David Bedein

Why would a 16-year-old teenager murder Ari Fuld this morning? 

Indeed, why would a 16-year-old teenager murder Ari Fuld this morning?

That mystery surrounds the Israeli media.

The press does not have to look any further than the Palestinian Authority killer incentive fund, established six years ago, which provides a cash award for life for anyone who murders a Jew speaks for itself.

That gratuity is for the killer and for the family of the killer, for life.

Here is the background.

For those who define the Palestinian Authority as an advocate of peace, how would you feel if the PA provided an award  for someone who murdered your parent, sibling, child or friend.

Full disclosure: Ari Fuld was a friend.

Now  is the time for the government of Israel to impound the bank accounts of the Hamula (extended family) of Ari Fuld’s assailant so that the PA cannot provide another award for murder

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: