PA, Hamas compete to compensate families of Palestinian 'victims'
Hamas and the Palestinian Authority are now in competition over which offers more compensation to the families of suicide bombers and to those harmed during IDF operations. Hamas offers monthly payments to families of suicide bombers or those who die in clashes with the IDF. The family also receives a one-time payment of $10,000 from Hamas but less than half that from the PA. Over the past two weeks, PA officials have visited families whose houses or business were demolished by the IDF to offer them financial assistance. More than 200 families have benefited, and some later published newspaper advertisements thanking Arafat for his generosity. Full Story