The Knesset's Transparency Committee has proof that various government ministries “unwittingly” funded groups that promote Jewish “price tag” hate crimes against Christians and Palestinians and which fund illegal West Bank Jewish settler outposts.
Report: Israeli Government Accidentally Funded Pro-Price Tag Hate Crime Groups
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
The Knesset's Transparency Committee has proof that various government ministries “unwittingly” funded groups that promote Jewish “price tag” hate crimes against Christians and Palestinians and which fund illegal West Bank Jewish settler outposts, Ynet reported.
"It's awful to find out that while we've been paying taxes so the state can provide us with quality of life, millions of shekels from our money are being transferred to support activities that most of the citizens of Israel would not be willing to fund, including activity against the state itself and the rule of law," committee chairwoman MK Stav Shaffir of the Zionist Union Party said.
“Funds from the Agriculture, Education and Welfare Ministries, and the Authority for National Civilian Service [all] reached NGOs that encourage the twisted idea of 'price tag' attacks,” Shaffir continued. "The indirect support of Jewish terror activities against the IDF, the citizens of Israel, and Palestinians, using public funds that belong to all of us - is an outrage. Government ministers condemn the 'price tag' violence, but at the same time embrace [its perpetrators] with budgets and support. The government is simply undermining itself.”
Documents obtained by the Knesset committee show the Interior Ministry transferred millions of shekels of taxpayer money earmarked for the Samaria and Binyamin (West Bank) local councils, which in turn used the money to pay for the establishment of the Samaria Settlers Committee and the Binyamin Settlers Committee – NGOs which encourage “price tag” activity against security forces.
According to Ynet, the Binyamin Settlers Committee alone reportedly received some NIS 3.5 million ($889,000) from the Binyamin council, while the Samaria Settlers Committee received approximately NIS 1 million ($254,000) a year Samaria council.