Early Day Motion 1151 on Palestinian prisoner salaries – ask your MP to sign

By February 26 2016, 16:45 Latest News No Comments

Parliament logoCFI Vice-Chairman, John Howell OBE MP has tabled an Early Day Motion expressing concern about the Palestinian Authority’s continued use of UK money to fund Palestinian prisoners convicted of terror offences.

EDM 1151 notes that “the Government continues to sanction payments from British taxpayers to convicted Palestinian criminals serving their sentences in Israeli prisons” and “that the Department for International Development made payments to the Word Bank’s Palestinian Development Plan (PRDP) Trust Fund, that this fund contributed to the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Prisoners Affairs which provided salaries to prisoners, and that the payments continue through a cash transfer from the Palestinian Authority’s PROP fund to the PLO”.

The EDM calls on the Government “to stop these payments from the International Development budget that both encourage and allow people to profit from murder”.

Click here to read EDM 1151 in full, and write to your MP to encourage them to sign it.

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