Hamas Prisoners Receive Stipends After All

YERUSHALAYIM -

Hamas terrorists in Israeli prisons who did not receive their monthly stipend from the Palestinian Authority on Sunday, reportedly did get the money on Monday.

Initially, it was thought that this might have been PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s response to President Donald Trump’s demand that he cease promoting terrorism by making payments to terrorists and their families. However, it turned out to have been merely “a technical error.” At least, that was the explanation given by Hamas spokesman Ayman Daraghmeh, quoting PA officials on Monday.

The failure to transfer the funds to the prisoners’ accounts as scheduled on Sunday occurred without any explanation from the PA.