David Bedein

Garnishing Bank Accounts of Killers: Beyond Home Demolition 

A 45-year-old American Israeli, Ari Fuld z”l came to my office 2 weeks ago, offering to contribute to our exposés of the PA/UNRWA “education.” Ari gave me a blessing for success which I will never forget.

Last week, Ari was murdered by a 17-year-old by-product of the new Palestinian Authority/UNRWA school system, whose new school books and new teachers indoctrinate a new generation to kill Jews.

What is ultimately behind the decision of a 17-year-old Arab boy to randomly murder a Jew? That is the mystery which surrounds the Israeli media. Yet the press need not look any further than the Palestinian Authority killer incentive fund, established six years ago.This fund, which provides a cash award for anyone who murders a Jew, speaks volumes for itself. The gratuity is for the killer and for the family of the killer, which lasts for life. That is quite an incentive. Just after Yom Kippur, the PA informed the media that it was indeed preparing a permanent fee for Khalil Jabarin, who fatally stabbed Ari Fuld.

Within hours of Ari’s murder, The Center for Near East Policy Research filed a formal request with the Israel Defense Establishment to impound the bank account of the murderer’s family, so as to prevent the killer family from receiving and benefiting from any incentive for murder.

To place a lien on the bank account of an Arab or a Jew in Judea and Samaria is entirely possible. Anyone who does business there knows how this is done. This would be the first step towards removing an incentive to kill. As am active journalist, I have covered numerous cases in which, after the IDF demolishes the home of a killer’s family, the PA goes and funds one or even two houses to replace the damage.

About the Author
David Bedein, who grew up in Philadelphia and moved to Israel in 1970 at the age of 20, is an MSW community organizer by profession and an expereinced investigative journalist. In 1987 he established the Israel Resource News Agency, with offices at the Beit Agron Int’l Press Center in Jerusalem, where he also serves as Director of the Center for Near East Policy Research. In 1991, Bedein was the special CNN middle east radio correspondent. Since 2001, Bedein has contributed features to the newspaper Makor Rishon. In 2006, Bedein became the foreign correspondent for the Philadelphia Bulletin, writing 1,062 articles until the newspaper ceased operation in 2010. He is the author of " The Genesis of the Palestinian Authority" and "ROADBLOCK TO PEACE- How the UN Perpetuates the Arab-Israeli Conflict: UNRWA policies reconsidered"and the director and producer of the numerous short films about UNRWA policy which can be located at:
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