Abbas thanked for resuming aid to terrorists

Sunday, October 07, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

A prominent Palestinian Authority figure on Friday publicly thanked Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas for resuming official financial aid to Palestinian terrorists jailed or wounded by Israel, and to the families of those killed while attacking Israelis.

Intisar al-Wazir, a 66-year-old PLO member more popularly known as "Mother of the Jihad," issued her statement on behalf of a number Palestinian non-governmental organizations that also distribute financial aid to the terrorists and their families, reported Israel National News.

The Abbas regime stopped sending money to the terrorists and their families in July and August as it recovered from losing the Gaza Strip to a Hamas coup. But al-Wazir said the Palestinian Authority government had made everything right in September by resuming the transfer of funds most likely received from the US and Europe to the enemies of the Jewish state.

Al-Wazir's husband was one of the co-founders of the Fatah movement, along with Yasser Arafat and Abbas. He was eliminated by Israel at his home in Tunisia in 1988. Intisar al-Wazir was elected to the Palestinian Legislative Council in 1995 on the strength of her husband's terrorist past.

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