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Israel to Cut Off Palestinian Authority Payments to Imprisoned Terrorists

1 – The Israeli Diplomatic-Security Cabinet decided Thursday to actively counter Palestinian Authority policies through which terrorists imprisoned in Israel are eligible for monthly wages. In 2012, Ramallah’s payments to terrorists exceeded $19 million.

The ministers have instructed Israeli intelligence agencies to gather information about the nature of such transactions, so that Israel may prevent the funds from reaching their destination, either by intercepting wire transfers or by seizing the funds from the terrorists and their families.

Palestinian Authority payments are usually done by wire transfer to either the terrorist’s bank account or that of a family member. In some cases, funds are physically delivered to terrorists’ homes, and Israel has knowledge of instances


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