Arab MK slams Israeli plan to cut ‘martyrs payments’

An Arab Israeli lawmaker decried a proposed law that would slash funds to the Palestinian Authority over salaries paid out by Ramallah to convicted terrorists and their families. The bill, approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, “would impose collective punishment on the Palestinian population,” MK Youssef Jabareen from the Joint (Arab) List said in a statement.

The legislation would see Israel cut around NIS 1 billion ($285 million) from the annual tax revenues it collects for the Palestinians and hands over to them, equivalent to the amount that Ramallah pays to terrorists and their families — a practice Israel and the international community have been attempting to end.
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