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Mahmoud Abbas
Abbas Zaki
Yasser Arafat
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Ibrahim Mudayris
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Ahmed Qurei
Salam Fayyad
Issa Karake
Jibril Rajoub
Salam Fayyad
PA TV song misrepresents Israeli cities as "Palestine," at festival under auspices of PA PM Fayyad 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 23, 2014


Sign: "Under the auspices of Prime Minister Dr. Salam Fayyad: The 3rd Summer Nights Festival in Jerusalem"
Song: "Oh flying bird, circling around,
by Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.
My country Palestine is beautiful.
Go to Jenin and bring me from its valley greetings to Nablus, Tulkarem and their soil.
Drink the water of Jaffa's port, don't forget Ramle and Ramallah.
Oh flying bird, circling around,
by Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.
My country Palestine is beautiful.
Turn to Safed, and then to Tiberias, and send regards to the sea of Acre and Haifa.
Don't forget Nazareth, the Arab fortress, and tell Beit Shean about its people's return."
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Note: This video originally aired Oct. 24, 2012 and was rebroadcast on Oct. 29, 2012, May 16, 2013 and Oct. 23, 2014.

Terror victim's father demands Norway take action against PA salaries to terrorists 
Source: NRK TV (Norway), May 14, 2013
NRK TV reporter Tormod Strand: "Israeli Arnold Roth is on his way to Parliament to tell a story of terror. His daughter Malki never made it past her 15th year because a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in this pizza restaurant in Jerusalem in 2001. The person responsible for making the bomb - Abdullah Barghouti - is now in Israeli prison. Palestine honors hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, including many terrorists, with a monthly salary... Arnold Roth is meeting politicians in Parliament who are interested in the prisoner issue. Norway, which gives large sums to Palestine, must demand an end to [the payment of] salaries for terror, says Malki's father."

Arnold Roth, father of terror victim: "At two o'clock on that afternoon, they were standing next to the counter placing their order, when a young man with a guitar case... walked in. The explosives in that guitar case were made by Abdullah Barghouti, who is the most highly paid recipient of Norwegian generosity in the Israeli prisons today."

NRK TV reporter Tormod Strand: "Several times in recent years, the Foreign Ministry has denied that Palestine pays salaries to terrorists. But NRK can now report that already in 2004, the Palestinian Finance Minister Salam Fayyad wrote an article in which he openly spoke about the program for salaries to terrorists, among others."

MP Peter Gitmar (Conservative party): "Fayyad is one of the most important Palestinian politicians, one of our main contacts, and it is hard to believe that the Norwegian Foreign Ministry has not caught this."
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Meeting chaired by Fayyad: Israel has “policy of medical negligence [for prisoners] and targeting civilians”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 10, 2013
Headline: “The government condemns the policy of medical negligence against our prisoners and holds Israel responsible for their lives.”
     “During its meeting yesterday chaired by Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, the government declared that the fact that the occupation government is acting persistently – especially as regards maltreatment of prisoners, the policy of medical negligence, and targeting civilians – reflects [its] determination to generate tension…
The government again expressed heartfelt condolences to the family of prisoner Abu Hamdiya, to the prisoners in general, and to our people [whether] in the homeland or abroad. It stressed that the Martyr (Shahid) Abu Hamdiya’s contribution to our people’s struggle for freedom and independence will remain an important part of our people’s national memory.”

Note: Maysara Abu Hamdiya - Hamas member who served life in prison for recruiting and training terrorists, preparing explosives for suicide bombings, attempted murder, and possession of weapons. Died of cancer while being treated at the Israeli Soroka Hospital in April 2013.

PA PM: Israel has policy of “deliberate medical neglect” against prisoners 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 3, 2013
     “[PA] Prime Minister Salam Fayyad eulogized the deceased, [a loss] for the entire nation and homeland, Martyr (Shahid) of the prisoners’ movement, fighter-prisoner Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh. He offered his heartfelt condolences to the Martyr’s family, to the prisoners of freedom, to the prisoners’ movement and to the entire Palestinian nation in the homeland and the diaspora.
Fayyad said that he is certain that prisoner Abu Hamdiyeh’s role of struggle and his contribution to defending our nation’s cause and national rights will continue to live forever in the national memory.
Fayyad strongly denounced the continuing policy of deliberate medical neglect used by the occupation’s Prison Service against prisoners, the procrastination in providing the treatment they need and the late diagnosis of the cancer that spread through Martyr Abu Hamdiyeh’s body and through the bodies of many other prisoners.”
From WAFA, official PA news agency

Note: Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh was a Hamas member who served life in prison for recruiting and training terrorists, preparing explosives for suicide bombings, attempted murder, and possession of weapons. He died of cancer while being treated at the Israeli Soroka Hospital in April 2013.

PA Minister: Prisoners get salaries, not welfare, "out of esteem for their sacrifice and struggle" 
Source: WAFA news agency, Dec. 27, 2012
PMW released two reports in 2012 documenting that foreign aid to the PA pays salaries for thousands of terrorist prisoners. In response, the Norwegian and British governments defended their continued aid to the PA, stating that the PA does not pay "salaries" to terrorists in Israeli prisons, but social "assistance" payments to the prisoners' families. The following statement by PA Minister of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake in WAFA, the official PA news service, directly contradicts this claim:
Headline: "Karake denies rumors about changing salaries into social welfare."
     "Minister of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake denied the stories and rumors that the [Palestinian] prisoners' (i.e., in Israeli prisons for terror related crimes) salaries would be changed to social welfare payments.
In a press release Karake clarified that prisoners receive their stipends in accordance with regulations and the law, and their rights are protected so that it is impossible to hurt them. He noted that the government headed by Salam Fayyad considers the prisoners' cause central, and has authorized regulations to support and protect them out of esteem for their sacrifice and struggle.
He added that recent years have seen strong government support for regulations and laws that protect the rights of prisoners and their families, as [they protect] the rights of Martyred fighters.
Karake said that people should be careful regarding rumors, and not use the prisoners to promote narrow, personal aims, which caused confusion among the prisoners."
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PA PM Fayyad calls for Palestinians to stop buying Israeli products 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 20, 2012
PA TV News:
     “In a speech at the industrial exposition, [PA Prime Minister Salam] Fayyad said, ‘I call on the people to accept on themselves immediately to stay away from [buying] Israeli products, in favour of national (i.e. Palestinian) products, especially during these times.’”

PA PM Fayyad: PA is considering making boycott of Israeli products mandatory 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 17, 2012
     “Prime Minister Salam Fayyad called for an immediate boycott of Israeli merchandise, and said that the government is considering ways to make the voluntary boycott into a mandatory one. At a meeting yesterday in his government building office with select journalists and public relations executives Fayyad said: ‘The Israeli government blatantly attacks our rights to life and existence by withholding PA funds, and for the first time is using them as it wishes. We shall deal with this matter by using the boycott weapon and other means that Palestine’s status upgrade at the UN provides us…”

PA PM Fayyad: Israel killed 200 prisoners by "medical negligence and torture" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 12, 2012
Headline: “At the Bagdad International Conference of Solidarity with the Heroes of ‘the Fortresses of Captivity’ - Fayad: ‘We have 4,600 prisoners, 200 of whom died as Martyrs as a result of medical negligence and torture’”
     “Prime Minister Salam Fayyad stressed in his address at the Bagdad International Conference of Solidarity with [Palestinian] Prisoners in Israeli Prisons that Palestine’s having been accepted at the UN strengthens the prisoners’ legal position, and allows for Palestine to be a state signee of the Geneva Convention that includes the rights of prisoners to freedom, and our people’s right to build a fully sovereign independent homeland within the 1967 borders and Jerusalem as its capital.
Fayyad commended Arab and international participation at the conference’s sessions, and said in his address that the legendary resolve demonstrated by freedom-prisoners reflects our people’s willpower, its national resolve, and its hold on its land…
He noted that the Martyrs’ death of 200 detainees in prisons and detention camps [caused by] medical negligence, torture, premeditated murder, beatings, and live ammunition prove that we must work towards exposing the circumstances of their deaths, and force Israel to end its inhumane repressive measures against the prisoners.”

PA PM Fayyad: Palestine observer status at UN "strengthens the prisoners’ legal position" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 12, 2012
Headline: “At the Bagdad International Conference of Solidarity with the Heroes of ‘the Fortresses of Captivity’ - Fayad: ‘We have 4,600 prisoners, 200 of whom died as Martyrs as a result of medical negligence and torture’”
     “Prime Minister Salam Fayyad stressed in his address at the Bagdad International Conference of Solidarity with [Palestinian] Prisoners in Israeli Prisons that Palestine’s having been accepted at the UN strengthens the prisoners’ legal position, and allows for Palestine to be a state signee of the Geneva Convention that includes the rights of prisoners to freedom, and our people’s right to build a fully sovereign independent homeland within the 1967 borders and Jerusalem as its capital.
Fayyad commended Arab and international participation at the conference’s sessions, and said in his address that the legendary resolve demonstrated by freedom-prisoners reflects our people’s willpower, its national resolve, and its hold on its land…
He noted that the Martyrs’ death of 200 detainees in prisons and detention camps [caused by] medical negligence, torture, premeditated murder, beatings, and live ammunition prove that we must work towards exposing the circumstances of their deaths, and force Israel to end its inhumane repressive measures against the prisoners.”

PA PM Fayyad: "There is no room for further concessions" with Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 6, 2012
     “Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said that the [UN] General Assembly decision was an important step, and added, ‘Our people made a historic and painful concession with the Palestinian peace initiative in 1988, when it agreed to establish a state on 22% of the historic Palestinian land. The world must understand that there is no room for further concessions.’”

PA PM Fayyad calls on international community to "force Israel to stop its aggression" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 15, 2012
On Nov. 14, 2012, Israel launched an aerial offensive in the Gaza Strip called Operation Pillar of Defense, with the aim of crippling the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza and protecting Israeli civilians from Hamas rocket fire. PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on the Israeli offensive:
Headline:
“Prime Minister condemns the Israeli military escalation and the policy of assassinations”
     “Prime Minister Salam Fayyad condemned the Israeli military escalation and the policy of assassinations against our people in the Gaza Strip, which brought about the deaths of Martyrs (Shahids) and injured many among the residents… Fayyad called on the international community to do its duty, act immediately to stop this escalation, force Israel to stop its aggression against our people in the Gaza Strip and offer them protection"
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Increased allowance to families of Martyrs 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 13, 2012
     "The Prime Minister [Fayyad] and some members of the [PA] leadership shared the meal breaking the fast last night with hundreds of families of Martyrs, as part of a mass communal meal organized by the National Association of Families of the Martyrs of Palestine, to break the Ramadan fast … In a statement to Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Fayyad said that the meal breaking the fast, which has become an annual event, is a worthy annual tradition, an event of which we are proud, and an opportunity to recall and commemorate the heroes who gave their lives readily for the sake of the liberty of the homeland… [Executive Secretary of the National Association of Families of the Martyrs of Palestine, Muhammad] Sbeihat drew attention to a string of achievements and demands that had been met, among them an increase in allowances (Arabic: mukhassas) to Martyrs’ families, that the Prime Minister approved, so that a Martyr’s family, especially [if the Martyr] was married, now receives an allowance that is reasonable and acceptable. He noted that 17,0000 families of Martyrs and injured in the homeland, and 12,000 families in the Diaspora, were benefitting from these [financial] supplements, that in the Diaspora had jumped from $2 million [per month] to $4.8 million, in other words, an increase of $33 million per year in allowances. In total, the supplements [for families] in the homeland and abroad came to $75 million [per year]."

PA PM Fayyad calls for laws protecting women from honor killings 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Aug. 9, 2012
Headline: "Fayyad: Murders of women require deterrent punishments and a reassessment of the relevant laws"
     "Prime Minister Salam Fayyad emphasized that recurring incidents of violence in Palestinian society, and especially the phenomenon of murder of women for various reasons, represents a danger to society that harms the social fabric. It obliges everyone to consider it seriously so as to learn lessons, and it calls on everyone to assume full responsibility to combat and uproot it. …Fayyad said that relevant laws, and the laws that aim to ensure full equal rights between women and men, should be reassessed, and that the law should provide social and economic protection for women… Fayyad emphasized that it is important to proceed towards the immediate implementation of the constitutional amendment to disallow “extenuating circumstances” as an argument for lenient sentences in cases where women are victims of so-called ‘honor killings’. He also said that the penal code should be completed speedily, because this new law awards equal rights to women."

Fayyad sponsors summer camp that names children's groups after terrorists 
Source: Al-Ayyam, July 20, 2011
     “The head of the Public Relations Department of the Shahid Salah Khalaf Center, Nojoud Daraghmeh, announced the conclusion of the ‘Palestine in the Eyes of the Children of Martyrs (Shahids) Summer Camp’, which took place under the auspices of Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and was organized by the National Association of Families of Palestine’s Martyrs. [The summer camp was held] under the supervision of the National Committee of Summer Camps and with the participation of 70 boys and girls, the children and siblings of Martyrs from all [West] Bank districts. The summer camp included numerous activities and events. Participants were divided into four groups, named after leaders and fighters: Martyr (Shahid) President Yasser Arafat, Martyr Commander Salah Khalaf, Martyr Abu Ali Mustafa, and Martyr Dalal Mughrabi. Several senior Palestinian Authority officials visited the summer camp, headed by [PM] Salam Fayyad and Fatah Central Committee members Jamal Muhaisen and Sultan Abu Al-Einein… A closing ceremony at the end of the summer camp was held under the auspices of Fayyad… who gave out awards [to officials involved in the summer camp.]”
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Fayyad advisor: "Racist Israeli apartheid state" lives on "bloodshed, war, and violence" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 8, 2011
Political advisor to PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, Omar Al-Ghoul, criticizes Israel's attack on Hamas and uses the opportunity to demonize Israel and attack Israel's legitimacy as a state:
     "Israel is a country that was founded on aggression and colonialism, and it lives on the continuation of bloodshed, war and violence. The racist Israeli apartheid state is incapable of turning to peace and coexistence between nations... This aggression is currently focused on Gaza, under the pretext of a shell being fired at an Israeli bus. The [school] bus wasn't that badly damaged, but Israel wants to use the attack on the bus as an excuse for its latest war crime against our people."

Note: Hamas fired an anti-tank missile at an Israeli school bus just minutes after dozens of children had gotten off. The one child who remained on the bus was killed.
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PA PM Fayyad marks International Women's day by glorifying Palestinian female terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 24, 2011
     "Prime Minister, Salam Fayyad, opened his weekly radio address by sending greetings to the Palestinian mother in honor of Mothers' Day...
The Prime Minister congratulated the Palestinian mothers for their leading and prominent role, alongside the men, and for their struggle to achieve full equal rights, out of thorough belief that a woman's right to equality is a natural, absolute and inalienable right. He said, 'On this occasion, I will not fail to mention with honor and admiration the resolve of the female prisoners, the fighters, and of all the prisoners of freedom who are imprisoned in the Israeli prisons, experiencing indescribable suffering. This requires that all of us intensify the effort to ensure their liberation from the occupation's chains and from the abuse of its [Israel's] executioners. I make special mention of all the women prisoners who are mothers: Iman Ghazawi, who has been imprisoned for ten years; Qahira Al-Sa'adi; Irena Sarahneh; Latifa Abu Dhiraa; Ibtisam Al-Issawi; Muntaha Al-Tawil; and Kifah Qatash.' He added, 'We do not forget the Palestinian mothers who stand as a barricade before the Israeli bulldozers in order to protect their land and their homes... I do not forget our righteous Shahid (Martyr) mothers, the mothers who are prisoners of freedom, and the mothers who have been injured or expelled.'"
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Note: Qahira Al-Sa'adi drove a suicide bomber to an attack in Jerusalem in 2002, in which 3 were killed. Irena Sarahneh drove a suicide bomber to an attack in the Israeli city Rishon LeZion in 2002, in which 2 were killed and dozens injured. Iman Ghazawi placed a bomb at the central bus station in Tel Aviv in 2001, which was discovered before it exploded. Latifa Abu Dhiraa smuggled a bomb into Israel for a suicide terror attack in 2003 that was uncovered before it

PA PM Fayyad condemns Jerusalem terror bombing 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 24, 2011
     "President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad yesterday condemned the operation (i.e., terror attack in which bomb exploded at bus stop) in Jerusalem, in which a woman was killed and 31 others were injured. US President Barack Obama condemned the operation and called for calm. At the same time, Palestinian rockets hit two cities deep inside Israel, causing injury to one resident...
In an announcement published by the [Palestinian] WAFA  News Agency, President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the operation which took place in Jerusalem and claimed civilian casualties. The announcement added, 'The President already condemned yesterday the Israeli operation (i.e., after Hamas Grad rockets attacks on Israeli cities Ashkelon and Be'er Sheva, Israel attacked Hamas targets, which led to civilian casualties as well) in the Gaza Strip, leading to the Martyrdom deaths of 8 civilians and the injury of more than 20 others in Israeli bombings of various areas in the Gaza Strip.'
Prime Minister Fayyad condemned 'harshly' the explosion which took place next to the Jerusalem central bus station. He emphasized that such actions bring 'catastrophes' upon the Palestinian people. In an announcement, Fayyad said, 'I condemn this terror operation in the harshest terms, no matter who stands behind it.' Fayyad wished the injured a speedy recovery. He said, 'It is shameful that after all the catastrophes which such actions have brought upon our people, and the heavy damage which they have brought to our struggle and to the justice of our cause, some Palestinian parties still insist on renewing these shameful operations and scenes, under hollow slogans which our people no longer believe, and which stand in complete contrast to the legitimate attempt to earn freedom through peaceful means and through its determination to stand resolute and to remain upon its land.'

PA PM Fayyad: “Non-violent resistance” has “enormous substantial and moral power” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 3, 2011
Headline: “The Prime Minister praises the youth initiatives to end the rift”
“…Concerning his initiative to end the [Fatah-Hamas] rift, the Prime Minister [Salam Fayyad] said: ‘… This direction has been based on the need to focus efforts at this stage on one issue – the agreement to establish a national unity government, which will start with a definition of the security perception which is implemented in practice by Hamas in the Gaza Strip, and which is officially carried out by the PA in the West Bank. [This perception] is based on ruling out the option of violence in our people’s legitimate effort to achieve their national rights, especially since the non-violent resistance has proved, on decisive and important occasions, to possess enormous substantial and moral power, capable of carrying our issue to the moment of realization of our historical right…
This is what is borne out by experience of the first Intifada, and the popular revolutions and youth revolutions in the Arab countries – all of which were non-violent and democratic in nature.”

PA PM Fayyad proposes forming unity government with Hamas 
Source: , Feb. 22, 2011
     "Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has proposed forming a unity government with Hamas, under which the Islamist group would have responsibility for security in Gaza.
Speaking to Palestinian journalists late Monday, Fayyad said the "security concept" applied by Hamas in Gaza, where the group has sought to enforce a ceasefire with Israel, could provide common ground.
"The security concept practiced by Hamas in the Gaza Strip should be brought under an official framework because it is not different from what is practiced by the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank," Fayyad said.
"After a national unity government is formed, it can take on the task of supervising a security agreement based on the institutions in place in the West Bank and Gaza."
"The compatibility between the policy adopted by the Palestinian leadership and that applied by Hamas on the ground in Gaza... opens the way for a national unity government to immediately manage affairs of state," he added."

PM Fayyad on US aid: "Our national rights are not for sale for a handful of dollars" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 22, 2011
Palestinian PM Fayyad responds to US veto of UN resolution on the issue of Israeli building in Jerusalem and the West Bank (Feb. 18, 2011). The following is PM Fayyad's statement on official PA TV: 
     "We have never referred to this [US] aid as a replacement for our legitimate aspiration to achieve all our national rights. Absolutely [not]. Because our national rights are not for sale or trade for a handful of dollars." 
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Note: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a $150-million grant to the Palestinian Authority four months earlier, raising the 2010 total to nearly $600 million. She said that US aid "underscores the strong determination of the American people and this Administration to stand with our Palestinian friends." She also praised PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad "for being a consistent voice for progress and common sense."