ISRAEL - Abbas Pays $40,000 to Family of Terrorist

Arno Froese

The Palestinian Authority handed the family of a Palestinian terrorist who murdered two Israelis 30,000 Jordanian dinars ($42,000).

The money was provided by PA President Mahmoud Abbas to “complete the payment of the price” of the family’s house that was demolished by the IDF, according to Wafa, the PA’s official news agency.

The PA governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh, Laila Ghannam, handed over the money to the family of Muhannad al-Halabi during a meeting.

On October 3, 2015, Halabi,19, attacked the Benita family near Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City as they were on their way to the Western Wall to pray.

Halabi fatally stabbed Aaron Benita, the father of the family, and wounded the mother, Adele, and their two-year-old son, Matan. Nehemia Lavi, a resident who heard screams and came to help, was also murdered. His gun was taken by the terrorist, who was shot dead by police officers.

Ghannam thanked Abbas for paying “special attention to the families of the martyrs, prisoners and fighters,” Wafa reported., 7 June 2021

Arno's Commentary

In light of Israel’s fight against terrorism, the possibility of the establishment of an Arab-Palestinian state seems all but impossible. If such activity were to be done in secret, it would be a different story. There may be some who think that this is only logical, given that it is for the property that was destroyed to be replaced. But, in this case, it is a blatant message to Israel: we reward murderers. 

Proverbs 17:13 reads: “Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.” 

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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