For 3 Years, the PA has Paid Family of Murderer of a 13-Year-Old Israeli Girl

July 2, 2019

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By now, on the 3-year anniversary of the murder of the 13-year-old Israeli girl Hallel Yaffa Ariel, the PA has paid the family of her murderer over 50,000 shekels and will continue paying them a monthly allowance

Mother of girl’s murderer: “My son is a hero. He made me proud”

Three years ago today, a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist murdered 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel while she slept in her bed. The terrorist was killed by Israeli security personnel at the scene.

Since the murder, the Palestinian Authority has paid the family over 50,000 shekels, just because their son murdered an Israeli 13-year-old girl and died a “Martyr” as they call it.

A substantial part of the PA’s “Pay for Slay” program is to pay the families of dead terrorists a monthly allowance. Since being elected as Chairman of the PA in 2005, Mahmoud Abbas has repeatedly approved increasing the monthly allowances paid to the families of dead terrorists. Currently, the PA pays such families at least 1,400 shekels/month, with additions for terrorists who were married, terrorists who had children and terrorists who lived in Jerusalem or other parts of Israel.

The different institutions headed by Abbas have all referred to the murderer as a “Shahid” (Martyr) – the highest honor achievable in Islam according to the Palestinian Authority.

Reporting on the murder, both the PA’s official daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida and WAFA, the official PA news agency, referred to the murderer as a “Shahid,” as did PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi.

Also honoring the murderer, Fatah immediately posted his picture on Facebook, declaring him a “Martyr.”

The murderer’s mother expressed her pride in her son, stating that “My son is a hero. He made me proud.” She also encouraged other young Palestinians to carry out similar murders:

Mother of terrorist Muhammad Taraireh: “My son is a hero. He made me proud. My son died as a Martyr defending Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, he [my son] has joined the Martyrs before him, and he is not better than them. Allah willing, all of them will follow this path, all the youth of Palestine. Allah be praised.”
[Hebron News YouTube channel, June 30, 2016]

The family of the murderer of Hallel Yaffa is one of thousands of Palestinian families that receive monthly allowances from the PA because of their children’s terror acts. While the payments are technically made and administered by the PLO Families of the Martyrs and Wounded Institution, that institution is entirely funded by the PA.

Reprinted with author’s permission from Palestinian Media Watch

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