Faced with massive cuts in tax revenues based on the Palestinians’ pro-terror pay-for-slay policy, Abbas declared he would continue paying terror stipends, even if these payments exhausted all PA funds.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in a speech aired last week on Palestinian Authority TV that he remains unfazed by cuts in tax revenues initiated by Israel based on the PA’s decision to continue paying salaries to terrorists and the families of those killed committing terror-related crimes.
Abbas was speaking in front of a delegation of U.S. congressmen and the left-wing American organization, J-Street.
In front of this crowd, Abbas doubled down on the PA’s commitment to pay the families of “martyrs” and “prisoners,” declaring “[If] the PA had no more than 20-30 million Shekels,” which he said is how much the monthly stipends to the families cost “it would still pay that sum to [prisoners and martyrs’ families].”
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