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Fatah official: Fatah will work to ensure that Gazans continue to be paid not to work for Hamas, PA at war to preserve salary payments to terrorists
Headline: “Nazzal: The employees’ salaries are secure, the PA is standing before an economic war and we want to save Gaza and not turn it into Singapore” “Fatah Movement Spokesman and [Fatah] Revolutionary Council member Dr. Jamal Nazzal emphasized the efforts of his movement to ensure the PA...”
May 28, 2017
PLO official: Appointing imprisoned terrorist to Fatah Central Committee is response to Israel which is carrying out "abuse and torture" against prisoners
Headline: “Most veteran prisoner Karim Younes was appointed as a member of the [Fatah] Central Committee” “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake emphasized that the decision of the Fatah Movement’s Revolutionary Council to approve the appointment of veteran Palestinian...”
May 27, 2017
PLO chief negotiator Erekat threatens ending peace process if US embassy moved to Jerusalem
“PLO Executive Committee Secretary, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat yesterday, Saturday [May 20, 2017], said that transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem means ‘the end of the peace process.’ During a meeting on peace at the World Economic...”
May 21, 2017
Finland, European countries fund PA education system
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..."
May 16, 2017
Palestinian news agency reports on PMW’s complaint against Rajoub
Headline: "The Israeli justice system has submitted a complaint against Rajoub for incitement to hatred" "An Israeli legal forum today [May 9, 2017] submitted a complaint to FIFA against Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association [and Fatah Central Committee Secretary] Jibril Rajoub on..."
May 9, 2017
Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub congratulates Hamas chairman Ismail Haniyeh on new position
Headline: "Rajoub congratulated Haniyeh] and emphasized the need to return the national unity" "Hamas [news] agencies verified that Chairman of Hamas' Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh received a phone call from Fatah Central Committee Secretary [Jibril Rajoub] congratulating him on his new..."
May 7, 2017
PLO official falsely claims Netanyahu and Kerry signed document authorizing Palestinian terrorist payments
Headline: "The PA holds a document [authorizing] the payment of the prisoners' salaries through the PLO fund" "Ahmed Majdalani, PLO leadership member and advisor to [PA President] Mahmoud Abbas, said to [Israeli TV] Reshet Bet that there is a document in the hands of the Palestinians authorizing..."
May 5, 2017
PLO Director of Prisoners’ Affairs confirms payments to terrorists will continue
"Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake denied reports in the social media regarding stopping the allowances (mukhassasat) of the Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli occupation's prisons. Karake emphasized in an exclusive statement to [the independent Palestinian news..."
May 4, 2017
PLO official: "Palestinian leadership must not submit to the American and Israeli pressures demanding to stop the allowances of the Martyrs"
Headline: “Khaled: The factions were not informed about the stopping of the Palestinian National Fund allowances” “PLO Executive Committee member [and member of the political bureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine] Tayseer Khaled… emphasized in a press release - a copy of...”
Apr 27, 2017
PLO official: PA cuts to salaries of government workers will not affect salaries of prisoners or released prisoners
Headline: “Karake: The cuts in the Gaza salaries will not harm the released prisoners” “Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake… said in an exclusive statement to [independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan that the cuts approved by the [PA] Palestinian government to...”
Apr 26, 2017
PA will continue to pay salaries to terrorists, says PLO official
Headline: “Karake: New prisoners will join the [hunger] strike” “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake… said today, Sunday [April 23, 2017], in an interview with Radio Mawtini… that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s statements about...”
Apr 23, 2017
PLO official: Calls to stop salaries are "insolence and an act of provocation"; recipients are "freedom fighters," not terrorists
Headline: "The call to stop the allowances of the families of the Martyrs, prisoners, and wounded is insolence and an act of provocation" "PLO Executive Committee member and member of the political bureau of the Democratic Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] Tayseer Khaled emphasized that..."
Apr 22, 2017
PA Prime Minister honors Palestinian imprisoned terrorists’ strike, conveys “appreciation,” calls on all Palestinians to show solidarity.
Headline: "Hamdallah to the prisoners: We are standing beside you in the [hunger] strike battle on the way to freedom" "Palestinian [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah emphasized that his government is working on all levels to provide the prisoners' cause with the legal and international momentum..."
Apr 16, 2017
PA Education Ministry joins prisoners hunger strike, reads letter by Barghouti to students
Headline: “Saidam: We in the [PA] Ministry of Education have decided to join the strike as a sign of solidarity with the prisoners” “The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education today [April 13, 2017] announced its joining the unlimited hunger strike of the prisoners in the occupation’s...”
Apr 13, 2017
EU denies any connection to PA decision to cut salaries to employees in Gaza
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,...”
Apr 7, 2017
Fatah calls to end rift with Hamas and "continue the popular uprising"
Headline: “Fatah called to end the rift and unify around the leadership” “The Fatah Movement in the Gaza Strip today, Thursday [March 31, 2017], called to end the [Fatah-Hamas] rift and unite around the Palestinian leadership, which is represented by the PA chairman, President Mahmoud Abbas, who is...”
Mar 31, 2017
PA official denies Israel in any borders: Occupation has existed 70 years
Headline: “Ghannam: The occupation will not remain forever and we will achieve all of our rights” “District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Dr. Laila Ghannam briefed Mayor of Tangier in Morocco Muhammad Al-Bashir Al-Abdlawi…, as he welcomed her at the municipality headquarters, ‘about the...”
Mar 31, 2017
Al-Quds University President: "March is a month of heroic acts and Martyrs"
Headline: “Al-Damiri: We are closer than ever to achieving independence” “General Political Commissioner [of the PLO Political and National Guidance Authority] and Official Spokesman of the [PA] Security Forces Adnan Al-Damiri said that our people is armed more than ever with hope to achieve its...”
Mar 30, 2017
PA salary cut to Gaza employees part of “a series of steps of political pressure on Hamas”
Headline: "If 18,000 [public] employees are retired, would the salaries return to what they were?" "Many of the [PA’s] public employees and those following [what is happening] in the Gaza Strip wonder if the PA salaries will return to what they were, without any deductions, if 18,000 [PA] military..."
Mar 28, 2017
PA Minister of Labor: Despite major drop in foreign aid, "We will not stop anyone’s salary"
Headline: “[PA] Minister Abu Shahla spoke with Donia Al-Watan about the salaries, financial crisis, electricity, temporary positions, and early pension” “[PA] Minister of Labor Ma’moun Abu Shahla said that the [PA] national unity government has a monthly revenue of 900 million [Israeli] shekels,...”
Mar 27, 2017
PA Ministry of Education rejects UNRWA recommendations for changes in school books
Headline: “In documents: Accusations against UNRWA for targeting the national aspect of the textbooks” “Ever since the characteristics became clear of the new [textbook] edition that UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) has distributed to its teachers, which...”
Mar 26, 2017
PA official: Terrorist payments are a “national, moral and humanitarian responsibility,” PA will not give in to Israeli and US “extortion”
Headline: "Tayseer Khaled: The [PLO Palestinian] National Fund will continue in its commitments to the Palestinians" "PLO Executive Committee member Tayseer Khaled emphasized that the [PLO] Palestinian National Fund will continue in its national and humanitarian commitments to the prisoners,..."
Mar 20, 2017
Palestinians protest against PA security co-operation with Israel in arresting terror cell, demand to stop “persecuting and arresting resistance members”
Headline: “With pictures – dozens protest in Ramallah: The rifle of Martyr Basel ‘represents us’” “Dozens of citizens participated in a mass-participant procession that traversed the streets of Ramallah. During [the procession], the participants demanded to cease persecuting and arresting the...”
Mar 13, 2017
PLO official recommends “resistance and intifada as means to achieve the national goals”
Headline: “Abu Yusuf: The arrangement with the Israeli occupation has reached a dead end” “Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yusuf emphasized that the arrangement with the Israeli occupation has reached a dead end after the failure of...”
Mar 12, 2017
PA paying 60,000 workers to not work
“[PA] Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah… said in an interview with [the independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan that… ‘The [PA] government received [$]1.5 billion in aid annually in the past, and currently this aid has decreased by 70%. However, the arrangement of expenses and...”
Mar 7, 2017