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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.
PMW report brings Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark and Holland to stop funding Palestinian women’s committee WATC that named a youth center after a terrorist 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Oct. 29, 2017
Headline: “Women’s Affairs Technical Committee: The donor states have stopped the funding due to Martyr Mughrabi’s name”
       “The Women’s Affairs Technical Committee (WATC) condemned the accusations of incitement and violence that were directed against it by a group of donor states that constitute the H uman Rights and International [Humanitarian] Law Secretariat, including Denmark, Holland, Sweden, and Switzerland.
These states stopped funding the committee because it established an empowerment center for women and young people in the village of Burqa, north of Ramallah, which is named after Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children. PMW exposed the naming of the center, which led to widespread condemnation from donors and demands for the funding to be returned.) – which according to them is considered incitement and encouragement of violence.
In a statement that was distributed at a press conference held at the committee’s headquarters in Ramallah today, Sunday [Oct. 29, 2017], the committee condemned the donor states’ decision..."

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PA Ministry of Education responds to Belgium’s decision to cut funding to school construction, following PMW’s report 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 11, 2017
     “The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education… expressed great sorrow over the temporary freeze of the Belgian aid to build two schools due to the reservations regarding the name given to one of the schools (PMW exposed that the school was named after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children –Ed.) that were built five years ago with Belgian aid in the village of Beit Awwa, which is part of the Southern Hebron [Education] Directorate (i.e., under the PA Ministry of Education).
The ministry noted that it has great appreciation for the Belgian government’s aid to the ministry’s efforts to develop education and for the funding that it gives projects in this field, and therefore it hurried to invite the Belgian consul general to meet soon in order to discuss this matter. The ministry also emphasized that its cooperation with the Belgian partners continues, and that a meeting will be held with the representatives of the Belgian cooperation institution next Wednesday [Oct. 18, 2017] in order to discuss the Belgian aid to the education sector in the future.”
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Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.
PA school named Dalal Mughrabi funded by Belgium 
Source: Facebook page of the Dalal Mughrabi Beit Awwa Elementary School, Sept. 18, 2017
A school named after Dalal Mughrabi, a terrorist who led the murder of 37 civilians, was built using money from the Belgium government. Initially it was named "The Beit Awaa School," and subsequently was renamed the "Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School." The plaque citing Belgium’s funding on the wall of the Dalal Mughrabi School reads in English and Arabic:

"Through a fund from the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium
and through the Belgian Development Agency BTC,
constructed and furnished, Beit Awaa Basic Girls School"

The first screenshot shows the school logo in the profile photo of the school’s Facebook page and the plaque from Belgium. Below it on the left is the school logo enlarged showing the face of terrorist Mughrabi and the text: "The Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School." To the right of it enlarged is the plaque about Belgium’s funding.


 
Note: PMW exposed that the Dalal Mughrabi Beit Awwa Elementary School was funded by Belgium. Following PMW's report, Belgium announced that it was temporarily halting all contruction projects with PA schools.
EU pays 20 million Euro to PA salaries  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 4, 2017
Headline: “The European Union donated 20 million euros to pay the salaries and allowances of the pensioners for July”
      “The European Union said that it will pay its third annual donation for this year [2017] as part of its direct financial support for the PA.
The [European] Union added in a statement yesterday [Aug. 3, 2017]: ‘During the year of 2017, we allocated a sum that in total reaches 138 million euros for aid to the PA in paying salaries, pension allowances, welfare allowances, and medical referrals to the hospitals of East Jerusalem.’”
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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Finland, European countries fund PA education system 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), May 16, 2017
Headline: "Saidam briefed a Finnish official regarding the state of education in Palestine"
     "[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr. Sabri Saidam today, Tuesday [May 16, 2017] briefed Deputy Director General of the Department for Africa and the Middle East in the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs Kristiina Kuvaja-Xanthopoulos on the state of education in Palestine, and emphasized the ongoing partnership that guarantees the advancement of the education system. Regarding this, Saidam praised the partnership with Finland that stands at the head of the joint funding basket that includes Finland, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, and Norway, and emphasized the ministry’s dedication to developing and strengthening the relations of cooperation with all of the friendly states."

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 Affairs [Technical] 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 Affairs Technical 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.
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