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PLO official: Paying salaries to terrorist “martyrs’” families is “a political, national, ethical, and social obligation”
Headline: “Majdalani: We will not accede to the American demand to stop the salaries (rawatib) of the prisoners and the Martyrs’ families” “PLO Executive Committee member [and Secretary-General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF)] Ahmed Majdalani responded to American Secretary of...”
Jun 14, 2017
PLO official says terrorist salaries will continue, as it is a “national and humanitarian responsibility”
Headline: “Tayseer Khaled: Israel returns to robbing and pouncing on the Palestinian tax money” “PLO Executive Committee member and Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) political bureau member Tayseer Khaled again emphasized the decision of the PLO Executive Committee in its...”
Jun 12, 2017
PA security forces raid offices of Fatah parliamentarians and arrest one of them
“This evening [June 12, 2017] the PA Preventive Security Forces raided the office of Fatah [PA] parliament (Legislative Council) members from Gaza, which is located in Ramallah. They arrested several of the employees there as well as several parliament members, including Alaa Yaghi. Those...”
Jun 12, 2017
Abbas rescinds decision to cut salaries of Hamas MPs
Headline: "A source to Amad: The Qatari ambassador renewed the salaries of the Hamas Members of Parliament after their payment was stopped on Abbas' order" "Palestinian media outlets have published that Ramallah Authority (i.e., PA) Chairman Muhammad Abbas ordered to stop payment of the salaries of..."
Jun 7, 2017
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs exposes the PA’s lie that only the PLO and not the PA pays terrorist salaries, demanding explanation from PA treasury why some salaries stopped
Headline: "Karake demands that the [PA] government explain the reasons for stopping the payment of the prisoners' salaries" "Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake demanded that the [PA] Ministry of Finance publish an explanation regarding the reasons for stopping the..."
Jun 6, 2017
Abbas cancels salaries of Fatah MPs who oppose him
Headline: “Source to Amad: Abbas’ government is stopping payment of the salaries of Fatah Parliament members (including names) [parentheses in source]” “A source in the PA Parliament (Legislative Council) confirmed that the PA – in accordance with the personal decision of [PA President] Mahmoud...”
Jun 6, 2017
Former terrorist: “Resistance in all manners (i.e., including violence)… is the only option that stands before the Palestinian people”
Headline: “Laila Khaled: Whoever wants a homeland does not need to wait for an objective situation, but rather to create it” “Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) political bureau member Laila Khaled said, …in an interview with journalist Saif Al-Din on the Palestinian Cards program...”
Jun 5, 2017
PA cuts funding to 277 released terrorists following U.S. demand
Headline: "In accordance with the American request, Abbas' government has stopped the salaries of hundreds of released prisoners" "Local media outlets, which quoted released prisoners in the Gaza Strip, noted that [PA President] Mahmoud Abbas’ government has stopped the salaries (rawatib) of dozens..."
Jun 4, 2017
PA official: All of Jerusalem belongs to the Palestinians
Headline: “Abu Shanab responded to Rajoub’s statements: All of Jerusalem belongs to the Palestinians” “Prominent member of the Fatah Movement leadership [and Fatah Revolutionary Council member] Dr. Hazem Abu Shanab emphasized that all of Jerusalem belongs to the Palestinians, and whoever disagrees...”
Jun 4, 2017
PFLP condemns Fatah official’s statement regarding Jewish sovereignty at the Western Wall
Headline: “Al-Ghoul: We strongly condemn Rajoub’s statements and officially call on the Fatah Movement to publish a notice regarding his statements” “Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Political Bureau member Kayed Al-Ghoul said this evening, Sunday (June 4, 2017), that the...”
Jun 4, 2017
PLO official: Abbas “emphasized his absolute refusal” to Israeli demands to stop PA salaries to terrorists
Headline: “Karake demanded urgent international intervention and confirmed that an additional group of prisoners has joined the [hunger] strike of freedom and dignity” “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake… explained in an interview with Radio...”
Apr 29, 2017
Director of Prisoners’ Affairs: Prisoners are not terrorists, they’re “fighter heroes,” Israel is source of terror
Headline: “Karake warned against the deaths as Martyrs in the ranks of the striking prisoners” “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake today, Thursday [April 27, 2017], warned against the deaths as Martyrs (Shahids) in the ranks of the prisoners who...”
Apr 27, 2017
PA Ministry of Women's Affairs expresses concern over rise in murder of women in the Gaza Strip
Headline: "The [PA] Ministry of Women's Affairs expresses concern over the escalation in crimes of murdering women in the Gaza Strip" "The [PA] Ministry for Women's Affairs expressed great sorrow and concern over the rise in the extent of violence and murder against women in recent days, in the..."
Apr 23, 2017
Fatah in Gaza accuses PA PM Hamdallah of lying about reductions in salaries to Gaza employees, calls for his resignation
Headline: "Fatah in east Gaza: Hamdallah's statements are empty of content and illogical, and he must resign" “The Fatah Movement’s east Gaza branch said that '[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah’s statements today, Friday [April 7, 2017], regarding the latest reduction of the salaries of the public...”
Apr 7, 2017
Abbas’ deputy says “resistance in all forms” is a “legal right,” – “all forms” includes the use of violence
Headline: "Al-Aloul: There is a gap between Fatah and the people, the relations with the occupation must be cut off, and my being chosen as [Fatah] Deputy Chairman is not ‘temporary’" "[Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul, who was recently chosen as deputy to Palestinian [PA] President..."
Apr 1, 2017
Hamas official says change to Hamas charter is "a tactical step," maintains "our land is all of Palestine"
"Member of the Hamas movement's political bureau Mahmoud Al-Zahar emphasized... in an interview with the Lebanese [TV] channel Al-Mayadeen that is close to Hezbollah... that the new document that Hamas will publish does not constitute a new face, but rather explains the reality and fundamentals of..."
Mar 28, 2017
PA Education Minister rejects changes in schoolbook maps to include Israel: Palestinian symbols and identity will be “erased” if we educate about the “Israeli occupation”
Headline: "Saidam: We will not allow any change of the [PA] Ministry of Education's curricula by UNRWA" "[PA] Minister of Education Sabri Saidam emphasized that he adheres to the Palestinian curriculum as formulated by the [PA] Ministry of Education, and that he will not allow any change to the..."
Mar 21, 2017
UNRWA admits that the PA 2017 schoolbooks breach its duty of neutrality
"[PA] Minister of Education Sabri Saidam emphasized that he adheres to the Palestinian curriculum as formulated by the [PA] Ministry of Education, and that he will not allow any change to the curriculum by UNRWA. Saidam said this in a letter that he sent to one of the participants in a meeting..."
Mar 21, 2017
American rep warns Abbas that Congress intends to condition aid on cessation of PA incitement and payments to families of terrorists
Headline: “Radio: Greenblatt warned Abbas about the American Congress’ intention to stop the financial aid to the PA” “Hebrew radio noted that Palestinian sources said that American [Special] Representative [for International Negotations] Jason Greenblatt warned Palestinian [PA] President Mahmoud...”
Mar 15, 2017
Palestinian Ambassador to the UK demands apology for the Balfour Declaration
Headline: “Ambassador Hassassian reminded the British Liberal Democrats of their role in the Balfour Promise” “Palestinian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Manuel Hassassian met with a number of members of the [British] Parliament and the British House of Lords from the Liberal Democratic party…...”
Mar 15, 2017
PA Jerusalem Affairs Minister: Israel “interfering” with Palestinian schools, “impose Israeli curriculum”
Headline: “Al-Husseini: The strike in the schools in Jerusalem today is a warning to the occupation, and its goal is to prevent it from interfering in the Palestinian curriculum” “[PA] Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Jerusalem District Governor Adnan Al-Husseini… said today (Tuesday) [March 14,...”
Mar 14, 2017
Logo signed by the Palestinian Refugees Association includes the PA map of “Palestine” erasing Israel
A logo signed by the Palestinian Refugees Association includes the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The map is painted as the Palestinian flag. Text at bottom of the logo: “The Palestinian Refugees Association” Headline: “The Palestinian...”
Mar 4, 2017
PA Parliamentarian proud that Israel canceled her VIP permit: “If my enemy loves me, I must change my strategy"
Headline: “Na’ima Al-Sheikh: I am full of pride after the occupation cancelled the permit allowing me to go to the West Bank” “PA Parliament (Legislative Council) member Na’ima Al-Sheikh (who resides in the Gaza Strip –Ed.) expressed her pride after the Israeli occupation authorities canceled the...”
Mar 2, 2017
Abbas’ advisor: US embassy transfer to “occupied” Jerusalem would end Palestinian preparedness for negotiation
Headline: “Shaath: Trump is still limiting our relations to the security aspect alone” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Foreign Affairs [and International Relations] Nabil Shaath said today, Wednesday [March 1, 2017], that American President Donald Trump’s administration is still limiting...”
Mar 1, 2017
DFLP official calls “to revive the popular resistance,” and not rely the US’s positions or its “meaningless” threats, especially “in light of the fact that its aid has in effect stopped”
"Deputy Secretary-General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP, a member of the PLO –Ed.) Qais Abd Al-Karim 'Abu Laila' called to reexamine the internal organization of the [Palestinian] house… during a political convention held in the Qalqilya Municipality hall for the..."
Feb 28, 2017