Over the past couple of years BBC audiences have seen numerous articles relating to the subject of cuts in direct and indirect financial assistance to Palestinians by the US administration, with some of those stories being connected to the issue of Palestinian Authority payment of salaries to terrorists.
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On November 20th another government announced that it was cutting aid to the Palestinian Authority because of its policy of paying terrorists and their families.
“The Dutch government has cut funding for the Palestinian Authority over its salaries to terrorists serving time in Israeli jails.
The aid ministry announced the move Wednesday during annual budget talks. […]
The country had given about $1.6 million directly to the Palestinian Authority annually to pay the salaries of justice ministry employees.
The aid ministry said that talks with the Palestinian body “did not lead to the desired outcome.””
PMW notes that:
“…the Dutch government has raised the subject of the PA’s “Pay-for-Slay” policy over 20 times with PA officials but they have refused to budge and declined to abandon their terror reward policy.”
Dutch government aid to the PA had already been cut last year by 7%.
To date BBC audiences will find no coverage of that Dutch government decision on the BBC News website’s ‘Netherlands’ page or ‘Middle East’ page.