The Palestinian Authority’s Martyr’s Fund incentivizes and rewards violence by paying imprisoned or injured Palestinians or families of those killed as a result of committing acts of violence against Israelis. Recipients of funds include mass murderers and families of suicide bombers. This perverse program works on a sliding scale: the bloodier the carnage, the greater the reward. Payments as high as $4,000 a month are granted to Palestinian terrorists serving long-term jail sentences.
The Palestinian payments from the “pay-to-slay” program are higher than Palestinian minimum wages. In effect, the Palestinian Authority is incentivizing violence as a means to a livelihood instead of promoting peace and encouraging growth.
The Martyr’s Fund runs contrary to the Oslo agreements, international conventions on counterterrorism, and the laws of many countries.
The United States, Norway, Australia, and other governments have publicly denounced the “pay-to-slay” program.
Publicly calling on the Palestinian Authority to stop the “pay-to-slay” program and, alongside international partners, pressuring the PA to cease rewarding terrorism.