Monday, May 08, 2017
(edited) PA terrorist salaries are not social aid for families confirms wife of prisoner
Prisoner's wife: "It's not just me, this problem, many of the prisoners' wives and children suffer from it, from the transfer of his salary, the prisoner's salary... I suffer greatly, because he transferred the salary, that is, the allowance, to his family...It's been four years. At first I did not have it [power of attorney] and later on I had it. After that, it was transferred to a different person. That other person is from his family. There are conditions, that is, when they send me money... They delay [the money] and make excuses: 'Today, tomorrow...' I went to the Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs and told them my problem. They told me: 'We cannot do anything unless he personally transfers it to you...'"
Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa Karake: "The current procedure in the Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs is that the prisoner determines who has the power of attorney... It is the prisoner himself who gives the power of attorney... He gives the power of attorney
to whomever he wants from within this group -- first-degree relatives -- to receive his monetary allowances."
[This program was first broadcast on official PA TV on February 17, 2013. It was rebroadcast on April 17, 2014.]
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