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Parliamentary questions
18 December 2013
E-014320-13
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 117
Philip Claeys (NI)

 Subject:  PA pays ‘terrorist salaries’
 Answer(s) 

On 3 December, a motion was passed in the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament protesting against the so-called ‘terrorist salaries’ paid by the Palestinian Authority(1): convicted Palestinians serving a sentence in Israeli jails receive a monthly payment from the Palestinian Authority that increases with the severity of the sentence (and thus of the crime in question). This sum, which the prisoners regard as their salary, amounts to between EUR 282 for a prison term of less than three years up to EUR 2 419 for terms of over 30 years?

Is the Commission aware of this?

These payments are being made in part using funds provided by the European Union.

Does the Commission regard such activities as acceptable? What action is it planning to take?

(1) http://www.cidi.nl/motie-terroristensalarissen-aangenomen/

Original language of question: NLOJ C 275, 21/08/2014
Last updated: 20 January 2014Legal notice