Photo credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO
August 9, 2022 is the 21st anniversary of the attack on the Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem. Fifteen people were murdered, including five members of the same family, and 130 people were injured.
As a reward for carrying out the attack, the Palestinian Authority pays a total of $8,937 (NIS 27,800) each month to the five imprisoned terrorists and the families of the three dead terrorists who took part in the attack.
The current total paid to terrorists is $1,421,940. The monthly payment to each terrorist will continue to increase the longer the terrorists are in prison.
Every month, the PA pays terrorist Abdallah Barghouti 7,300 NIS ($2,347).
Every month, the PA pays terrorist Jamal Abu Al-Hija 8,300 NIS ($2,668). Having now served 20 years in prison, this month Abu Al-Hija was dropped from NIS 7,300 to NIS 8,300.
Every month, the PA pays terrorist Bilal Barghouti 8,000 NIS ($2,572). After serving 20 years in prison, in April 2022 the PA increased the monthly salary it pays Barghouti to NIS 8,300 from NIS 7,300.
Each month, the PA pays the family of terrorist suicide bomber Izz Al-Din Al-Masri 1,400 NIS ($450).
Each month, the PA pays the family of deceased terrorist Qeis Adwan 1,400 NIS ($450).
Each month, the PA pays the family of deceased terrorist Ayman Halawah 1,400 NIS ($450).
Each month, the PA also pays a certain sum to the terrorists Muhammad Daghlas and Ahlam Tamimi. While they were arrested and sentenced for their participation in the attack, the two terrorists were released in 2011, as part of the agreement to secure the freedom of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held captive by Hamas.
While the Palestinian Authority Prisoners and Released Prisoners Law No. 19 of 2004 and the regulations issued pursuant to the law guarantee these terrorists a monthly salary, Palestinian media monitoring does not have information on the current amounts of these payments.