The Palestinian Authority (PA) has recently launched another campaign to gather emergency funds from Europe while claiming they are facing a financial calamity, but it was still able to find funds to pay the monthly stipends to terrorists and their families.
The PA’s Ministry of Finance announced Thursday that it had transferred the stipends to the imprisoned and wounded terrorists and their families, as well as to the Shahids’ (martyr) families, terrorists killed while committing an attack.
In the meantime, PA employees received only 60% percent of their paycheck.
PA leaders have repeatedly vowed that they will dedicate their last penny to pay the terrorists.
The PA spent about NIS 500,60,000 ($130 million) in 2018 on stipends for terrorists.
The unemployment rate in the PA increased in 2018 reaching 31 percent, compared with 28 percent in 2017, and the number of unemployed individuals increased from 377,000 in 2017 to 426,000 in 2018.