Human Rights

Victim’s Son: Failure to Condemn PA’s “Pay to Slay” Scheme Makes UN Accessories to Murder

In a hearing of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the son of a terror victim called the world body and a number of its members states accessories in the murder of his father for their failure to condemn the Palestinian Authority’s “pay to slay” scheme, which rewards terrorists and their families with substantial cash for committing acts of terror, The Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday.

“Turning a blind-eye while United Nations’ funds, and your states’ funds are funneled through the PA for the murder of innocents in unconscionable,” Micah Lakin Avni, the son of Richard Lakin who was murdered by terrorists in October 2015, told the council members. He continued, “Your failure to report and condemn these crimes make you an accessory to the murder of my father; and to the murder of many other Jewish fathers, mother and children the Palestinians pay to slay.”

The term “pay to slay” refers to a PA law which assigns payments to terrorists and their families for acts of terror. In the case of his father, Avni said, the terrorists who killed him and their families will receive some $3 million for their crime from the PA.

Addressing Michael Lynk, the Canadian law professor who is the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, Avni asked, “Mr. Lynk, what  would you say if I would pay 3 million dollars to have your father, Stanley, shot in the head?”

He also observed that Lynk’s recent report to the council which largely criticized Israel, “fails to mention the Palestinian pay-to-slay law; it ignores the Palestinian use United Nations funds as blood money.”

Israel is the only nation in the world that is the subject of a permanent agenda item by the UN Humans Rights Council. It is expected that the council will consider seven reports against Israel in its upcoming session. The number of reports and resolutions targeting Israel by the UNHRC is more than that of any other country, including  Iran and Syria.

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