JPost: Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz has for the ninth year in a row allocated funds to five hundred families of Palestinian “martyrs” – someone viewed to have died on behalf of the Palestinian national cause – to perform the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca that is a pillar of faith in Islamic doctrine.
Mecca is considered the holiest site in Islam, and visiting it is an obligatory religious duty that must be practiced at least once in a Muslim’s lifetime, so long as he or she is physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey. more …
Opinion: Terrorism inside Israel is encouraged, funded, and paid for by foreign aid. Of the $693 million that the PA receives as foreign aid, $345 million, was paid out to the Palestinian Martyrs Fund.
The Fund can be traced back to 1964. It is operated by the PA for the purpose of paying a monthly cash stipend to the families of Palestinians killed, injured, or imprisoned for involvement in attacking, assisting in attacking, or planning to attack Israel.
The US, EU, UN, World Bank, Red Cross, and Japan, contribute to the financial assistance given to the PA, which includes a separate Hamas fund. Only Norway, Germany and the US are considering ending the aid until the payment of stipends to terrorists and their surviving families stops.
Not to be left out, Saudi Arabia, who pandered to President Trump with a $110 billion arms deal that so far consists of nothing more than letters of intent, encourages terrorism by financing trips to families of terrorists.
Mahmoud Al-Habash, the Palestinian Minister of Religious Affairs, explained that thousands of families of “martyrs” have been receiving free trips to Mecca, including all travel expenses and the procurement of related documents, since 2009.
Kill a Jew and win a trip for the family!