Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Home News Reports Ramallah: Palestinian Authority pays USD 42,000 to family of terrorist who had murdered 2...

Ramallah: Palestinian Authority pays USD 42,000 to family of terrorist who had murdered 2 Israelis in Jerusalem

Laila Ghannam, the Governor of Ramallah, met the family of the terrorist identified as Muhannad Halabi and gave them 30,000 Jordanian Dinars, which equals to $42,000. Following the terrorist attack, the terrorist's house was destroyed by the Israeli Defence Forces.

On June 6 (local time), Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority ordered to pay $42,000 to the family of a Palestinian terrorist who had murdered two Israelis. The money, according to PA, will cover the cost of the new housing.

Laila Ghannam, the Governor of Ramallah, who was appointed by Abbas, met the family of the terrorist identified as Muhannad Halabi and gave them 30,000 Jordanian Dinars, which equals to $42,000. Following the killings, their house was destroyed by the Israeli Defence Forces.

According to KAN, Israel’s Public Broadcasting Corporation, the payment made to the terrorist’s family is the first high-profile payment since the Biden administration came into power. Reportedly, Ghannam also informed the family that Abbas had instructed them to find permanent housing for them.

The leaders have defended the payments

The Palestinian leaders have a history of defending the payments made to the terrorists and their families. They have described these payments as a form of social welfare and necessary compensation to the victims of “attacks from the Israelis”. Reports suggest that Ramallah paid NIS 600 million or $181 million in 2020 as payments to Palestinians captured by Israel for security offences that included terrorism.

Warnings from the US and EU

Over the past year EU and the US have warned Ramallah that if the policy is not changed, it will cause hurdles in improving relations. Based on Taylor Force Act, the US aid to PA was suspended as long as it keeps on paying the terrorists and their families.

It was reported by the Times of Israel that Palestinians were planning to rethink the said policy under which such payments are made as they wanted to restore relations with the governments of the US and Europe. Senior Palestinian officials had informed the news agency that they were willing to modify their policy of paying stipends to Palestinian security prisoners and the families of terrorists along with those who were killed in Israeli attacks.

Notably, the relations between PA and the US have been severed since the Trump administration recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in 2017. Abbas had rejected the then-US President Donald Trump’s ‘vision’ for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

The killings of two Israelis

On October 3, 2015, Halabi killed two Israelis, identified as Aharon Banita and Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi, in a stabbing attack. During the attack, a 2-year-old son and Adele, wife of Banita, were injured. The incident took place in the Old City of Jerusalem. Following the stabbing attack, Halabi was shot dead by IDF.

Israel calls the practice ‘pay-to-slay’

The policy under which PA pays allowances to the convicted terrorists and the families of those who carried out the attacks often attract criticism from the Israeli government. The Israeli officials termed such payments as ‘pay-to-play. As per reports, the Palestinian Authority hands out great sums of money to the families of convicts for longer jail sentences. Thus, families of brutal terrorists often receive greater amounts.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

As Yogi Sarkar lodges FIR against Twitter, 8 others, Alt News co-founder Zubair deletes fake hate crime video: Details

The UP Govt has initiated action against Twitter for failing to take down tweets that spread misinformation about a crime in the state.

Yogi Adityanath slams Rahul Gandhi for spreading fake news, tells him to stop defaming UP citizens: Here’s what he said

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has slammed former Congress president Rahul Gandhi for spreading fake news.

Government debunks propaganda article published in The Hindu on the surge in FDI inflows for 2020-21: Details

GoI has debunked the propaganda article published in The Hindu on 2 June 2021 over the surge in FDI inflows

British Pakistani rapper Frenzo Harami spews venom on Hindus. Here is what we know about him

Pakistan-born British rapper, who used to sell drugs before becoming a rapper, spoke the language of terrorists, used Gaumutra jibe

Rahul Gandhi shares fake news related to Lord Ram, twice in two days. This is what it shows

What made Rahul Gandhi share a fake news about 'Jai Shri Ram' chant even though Police had debunked the claims?

Big Liberals, small hearts: By donating 80 vials of vaccine, America has proved to be the poorest country in the world

Do you remember when Western media and their native sepoys flew drones over cremation grounds in India? They are quiet now

Recently Popular

Here is the truth about the land deal by Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra and how the allegations by likes of AAP are baseless

Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra and its head Champat Rai bought an additional piece of land for the purposes of additional construction to facilitate pilgrims who would be travelling to Ayodhya

Kamal R Khan calls Mika Singh ‘anpadh gawar sooar’ after the singer released a diss track titled ‘KRK Kutta’: Here is how the feud...

The feud between KRK and Mika Singh descends to calling each other ‘dogs’ and ‘pigs’, here how it unfolded

Nikhil Kamath disregarded Viswanathan Anand’s request to not use his name in public communication after cheating, says grandmaster’s wife

Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath recently apologised for using unfair means to defeat Chess grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand

Young billionaire Nikhil Kamath’s account closed by Chess.com as he admits cheating in charity game to defeat Vishwanathan Anand

Nikhil Kamath created quite the flutter recently after he apparently defeated Vishwanathan Anand in a game of chess.

Rohingyas settled all over UP with forged Aadhaar, voter IDs, fresh arrests reveal they are getting financial aid too: Report

ADG informed that the Rohingyas have settled in every assembly constituency with forged voter ID cards.

60-year-old woman gang-raped in front of her grandson: More horror stories emerge from Bengal as women speak up in SC

Women in West Bengal have moved the Supreme Court narrating the details of the horrifying gang-rapes they were subjected to in the post-poll violence by the members of ruling party.
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
553,429FollowersFollow
24,300SubscribersSubscribe