Saudis Providing Aid to “Martyrs”

Saudi Arabia is offering financial support to the families of Palestinian terrorists. According to the government web site, the Saudis offered money to 1,000 families of Palestinian “martyrs.” In March 2001, the government promised $5,333 “to each family which suffered martyrdom.” As late as April 2001, the Saudi government was boasting of collections from citizens of $450 million to assist the “Palestinian mujahadeen.” A State Department spokesmen said, “That's clearly in the avenue of encouraging terrorism.”

Source: Forward, (March 22, 2002)