Abbas Approves Grants to
Suicide Terrorist Families
By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
The Palestinian Authority yesterday revealed a new law that allocates money to family members of shahids, or 'martyrs.' A shahid is the highest honor attainable to a Muslim, and signifies a death for Allah. The Palestinian Authority regularly labels suicide terrorists as 'shahids.'
Following the translation of the article is a list of some terrorist shahids honored by the Palestinian Authority. Under the new law, the families of these terrorists will receive monthly payments.
The president has authorized the implementation of the financial
clause of the Care of the Families of Shahids draft law
"...The fifth clause of the draft law includes granting a monthly allowance to the family of every shahid, taken from the general budget of the [Palestinian] National Authority... The sum of the allowance is estimated to be $250, but if the shahid was married [at the time of death], another $50 are to be added to the sum mentioned above, and if the shahid had children, [an additional sum of] $15 will be allocated to each of them. In addition, if the shahid had a [living] father or mother, a sum of $25 will be allocated to each of them. If the shahid had brothers, whom he had been taking care of, each of them will be allocated [a sum of] $15... The transfer of the allowances to the families of the shahids is expected to be carried out by the Institute for the Care of the Families of Shahids, through special [bank] accounts [opened] for the eligible people... [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, December 5, 2005]
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