Abbas pays $40,000 to family of terrorist who murdered two Israelis

The Palestinian Authority on Sunday handed the family of a Palestinian terrorist who murdered two Israelis 30,000 Jordanian dinars ($42,000).

The money was provided by PA President Mahmoud Abbas to “complete the payment of the price” of the family’s house that was demolished by the IDF, according to Wafa, the PA’s official news agency.

The PA governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh, Laila Ghannam, handed over the money to the family of Muhannad al-Halabi during a meeting on Sunday.

On October 3, 2015, Halabi,19, attacked the Benita family near Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City as they were on their way to the Western Wall to pray.

Halabi fatally stabbed Aaron Benita, the father of the family, and wounded the mother, Adele, and their two-year-old son, Matan. Nehemia Lavi, a resident who heard screams and came to help, was also murdered. His gun was taken by the terrorist, who was shot dead by police officers.

Ghannam thanked Abbas for paying “special attention to the families of the martyrs, prisoners and fighters,” Wafa reported.
The Jerusalem Post