PLO arch-terrorist leader Yasser Arafat paid Moshe Hirsch, the leader of the anti-Israel Neturei Karta sect, at least $55,000. Correspondent Haggai Huberman reports that Hirsch received the sum - in two payments in early 2002 - in return for his support of the Palestinian Authority. So is revealed in documents found in Arafat's Mukata compound in Ramallah during Operation Defensive Shield in April 2002. Asked why this news has been revealed only now, Huberman explained that the job of translating all the documents found in the Mukata is a very long and tedious one.For a clan that supposedly believes in "divine redemption", they aren't exactly trying to redeem themselves in the eyes of the Divine. Especially not when they collaborate with murderers and take blood money. This proves they don't place a high value on the 10 Commandments, and additionally explains where they get some of their own funding from.
Hirsch serves as the Minister of Jewish Affairs in Arafat's PLO government. The papers signed by Arafat and authorizing the payments to him indicated that the money was not a "salary," but rather an unofficial payment. "Other papers found in the same 'pile' were instructions to pay various individuals various amounts of money," Huberman said.
Hirsch and Neturei Karta have a long history of anti-Zionist activities. Though the payments now color their actions in a new hue, they claim to object to the State of Israel because it does not jibe with their vision of Divine Redemption. According to their view, man's actions are limited to prayer and religious works, and certainly not the actual building of a not-completely religious state in the Holy Land.
Hirsch and his cronies belong in prison for treason. But if he's outside of Israel, then it won't be easy arresting him and bringing him to trial.