The Palestinian State Pays Off Families Of Suicide Bombers

The guy at the top may have changed in the Palestinian territories, but the support for terrorists obviously hasn’t:

“The head of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, has approved a new law, providing monetary grants to the families of suicide bombers.

Abbas gave his approval just six days ago, a day before a suicide bomber struck the HaSharon Mall in Netanya, killing five Israelis and wounding scores of others.

The legislation refers to the suicide terrorists as shahids (martyrs), a term generally applied to a person who dies in an operation fighting against Israel.

Under the new law, the terrorist’s family will be paid a base sum of $250 per month. The law takes into account extended family arrangements commonplace in Arab societies. The families of married terrorists are entitled to an additional $50 per month, and $15 are added for each child, $25 for each parent, and $15 for each brother who lived with the terrorist prior to his death.

The monies, to be paid out of the general budget of the Palestinian Authority, are significant sums for average Arab families living in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza.”

The message here is obviously go ahead and blow yourself up because we’ll make sure your family is OK. So regardless of what sort of lip service Abbas gives to stopping terrorism, he’s putting the official state seal of approval on suicide bombing.

This move by Abbas is just the latest example of why it’s futile to try to make peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. That’s because day in and day out, in dozens of ways big and small, the Palestinians keep showing that they have no interest in any sort of resolution to this conflict that includes the continuing existence of a Jewish state, no matter what they say publicly to the contrary.

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