Monday, March 24, 2008

Terrorist Trickle Down Theory

Fresh on the heels of a promised $150 million cash infusion into the Palestinian Authority from the US (cash given directly to the PA, and not humanitarian agencies,) Fatah has decided to give cash grants to members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, its terrorist militant arm, to help with the bills.

From World Net Daily via Dhimmi Watch:

JERUSALEM – Just days after it was announced the U.S. would transfer $150 million directly to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' government, members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group, the declared military wing of Abbas' Fatah party, were told they would receive cash grants, WND has learned.

According to Palestinian militant sources familiar with the issue, earlier this month, 20 members of the Brigades leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah complained to PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad they did not have enough money to pay their bills, including, for many of them, rent for their apartments.

Last week, according to the informed sources, Fayyad told the complaining Brigades leaders he would provide them with a one-time grant of $3,000 each, or $60,000 to the Ramallah-based Brigades leadership.

The sources said after Brigades leaders in other West Bank cities, including Hebron and Nablus, heard of the grants, they also demanded pay increases.

"Some of the other fighters accused Fayyad of favoring the Brigades leaders in Ramallah since that's where Fayyad lives," said a militant source. "So he gave grants also to other cells."
A terrorist's salary doesn't go as far as it used to. Thank goodness that Uncle Sam is there to help make ends meet.

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