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PFLP member: PA reduction of public salaries to Gazan employees is in responce to international pressure, might harm salaries to terrorists and their families

Headline: “Popular resistance and resistance from the factions to the [PA] government’s decision to reduce Gazan employees’ salaries”
    “Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) member Rabbah Mahana said in an interview with the [independent Palestinian] news agency Wattan that the fact that the PA has reduced the salaries of the [public] employees in Gaza is a most dangerous step… He explained that this step comes as a response by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the [PA] national unity government to the American and Israeli pressures. Mahana added that in due course this step is likely to cause harm to the salaries (rawatib) of the families of the Martyrs (Shahids), prisoners, and wounded, as a response by the PA to pressures [exerted regarding these salaries] as well… PLO Executive Committee member [and Palestinian Popular Struggle Front Secretary-General] Ahmed Majdalani declared to Arab newspapers that the latest deductions from the salaries of the government employees in the Gaza Strip were carried out after an agreement with the European Union. Majdalani confirmed that this step was as part of the financial reforms that the European Union has demanded in order to continue supporting the PA budget. There are 25,000 PA civilian employees and an unknown number of [PA] Security Forces employees, and the total of their salaries stands at $45 million.”

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are ‎often used by PA leaders to refer to events that include violence and deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings. See ‎Mahmoud Abbas' reference to murderous terror as "peaceful" during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), which included numerous stabbings, shootings and car ramming attacks in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded: http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=16437

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