In defiance of US, PA allocates $355m in terrorist stipends for 2018

In defiance of the US, the Palestinian Authority has reportedly allocated NIS 1.24 billion ($355 million) from its 2018 budget to pay monthly stipends to terrorists and the families of slain attackers.

Palestinian Media Watch says the payments will come out of the PA’s total operating budget for the coming year, which has been set at NIS 16.6 billion ($4.76 billion).

The report comes days after US President Donald Trump signed legislation that would further cut US aid to the Ramallah-based government until it ended the controversial practice.

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