The President of the Palestinian Authority has reportedly given the green light for a payment of $ 42,000 to a terrorist who stabbed two Israelis to death as part of the government’s policy of paying terrorists for the murder. Biden administration Assistance of $ 100 million to the Gaza strip.
Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly sent Ramallah district governor Laila Ghannam this week to deliver personally money to the family of Muhannad Al-Halabi, who was part of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group.
The payment came “on behalf of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to ‘complete the payment of the cost’ of their house, which was demolished by Israel as a result of the attack,” according to a report by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI ). The MEMRI report was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.
“The governor stressed that the meeting was being held on the instructions of Abbas, who had ordered [Ghannam] to handle the issue of the house “in order to preserve the dignity of the family,” MEMRI wrote. “Ghannam thanked Abbas, who she said” attributes special importance to the families of martyrs, prisoners and combatants “and is” like a compassionate father to all of our [Palestinian] people.'”
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In 2015, Al-Halabi stabbed two Israeli citizens to death before being killed by police. The Palestinian Authority runs a “pay-to-kill” program that supports terrorism and has received hundreds of millions of dollars in funding from the Palestinian government, according to the State Department.
Additionally, Abbas’ payment comes after the Biden administration announced a $ 112 million aid package to the Gaza Strip – which is controlled by the Palestinian Authority-backed terror group Hamas – to the end of last month.
Abbas has told Western leaders his government has no formal involvement with militants or terrorist organizations and has denied supporting “pay-to-kill” programs.
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the $ 112 million aid during a tour of the Gaza Strip after the recent clashes between Israel and Hamas.
The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
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