The PA are paying over $400 million in payments to families of terrorists, those who have committed acts of murder against Israelis. This amounts to 7% of the PA’s annual budget.
This week, at AIPAC, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said: “I have a message for President Abbas: Stop paying terrorists. Because what message does this send to Palestinian children? It says murder Jews and get rich. And I believe President Abbas should find better use for this money—to build roads, schools, hospitals, factories. Build life, don’t pay death. Invest in life. Invest in peace.”
Judaism holds the value of life so high, as we learn from this week’s special reading of Parashat Parah, where we read about how to be and the importance of being in a state of purity.