Israel Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman issued a somber reminder of America and Israel's shared struggled against terrorism when he shared a list of Americans murdered by Palestinian terrorism with American envoy to the UN Nikki Haley during their Friday morning meeting in Jerusalem.
The document, which was obtained by The Jerusalem Post, also details the payments the Palestinian Authority gives to the families of slain or imprisoned terrorists. The full document is listed below in its original and unedited form.
List of Americans that have been murdered by Palestinian terrorism
1. Taylor Allen Force
, 29 years old, was stabbed to death on March 8th 2016 amid a Palestinian terror rampage. Taylor and his group were walking down the seaside promenade in Jaffa when a terrorist began stabbing anyone within reach. Besides Taylor, the terrorist also stabbed 11 others. The Palestinian terrorist, Bashar Massalha
, 22 year-old, was shot dead by police after a chase.
2. Richard Leikin
, 76 years old, was shot in the head and stabbed in the chest in the attack in the neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv in Jerusalem on October 13th 2015 and died two weeks later from his severe injuries. One of the terrorists, Baha Alyan
was shot dead by police. The other one, Bilal Abu Ghanem
, from Jabel Mukaber, (neighborhood in East Jerusalem) was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences and an additional 60 years in prison.
3. Ezra Schwartz
, an 18-year-old from Sharon, Massachusetts, was on a gap year in an Israeli yeshiva. He was one of three victims killed in a terrorist attack at the Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank on November 19th 2015. The terrorist, Muhammad Haruv
from a village near Hebron was sentenced to four life prison terms.
4. Gilad Shaer
, 16 years old, was one of the three teenagers who were kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists from the bus stop near Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion. The kidnappers, Marwan Qawasmeh
and Amar Abu Aysha
were killed on September 23rd 2014 in a military operation in Hebron.
5. Haya Zissel-Brown
, A three-month-old baby, was killed and seven other people were wounded when a Palestinian drove his car into a light rail train station near Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem on October 22nd 2014. The terrorist, Abdel Rahman Al-Shaludi
, a Palestinian resident of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, was shot by police and died from his wounds at the hospital.
6. Christine Logan
, 45 years old, was on a hike in the Beit Shemesh area, southwest of Jerusalem, on December 18th 2010, when two terrorists, Kifah Ghanimat
and Ibrahim Ghanimat
, residents of the Hebron area, stabbed her and another woman. Kifah Ghanimat, the leader of a Palestinian terror cell of four members, was sentenced to two life sentences and 60 years in prison and Ibrahim Ghanimat received a life sentence and 16 additional years in prison.
7. Daniel Waltz
, 16 years old, was severely injured on April 17th 2006 when a Palestinian suicide bomber, Sami Abdel Hafiz Antar
from Nablus, approached a crowded restaurant near the old Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv. Daniel, who was visiting Israel with his parents, died at Ichilov hospital in Tel Aviv, almost a month after the attack.
8. Shmuel Taubenfeld
, three months, of New Square, New York, and his mother, Goldie Taubenfeld
, 43, were two of 23 persons murdered by a suicide bomber, Raad Misk
, on a No. 2 Egged bus in the capital's Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood on August 19th 2003.
9. Steve Averbach
, 44, died on June 3, 2010, succumbing to injuries suffered in the May 18th 2003 suicide bus bombing in Jerusalem.
10. Marla Bennett
, 24, of California (USA);
11. Benjamin Blutstein
, 25, of Pennsylvania (USA);
12. Janis Ruth Coulter
, 36, of New York (USA);
13. Dina Carter
, 37, of Jerusalem (USA);
14. David Gritz
, 24, of Massachusetts (USA-France);
Were all killed at The Hebrew University Massacre on 31 July 2002 in a cafeteria at the Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 9 people were killed in the attack, including 5 American students.
The terrorists who carried out the massacre were Wisam Al-Abbasi
, sentenced to 26 life sentences and another 40 years, Muhammad Ouda
, who laid the bomb and who was sentenced to 9 life sentences and another 40 years and Alaa Al-Din Al-Abbasi
, who was sentenced to 60 years in prison.
15. Shoshana Yehudit (Judy) Greenbaum
, 31, (5 months pregnant), from New Jersey, was killed at the Sbarro restaurant suicide bombing in downtown Jerusalem on August 9th 2001, in which 15 civilians were killed, including 7 children.
Izz al-Din Shuheil al-Masri carried out the suicide bombing. Abdallah Barghouti
, who constructed the explosives and who was involved in a string of other attacks in which 66 civilians were killed, was sentenced to 67 life sentences. Ahlam Tamimi, who drove the suicide bomber to his target was sentenced to 16 life sentences but was released as part of a prisoner exchange (Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange). Currently she hosts a television show about Palestinians in Israeli prisons.
Mohammad Daghlas was sentenced to 15 life sentences but was released as part of a prisoner exchange (Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange)
The PA pays monthly stipends according to four categories:
1. Prisoners while in prison; 2. Released prisoners; 3. Prisoners’ families; 4. Prisoners’ legal needs.
All prisoners, irrespective of their crime or their political/terror group affiliation, receive the same monthly base salaries from the PA. The salary goes directly to the terrorist or the terrorist's family. Married prisoners receive additional pay, as well as those with children. Arabs from Jerusalem and Israeli Arabs who are imprisoned for terror offenses, get an additional supplement of 300 New Israeli Shekels (NIS) and 500 NIS respectively.
According to a Government Resolution of the Palestinian Authority issued in April 2011, the minimum salary for a prisoner, from the beginning of his detention and for up to 3 years is 1400 NIS.
Prisoners who have been imprisoned:
between 3 and 5 years are paid 2,000 shekels.
between 5 and 10 years are paid 4,000 shekels.
between 10 and 15 years are paid 6,000 shekels.
between 15 and 20 years are paid 7,000 shekels.
between 20 and 25 years are paid 8,000 shekels.
between 25 and 30 years are paid 10,000 shekels.
30 years or more are paid 12,000 shekels.
Anna Ahronheim contributed to this report.
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