National Jewish Assembly urges UK government to condemn Palestinian Authority housing project for convicted terrorists

The National Jewish Assembly strongly condemns the Palestinian Authority’s recent authorization of a luxury village exclusively for convicted terrorists in the West Bank.

The village, which is to be constructed near Ofra, will include 100 spacious freestanding homes for terrorists who have spent at least five years in Israeli prison for their involvement in terrorism.

The project is being spearheaded by the Al-Karamah Housing Cooperative for Detainees, whose members include the family members of known terrorists. The Palestinian Authority has reportedly given its official approval of the project and referred to it as the “prisoners project.”

The NJA considers the project’s approval to be a blatant disregard of the PA’s commitment to fight terrorism and incitement under the 1990s Oslo Accords. The project is also a clear violation of the values of peace and coexistence, and instead celebrates and rewards terrorism against Israelis. Additionally, the PA’s “pay-for-slay” program, which provides monthly allowances to incarcerated terrorists, already provides significant financial rewards to terrorists.

The NJA calls upon the Palestinian Authority to revoke its approval of this project and to recommit to its obligations under the Oslo Accords to combat terrorism and foster mutual understanding and tolerance.

The NJA urges the government of the United Kingdom to condemn the PA’s actions and demand that they recommit to the principles of peace and coexistence. The United Kingdom should also review its funding of the Palestinian Authority to ensure that aid money is not misappropriated to bankroll projects such as these.

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