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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...”
Way 11, 2019
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.'”
Way 10, 2019
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."
Way 3, 2019
PA: Salaries of Martyrs’ families and released prisoners will be paid in full, public employees will be paid 60% of their salaries
"The allowances of the families of the Martyrs, the wounded, and the released prisoners will be paid in full, and the salaries of the civilian and military [PA] public employees will be paid at a rate of 60%"
Leq 30, 2019
Abbas: “We will not agree that our Martyrs be considered terrorists… we will not agree that [Israel] deduct even one penny from their money… the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners are the holiest things we have”
Posted text: "*[PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] in the Jalazone [refugee] camp: We will remain in our homeland and nobody can move us from here, and those that happen to be on the land do not have a right to this country. *The Muslims and the Christians in this country are brothers, and the..."
Leq 10, 2019
Each month “the salaries of 50-60 of the families of the Martyrs and the wounded in Gaza are being restored”
Headline: “Al-Wazir explained the truth about restoring the salaries of an additional group from among the families of the prisoners (sic.) and the Martyrs” “President of the [PLO] Families of the Martyrs and Wounded Institution Intisar Al-Wazir said that there is nothing new on the topic of...”
Leq 1, 2019
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"
Qad 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”
Qad 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..."
Qad 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.”
Qad 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"
Qad 5, 2019