The welfare witches who call themselves Palestinians have been sponging off U.S. and European taxpayers for several generations. Most of the money that they received — amounting to billions of dollars — has been used to line the pockets of various corrupt tribes.
We must remember that the Arab Muslim world is, first and foremost, a mob of warring tribes and clans. Tribal warfare is the natural Hobbesian state of the Arab Muslim world, and the Westphalian-style state that the West imposed after World War I is disintegrating before our eyes.
Meanwhile, a few donor states are waking up to the fact that their do-gooder money is not being used to feed orphans and widows, but to buy more weapons for IslamoNazi jihadists. Hence Trump’s demand that the IslamoNazis who call themselves Palestinians stop funding terrorists.
It’s a comical notion, really, since the only thing a Palestinian state stands for is the elimination of Israel — and all Jews, wherever they may be.
Bassam Tawil explains it all.
For the record, this is not a defense of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas or of funding terrorists. It is simply an explanation of what is taking place. Nonetheless, it is worth noting that the idea of ending payments to Palestinian terrorists and their families is a challenging one, to say the least. Old habits, especially of hate, are hard to break.
The practice of paying salaries to terrorists and the families of “martyrs” is as old as the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), which was founded in 1964. It did not start after the establishment of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 1994. Nor did this practice start after Abbas was elected as president of the PA in January 2005.
Prior to the establishment of the PA, the PLO relied solely on Arab and Islamic financial aid to pay salaries to imprisoned terrorists and the families of those killed in terror attacks against Israel.
But after most of the Arab countries turned their backs on the PLO, following its support for Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait and the subsequent establishment of the PA, the Europeans and Americans became the major donors to the Palestinians — including payments to the terrorists and their families.
The PLO is not the only organization that rewards terrorists and their families. Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other Palestinian groups have also been paying monthly stipends to terrorists and their kin. This is their way of expressing their gratitude to those who have chosen to “sacrifice” their lives by trying to murder Jews. It is also their way of encouraging young people to join the war of terrorism against Israel. The financial aid sends a specific message: Palestinians who are prepared to die in the service of murdering Jews need not worry about the welfare of their families.
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