Thursday, March 10, 2016

I can help the Palestinians

I sent this letter to the editor of the New York Times.  I don't expect it to be published so I am publishing it here.

Palestinian teachers are striking. The Palestinian Authority claims they can't pay their teachers the promised raise because of the drop in the foreign aid (New York Times, March 7). I can find them the money. The Palestinian Authority pays large bounties to the attackers and their families. An attacker can go out to commit murder assured that if he is arrested he will receive a monthly salary; if he is killed, his family will receive a monthly pension; and if his family home is destroyed, the family will receive a very generous award to rebuild their home. An Israeli government 2014 memorandum, citing official PA budgetary reports, noted that $75.5 million had been paid out in stipends to convicted terrorists and their families in 201. I wonder will the family of the terrorist, who murdered the American graduate student Taylor Force (New York Times, March 8), also be rewarded for his act of murder. Instead of inciting violence against Israelis, that money would be better spent providing a better future for the children.

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