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PLO "condemns and rejects the dangerous agreement" between the UN and the US which stipulates that US funding to UNRWA cannot be used to support terrorism
PLO Official states "we will not agree to conditional aid" while claiming that "armed struggle" is an "elementary human right" protected by "all the laws in this world"
Oct 12, 2021
"All of the PLO’s budget comes from the PA Ministry of Finance", admits PA prime minister
Shtayyeh admits that the PLO gets all their money from the PA, and claims that Israeli loan of $150 million is "money we are entitled to," while comparing "just" $30 million of aid from the world bank with $140 million from the EU
Sep 6, 2021
Renewal of $200 million in US aid must include annulment of anti-terror laws, say PA
PA top Officials criticize "unfair" and "discriminatory" American laws which prevent US aid money being used for terrorist activities: "Palestine needs American aid, but without difficult political conditions that harm the Palestinian people’s honour"
Apr 29, 2021
Biden "promises" to fund Palestinians, support BDS and open democratic US-Palestine institutions
US Palestinian Council Vice President says "Biden promises to restore funding to UNRWA and Palestinian people; open a Palestinian representation in Washington; reopen the American consulate in Jerusalem; and participate in the BDS anti-Israel boycott campaign in the US"
Nov 7, 2020
USAID stops all aid to the PA following Abbas request to avoid potential lawsuits
“A senior American official said yesterday [Feb. 1, 2019] that the American Agency for International Development USAID has stopped all of its aid to the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and noted that at this moment they will not take any steps to completely close the delegation’s...”
Feb 2, 2019
Abbas’ advisor mocks US aid: “What idiocy has taken control of your minds to delude you that Jerusalem is for sale”
Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "Do what you want, do what you want. This money that you are threatening to cancel and stop - do you imagine that we might bargain over Jerusalem? What idiocy has taken control of your minds to..."
Jan 5, 2018
Fatah official: US threats to cut aid to the PA are “extortionist”
Headline: "Azzam Al-Ahmad: The PA will not be dismantled and the battle is open against the Trump administration" "Fatah Movement Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad said that the American administration is planning to take a series of steps in order to pressure the PA, among them stopping the..."
Dec 25, 2017
PA cuts salaries to released Hamas terrorists at U.S. request
Headline: “The PA has stopped the salaries of released prisoners from Hamas in Gaza” “The PA has stopped the payment of the salaries (rawatib) of a number of released prisoners who hold positions of leadership in the Hamas movement, including Director of the movement’s Political Bureau in the Gaza...”
Jun 5, 2017
Abbas critic claims Abbas considering ploy to present terrorist salaries as “social aid” to comply with US demand
Excerpt of an op-ed by Hassan Asfour, a former Palestinian minister and associate of Muhammad Dahlan, PA Parliament Member and former member of Fatah Central Committee “[PA President] Mahmoud Abbas’ staff has evaded the exposure of the political truth and the fact that American President [Donald...”
Jun 3, 2017
US and European sponsored Palestinian Community Centres hold children’s activities expressing support for imprisoned terrorists, map of “Palestine” erases Israel
Headline: “Events of support for the prisoners at the Madaa Creative Center in Silwan” “Madaa Creative Center organized a variety of activities for children on the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners' Day; 80 children participated from all branches of the Center ‘Ein Al Loza,’ ‘Batn Al-Hawa’ and the...”
Apr 20, 2017
First prize in competition funded by U.S. and E.U. goes to drawing of Palestinian family holding AK-47 next to map of "Palestine" erasing Israel
Headline: “Ru’a Amjad – young talent rises in professional drawing” “Seventeen-year-old student Ru’a Amjad from the Salfit High School for Girls won first place in the What is a Fighting Woman in Your Eyes? competition, which was organized by the [PLO -affiliated] Women’s Affairs Technical...”
Mar 29, 2017
American rep warns Abbas that Congress intends to condition aid on cessation of PA incitement and payments to families of terrorists
Headline: “Radio: Greenblatt warned Abbas about the American Congress’ intention to stop the financial aid to the PA” “Hebrew radio noted that Palestinian sources said that American [Special] Representative [for International Negotations] Jason Greenblatt warned Palestinian [PA] President Mahmoud...”
Mar 15, 2017
US aid goes to humanitarian aid or Israeli creditors, not directly to the PA
Headline: “Did Obama’s money reach the Palestinians?” “New American President [Donald Trump] - upon his entry to the White House and almost as part of the first decision he made - froze an amount of $220 million that was allocated for aid to the Palestinians, and which his predecessor former [US]...”
Mar 9, 2017
US senators submit bill to cut off aid due to PA funding of terror
Headline: "A bill in the American Senate to stop the funding for the PA" "Three American senators from the Republican Party submitted a new bill that calls on the American administration to stop all forms of American financial aid to the PA. The Republican senators justified the decision by..."
Mar 1, 2017
DFLP official calls “to revive the popular resistance,” and not rely the US’s positions or its “meaningless” threats, especially “in light of the fact that its aid has in effect stopped”
"Deputy Secretary-General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP, a member of the PLO –Ed.) Qais Abd Al-Karim 'Abu Laila' called to reexamine the internal organization of the [Palestinian] house… during a political convention held in the Qalqilya Municipality hall for the..."
Feb 28, 2017
PLO official admits US aid to PA goes toward paying terrorists
Headline: "The PA rejects the possibility that the American aid will be stopped" "Palestinian [PLO] Ambassador to Washington Maen Erekat rejected the possibility that the American aid to the PA would be stopped during the term of the new American administration led by [US President] Donald..."
Feb 5, 2017
US reduces aid to PA from $500 million to $15.5 million because of PA payments to terrorists
Headline: "From $500 to $15.5 million – five reasons for the curtailment of the American aid to the PA" "The extent of the curtailment of the American aid to the PA has not been hidden from anyone recently. In the past the aid exceeded $500 million a year, and as of mid-2016 it stood at just $15.5..."
Jan 29, 2017
PA PM Hamdallah: The US has not paid one dollar in aid to the PA in 2016
Interview with Voice of Palestine Radio, posted on Facebook page of Palestinian Authority PM Rami Hamdallah, on Dec. 8, 2016. PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah: "Since last year, there is a financial siege on the Palestinian government. The aid has decreased greatly, reaching a drop of 62% compared..."
Dec 8, 2016
US Consul General: US donated $340 million to UNRWA in 2015 and is committed to continuing aid to PA
Official PA TV program Speak Plainly, on America’s interest in the peace process in the region, hosting US Consul General to Jerusalem Donald Blome Official PA TV host: "Does the US still continue and will it continue to support the stability of the Palestinian Authority (PA)?" US Consul General to...
Oct 22, 2016
US Congress blocks $159 million in aid to the PA
Headline: "US Congress blocks $159 million in aid to PA" "Members of the United States Congress are delaying a payment of $159 million in aid allocated for the Palestinian Authority in effort to pressure the PA to relaunch negotiations with Israel, the PLO ambassador to Washington said..."
Mar 20, 2016
PA asks Congress to continue funding, after Congress members call on Obama to terminate funding to Fatah-Hamas unity government
“The [Palestinian] government called on American Congress members to refrain from becoming drawn into the Israeli government’s incitement and false claims against our people, its leadership and government, especially after 88 American Congress members, from [both] the Republican and Democratic...”
Jun 18, 2014
PLO member: Congress members who called to stop aid following unity government between Fatah and Hamas “are more extreme than the Israeli right”
“Eighty-eight US Parliament (i.e., Congress) members from the Republican and Democratic parties have demanded that US President Barack Obama halt the transfer of US aid money to the PA in response to the formation of the [Fatah-Hamas] national unity government. An open letter to Obama from the...”
Jun 14, 2014
USAID launches company together with Palestinian universities
“The US Agency for International Development, USAID, in cooperation with four local universities, has launched the Ibdaa company to support entrepreneurs through research and development initiatives between the universities and the private sector, with a 300,000 dollar financing...”
Apr 14, 2014