Investigative author Edwin Black details how American taxpayers help fund Palestinian terrorists in his new book, â€Financing the Flames: How Tax-Exempt and Public Money Fuel a Culture of Confrontation and Terror in Israel.â€
â€œAs soon as a Palestinian terrorist murders an innocent civilian, blows up a bus, or commits any other act of terrorism in Israel, he or she goes on an official Palestinian Authority salary,â€ Black explained to The Daily Caller. â€œThat salary level follows a schedule of compensation that rises dramatically with the number of people killed and the amount of carnage inflicted.â€
â€œThese are the best compensation packages in the PA, dwarfing the wage of an ordinary worker,â€ he continued. â€œHence, you can go from rags to riches in Palestine by murdering a family or firebombing a bus. Approximately $3 million to $7 million each month is paid in this program, constituting approximately 6 percent of the PAâ€™s annual budget. Since the PA is constantly operating at a deficit, this cash supply is dependent upon donor countries such as the United States, the UK, France and Norway. Their foreign ministries and our State Department know about this terror financing, but our congressmen do not, nor does the American public â€” until now.â€
See TheDCâ€™s extensive interview with Black about his book below:
Why did you write the book?
For years, Iâ€™ve been following the misconduct of charitable organizations, such as the Carnegie Institution and the Rockefeller Foundation, which engaged in genocidal eugenics in the U.S. and worldwide.
A decade ago, I exposed how The Ford Foundation was funneling millions of dollars into anti-Jewish, anti-Israel hate groups in Durban, South Africa. When under pressure, The Ford Foundation pulled its funding from those groups. It re-routed the money to the New Israel Fund.