PA President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to build houses for the Palestinian terrorists who were released in the Gilad Shalit exchange deal between Israel and Hamas.

The new housing project will be funded by the Palestinian Investment Fund, the Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.

The fund was established in 2003 as an independent investment company with the aim of strengthening the Palestinian economy through key investments.

The announcement came during a meeting between Abbas and some of the released terrorists in his office in Ramallah.

Earlier, Abbas decided to award the terrorists financial grants of several thousand dollars for each inmate.

The terrorists will receive up to $5,000 from the PA and $2,000 from the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip.

During the meeting with the terrorists, Abbas said that the issue of the terrorists was at the top of the PA’s list of priorities. He said that PA negotiators raise the issue in all meetings and forums.

Abbas hailed the terrorists’ “steadfastness in the face of Israeli arrogance.”

He also repeated his claim that former prime minister Ehud Olmert had promised to release Fatah-affiliated terrorists after the release of Shalit in order to strengthen the PA.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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