Danon calls on UNSC to take action against PA’s Payments to Terrorists

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By Danielle Ziri.. “It is absurd to condemn terror, while at the same time paying terrorists.” NEW YORK – Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon asked the UN Security Council on Thursday (May 11, 2017) to “take action” and call on the Palestinian Authority to stop paying terrorists for killing civilians in Israel. “In 2016, the PA dedicated almost $130 million of its budget to paying imprisoned terrorists,” he said during a short press conference. “They spent another $175 million in allowances to the families of so-called martyrs. [Photo top right: Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon. (photo credit: Courtesy of The Israeli Mission at UN)].
Altogether, the PA paid more than $300 million directly in support of terrorists every single year.” This amount, he said, comes up to about seven percent of the Palestinian Authority’s yearly budget, and almost 30 percent of the foreign aid donated by the international community.

“So many members of the Security Council, so many UN member-states are sending their people’s money to support terrorists,” he pointed out. Read the full story



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