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Your Tax Dollars At Work

Jonathan Schanzer

According to the Maan News Agency, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad pledges to pay families of those killed during clashes with Israel.

He announced this during a meeting with the “National Coalition of Martyrs’ Families.” The “martyrs”, of course, are those who died while either killing Israelis or trying to.

The United States is the PA’s primary financial patron these days, as we scramble to shore up Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ tenuous grip on the West Bank. Whatever sum the PA pays to its “martyrs” will essentially be paid by the United States. Your tax dollars at work.