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Denmark and France finance UNRWA documentary of the Nakba ("the catastrophe," referring to the establishment of Israel)
Official PA TV newsreader: “UNRWA has launched a new project to document the history of the Nakba (i.e., ‘the catastrophe,’ Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of our people using photos and video clips, financed by two countries: Denmark and France.” Official PA TV...
Jun 10, 2014
British aid to PA from 2011-2015 exceeds 550 million dollars
“[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah… praised the extraordinary relations that unite Palestine and Britain, as British aid for the years 2011-2015 is expected to exceed 550 million dollars, all of which will be divided up into budgetary aid, humanitarian aid, and support for development...”
Jun 5, 2014
Germany signs €8.8 million agreement with Palestinians
From Wafa News Agency's English website: "RAMALLAH, May 7, 2014 – Jerusalem Water Undertaking and the German Government signed Wednesday a €8.8 agreement to support the water loss reduction Program. The agreement was signed by Minister of Planning Mohammad Abu Ramadan, Head of Water Authority..."
May 7, 2014
EU countries contribute €16.4 million to the PA's payment of salaries
The following article appeared on WAFA's English website: "Today the European Union has contributed approximately €16.4 million to the payment of the April salaries and pensions of approximately 70,000 Palestinian civil servants and pensioners of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and..."
May 6, 2014
PA-funded Prisoners' Club: Israelis taught international donors everything about PA salaries for prisoners
Qadura Fares: "Our second message is directed to the EU, international organizations and to the UN. They know by heart what the Israelis taught them. This is a disgrace. The Israelis (i.e., PMW reports) taught them and explained to them that the PA pays such and such canteen [amount] and pays such..."
Feb 17, 2014
EU donates €11 million for PA salaries and pensions
Headline: “The European Union grants 11 million euros to pay [PA] salaries and pensions” “Yesterday [Dec. 5, 2013] the European Union donated approximately 11 million euros to pay the November salaries and pensions of approximately 71,000 Palestinian government employees and pensioners in the...”
Dec 6, 2013
World Bank and Britain transfer $83.8 million to the PA; the EU intends to transfer $200 million more
Headline: “83.8 million dollars from the World Bank and Britain to the [Palestinian] Authority” “The World Bank transferred a sum of 72.7 million US dollars to the PA yesterday [Sept. 3, 2013] from the multi-donor Palestinian Reform and Development Plan Trust Fund. This Trust Fund is a multi-donor,...”
Sep 4, 2013
Foreign minister of Norway: World won't finance Palestinian state forever
“The Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide, said the world wouldn’t continue financing the building of a Palestinian state forever, and that unless progress was made [in the peace talks], the aid would stop. In an interview with the Israeli newspaper, The Jerusalem Post, he added that ‘in the...”
Aug 30, 2013
EU-funded NGO “resists normalization with Israel”
Headline: “During an open dialogue organized by the Sharek Youth Forum in Ramallah – young people call for punishment for those who organize normalization meetings and for those who attend them” “Young Palestinians demanded that employment sanctions and legal punitive measures be taken against...”
Aug 25, 2013
EU donates 19 million Euros towards PA salaries for May 2013
Headline: “The European Union contributes €19.2 million for [the PA’s] salaries and pensions for the month of May” “Yesterday [June 5, 2013], the European Union contributed approximately €19.2 million to pay [PA] salaries and pensions for the month of May to almost 75,000 Palestinian civil servants...”
Jun 6, 2013
PMW reports prompt question in Danish parliament about PA salaries for terrorists and Danish funding
Danish Parliament, question by MP Søren Espersen to Foreign Minister Villy Søvndal: MP Søren Espersen: "The idea was really to get some control over the money we (Denmark) send [to the PA]... This is happening on a large scale in Norway at the moment. [They] are preparing a hearing on what the..."
Apr 24, 2013
Possible hearing in Norway regarding Foreign Ministry misinforming Parliament about PA salaries for terrorist prisoners
Reporter Tormod Strand: “...4,600 Palestinian prisoners are [imprisoned] in Israeli prisons, convicted of security offenses. 500 of them are [serving] lifetime [sentences] for terror-related acts.” Reporter Tormod Strand: “[NRK] Evening News has reported that these prisoners, who are being praised...”
Apr 10, 2013
Israeli TV lauds PMW for success and impact in Europe
TV hosts: "We'll continue discussing foreign affairs with Itamar Marcus who I'm already awarding a small Israel Prize, or maybe a big one... Norway has discovered that funds it gave to the PA are given to security prisoners. This information was brought to Norway's attention by PMW... And now, you..."
Apr 5, 2013
Norwegian Foreign Minister admits PA has special support program for prisoners
Newsreader: "Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide is now involving himself in the issue of the Palestinians who are convicted of terrorism and who also receive large sums of money from the PA. Every year, Norway gives a lot of money to the PA and according to Foreign Minister Eide, the..."
Mar 21, 2013
French municipality praised for awarding terrorist prisoner honorary French citizenship
PA TV Program Palestine This Morning. Topic: The Bezons municipality in France awards honorary citizenship to Palestinian prisoners. Guests: Mayor of western Bani Zeid, Adel Barghouti and Chairman of the Prisoners’ Club, Qadura Fares. Fares: “When a municipality in a progressive and large country...”
Mar 19, 2013
Norway's Foreign Ministry admits it had false information about the PA's use of aid to fund terrorist prisoners
NRK TV newsreader: "The [Norwegian] Foreign Ministry now admits that [Norwegian] Parliament received imprecise information [from the Foreign Ministry] regarding financial support to Palestinian prisoners. Today the Parliamentary Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs demanded a better and..."
Mar 12, 2013
Norwegian MP says government "indirectly" funds terrorism by funding PA salaries
NRK TV newsreader: "Convicted Palestinian terrorists in Israeli prisons receive salaries from their government, an Israeli organization [PMW] claims. Norway provides substantial financial aid to the PA and the Foreign Ministry confirms that there is a financial aid program for prisoners, including..."
Feb 28, 2013
Norway donates $43 million in aid for PA salaries
Headline: “Norway extends emergency aid to the PA” “The Norwegian government decided yesterday [Feb. 23, 2013] to rush and send emergency aid to the PA to pay salaries to the employees in the public sector. This is within the framework of aid granted to finance the important services that the...”
Feb 24, 2013
PA TV News: French city grants "honorary citizenship" to terrorist prisoner
PA TV host 1: "The French city of Bezons awarded honorary citizenship to the prisoner Majdi al-Rimawi from the village Bani Zeid Al-Gharbiyya. This title and award were given during an official ceremony held in France, to which the wife of the prisoner, Fathiya al-Rimawi, was invited..." PA TV host...
Feb 20, 2013
Norwegian MP: Norway is not doing enough to stop PA TV hate incitement
MP Hans Olav Syversen of the Christian Democratic Party: "...we are talking about state-funded and state-controlled TV broadcasts from the Palestinian territories. It is, with due respect, not the first time this problem (i.e., Antisemitic messages on PA TV) has been discussed. I have here a long..."
Feb 13, 2013
Norwegian MP: Norway is not doing enough to stop PA TV hate incitement
Following Norwegian NRK TV's 11-minute report on PMW, a long debate took place in Norwegian Parliament in which the three opposition parties - the Conservative Party, the Progress Party and the Christian Democratic Party - challenged the Norwegian Foreign Minister about Norway's funding of the PA...
Feb 13, 2013
Norwegian MPs call to stop funding the PA if hate promotion continues
Report on Norwegian NRK TV: NRK narrator: "The Progress Party and the Christian Democratic Party want Norway to cut the aid to the PA unless the demonization and hatred of Jews is stopped. Yesterday, NRK [TV] reported that the PA finances and partially controls a TV channel that broadcasts hatred..."
Feb 11, 2013
Norwegian TV reports on PMW documentation of PA hate incitement
NRK TV narrator: "This is Palestinian children's television, funded and partially controlled by the Palestinian Authority, which receives large sums annually from Norway." Continuation of same PMW video from PA TV is shown (PA TV, Young girl:) "...our wars were for the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and that our..."
Feb 10, 2013
Norwegian FM dismisses PMW documentation about PA salaries for prisoners
Following PMW’s exposure of the PA policy of paying salaries to imprisoned terrorists, the Norwegian Foreign Minister dismissed the concern about how the PA uses Norwegian aid. Answer in Parliament by Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre: “I condemn all forms of hate propaganda and...”
Jun 5, 2012
Norwegian Foreign Ministry rejects PMW documentation: PA salaries for prisoners are social benefits
"[Norwegian daily] Dagbladet has asked the government a number of questions regarding Pal Watch’s (PMW’s) information [on PA paying salaries to imprisoned terrorists], but the [Norwegian] Foreign Ministry denies these problems and refers to the salary payments as social benefits. ‘The PA has, in..."
Sep 4, 2011