Several weeks ago I heard Ms. Wilson on Dennis Prager’s radio show.
I was cruising along Wilshire Boulevard. But as Wilson detailed her ordeal, and described the glee of the IslamoNazi butchers who tortured Ms. Wilson and murdered her friend Kristine Luken, I pulled over and parked.
I was trembling, filled with rage at the evil—Jew-hatred/anti-Zionism—this world not only tolerates but encourages and funds through economic incentives.
Kay Wilson was left for dead in an orgy of violence in Jerusalem in which Kristine Luken, an American, was killed.
The attackers were eventually caught and, after admitting their crimes, were sent to prison.
But Ms Wilson was horrified to learn from news reports that her assailants were being paid a monthly stipend equivalent to £750 each effectively from the Palestinian Authority (PA).
Last week The Mail on Sunday exposed how ‘reward’ payments are going via the PA to thousands of terrorists and to hundreds of other prisoners in Israeli jails.
Ms Wilson, 51, and her friend were hiking in the Judean Hills in 2010 when the two men pounced on them, believing both women to be Jewish, although Miss Luken was Christian. After tying the women up the terrorists launched a savage attack.
Miss Luken died from her stab wounds. Miss Wilson still bears a seven-inch scar on her stomach and, more than five years on, breathing still causes her pain.
Ms Wilson said: ‘We were held for 30 minutes at knife point then gagged and bound before being butchered with machetes.
‘I watched my friend chopped up before my eyes, and only survived because I played dead, despite being stabbed 13 times and having over 30 bones broken by the sheer force of the blows.
‘Each time he plunged his machete into me I could hear my bones crunch, and also my flesh ripping from the serrated blade.
‘They left, only to return moments later and roll me over, and I watched him plunge the knife into my chest, just missing my heart.’
Remarkably, she managed to get to her feet and begin walking after her attackers left again.
She said: ‘I could hear my lungs filling with blood and I was aware that each step might be my last.’
Somehow, she struggled almost a mile to the car park where she’s left her vehicle and raised the alarm. Her life was saved by a Muslim Arab-Israeli surgeon.
The attackers – Aiad Fatfata and Kifah Ghanimat – were later arrested, tried and given lengthy life sentences in 2011 and are still in prison.
But months after the convictions Miss Wilson discovered the men’s families were being paid. She said: ‘I call it their execution stipends. In court, I learned from their own mouths, that Kristine, a Christian, was murdered because they assumed she was Jewish.
‘That is outrageous in itself. But when I, as a proud British citizen, discover that my homeland is paying their families a monthly income, the absolute unfairness of it all is just devastating.
‘I thank God for all the people who have signed The Mail on Sunday’s petition to Parliament because that proves to me that the British do still care and they have a huge sense of fairness.
‘How can two men hold machetes and hack at two innocent women without even blinking an eye? They were actually yawning and smirking in court. No wonder if they knew there was a cash incentive from the British Government.
‘I’m pro-peace. I have spoken out many times since this happened. Jewish, Christian or Muslim, we all have to learn to live together.
‘But if we want a viable peace we must stop these payments.’
Miss Wilson, who was born in London but moved to Israel 30 years ago, works for an non-governmental organisation called Standwithus which seeks to promote religious tolerance and understanding.
She contacted The Mail on Sunday after we reported last week how, in the West Bank and Gaza, despite promises by the PA to end the practice of paying aid money to convicted terrorists, they simply duped the West by allowing the Palestine Liberation Organisation to hand out the cash instead. Britain gives £72 million a year to Palestine, more than one-third of which goes straight to the PA.
It openly admits supporting terrorists, whom it hails as heroes for fighting illegal occupation, awarding lifetime payments that rise depending on time spent in jail and the seriousness of crimes. Extra amounts are added for dependants, according to the Israeli NGO, Palestinian Media Watch.
Miss Wilson’s lawyer, Gavi Mairone, said: ‘These two men were part of a terrorist cell and they are aligned with Fatah, the armed wing of the PLO. In prison they are with the Fatah group and are paid money by the Palestinian Authority, like the others.’
The Department for International Development (DFID) denies that any British cash reaches terrorists and says its payments to the PA are ‘ring-fenced’ for specific projects.
Critics point out that the money from the UK and other Western countries frees up other funds to be passed on to the terrorists. Our investigation found Britain funded the PLO until last year.
Former prisoners and the families of terrorists we spoke to confirmed receiving cash from both the PA and the PLO.
Miss Wilson believes that while the ‘ blood money’ issue has been aired in Israel it is only now being taken seriously in the West. ‘This is why your investigation is so important,’ she said.
The Mail on Sunday tried to contact the PA but our messages were not responded to.