employment was listed as a Sergeant in the Palestinian Maritime Police. The qualifying martyrdom incident is routinely described in a section headlined “Date and Place of Event,” which simply records “January 22, 2002, West Jerusalem.”

In the next section, “Description of Event,” the form states, “He was martyred while executing a martyrdom operation in West Jerusalem. The operation led to the death and injury of a number of Israelis.” In a short biographical sketch, Ramadan is described in these words, “He was known to be a calm person and faithful to his country. Among his expressions was ‘O Martyr! You have tested my soul.’ He was martyred while performing his nation duty.” The Establishment director ruled: “We recommend that he is considered as one of the al-Aqsa Martyrs.”

Some weeks later, a Palestinian Authority internal security document shows approval of the recommendation, concluding “Sergeant Sa’id Ibrahim Sa’id Ramadan, from the Maritime Police/ Northern Governates, is hereby approved as a martyr by the Palestinian Authority as of January 23, 2002, by rank and salary, as he was martyred while performing his national duty.”

The money was “to be disbursed by General Headquarters / Northern Governates / Martyr’s Roster.” Copies of the payment order were routed to the PA’s Financial Administration, the Maritime Police, Social Affairs, Medical Services, Supply and Equipment, and Computer departments, among others.

How much would he get? A married martyr would have a family payout of about 1,300 shekels monthly. But the family of an unmarried martyr would only be entitled to 400 shekels. The money would go the father, but when the elder Ramadan passed away, his allocation was transferred to Ramadan’s mother, the documents record.

A posthumous August 2006 review stated, “The martyr is single … His mother is alive. The martyr’s father passed away May 5, 2006. I recommend a transfer to the martyr’s mother,” adding, “Her bank account number at Cairo Amman Bank is 349834 … The Islamic Development Bank [previously used by the father] shall be notified of the situation.”

The Barghouti and Ramadan cases are just two of hundreds of terrorists who are rewarded for their actions – not in a blind, faceless program, but in a meticulous, exacting official process that can remain in place for years. The money is represented to donor countries as “government salaries.” Most taxpayers in donor countries have no idea that their well-intended money is actually financing the flames of terrorism.
 

jan b (5)
Monday February 9, 2015, 6:26 am
Surprised ? I am not. Hamas/Palestine has managed to transform itself from a small organization that relied on charity into a massive financial conglomerate, and until the advent of IS over the summer, Hamas was the richest terror organization in the world. Fatah, the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority (PA), accused Hamas in September of embezzling $700 million earmarked for aiding Gazan families .
 

Gillian M (11)
Monday February 9, 2015, 6:33 am
After demonizing Jews and Israelis, including citing Islamic sources that depict Jews negatively, and culminating with ongoing lies and libels that portray Jews as an immediate threat to Palestinian life and existence, the Palestinian Authority foment violence against Jews and Israelis, presenting it as legitimate and even heroic self-defense.

PA terror promotion takes many forms. Nationalistically, the PA actively elevates violence as a valid and heroic means to achieve political goals, while religiously, fighting and killing Jews has been presented repeatedly by PA religious and academic leaders as Allah’s will. On the social level, Palestinian leaders and society honor even the most loathsome of murderers portraying them as heroes and role models: Dalal Mughrabi, who led a bus hijacking in which 37 were killed, has schools, summer camps, and many other events and places baring her name to immortalize and glorify her and her terror attack.

The success of the PA’s promotion of violence is readily evident: A majority of Palestinians support killing and suicide terror against civilian Jews and Israelis. A poll conducted after the murder of eight teenagers who were studying in a Jerusalem high school in 2008, found that 84% of Palestinians supported the murder [NY Times, March 19, 2008, citing the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research].

This violent image, above, of a dagger being thrust into the Star of David has appeared hundreds of times in a video clip for children on PA TV, from 2001 – 2008.

Glorifying terrorists and terror
Palestinian society’s habitual glorification of terrorists as heroes and role models is one of its most effective means of promoting terror. In honoring the worst killers, the PA is simultaneously giving approval to murder and enticing future terrorists with assurances of glory and honor if they succeed in killing. Terror and murder become the Palestinian’s ticket to fame, honor and glory.

The terrorists honored most highly amongst Palestinian society are those who have killed the greatest number. Abd Al-Baset Udeh, killer of 30 at the Passover Seder massacre, had a soccer tournament for 14-year-olds named for him. His brother was honored with distributing the trophies. Dalal Mughrabi, terrorist bus hijacker (led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children) has had summer camps, schools, graduation ceremonies and sporting events named for her, as well as many TV documentaries honoring her. Palestinian newspapers also frequently glorify Mughrabi, as in the Al-Ayyam article which described Mughrabi as writing "the most glorious page of heroism in the history of the Palestinian struggle. [Aug. 2, 2009]. Thaer Hammad, who as a lone gunman murdered 10 Israelis in 2002, was glorified by the official PA daily as “the hero of the Intifada."

This adulation of the worst terrorists and praise for their heroism reflects the policy of the leadership of the Palestinian Authority. This video shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, issuing “greetings of honour and esteem” to mass murderers, whom he publicly names, one by one:
“I send greetings of honour and esteem to all prisoners...
Said 'Ataba (serving life sentence for murder in terror attack)…
Marwan Barghouti (serving 5 life sentences for planning murderous terror attacks)
Ahmad Sa'adat (serving 30 years in prison for heading the terrorist organization PFLP; honored on PA TV for planning the assassination of Israeli Minister Ze'evi in 2001, but never tried)
Aziz Dweik (Hamas leader, chairman of Palestinian parliament)
Jamal Huweil (life sentence for planning terror attacks)
Jamal Tirawi (life sentence for café suicide terror attack).
Greetings to you from our people.”


 

Gillian M (11)
Monday February 9, 2015, 6:34 am
Fatah calls stabbing attack "self-sacrificing operation"‎
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Jan. 21, 2015
On Jan. 21, 2015, a young Palestinian stabbed and wounded more than a dozen people ‎on a bus in Tel Aviv. Abbas' Fatah movement posted the following text on their official ‎Facebook page, referring to the terror attack as a "self-sacrificing operation”:‎
Posted text: "Urgent! Self-sacrificing operation in Tel Aviv: A knife attack inside a bus. ‎Reports of the wounding of 10 Israelis and the wounding of the man who carried out ‎the operation from Israeli police fire. The area has been sealed off and the Israeli police ‎is conducting an extensive search in the area."‎

Hamas-controlled Interior Ministry in Gaza praises stabbing attack
Source: Facebook page of Hamas' Ministry of ‎Interior‎, Jan. 21, 2015
The Hamas-controlled Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza praised the attack with the ‎following text on its Facebook page:‎
‎"A morning of homeland and freedom, a morning of the knife's point of the rebel for ‎Palestine"‎

There are many more that I can post but you get the idea!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday February 9, 2015, 6:47 am
But the *poor palestinians* have no shelter, no food, no schools, no medical care................................
 

jan b (5)
Monday February 9, 2015, 6:57 am
The propaganda from our enemies is strong because their strength lies there to turn the US against their only real-friend in the Middle East.which is Israel.

Hamas is an Islamic terrorist group founded in 1987; Received
funding from Saddam Hussein ...also --- Hamas rallies feature posters of bin
Laden and of Chechen terror leaders. Calls OBL a holy-warrior. However, this doesn't seem to make a difference to jew-haters which is interesting, disgusting at the same time.
 

Beth S (330)
Monday February 9, 2015, 8:56 am
Really very little difference between Hamas and the P.A., simply one of means toward the same ends. And they are both being helped by Europeans, the same Europeans that let their countries swell with Muslim immigrants and are having to worry about Islamic terrorism on a daily basis.

Once again, with deteriorating ties with the Muslim-in-Chief of the U.S. and most of Europe bought off by Arab petro-dollars, the Israelis must stand by themselves against this evil. With any other country in a similar situation, they would be entirely justified to obliterate the enemies on their borders.

Thanks for the article, Penny.
 

ALLEN G (19)
Monday February 9, 2015, 11:00 am
Thank you Penny .
 

Hilary S (65)
Monday February 9, 2015, 11:56 pm
and so it goes - rewarded for murdering their neighbours. europe, open your eyes. this is where your generosity goes!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 10, 2015, 1:41 am
Bounty hunting by another name.Disgraceful.
 

Justin Vale (13)
Tuesday February 10, 2015, 8:40 am
why act so surprised? you guys seem as surprised as they are when your bombs drop on their homes or when one of your bullets pierce the heart of their child. war is war. there's no fair game in war.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 10, 2015, 8:54 am
Of course there isn't. So why start a war you can't win and deliberately put your own people ~ including your children ~ in the path of defensive reprisals.

No one has to sit on their ass and NOT defend themselves against these PAID assasins.
 

Stan B (123)
Tuesday February 10, 2015, 1:38 pm
Just what we've come to expect from these morally bankrupt terrorists and beggars.
 

ALLEN G (19)
Friday February 13, 2015, 2:15 pm
Should Justin be walking about with out a minder ?
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 13, 2015, 2:26 pm
They let him use the computer sometimes.
 
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