The Palestinian Authority has a longstanding and widely condemned policy of compensating terrorists and their families
The Israeli parliament on Wednesday passed a law to strip citizenship from claimants of the Palestinian Authority’s “pay-for-slay” terror stipends.
The final of the bill’s three readings in parliament saw it pass 94-10.
Ramallah has a longstanding—and widely condemned—policy of compensating terrorists and their families. It extends to Palestinians jailed by Israel for acts of or links to terrorism, as well as those wounded or killed while committing violent terror attacks. Even those Palestinians who hold Israeli citizenship were eligible for the compensation, until now.
Israel has sought to clamp down on the policy by deducting money from tax revenues it collects on behalf of the PA. Under a 2018 law, Israel calculates each year how much it believes the PA paid in stipends to terrorists, and deducts that amount from the tax revenues.
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