Report: In 2021, the Palestinian Authority paid more than 800 million NIS to terrorists who attacked Israelis

Theoretically, this amount, the Israeli government should offset from the transfer of the PA’s tax money. However, the offset is not automatic and depends on the decision of the Security Cabinet

The more severe the injury, the greater the payment. This is the Palestinian Authority’s retaliatory model for convicted terrorists who harmed Israelis. How much does it cost per year? According to a report by Adv. Morris Hirsch, in 2021 the amount of payments reached over NIS 800 million.

Theoretically, this amount, the Israeli government should offset from the transfer of the PA’s tax money. The offset depends on the decision of the security cabinet. The Israeli government collects taxes for the PA under the Paris Agreements, from which it is supposed to deduct payment to terrorists under the Freeze on Terrorist Money Act. Offsetting is not automatic and in recent years has hardly been done in practice.

According to the law, the Minister of Defense will bring to the approval of the Ministerial Committee on National Security Affairs, at the end of each year, a report detailing data regarding the total amount of money paid by the Palestinian Authority in connection with terrorism. The Minister will present the report to the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. The Minister shall publish the report after its approval by the Ministerial Committee on National Security Affairs.

Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Response: “The report has not yet been received. The chairman of the committee will apply for his admission.”

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