Saddam Hussein gives $25,000 to families of Palestinian genocide bombers

Sky News (www.sky.com) reports that Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi president, has given over $25 million to Palestinian terrorist groups in less than two years.

The cash is handed over at ceremonies in Gaza to relatives of suicide bombers and families of people killed in ongoing fighting. [...]

Suicide bombers and those killed by the Israelis are regarded as "martyrs" and revered as heroes by Palestinian militants.

At the ceremony Holland witnessed, a number of cheques for $10,000 each were handed over to relatives of people killed in the violence. But, she points out, those of suicide bombers get $25,000.

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Saddam Cash For Suicide Bombers
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article/0,,30000-12041096,00.html

Saddam Hussein has given millions of dollars to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers, a Sky News investigation has revealed.

The Iraqi president has channelled more than 12.5m to miltant groups in less than two years.

The cash is handed over at ceremonies in Gaza to relatives of suicide bombers and families of people killed in ongoing fighting.

These are staged by the Arab Liberation Front, which has links with the Iraqi leadership.

Revered

Sky reporter Lisa Holland was given exclusive access to one such event.

Suicide bombers and those killed by the Israelis are regarded as "martyrs" and revered as heroes by Palestinian militants

At the ceremony Holland witnessed, a number of cheques for $10,000 each were handed over to relatives of people killed in the violence.

But, she points out, those of suicide bombers get $25,000.

Uprising

"Saddam has given more than $20m since the uprising against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza 22 months ago," she reports.

In her report an ALF official denies that the cash handouts are "an incitement to kill" and insists none of those involved in the attacks does it for the money.

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