PA to pay salaries to all terrorists in Israeli prisons - PMW Bulletins
A law published in the official Palestinian Authority Registry last month grants all Palestinians and Israeli Arabs imprisoned in Israel for terror crimes a monthly salary from the PA. The Arabic word the PA uses for this payment is “ratib,” meaning “salary.” Palestinian Media Watch has reported numerous times on Palestinian Authority glorification of terrorists serving time in Israeli prisons. Following the signing of this new law, the PA is now paying a salary to these prisoners.
The PA has defined by law which Palestinians would be considered “prisoners.”
“Anyone imprisoned in the occupation’s [Israel’s] prisons as a result of his participation in the struggle against the occupation.”
[Ch. 1 of Law of Prisoners, 2004/19,
passed and published by the PA Chairman and Government, December 2004.
The Prisoners’ Centre for Studies,alasra.ps Accessed May 9, 2011]
In other words, all Palestinians in Israeli prisons for terror crimes officially join the PA payroll. According to the definition in the PA law, Palestinian car thieves in Israeli prisons will not receive a salary, but Hamas and Fatah terrorist murderers will.
And the pro-Palestinian set is constantly bleating about how unjust it is for Israel to withhold tax transfer payments. This is so absurd, so surreal, that nobody will ever bring it up in Congress (forget about Europe) to demand that the USA cease payments and subsidies to the PA.