The Palestinian Authority (PA) rushed to transfer an advance of roughly $3,300 to the family of terrorist Khalil Jabarin, who killed American-Israeli citizen Ari Fuld in a stabbing attack Sunday, Eliran Tal reports for Israel’s Channel One News.
Fuld was born in New York before moving to Israel in 1994. He lived in Efrat with his wife and was the father of four children. The PA transfer reportedly occurred hours after the attack, during Fuld’s funeral service.
A diplomatic source speaking to Channel One said that “this is an outrageous and angry step by Abu Mazen [Mahmoud Abbas], who proves to us all again that his face is not peace or arrangement with Israel but rather the continuation of the armed struggle against us,” according to a translation of the original Hebrew-language article.
Palestinian Authority media was quick to paint the terrorist as a young victim. One Official PA daily headline read: “The shooting and wounding of the boy Khalil Jabarin, and his arrest claiming that he killed a settler next to ‘Etzion,” according to Palestinian Media Watch.