- 5 years in prison - Lieutenant
- 10 years in prison - Lieutenant Colonel
- 20 years in prison - Brigadier General
- high salary while in prison
- large grant when released from prison
- guaranteed high salary after release
According to this Palestinian Authority law, all terrorists from the PA Security Forces who are imprisoned for "resisting the occupation," i.e., for terror offenses, are rewarded by rising in military rank - during their time in prison.
The following chart, published by WAFA, the official PA news agency on Dec. 12, 2013, is from the PA Regulation, Decision No. 15 of 2013, Issue 103 of the Records, published Dec. 8, 2013:
|Number of years in prison||Military rank|
|10-15 years||Lieutenant Colonel|
|20-25 years||Brigadier General|
|25-30 years||Major General|
|30 years and above||Major General (senior)|
Should Amira, the driver of Mark's shooter, be released from prison, he would return to the Palestinian military and receive a salary according to his new rank.
Ten additional accomplices were also arrested including weapons suppliers. These terrorists who were not in the PA Security Forces will be rewarded with raises in civil service rank according to the period of time they are imprisoned. This will guarantee that they will receive high salaries upon release from prison.
The following chart shows the Palestinian Authority reward of civil rank for imprisoned terrorists:
|Number of years in prison||Civil rank|
|5-6 years||Department Head|
|6-8 years||Director rank C|
|8-10 years||Director rank B|
|10-15 years||Director rank A|
|15-20 years||Director General rank A4|
|20-25 years||Deputy Minister's Aide A2|
|25-30 years||Deputy Minister|
|30 years and above||Employed at the rank of Minister|
Rabbi Michael Mark - a 48-year-old father of ten who was murdered by Palestinian terrorists in a shooting attack on July 1, 2016 in the southern Har Hebron region. Rabbi Mark, director of the Otniel Yeshiva (Jewish religious studies academy), was murdered when terrorists opened fire on his car, causing the vehicle to overturn and crash. Rabbi Mark's wife Chava, 40, was seriously wounded in the attack, and two of their children were also injured - their daughter Tehila, 15, and their son Pedayah, 16.
The following is a summary by PA Judge Ali Abu Diyak, head of the Consulting and Legislation Office, (PA governmental body), of the most important clauses in PA law and regulation entitled "Securing Jobs for Released Prisoners in [the PA] Government, Decision No. 15 of 2013, which standardized ranks and salaries for released Palestinian prisoners, i.e., terrorists.
The judge's summary was published by WAFA, the official Palestinian Authority news agency.
Article written by Judge Ali Abu Diyak, head of the Consulting and Legislation Office, a Palestinian Authority governmental body providing consultation on matters of legislation
Headline: "Spotlight on the Regulation Securing Jobs for Released Prisoners"
"[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah published the Regulation Securing Jobs for Released Prisoners in [the PA] Government, Decision No. 15 of 2013 on Nov. 12, 2013. It took effect beginning on the date of its publication in the Records, and it was published in issue 103 of the Records, which was published on Dec. 8, 2013. This regulation was based on Decision with Legal Validity No. 1 of 2013 regarding the amendment to the Prisoners' and Released [Prisoners'] Law, which President [Mahmoud Abbas] of the State of Palestine issued on Jan. 8, 2013, and which was published in issue no. 99 of the Records, which were published on Feb. 27, 2013.
The importance of this amendment lies in the fact that it set into law additional directives to standardize the salaries of the released prisoners and their employment ranks, and it filled the vacuum that was created as a result of the previous regulations that fixed in law the salaries of the prisoners while they were still in captivity (i.e., imprisonment), but did not address their salaries after the release from captivity.
Government Decision No. 23 of 2010 regarding a regulation of the payment of a monthly salary to a prisoner was published relying on the Prisoners' and Released [Prisoners'] Law No. 19 of 2004, and it had great influence on everything related to the standardizing and raising of salaries of prisoners while still in prison. It constitutes a qualitative addition to the legislation that standardizes the rights of the prisoners, and it set a minimum wage of 1,400 [Israeli] shekels for a prisoner when he enters captivity, which rises gradually to 12,000 shekels in accordance with the years he remains in captivity. To this is added an addition for a wife and children linked to the cost-of-living index.
However, the aforementioned Decision No. 23 of 2010 determined in clause 10 that the salary payment will be stopped when the prisoner is released from captivity, and it did not address the [released] prisoners' salaries, their absorption into civil service, and their employment ranks after their release from captivity. This constituted a great challenge for the new Palestinian government, which understood the importance of standardizing this matter of the national struggle, and the need to fix in law the prisoners' salaries, their ranks, and the procedures for absorbing them into civil service after their release, according to clear and defined criteria and in accordance with Decision with Legal Validity No. 1 of 2013 regarding the amendment of the Prisoners' and Released [Prisoners'] Law.
I will relate to the most important directives that appeared in Regulation: Securing Jobs for Released Prisoners No. 15 of 2013, which took effect on Dec. 8, 2013.
|Number of years in prison||Civil rank||Military rank|
|5-6 years||Department Head||Lieutenant|
|6-8 years||Director Rank C||Captain|
|8-10 years||Director Rank B||Major|
|10-15 years||Director Rank A||Lieutenant Colonel|
|15-20 years||Director General Rank A4||Colonel|
|20-25 years||Deputy Minister's Aide A2||Brigadier General|
|25-30 years||Deputy Minister||Major General|
|30 years and above||Employed at rank of Minister||Major General (senior)|
In the regulation it is determined that the base fixed salary is 1,500 shekels, with an addition of 100 shekels for every year that the prisoner was in captivity ... with an addition of 300 shekels for a wife and an addition of 50 shekels for every child under the age of 18. The fixed salary will be linked to the cost-of-living index.
|Period [in prison]||Amount in American dollars|
|30 years and above||25,000|