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Europe funds terror and hate promotion
Western funding
Europe funds terror and hate promotion
Even though western powers have requested that their funding be used for non-terrorism related purposes, any financial assistance given to the Palestinian Authority frees up other funds to be used for supporting terror and paying terrorist salaries, as Palestinian Media Watch has documented. Therefore, any financial assistance given to the PA that is not conditioned on the cessation of incitement indirectly funds terror and hate promotion.
PA Education Minister: UK to continue support for Palestinian education system 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, July 26, 2017
Headline: “Saidam: The British Department for [International] Development continues its support for Palestinian education”
      “[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education [and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary] Dr. Sabri Saidam announced that Britain will continue its support for education in Palestine, and that a joint Palestinian-British committee will be established to monitor several issues related to the education sector, continue the strengthening of the support provided to this sector, and expand the horizons of the cooperation in a manner that will ensure achieving the goal of improving the quality of the education and its output.”

Note: PMW's report on the PA's education system has proven that the PA educates towards hatred and incitement against Israel.
Head of village council repeats name of center named after terrorist won't be changed, would rather return the money than give in to "conditional funding" 
Source: The Palestinian Information Center, independent Palestinian news website, June 3, 2017
     “Chairman of the Burqa Village Council Sami Daghlas… explained to a reporter from [the independent Palestinian news website] The Palestinian Information Center that... the position of the Palestinian [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs - which noted the [Dalal Mughrabi] Center (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) in its statement - is not enough, and that it is necessary to carry out an active diplomatic operation and make contact with the Norwegians and invite them to visit the center so as to get to know the truth from up close.
He emphasized that the village residents adhere to this name, and added: ‘If we are forced to choose between the aid and a name, we will return the aid to them, and we will not agree to conditional funding, because this type of funding kills the institutions in a sense.’
He added: ‘If we were to agree today to change the name [of the Dalal Mughrabi Center], that would whet their appetite for additional extortion, and tomorrow they will interfere in our names and change the names of our cities and villages to biblical names.’”
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PA official: Israeli campaign against center named after terrorist is meant to disrupt relations between EU and the PA  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), May 30, 2017
Headline: “Daghlas: The Israeli campaign against the Dalal Mughrabi Center is meant to disrupt the relations with the European Union”
    “Director of the settlements issue in the northern West Bank [for the PA] Ghassan Daghlas said that the Israeli campaign against the Dalal Mughrabi Center (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) in the village of Burqa, west of Nablus, is meant to disrupt the relations between the European Union and the PA.
Daghlas explained in an interview with [the official PA] radio station The Voice of Palestine this morning [May 30, 2017] that the center, which was established several months ago with $10,000 of Norwegian aid, did not encounter any problems when it was named after Dalal Mughrabi, and there was also no protest by the Norwegians regarding this.”
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Norway, UN and PA funded youth center named after Dalal Mughrabi 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 15, 2017
PMW note: Shortly after PMW reported on this center, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende condemned the center and demanded that the Norwegian money be returned. The UN, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, also condemned the decision. Shortly afterwards, Denmark also demanded its funding be returned. Despite the pressure, the center responded that it would not change its name.

Headline: "The Committee for Women's Affairs inaugurated a women's center in Burqa"
      "The Women’s [Technical] Affairs Committee, today, Monday [May 15, 2017], inaugurated the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Center (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) in the village of Burqa in the Nablus district... This building will be used to hold social activities and activities for women and youth… Reem Hajje, a member of the village council, noted that the center will focus especially on the history of the struggle of Martyr Dalal Mughrabi and on presenting it to the youth groups, and that it constitutes the beginning of the launch of enrichment activities regarding the history of the Palestinian struggle."
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US and European sponsored Palestinian Community Centres hold children’s activities expressing support for imprisoned terrorists, map of “Palestine” erases Israel 
Source: Al-Quds, Apr. 20, 2017
Headline: “Events of support for the prisoners at the Madaa Creative Center in Silwan”

“Madaa Creative Center organized a variety of activities for children on the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners' Day; 80 children participated from all branches of the Center ‘Ein Al Loza,’ ‘Batn Al-Hawa’ and the main branch in ‘Wadi Hilweh.’
In Wadi Hilweh, the library of Madaa organized a children's seminar, in which about 20 children participated; there was a discussion between the children and the librarian about the Palestinian prisoners and their numbers inside the Israeli jails, and about the prisoners' strikes and demands. The children asked questions, then sang songs for the prisoners, and wrote letters to them that they hung on the library wall.
As for the branch of Madaa Center in Batn Al Hawa, the staff organized a session with the children where they talked about the suffering of the prisoners and their families, especially during visits, and about our duty as a society towards them. Forty Palestinian children released balloons that carried a name of a Palestinian prisoner on each one, and chanted ‘O Darkness of Prison Tents’ and drew drawings depicting the prisoners. The aim of today’s activities was to familiarize children with a number of prisoners in Israeli jails and to reinforce their cause in the minds of the children.
At Madaa Center branch of Ein Al Loza, children chanted sayings calling for the freedom of prisoners, and the staff of Madaa explained to the children about the prisoners' strike. More than twenty children participated in drawing paintings that reflected the prisoners’ lives and hung them on the walls of the Center.”


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EU denies any connection to PA decision to cut salaries to employees in Gaza 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 7, 2017
Headline: “What is the European Union’s connection to the reduction of the Gaza employees’ salaries?”
     “It would appear that the salary crisis has cast its shadow over all of the Palestinians, and as part of the ongoing responses to the reduction of the salaries of the [public] employees in Gaza, the European Union has denied any connection to the Palestinian [PA] government in Ramallah's decision regarding a reduction of the salaries of the PA employees in Gaza.
According to the Al-Iqtisadiya newspaper, European Union Communication [and Information] Officer in Palestine Shadi Othman emphasized that the European Union did not know about the step of reducing the salaries, and did not take part in this decision.”
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First prize in competition funded by U.S. and E.U. goes to drawing of Palestinian family holding AK-47 next to map of "Palestine" erasing Israel 
Source: Al-Quds, Mar. 29, 2017
Headline: “Ru’a Amjad – young talent rises in professional drawing”


     “Seventeen-year-old student Ru’a Amjad from the Salfit High School for Girls won first place in the "What is a Fighting Woman in Your Eyes?" competition, which was organized by the [PLO -affiliated] Women’s Technical Affairs Committee in partnership with the Salfit school…
It should be noted that the "What is a Fighting Woman in Your Eyes?" competition was held by the Women’s Technical Affairs Committee as part of the youth initiatives that it is holding in 20 regions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, in order to support the political participation of women. This is part of the My Right to [My] Future project, which is being held in partnership with the CARE organization (i.e., a relief organization with US governmental funding) and with European Union funding.”

The article includes an image of Ru’a Amjad holding her drawing that won first place. The drawing shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas in the colors of the Palestinian flag, symbolizing political sovereignty over the entire area. Next to it a man, woman, and child are seen standing alongside an AK-47 assault rifle.
Prizewinning dance accompanied by song promoting Jihad at folk dance competition for kids at European-funded Palestinian cultural center  
Source: Website of the Yafa Cultural Center in Nablus, Feb. 12, 2017
Headline: “The Yafa Cultural Center completed the first Yafa Folk Dance Competition by honoring three young winners”
        “The Yafa Cultural Center (a Palestinian center supported by European governmental contributions, see note below –Ed.) completed the first Yafa Folk Dance Competition in which 17 groups of children that performed choreography to folk dance routines competed, and which ended with the declaration of three winners from among the participants in the competition…
Winning first place was participant Ru’a Ahmed Sa’id Hamdan, 14, who performed her dance to the sound of the song Pull, For You Are Pulling [the Trigger], and won a golden map of Palestine that was given to her by the center.
Winning second place was participant Tharaa Muhammad Abu Muslim, 13, who performed her dance to the sound of the song O Sower of the Sesame, and won a silver map of Palestine. Winning third place was participant Amir Abu Jaafar, 14, who performed his dance to the sound of the song O Mountain Unmoved by the Wind, and won a bronze map of Palestine.”
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PA thanks Belgium for 71 million euros in aid from 2012-2015 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 8, 2017
     "The government welcomed the visit of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel to Palestine, which he made in order to meet with Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. The government thanked and expressed its appreciation for the government of Belgium and the Belgian people for the aid that they give directly to the Palestinian people and the PA through the EU, which stood at 71 million euros for 2012-2015."
EU funding to go to needy families, not PA employees in Gaza who are not working, but PA will continue to pay them 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 5, 2017
Headline: "The EU: The salary money for the PA employees in Gaza will go to the poor"

"Communication and Information Officer at the European [Union] Commission in Jerusalem Shadi Othman emphasized that no noteworthy change has taken place in the amount of financial aid that the EU is granting to the PA and the citizens of the Gaza Strip through the Palestinian government.
He noted that the developments that have taken place in this matter amount to changes made in the manner of the payment of this aid, and the part that went to the PA employees in Gaza will be transferred to the poor families.
Othman explained to the local newspaper Al-Ayyam that the EU has decided to transfer part of this aid to support the needs of the poor families in the private sector, in order to reduce the rate of unemployment and poverty in the Gaza Strip as they have risen recently, by allocating a sum of 30 million euros from the total financial aid that the EU grants to the PA.
Othman said that these changes are not expected to affect the ability of the PA to finance the salaries of its employees in the Gaza Strip, as this new direction of the EU will ease the burden on the PA in the area of funding the allowances needed for supporting the needs of the poor families.

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PA official: EU will continue to pay PA workers in Gaza for not working 
Source: Al-Wast , independent Arab news website, Feb. 4, 2017
Headline: “Al-Qawasmi: The European Union has not stopped paying the salaries of PA employees in Gaza”

“Fatah Revolutionary Council member [and Fatah spokesperson] Osama Al-Qawasmi denied what was reported in the local and international media about the European Union’s intention to stop the budget that it allocates for PA employees in the Gaza Strip.
Al-Qawasmi said in an interview with the [independent Arab] newspaper Al-Wast that what was reported in a number of media outlets is purely idle talk and baseless rumors, and he noted that the relations between the PA and the EU are tight and continuous.
He noted that there are attempts to harm the PA and the Fatah Movement lately in order to create disorder in the Palestinian arena, and to harm the positive atmosphere reigning since the Seventh Fatah Conference. He also noted that the PA is not interested in rumors of this sort that have been heard in various forms recently, and their source apparently is Israeli.
The Chinese news agency Xinhua previously quoted Communication and Information Officer at the European [Union] Commission in Jerusalem [Shadi Othman], who said: ‘The European Union will stop sending the money with which it aids the PA, and which it pays to its employees in Gaza. This sum of money, which is estimated at 30 million euros a month, will be transferred instead to the Gaza Strip to support poor families and additional economic projects.’”
France signs agreement to donate 8 million euro to PA 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 17, 2016
Headline: “The [PA] Minister of Finance signed an agreement for 8 million euro in aid to the budget with the French consul”
     “Yesterday [Nov. 16, 2016], [PA] Minister of Finance and Planning Shukri Bishara signed an agreement for 8 million euro in aid to the budget with French Consul-General in Jerusalem Pierre Cochard. This was done during the annual talks between the sides that were held at the headquarters of the Palestinian Institute for Public Finance and Taxes in Ramallah."
France to give 8 million Euro to PA treasury 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), May 25, 2016
Headline: “The government’s outstanding decisions”
      “[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah briefed the government members during the weekly meeting held today [May 25, 2016] in Ramallah, led by him, in regard to the results of the meeting he held in his office yesterday with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls… The [PA] prime minister expressed his gratitude to the French government for the ongoing support that it gives to the Palestinian people, whether directly or through the European Union. Likewise, he praised the three agreements that were signed during the visit. They are the agreement to fund the administration of a wastewater project in Hebron in the amount of 13 million euro, the agreement to carry out research and for the French Agency to give technical aid for future development of Palestine in the amount of 500,000 euro, and the agreement to give financial aid directly to the public treasury in the amount of 8 million euro.”
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Fatah spokesman: Norway gives $40 million a year to the PA treasury 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, May 16, 2016
Headline: “Fatah thanked Norway for its continued support of the State of Palestine”
     “The Fatah Movement again expressed today, Monday [May 16, 2016], its appreciation for the role of the Norwegian government and parties in continuing to financially and politically support the State of Palestine without any changes… Fatah Spokesman in Europe Jamal Nazzal… emphasized that there is no truth to the Israeli ‘unsuccessful’ leaks ‘regarding a change in the policy of Norway the friend, which aids the Palestinian treasury with a sum equal to $40 million a year, in other words, 200 million Norwegian kroner.’”
Norway ambiguous about aid cuts to PA based on PMW proof on terror spending 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2016
Headline: “Norway denies a decision was made to halt the financial aid to the PA”

“Norwegian Ambassador to the PA Hans Jacob Frydenlund denied yesterday [May 15, 2016] to Ma’an (i.e., independent Palestinian news agency) that Norway has decided to stop its financial aid to the Palestinians. The Norwegian ambassador notified top Palestinian officials that there is no change in his country’s policy regarding the aid given to the PA.

It should be noted that earlier yesterday the Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman [ADD NAME] stated that ‘Norway has notified Israel of its decision to halt the financial aid that it gives the Palestinians, which might reach “terrorists” or their families.’

The spokesman added that Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dore Gold spoke with Norwegian Ambassador in Tel Aviv Jon Hanssen-Bauer and told him that Israel appreciates the Norwegian government’s decision.”

In May 2016, PMW presented its report “The PA’s Billion Dollar Fraud” to Norwegian government officials. PMW’s report led to a debate in Parliament about Norwegian funding to the PA. In addition, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende confronted Abbas about the PA’s policy of rewarding imprisoned Palestinian terrorists with salaries.
Abbas confirms main charge of PMW's new report - that the PA is still paying salaries to terrorists - in meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister 
Source: Dagen (Norway), May 4, 2016
Headline: “The support program for prisoners is unacceptable”
“In a meeting with [PA President] Mahmoud Abbas, Norway's Foreign Minister Børge Brende stressed that the current support program for prisoners should be abolished.
Foreign Minister Brende (Conservatives) is on a new tour of the Middle East. Tuesday afternoon and evening, he had meetings first with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and then with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah...
‘In the meeting, I emphasized that this support program in which financial payments are increased the [longer] the prisoners serve time [in prison], is unacceptable and should be abolished. I emphasized that with the political and economic challenges that Palestinians now face, it is in their own best interest to abolish this program,’ says Brende.
Abbas responded by repeating assurances that Norwegian funds are not going to finance the program. This is something Brende too continues to emphasize.
‘Norwegian support to Palestine goes to state building and institutional development, which everyone is interested in continuing. This is also stressed by the Israeli authorities,’ said the Foreign Minister to Dagen.”
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PMW report on PA salaries to terrorists debated in Norway. Norway’s Foreign Ministry knows the PA still pays salaries, MPs object 
Source: NRK TV (Norway), Apr. 24, 2016

NRK TV reporter Tormod Strand: "Malki [Roth] only reached the age of 15 because a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up at this pizza shop in Jerusalem in 2001. 15 civilians were murdered. The person responsible for making the bomb, Abdallah Barghouti, is imprisoned in an Israeli jail. Palestine honors hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, among them many terrorists, with a monthly salary. Every month, Abdallah Barghouti receives about ten thousand Norwegian kroner from Palestine. The worse the terror, the higher salary the prisoners receive. NRK TV reported on [PMW's report] about this [PA] program in 2013, and that the money was being paid by the PA. Norway gives 200 million kroner to Palestine annually, and demanded along with other donor countries that the program be stopped. In 2014, Palestine’s President Mahmoud Abbas gave in to the pressure, and said that the program would be stopped. Now it was the PLO, the Palestine Liberation Organization, that would be paying money to prisoners, with the help of Arab donors. He [Itamar Marcus] heads Palestinian Media Watch, an Israeli organization on the right that monitors Palestinian media. Palestinian Media Watch claims in a report that the PLO is only a cover to appease Norway and other donor countries and that the PA continues to pay money to terrorists in prison."
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Tree planting ceremony honoring murderers held by Palestinian NGO funded by UNRWA, UNDP, foreign governments 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 1, 2016
Headline: “El-Bireh: Planting olive trees bearing the names of the popular uprising’s Martyrs in lands in danger of [expropriation]”
     “Yesterday [March 31, 2016], a number of families of Martyrs (Shahids) of the popular uprising (the wave of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis since September 2015 – continuing –Ed.) planted olive trees bearing the names of their sons and the dates of their Martyrdom in lands in danger of expropriation next to the [Jewish] settlement of Psagot, which is located on lands of the city of El-Bireh. The mother of Martyr Iyad Sajadiyeh (i.e., killed in confrontations with the Israeli army) from the Qalandiya refugee camp north of occupied Jerusalem planted an olive tree sapling during an event organized by the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (an organization supported by international donors, see below -Ed.) in Ramallah to mark the 40th anniversary of Land Day, and said: ‘My son loved the land and died as a Martyr in order to protect it. I see Iyad in this tree, and I will nurture it as I nurtured Iyad.’"
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Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) – Palestinian NGO funded by several international governments and organizations, including UNRWA, UNDP, the Japanese, Australian, Spanish, and Dutch governments, as well as numerous international NGOs. [Source: UAWC website list of “doners” (misspelled), accessed April 4, 2016]

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Palestinian Authority school hosts basketball game for high school girls named after terrorist who led killing of 37, organized by Palestinian NGO funded by European organizations 
Source: Al-Quds, Mar. 23, 2016
Headline: “In honor of Palestinian Women’s Day – the Rosary Sisters’ High School won the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Cup after beating the Al-Awael School in a basketball [game] under the auspices of the Al-Razi Cultural and Social Association”
      “The Rosary Sisters’ High School in Jerusalem has beaten the Al-Awael School (i.e., a school under the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education) in Ramallah in a basketball game held at the Al-Awael School basketball courts. The Rosary Sisters’ High School rightfully won the Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi Cup on the anniversary of her death as a Martyr that coincides with Palestinian Women’s Day, March 11 [2016]. The Al-Razi Cultural and Social Association’s department of educational activities organized this game in cooperation with the Women’s Association for Life and Equality. The game was held under the auspices of Head of the [PA Ministry of Education’s] Education Directorate in Ramallah Bassam Erekat… After the game, the awards committee awarded the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Cup and gold medals to the Rosary Sisters’ High School and a plaque [of honor] and silver medals to the Al-Awael School.”
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A photo published in the Al-Quds newspaper shows the winning team.


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UN bodies and European governments support Palestinian NGO that honored killer of 3 with human reading chain 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 22, 2016
Headline: “Chain of readers in Hebron to commemorate Martyr Alyan”
     “Dozens of female activists and mothers took part in a chain of readers to commemorate Martyr (Shahid) Baha Alyan, on the occasion of National Reading Day, March 8 [International Women's Day], and Mother’s Day [March 21], in the presence of the Martyr’s parents. The activity was held in Ibn Rashed square in the center of Hebron, by the Rural Women's Development Society and the Union of Working Palestinian Women's Committees, under the title ‘Do not turn me into another number, which you count today and forget tomorrow.’
The participants emphasized that the concept of reading should be rooted [in the Palestinian people] due to its significance to the national awakening, and held signs condemning the occupation’s actions and others that encourage citizens to read.”
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Jerusalem line 78 bus terror attack - On Oct. 13, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Baha Alyan (22) and Bilal Ghanem (23) boarded Israeli bus no. 78 in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Chaim Haviv (78) and Alon Govberg (51),and wounding 4 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded. Two weeks after the attack on Oct. 27, a 3rd victim in the attack, Richard Lakin (76), died from his wounds.

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