Incentives for terror include having your house rebuilt after its demolition. Best real estate deal in the Middle East.

Imagine the scene. A teenager wakes up in a crowded family home in Halhoul, near Hebron. Parents scream at him that he is an able bodied young man, and that he should go out there and make a living, and make earn money for the family to acquire a new home.

So, what does the young man do? He does just that. He takes the family car and rams it into two Jewish pedestrians, knowing that new rules of IDF engagement are that Israeli soldiers will not kill him. The IDF will, however, destroy his rickety family home, only to have the Palestinian Authority pay for a new home. At a young age, he learns never to say that “crime does not pay”.

A case in point: this past Friday morning, A 17 Arab year old used his family car ram 70-year-old man, just outside of Efrat, and was lucky to escape with minor injuries. The driver sped on to ram another Jew at the Gush Etzion junction, this time mauling the 35-year-old father of five children – now in critical condition.

The 70-year old’s first response to the media was to comment on the big, wide smile that the Arab teen was sporting as he tried to kill him.

Why the smile?

First things first, it has been widely published in the Arab media that the IDF no longer tries to kill potential homicide attackers. Indeed, the IDF only wounded the assailant. Critically, but not fatally.

Yet there was another reason for the smile on the face of the Arab assailant.

Only a few hours after these two attacks, the IDF dispatched a team to make plans to demolish the home of the terrorist who is now recovering from his wounds in an Israeli hospital.

Why an IDF demolition of his home bring a smile to the face of the assailant?

As part of the program to provide incentives for terror, the PA offers to construct a new home in its stead.

In other words, demolition of terrorist homes is now a new incentive to terror.

The Israel Civil Administration spokesperson confirms that after any terror attack, the PA facilitates new investment for new homes, compensation from the PA and new aid from the EU.

What, then, should people of Israel do?

Why not sue to freeze assets of the terrorist’s family and of the terrorist himself.

Top lawyers confirm that the PA can be sued as an accessory to murder, since it provides a financial incentive for a 17-year-old to go out and to kill.

Banks in Israel which facilitate PA payments to killers can be sued.

Israeli banks which enable the PA to forward gratuities for those who commit acts of murder can be held accountable in an Israeli court of law.

The IDF Civil Administration, also known as COGAT, which runs Judea and Samaria, will not help anyone sue the PA terror regime, defined by the government of Israel since 1993 as a “peace partner”

The initiative to sue terrorists and garnish their assets can only come from the victims themselves

The writer is director of Israel Resource News Agency and heads the Center for Near East Policy Research, and the author of “Genesis of the Palestinian Authority “and “Roadblock to Peace: How the UN Perpetuates the Arab-Israeli Conflict: UNRWA Policies Reconsidered”.


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David Bedein is an MSW community organizer and an investigative journalist.   In 1987, Bedein established the Israel Resource News Agency at Beit Agron to accompany foreign journalists in their coverage of Israel, to balance the media lobbies established by the PLO and their allies.   Mr. Bedein has reported for news outlets such as CNN Radio, Makor Rishon, Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, BBC and The Jerusalem Post, For four years, Mr. Bedein acted as the Middle East correspondent for The Philadelphia Bulletin, writing 1,062 articles until the newspaper ceased operation in 2010. Bedein has covered breaking Middle East negotiations in Oslo, Ottawa, Shepherdstown, The Wye Plantation, Annapolis, Geneva, Nicosia, Washington, D.C., London, Bonn, and Vienna. Bedein has overseen investigative studies of the Palestinian Authority, the Expulsion Process from Gush Katif and Samaria, The Peres Center for Peace, Peace Now, The International Center for Economic Cooperation of Yossi Beilin, the ISM, Adalah, and the New Israel Fund.   Since 2005, Bedein has also served as Director of the Center for Near East Policy Research.   A focus of the center's investigations is The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In that context, Bedein authored Roadblock to Peace: How the UN Perpetuates the Arab-Israeli Conflict - UNRWA Policies Reconsidered, which caps Bedein's 28 years of investigations of UNRWA. The Center for Near East Policy Research has been instrumental in reaching elected officials, decision makers and journalists, commissioning studies, reports, news stories and films. In 2009, the center began decided to produce short movies, in addition to monographs, to film every aspect of UNRWA education in a clear and cogent fashion.   The center has so far produced seven short documentary pieces n UNRWA which have received international acclaim and recognition, showing how which UNRWA promotes anti-Semitism and incitement to violence in their education'   In sum, Bedein has pioneered The UNRWA Reform Initiative, a strategy which calls for donor nations to insist on reasonable reforms of UNRWA. Bedein and his team of experts provide timely briefings to members to legislative bodies world wide, bringing the results of his investigations to donor nations, while demanding reforms based on transparency, refugee resettlement and the demand that terrorists be removed from the UNRWA schools and UNRWA payroll.   Bedein's work can be found at: and A new site,, will be launched very soon.