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PA cuts salaries to released Hamas terrorists at U.S. request
Headline: “The PA has stopped the salaries of released prisoners from Hamas in Gaza” “The PA has stopped the payment of the salaries (rawatib) of a number of released prisoners who hold positions of leadership in the Hamas movement, including Director of the movement’s Political Bureau in the Gaza...”
Jun 5, 2017
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"
“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...”
Jun 3, 2017
Abbas critic claims Abbas considering ploy to present terrorist salaries as “social aid” to comply with US demand
Excerpt of an op-ed by Hassan Asfour, a former Palestinian minister and associate of Muhammad Dahlan, PA Parliament Member and former member of Fatah Central Committee “[PA President] Mahmoud Abbas’ staff has evaded the exposure of the political truth and the fact that American President [Donald...”
Jun 3, 2017
PA Foreign Ministry criticizes UN response to center named after Dalal Mughrabi
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs criticizes the UN’s silence over Israel’s violation of international law, and the statements from Guterres’ office regarding the women’s center in the village of Burqa, in [the] Nablus [district]” “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs demanded that...”
Jun 1, 2017
PA official: Israeli campaign against center named after terrorist is meant to disrupt relations between EU and the PA
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.,...”
May 30, 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
Norway, UN and PA funded youth center named after Dalal Mughrabi
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...
May 15, 2017
US and European sponsored Palestinian Community Centres hold children’s activities expressing support for imprisoned terrorists, map of “Palestine” erases Israel
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...”
Apr 20, 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
Prisoners' demands for April 2017 hunger strike
The following is a list of demands delivered ahead of a hunger strike by terrorist prisoners set to begin on Prisoner’s Day, April 17, 2017, which is being led by Marwan Barghouti – a terrorist prisoner who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks in which 5 were...
Apr 4, 2017
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
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 Affairs Technical...”
Mar 29, 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
US aid goes to humanitarian aid or Israeli creditors, not directly to the PA
Headline: “Did Obama’s money reach the Palestinians?” “New American President [Donald Trump] - upon his entry to the White House and almost as part of the first decision he made - froze an amount of $220 million that was allocated for aid to the Palestinians, and which his predecessor former [US]...”
Mar 9, 2017
US senators submit bill to cut off aid due to PA funding of terror
Headline: "A bill in the American Senate to stop the funding for the PA" "Three American senators from the Republican Party submitted a new bill that calls on the American administration to stop all forms of American financial aid to the PA. The Republican senators justified the decision by..."
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
Japan announces $46.7 million in aid to PA general budget and UNRWA
Headline: “The government of Japan declares new aid for the Palestinian people” “The government of Japan yesterday [Feb. 12, 2017] in a press statement declared additional financial aid to the Palestinian people in the amount of $46,688,925, [which will be transferred] through international...”
Feb 13, 2017
Prizewinning dance with song promoting Jihad in competition for kids at European-funded center, Prizes are maps of "Palestine" erasing Israel
The article includes a picture of the three winning participants holding the gold, silver, and bronze prizes. The prizes are in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine”.
Feb 12, 2017
PA thanks Belgium for 71 million euros in aid from 2012-2015
"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..."
Feb 8, 2017
EU funding to go to needy families, not PA employees in Gaza who are not working, but PA will continue to pay them
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..."
Feb 5, 2017
PLO official admits US aid to PA goes toward paying terrorists
Headline: "The PA rejects the possibility that the American aid will be stopped" "Palestinian [PLO] Ambassador to Washington Maen Erekat rejected the possibility that the American aid to the PA would be stopped during the term of the new American administration led by [US President] Donald..."
Feb 5, 2017
PA official: EU will continue to pay PA workers in Gaza for not working
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...”
Feb 4, 2017
US reduces aid to PA from $500 million to $15.5 million because of PA payments to terrorists
Headline: "From $500 to $15.5 million – five reasons for the curtailment of the American aid to the PA" "The extent of the curtailment of the American aid to the PA has not been hidden from anyone recently. In the past the aid exceeded $500 million a year, and as of mid-2016 it stood at just $15.5..."
Jan 29, 2017
PA PM Hamdallah: The US has not paid one dollar in aid to the PA in 2016
Interview with Voice of Palestine Radio, posted on Facebook page of Palestinian Authority PM Rami Hamdallah, on Dec. 8, 2016. PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah: "Since last year, there is a financial siege on the Palestinian government. The aid has decreased greatly, reaching a drop of 62% compared..."
Dec 8, 2016
France signs agreement to donate 8 million euro to PA
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...”
Nov 17, 2016
US Consul General: US donated $340 million to UNRWA in 2015 and is committed to continuing aid to PA
Official PA TV program Speak Plainly, on America’s interest in the peace process in the region, hosting US Consul General to Jerusalem Donald Blome Official PA TV host: "Does the US still continue and will it continue to support the stability of the Palestinian Authority (PA)?" US Consul General to...
Oct 22, 2016