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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...”
PA PM responds to Israeli cut to PA tax money over terror salaries as "a theft of the general Palestinian money, and a crime of an international nature"
Text posted on the Facebook page of PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah Posted text: "The law on deducting the allowances of the prisoners and wounded from the tax money, which the Israeli Parliament ratified last June , and which the Israeli [Security] Cabinet ratified a short time ago (refers..."
PA sends letter to Trump administration rejecting US security aid
Official PA TV News, on the PA refusing US aid due to new US law Official PA TV newsreader: "PLO Executive Committee Secretary [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat said that on orders from [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah sent a letter to the American..."
PA PM: PA going through financial crisis due to 71% drop in foreign aid
Headline: "Hamdallah briefed the European Union consuls and representatives on the latest political and economic developments" "[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah met yesterday [Nov. 1, 2018] in his office in Ramallah with the European Union states' consuls, ambassadors, and representatives in the..."
Nov 2, 2018
PA PM attacks the US administration: “The illegal American decisions come one after the other in order to deny the facts, and to attempt to subdue our people and break our resolve”
Headline: "Hamdallah: The decisions of the US will not succeed in forcing our people to relinquish its rights" "[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said that the US can stop its aid to our people, threaten to put an end to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East),..."
Sep 20, 2018
PA prime minister refers to Israel as “Palestine that was occupied in 1948”
Headline: “Hamdallah welcomed a delegation from the Arab American University” “[PA] Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah received a delegation from the Arab American University in his office… and expressed his appreciation for the role the university is fulfilling in providing an excellent education...”
Sep 16, 2018
PA PM: PA leadership refuses to surrender to US “extortion,” US is no longer a peace partner
Headline: "Hamdallah: We refuse to surrender to the American extortion, the Trump administration is a partner of the occupation" "[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah emphasized the refusal of the leadership – and primarily [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the [PA] government – to surrender to the..."
Aug 28, 2018
PA Prime Minister emphasizes "the firm position of the leadership - led by Abbas and the government - and its commitment to pay the allowances of the families of the Martyrs and prisoners"
Headline: "Hamdallah: We are continuing to provide all types of support to the prisoners" "[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah met today (Monday) [Aug. 13, 2018] with a delegation from the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs led by Director of the Commission Qadri Abu Bakr in his office in..."
Aug 13, 2018
PA PM: PA will continue paying salaries of employees and utilities in Gaza
"[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said: 'We will not bargain over our political positions and national principles for money. We are being subjected to great political pressures but we will deal with them and find solutions, and we will not surrender.' Hamdallah added in his meeting today,..."
Aug 3, 2018
PA PM: Aid to the PA has dropped by 70%, Israel steals the Palestinians' money
Headline: "Hamdallah: No decision, whatever it may be, can grant legitimacy to the occupation" "[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah... said in a speech during the laying of the cornerstone for the Centro Mall commercial center in Ramallah yesterday [July 23, 2018]: ...'In light of the drop in..."
Jul 24, 2018
PA Prime Minister: “We will never abandon our responsibility to the prisoners… and we will continue to pay their salaries”
Headline: “Hamdallah: We will not agree to changing our national rights to humanitarian or financial [rights]” “During a speech that he gave yesterday [July 5, 2018] on behalf of His Honor [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas at the 60th annual conference of the Children of Ramallah Association at the...”
Jul 6, 2018
PA Prime Minister says salary payments to terrorist prisoners and families of “martyrs” are “the minimum obligation and expression of appreciation for their enormous sacrifice”
Headline: “Hamdallah: We are committed to defending the rights of the families of the Martyrs and prisoners, regardless of the circumstances” “[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said: ‘What we need while we are dealing with challenges is greater cohesion, connection, and compassion. Ramadan fast...”
Jun 1, 2018
PA PM: “I am honored today to meet with the families of the Martyrs of freedom and human dignity… The rights of the Martyrs’ family members are protected under all conditions”
Headline: “Hamdallah: The rights of the Martyrs’ family members are protected under all conditions and despite all of the challenges” “[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said: ‘We demand international unity that is as extensive as possible around His Honor [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ call to...”
May 26, 2018
PA PM: “Israel… is still attempting to falsify and fabricate history" through actions whose goal is to "strengthen its hold on the sites holy to Islam and Christianity” in Jerusalem
"[PA] Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah said: 'We have already emphasized and continue to emphasize that Jerusalem is a red line that we will not allow anyone to cross. This city is the cradle of the monotheistic religions, the focus of revelation and divine spirit, the place to which the gazes of..."
May 9, 2018
PA government condemns passage in first reading of Israeli bill that cuts equivalent amount of money from Israeli tax allowances to the PA that the PA pays to terrorists
Headline: "The [PA] government emphasized its full support for the results of the [Palestinian] National Council meeting" "During its weekly meeting that was held yesterday [May 8, 2018] in Ramallah, led by [PA Prime Minister] Rami Hamdallah… the [PA] government condemned the fact that the Israeli..."
May 9, 2018
PA Justice Minister, representing PA PM, on US and Israeli demands that PA stop terrorists’ salaries: “We will not abandon the families of the Martyrs and the prisoners of freedom"
Headline: “Abu Diyak: We will not bargain over our Martyrs’ blood and will not exchange our promise and loyalty to them for all the money in the world” “[PA] Minister of Justice Ali Abu Diyak said yesterday [April 9, 2018]: ‘We will not bargain over our Martyrs’ (Shahids') blood and will not...”
Apr 10, 2018
PA Prime Minister claims "there is a monetary and political blockade" imposed by the US, and that the PA has not received aid from the US in two years
Official PA TV News, on the Palestinians being unwilling to trade their principles for financial support Official PA TV newsreader: “[PA] Prime Minister [Rami Hamdallah] emphasized that the leadership is withstanding political and financial pressures that the US has been exerting on Palestine...”
Mar 3, 2018
PA PM: Trump’s decision on Jerusalem is “empty talk,” the PA will refuse US aid that is conditional
PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah: "[US President Donald] Trump has now taken an unprecedented step… And what did this Trump do? It is all empty talk. Just a piece of paper. It does not add or subtract. Others before him have made decisions, and what happened? The uprising of July  – people..."
Dec 7, 2017
PA government calls on Palestinians to protest against US Jerusalem decision, says those who “stood upright” during previous unrest “will stand against any attempt to harm the holy city" and to "Judaize" it
“During its weekly meeting, which was held yesterday [Dec. 5, 2017] in Ramallah led by [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, the [PA] government called on the masses of our people – with all of its groups and wherever it is located – to express their opposition to the dangerous American intentions to...”
Dec 6, 2017
PA PM awards honorary plaque with map of “Palestine” erasing Israel on it
Posted text: “During his speech at the general conference of the Palestinian Engineers’ Association, [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said: ‘Our engineers in Palestine, in the Arab states, and in many states in the world, have proven their ability to excel, succeed, and enrich the engineering...”
Nov 16, 2017
PA PM on behalf of Abbas: “For the last seven decades (i.e., since Israel’s establishment) our people has adhered to its identity and heritage in the face of the occupation”
Headline: “Hamdallah in a speech on behalf of the [PA] president: The [Fatah-Hamas] reconciliation is an irreversible strategic option” “Al-Quds Open University held its sixth scientific conference on popular heritage yesterday [Nov. 8, 2017], titled The Popular Heritage Conference in the Jenin...”
Nov 9, 2017
PA PM in statement on Balfour Declaration centenary: Britain must apologize for its “historical mistake,” Palestinians have a right to defend themselves “through all the means”
Headline: “Hamdallah renewed his demand that Britain correct its historical mistake against our people” “[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah today, Thursday [Nov. 2, 2017], renewed his demand that the government of Britain ‘do some soul searching, bear the responsibility for the historical mistake...”
Nov 2, 2017
PA Prime Minister: UK must apologize for “historical injustice” of the Balfour Declaration
Headline: "Hamdallah: Britain must apologize for the injustice to our people and correct it, instead of celebrating it" "[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said: 'It is necessary for the international community - as we approach the 100th [anniversary] of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e.,..."
Oct 30, 2017
PA PM: The "Israeli occupation" is the reason for the instability in the entire region
Headline: "Hamdallah: The Israeli occupation is the reason for the instability in the whole region and we demand international protection" "Palestinian [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said that the Israeli occupation causes instability in the whole region, and noted that an accounting must be..."
Aug 29, 2017