Netanyahu urges Palestinian Authority to end payments to families of Palestinian martyrs

‘Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged the Palestinian Authority to halt payments to the families of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces.

“Of course, the Palestinian Authority is refusing to condemn the murder and the same authority will now pay financial compensation to the murderers’ families,” media outlets quoted Netanyahu as saying at the start of a weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday.

“Instead of condemning the attack, Fatah… issued a statement in which it condemn(s) the officers who killed the terrorists, and praised the murderers as heroes,” Netanyahu said.

Female Israeli officer Hadas Malka was killed in a stabbing attack on Friday near Damascus Gate, which is one of the main entrances to Jerusalem al-Quds’ Old City. Israeli forces shot three Palestinians dead in response to the assault.’

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