Effort under way to end EU pay for slay

In July, the Knesset passed the Anti-Pay for Slay Law, requiring Israel to deduct the amount of money the PA gives to terrorists and their families from the taxes and tariffs collects for the PA.

November 6, 2018 19:46
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Presiding Judge Robert Fremr in the courtroom at the ICC (International Criminal Court) in the Hague, the Netherlands, 2018. (photo credit: BAS CZERWINSKI/POOL VIA REUTERS)


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Palestinian Media Watch director Itamar Marcus will address Dutch parliament members at the Hague on Wednesday, in an effort to persuade European countries to end funding for the PA that goes to terrorists and their families.

Marcus is attempting to follow up on laws passed in Israel and the US. In July, the Knesset passed the Anti-Pay for Slay Law, requiring Israel to deduct the amount of money the PA gives to terrorists and their families from the taxes and tariffs it collects for the PA.

In the US, that amount of money is deducted from American aid to the PA, thanks to the Taylor Force Act, which is named after a US army captain who was murdered on the Tel Aviv boardwalk in March 2016.

Following his trip to the Netherlands, Marcus will visit UK, Norway, Denmark and Germany. Marcus said during previous visits to such countries, that members of government have condemned the Palestinian pay for slay policy.

“In the last two years, we have succeeded on a number of issues to have countries progress beyond mere condemnations to concrete steps with financial consequences against the PA,” Marcus said. “I’m hoping some of these countries finally now understand the severity of the PA rewarding terror and will take the necessary steps.”

Marcus was invited to the Dutch parliament by Joel Voordewind, who is an MP of the Christian Union. Kay Wilson, who survived a terror attacks will also address parliament members.

Yesh Atid MK Elazar Stern, who sponsored the Anti-Pay for Slay Law, called on the parliament of the Netherlands “to send a clear message that the PA must stop financially rewarding terrorists.”

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