Defense Minister Benny Gantz over the weekend extended the moratorium on an order imposing criminal sanctions on Palestinian Arab banks. The banks hold accounts of terrorists and their families and are budgeted by the Palestinian Authority, reported Yediot Aharonot.
The imposition of sanctions was initiated by former Defense Minister Naftali Bennett, and Gantz froze the sanctions a month and a half ago.
The cancellation of the sanctions allows the Palestinian Authority to transfer funds to terrorists through the banks and has caused an uproar among bereaved families. This second freeze only adds insult to injury.
These payments are a MAJOR incentive driving PA terror against Israelis. Allowing these payments to continue certainly does not help reduce the number of the Jewish victims. The welfare of the Jewish people must come first. Has Gantz lost sight of this?
His decision allows the cycle of terror to continue. STOP PAY FOR SLAY PAYMENTS!!!