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PA stops referring Palestinian patients to Israeli hospitals, following implantation of Israel’s anti “pay-for-slay” law
“[PA] Ministry of Health Spokesman Osama Al-Najjar announced the cessation of medical referrals to the Israeli hospitals, starting from yesterday [March 26, 2019]. Al-Najjar explained that this decision was made in response to the deduction of sums from the taxes that [Israel] collects each month...”
Mar 27, 2019
Fatah official: “We are prepared to sacrifice our salaries, and we will not touch a single penny of the salaries of our Martyrs and our wounded and prisoner heroes”
Headline: “Abu Rudeina: We are prepared to sacrifice our salaries, and we will not touch a single penny of the salaries of our Martyrs and of our wounded and prisoner heroes” “Fatah Movement Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Ideology and [Fatah] Central Committee member Nabil Abu Rudeina...”
Mar 11, 2019
PA Finance Minister: Salaries of PA employees will be paid at a rate of 50%, no less than 2,000 shekels
Headline: “[PA] minister of finance at a press conference: The salaries will be paid today at a rate of 50% and will be no less than 2,000 shekels” “[PA] Minister of Finance and Planning Shukri Bishara said that the salaries of the public employees for the month of February will be paid today,...”
Mar 10, 2019
Deputy PA PM: “Non-payment of the public employees’ salaries is less significant than subtracting one penny from the family of a Martyr or prisoner who sacrificed his life and freedom for Palestine"
“[PA] Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Information Nabil Abu Rudeina said… during a tribute ceremony held yesterday [March 7, 2019] by the [PA] Ministry of Information for the ministry’s female employees for International Women’s Day… that the salaries (rawatib) of the families of the Martyrs...”
Mar 8, 2019
Fatah spokesman: Trump and Netanyahu are starving the children of Palestine due to monetary cuts; Fatah ready "prepared to stand firm and express with all force" their positions
"We are prepared to stand firm and express with all force the position of the men that remain loyal to Jerusalem, the land, the Martyrs who are more precious than all of us, and the heroic prisoners"
Mar 8, 2019
PA's first response to Israeli "anti-pay-for-slay" law was to transfer allowances to terrorists and their families
"The government's first step, in accordance with [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ orders, was to transfer the allowances of their families in full and meticulously, in defiance of the Israeli decision"
Mar 7, 2019
Fatah official on prisoners’ salaries: "We will starve and go naked and we will not submit to the American-Zionist blackmail. The Palestinian leadership, led by Abbas, will remain loyal to the Martyrs’ families and the prisoners’ families"
"Abbas Zaki said… that the payment of the salaries and allowances of the families of the prisoners and the Martyrs symbolizes their loyalty and the return to the glowing ember of the Palestinian national struggle."
Mar 5, 2019
Martyrs’ families thank Abbas for “determining that their monthly allowances must be paid immediately”
Headline: “Sbeihat: The Martyrs’ families feel pride in light of the [PA] president’s positions” “The National Association of the Families of the Martyrs of Palestine expressed its appreciation yesterday [March 3, 2019] for [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ positions on all that is connected to the...”
Mar 4, 2019
PA PM Hamdallah: “The first salaries that we will pay are the salaries of the Martyrs and the prisoners”
“Interim [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said in his speech at the ceremony launching the Arab Training Program that is being organized by the National School for Management: ‘With new aggression, Israel has deducted the salaries of the families of the prisoners and the Martyrs (Shahids) from...”
Mar 4, 2019
Fatah official: “The leadership will continue to pay the salaries of the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners, whatever the consequences may be”
Headline: "Al-Aloul: We will not agree to 'the deal of the century' and will continue to pay the salaries of the Martyrs, prisoners, and wounded regardless of the consequences" "Fatah Movement Deputy President (i.e., Chairman) [and Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul again emphasized..."
Mar 3, 2019
PLO chief negotiator: Israel’s cut to tax money over terror salaries demands “political confrontation… and non-acceptance of the rest of the money“ so that Israel will not “steal” the money regularly
Headline: "Erekat: Trump and Kushner are running an election campaign for Netanyahu…" "PLO Executive Committee Secretary [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat said… in an interview on the [official] PA TV program Topic of the Day… regarding the theft of the Palestinian money by Israel..."
Mar 1, 2019
PLO Prisoners’ Affairs director emphasizes “the Palestinian leadership's adherence to its obligation to the prisoners… and to not conceding to the Israeli and American pressures calling to stop the Martyrs and prisoners' salaries”
Headline: "Ramallah: Honoring the military financial staff that works on the prisoners' cause" "Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr honored Head of the IT Department in the Military Financial Directorate Jihad Yusuf and Director-General of..."
Mar 1, 2019