Did you know that Israel has been paying a stipend to terrorists? I did, and have never understood this practice, but it seems that may be about to end.
From Israel National News:
Knesset Passes Bill Cancelling Stipends to TerroristsTerrorists affected would be those who are Israeli citizens and who were released in deals and 'gestures.'
By Gil Ronen 2/19/2014
The Knesset passed Wednesday, in the preliminary reading, a bill proposed by MK Yariv Levin (Likud-Beytenu) that would cancel the eligibility of certain terrorists freed from Israeli jails to receive National Insurance payments.
The terrorists affected would be those who are Israeli citizens and who were released before the end of their jail terms in assorted deals and 'gestures.'
MK Levin noted that the release of security prisoners is absurd in and of itself, but paying them NII benefits is even more absurd. When freed from Israeli jails, terrorists who are Israeli citizens receive an “acclimation stipend.” In addition, they are eligible for welfare checks.
Levin told Arutz Sheva that the proposed law will make released terrorists ineligible for any NII payments for the duration of the term that they were sentenced to, so that terrorists who had received life sentences would never be eligible for payments....
More on the efforts to right this absurdity, here.