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New book documents how American taxpayers finance Palestinian terrorists

Investigative author Edwin Black details how American taxpayers help fund Palestinian terrorists in his new book, “Financing the Flames: How Tax-Exempt and Public Money Fuel a Culture of Confrontation and Terror in Israel.”

“As soon as a Palestinian terrorist murders an innocent civilian, blows up a bus, or commits any other act of terrorism in Israel, he or she goes on an official Palestinian Authority salary,” Black explained to The Daily Caller. “That salary level follows a schedule of compensation that rises dramatically with the number of people killed and the amount of carnage inflicted.”

“These are the best compensation packages in the PA, dwarfing the wage of an ordinary worker,” he continued. “Hence, you can go from rags to riches in Palestine by murdering a family or firebombing a bus. Approximately $3 million to $7 million each month is paid in this program, constituting approximately 6 percent of the PA’s annual budget. Since the PA is constantly operating at a deficit, this cash supply is dependent upon donor countries such as the United States, the UK, France and Norway. Their foreign ministries and our State Department know about this terror financing, but our congressmen do not, nor does the American public — until now.”

See TheDC’s extensive interview with Black about his book below:

Why did you write the book?

For years, I’ve been following the misconduct of charitable organizations, such as the Carnegie Institution and the Rockefeller Foundation, which engaged in genocidal eugenics in the U.S. and worldwide.

A decade ago, I exposed how The Ford Foundation was funneling millions of dollars into anti-Jewish, anti-Israel hate groups in Durban, South Africa. When under pressure, The Ford Foundation pulled its funding from those groups. It re-routed the money to the New Israel Fund.

For years, my editors have been asking me to look into the conduct and funding recipients of the New Israel Fund. I finally did, and I discovered that tax-subsidized charitable donations and taxpayer-funded foreign aid are fungibly financing a culture of confrontation, violence and even terrorism in Israel. The result of my effort has been a “newsbook” entitled “Financing the Flames” — a 77,000-word uncovering of how American tax money is achieving the exact opposite of our national intent in Israel.

You reveal that American taxpayer dollars fund Palestinian terrorists. How so and how much?

As soon as a Palestinian terrorist murders an innocent civilian, blows up a bus or commits any other act of terrorism in Israel, he or she goes on an official Palestinian Authority salary. That salary level follows a schedule of compensation that rises dramatically with the number of people killed and the amount of carnage inflicted.

These salaries are paid directly to the terrorists and managed through a Power of Attorney. Via the POA, the terrorist then directs the money be held for him go to either his family, his girlfriend, his organization, his attorney or whoever. These salaries are paid on a priority basis by the PA, managed by an entire branch of government, the Ministry of Prisoners. A Palestinian NGO, The Prisoners Club, constantly lobbies and reminds PA leaders not only to make the required payments but also to supplement them. These are the best compensation packages in the PA, dwarfing the wage of an ordinary worker. Hence, you can go from rags to riches in Palestine by murdering a family or firebombing a bus. Approximately $3 million to $7 million each month is paid in this program, constituting approximately 6 percent of the PA’s annual budget. Since the PA is constantly operating at a deficit, this cash supply is dependent upon donor countries such as the United States, the UK, France and Norway. Their foreign ministries and our State Department know about this terror financing, but our congressmen do not, nor does the American public — until now.