The Palestinian Authority honored 44 terrorist murderers in the month surrounding the first meeting of President Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, according to a new watchdog report.
Trump and Abbas met for the first time on May 3 at the White House, and met again on Tuesday in the West Bank.
Trump praised Abbas during their joint remarks this week, saying the Palestinian leader had committed to taking steps to “fight terrorism and confront its hateful ideology.”
“I was gratified that President Abbas joined the summit and committed to taking firm but necessary steps to fight terrorism and confront its hateful ideology,” Trump said. “Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded. We must be resolute in condemning such acts in a single, unified voice.”
However, a report from Palestinian Media Watch states that from April 15 to May 15, Abbas, the Palestinian Authority and his Fatah political party honored 44 people responsible for 440 deaths through suicide bombings, shootings and other attacks.
The honors included Facebook posts, visits to relatives, and even music videos.
Among those on the list include:
Raed Misk- Hamas suicide bomber, murdered 23 including children and babies on bus no. 2 in Jerusalem on Aug. 19, 2003.
Andalib Takatka – Female Fatah suicide bomber, murdered 6 and wounded more than 80 on Jaffa Road in Jerusalem on April 12, 2002.
Muhammad Musleh – serving 9 life sentences for involvement in the murder of 8 and injuring of over 50 in shooting attacks. He also took part in the Ramallah lynching on Oct. 12, 2000, in which a Palestinian mob brutally murdered and mutilated the bodies of 2 Israeli reserve soldiers, Vadim Nurzhitz and Yossi Avrahami, who accidentally entered Ramallah. He was a member of Tanzim, Fatah’s terror faction.
The Washington Free Beacon reported last year that the Palestinian Authority pays terrorists and their families $140 million a year, or roughly 10 percent of is annual budget.
Reported by: David Rutz – Free Beacon