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PA Civil Affairs Head: Salaries of prisoners and Martyrs will be paid “at all costs”
Text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member and Head of Civil Affairs in the PA Hussein Al-Sheikh on Oct. 4, 2019; Text in Arabic also appeared in the PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on Oct. 5, 2019 Text posted in English and Arabic: “(All errors in source –Ed.) On Thursday 3rd...”
Oct 4 & Oct 5
Abbas repeats vow to prioritize terrorist salaries despite financial crisis: “If we are left with one penny, we will give it to their families”
Official PA TV, filler from a speech by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “We will not agree to accept the [tax] money with a deduction of one penny, and especially a deduction from the Martyrs, because the Martyrs are the most sanctified among us, and because the wounded are the...”
Abbas rejects Trump peace deal; Martyrs, wounded, prisoners “are the most sacred thing we have" and we will pay them even if there is only "one penny"
Israel's "latest invention was that our money, which we give to the Martyrs, prisoners, and wounded, is money given to 'criminals and terrorists.'”
Supervisor of PA media honored for “the role that the official media plays" in support of terrorists and their families, including salaries
"Assaf emphasized that the Martyrs are more honorable than all of us, and that they and their families and the prisoners and their families constitute a Palestinian red line."