Sunday, August 06, 2017

PA pays 5 million shekels per month to 4,000 released prisoners
PA Minister of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake:
"Every Palestinian prisoner who serves 5 years or more [in prison] receives what is called a partial salary or a partial allowance. It starts at 900 shekels and 100 shekels are added for each additional year in prison... If the prisoner does not work in the PA he receives this salary. A female prisoner [receives this] if she served 3 years, not 5, because female prisoners have special circumstances. This is permanent. Each month, approximately 5 million shekels are paid to around 4,000 released prisoners who receive this salary each month."
[PA TV (Fatah), Jan. 28, 2013]

The above clip was translated and documented by Palestinian Media Watch:

Founded in 1996, Palestinian Media Watch is an Israeli research institute that studies Palestinian society from a broad range of perspectives by monitoring and analyzing the Palestinian Authority through its media and schoolbooks. PMW’s major focus is on the messages that the Palestinian leaders, from the Palestinian Authority, Fatah and Hamas, send to the population through the broad range of institutions and infrastructures they control.

PMW’s many reports and studies on Palestinian summer camps, poetry, schoolbooks, crossword puzzles, religious ideology, women and mothers, children's music videos and the PA’s indoctrination of adults and children to seek Shahada (Martyrdom), have had significant impact on the way the world sees the Palestinians. PMW has presented its findings before members of US Congress and to members of Parliament in numerous countries, including the European Union, Britain, France, Norway, Sweden, Holland, Switzerland, Canada and Australia, and has lectured at universities and conferences world wide.

PMW material has been presented before the Foreign Affairs Committee in the US Congress and the US Senate Appropriations Committee. In addition, PMW reports regularly on how foreign aid is misused by the PA for terror promotion. These reports have led to changes in legislation and funding procedures. Through its bulletins and reports, PMW continues to give the world a precise understanding of the reality of the Palestinian Authority.