The budget allocated to terrorists and their families is up 13% from 2016
The Palestinian Authority's 2017 budget for payments to detainees held in Israeli jails and "families of martyrs" equals half of the foreign aid expected this year by Ramallah, an Israeli report released on Monday said.
According to the PA's Finance Ministry's 2017 budget, which was published on its website in early July, wages paid to imprisoned and released Palestinians, many of whom are convicted terrorists, will rise this year. 522 million shekels.
This is a 13% increase over the 2016 budget, according to a report by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs released on July 24th.
The new budget allocates $ 190,869,166 to "martyr family" payments, which represents a 9% increase over the $ 174,630,296 spent on payments to terrorists and their families in 2016.
"The families of the martyrs" are considered to be those whose members "were killed or wounded in the fight against Zionism", including those who died while committing terrorist attacks against Israelis or those killed in another context by an Israeli.
The total amount spent on Palestinian prisoners and ex-prisoners as well as the families of the martyrs in the 2017 budget amounts to NIS 1 239 528 424, which corresponds to 49.6% of the foreign aid that Ramallah should receive. this year.