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Abbas accuses Israeli “attacks” and “break-ins” at holy sites; accepting reduced taxes would mean “we are renouncing our most sacred cause, the cause of the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners”
Palestinians "will not accept the reduced money regardless of how much we suffer – the excavations in Jerusalem are a most dangerous issue"
Jul 21, 2019
PA PM: US is trying to “blackmail” us, Israel “is waging an economic war” by deducting terror salary payments but this “will not cause us to deviate from our obligations and our loyalty” to terrorists
Shtayyeh: The US is blackmailing us so that we will agree to something that does not meet our minimum rights”
Jul 17, 2019
Marwan Barghouti’s wife demands plan to defend “legality” of the “prisoners' struggle” and “the legality of the Palestinian people's struggle”
"The wife of prisoner Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, orchestrated three attacks in which 5 were murdered), Attorney Fadwa Barghouti, briefed Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on the difficult situation of the prisoners in the occupation's prisons. During the meeting that was held..."
Jul 13, 2019
PLO legislative council: We reject Israeli attempt to make Palestinian people “renounce its financial rights by taking control of the Palestinian tax money”; occupation has been “more than 70 years”
"The delegation also emphasized that the Palestinian position has rejected in the past and will not agree in the future to turn to an economic solution for its cause after more than 70 years of Israeli occupation.”
Jul 6, 2019
PLO Executive Committee adheres to right of return, refuses partial Israeli tax transfers as “robbery, theft, and stealing”
"This money is a Palestinian right that is not subject to robbery, theft, and stealing that Israel is committing as part of the economic siege imposed on the Palestinian people"
Jul 5, 2019
PA PM: US policies make Palestinians unable to agree to any deal; “Agreeing to [Israel’s tax] deductions is an implied admission of funding terrorism”
"How it is possible to agree to this deal, while the steps [Trump] has implemented on the ground are worse than the expected phrasing of the deal of the century?"
Jun 17, 2019
Head of prisoners’ commission blesses prisoners; 450 prisoners’ salaries have been stopped for technical reasons
Headline: “Qadri Abu Bakr to Wattan: The prisoners are ‘a red line,’ and thanks to their unity they will be saved from the occupation” “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr blessed the prisoners, the released [prisoners], their relatives, and all of the Palestinian...”
Jun 5, 2019
Father of 7-year-old cancer patient denied treatment in Israeli hospital, due to PA stopping referrals, publicly calls on Abbas to approve his son's referral
Headline: "The father of a sick person calls on the [PA] president to serve health and let his son complete his treatment in Israel"
May 28, 2019
PA Foreign Minister “emphasized the Palestinian leadership’s complete rejection of the financial blackmail attempts that Israel is carrying out by stealing the tax money”
Headline: “Al-Malki briefed the Belgian consul general on the recent developments” “[PA] Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Dr. Riyad Al-Malki briefed Belgian Consul General Danielle Haven yesterday [May 23, 2019] at the ministry headquarters in Ramallah on the recent political and...”
May 24, 2019
PA PM calls Israeli Arabs “our people in the 1948 territories”; Blasts US, “The Martyrs, prisoners, and their families are the priority, even if we are left with only one penny”
“Shtayyeh: The families of the Martyrs and the prisoners are the priority, even if we are left with only one penny”
May 23, 2019