Palestinian Role Models: Teachers Or Terrorists
Last week, Aussie Dave wrote about Hanan al-Hroub, the Palestinian teacher who won the Global teacher prize. He was willing to highlight a part of her past that the mainstream media completely ignored: she married a terrorist.
We all know from the major publicity she received along with the award, that to the international community, the idea of a Palestinian teacher who allegedly promotes non-violence, is worth $1 million. But I thought it would be interesting to examine how the Palestinian Authority values her contributions to society as compared with how it values her husband’s “contribution” (which he made as an official Fatah terrorist).
Palestinian teachers recently took to the streets in major cities in the “west bank” to protest their low wages of just 2,400 shekels a month (roughly $615). This is below even the average monthly salary the PA pays to its civil servants of 2,882 shekels ($752).
While teachers and civil servants struggle to get by, there is another “public service job” that pays much better: terrorist.
According to NoTaxesForTerror.com, in 2012, the average monthly salary paid to terrorists was 3,259 shekels ($850). However, terrorists who kill enough Jews to be sentenced to 5-10 years in prison, like al-Hroub’s husband for example, make 4,000 shekels ($1,043) per month (that’s 8,000 shekels a year per Jew he helped murder). While the worst, mass-murdering terrorists make a whopping 12,000 shekels ($3,129) a month!
So here we have a society that pays the average terrorist 859 more shekels ($242) a month than the average teacher! And that doesn’t even include the stipends awarded to wives and children or the bonuses of up to $50,000 the terrorists receive upon being released from jail.
What’s more, when Palestinian teachers protest, they aren’t supported, the PA sets up roadblocks and checkpoints to shut them down. But when a terrorist murders a Jew or is released from prison, public celebrations are held and streets are named in their honor.
A society that decides murdering Jews is worth more than educating its own children is beyond sick. It is morally bankrupt and in love with death.
And don’t forget, this travesty is being paid for with donated Western tax money.