Netanyahu wants to stop PA funding for terrorists, but how is another matter

The prime minister called on Mahmoud Abbas to stop the payments, two days before the PA president is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump in Washington.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office would not say whether the premier supports Israeli legislation in the Knesset to block funding to the Palestinian Authority that goes to paying terrorists and their families, just hours after he condemned the payments on Monday.

“How can you speak about peace with Israel and at the same time pay murderers who spill the blood of innocent Israelis?” Netanyahu asked Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in his speech at a Memorial Day ceremony at Mt. Herzl for victims of terrorism. “Fund peace, not murder.” Continue reading

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