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Despite deficit of $1 billion, PA says "We are in financial trouble, not a crisis, and we will be able to overcome it"
PA Minister of Finance reassures media that despite a $700 million "gap" in the PA's budget, "the PA refuses to submit to pressures and blackmail attempts" from Israel to encourage the cessation of terror salaries
UN report describes Palestinian economy as "dire", calling on "Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and the international community" to help address these financial issues
As Palestinian economy deteriorates, UN "calls for coordinated response," including "cessation of settlement activity and settler-related violence, demolitions, evictions, and Israeli security operations"
Nov 12, 2021
UNRWA is a “symbol” of the Palestinian refugees’ cause, says Arab League
Arab League will continue "supporting" UNRWA as “it is a symbol of international commitment to the Palestinian refugees’ cause,” while PA emphasizes the importance of UNRWA schools teaching according to “our Palestinian strategies”
Nov 10, 2021
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
EU-funded organization trains Palestinian teachers to teach about terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who led the murder of 12 children and 25 adults
The A.M Qattan Foundation – which is funded by the EU, European states, and the UN – trains teachers using a 5th grade lesson plan about terrorist Mughrabi who led the murder of 37 people, including 12 kids
Aug 12, 2021
PLO demands European Parliament cancel their decision to condition its UNRWA funding on ending incitement in the Palestinian school curricula
PLO "demanded that the European Parliament recant its decision to condition the monetary aid given to UNRWA on a change of the materials in Palestinian schoolbooks, as it is claimed that they promote ‘hatred and incitement to violence"
May 5, 2021
PA tells the UN it will not relinquish its “legitimate right” to pay terrorists in exchange for international humanitarian aid
PA Minister of Social Development tells UN representative that the PA will not "relinquish our legitimate rights" to fund terrorism "in exchange for aid", and calls the international effort to stop terror salaries “an attempt to politicize the humanitarian aid which harms and threatens human rights”
Feb 3, 2021
BDS conference held at Palestinian Red Crescent building in El-Bireh
Event and text posted on the Facebook page of BDS Arabic Posted text: “Under the auspices of the Palestinian people, the Palestinian National Boycott Movement invites you to participate in the Sixth National Conference of the Movement to Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) Israel, under the title...”
Mar 10, 2019
Palestinian Red Crescent honors murderers of 3 Israelis, cancels celebration "out of respect for the blood of the Martyrs who ascended to Heaven"
Headline: “Out of respect for the blood of the Martyrs: The Red Crescent cancels the celebrations of its golden jubilee” “The Palestinian Red Crescent announced the cancellation of the celebrations for the golden jubilee of its establishment, which were to take place today (Thursday) [Dec. 13,...”
Dec 13, 2018
Fatah Student Movement protests UNRWA steps to reduce services to Palestinian refugees; PA official: “The right of return of all of the refugees is a holy right that has no statute of limitations”
Headline: “Shabiba and the Al-Shaimaa High School for Girls are organizing a protest vigil in Qalqilya regarding the refugees’ cause” “The Qalqilya branch of the [Fatah] Shabiba Student Movement and the administration of the Al-Shaimaa High School for Girls in Qalqilya organized a protest vigil...”
Oct 2, 2017
PA Foreign Ministry criticizes UN response to center named after Dalal Mughrabi
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs criticizes the UN’s silence over Israel’s violation of international law, and the statements from Guterres’ office regarding the women’s center in the village of Burqa, in [the] Nablus [district]” “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs demanded that...”
Jun 1, 2017
Norway, UN and PA funded youth center named after Dalal Mughrabi
PMW note: Shortly after PMW reported on this center, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende condemned the center and demanded that the Norwegian money be returned. The UN, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, also condemned the decision. Shortly afterwards, Denmark also demanded its...
May 15, 2017
Prisoners' demands for April 2017 hunger strike
The following is a list of demands delivered ahead of a hunger strike by terrorist prisoners set to begin on Prisoner’s Day, April 17, 2017, which is being led by Marwan Barghouti – a terrorist prisoner who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks in which 5 were...
Apr 4, 2017
Japan announces $46.7 million in aid to PA general budget and UNRWA
Headline: “The government of Japan declares new aid for the Palestinian people” “The government of Japan yesterday [Feb. 12, 2017] in a press statement declared additional financial aid to the Palestinian people in the amount of $46,688,925, [which will be transferred] through international...”
Feb 13, 2017
Red Cross cuts funding for second monthly visit for families of prisoners; PA will cover cost instead
Headline: "Fares: The president signed on covering the expenses of the second monthly visit of prisoners' relatives" "Chairman of the [PA-funded] Palestinian Prisoners' Club Qadura Fares revealed that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas signed a resolution to cover the costs of the second monthly visit of..."
Aug 9, 2016
Vatican-funded sports club sponsors tournament named after terrorist mass murderer Abu Jihad
Headline: “Jerusalem Al-Ansar [team] successfully concluded the 22nd Abu Jihad Tournament” "The Jerusalem Al-Ansar Club successfully concluded the 22nd Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad' Football Tournament for young people born in 1995, which was efficiently and well organized on the grounds of the Burj..."
May 1, 2016
Tree planting ceremony honoring murderers held by Palestinian NGO funded by UNRWA, UNDP, foreign governments
Headline: “El-Bireh: Planting olive trees bearing the names of the popular uprising’s Martyrs in lands in danger of [expropriation]” “Yesterday [March 31, 2016], a number of families of Martyrs (Shahids) of the popular uprising (the wave of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis since...”
Apr 1, 2016
UN bodies and European governments support Palestinian NGO that honored killer of 3 with human reading chain
Headline: “Chain of readers in Hebron to commemorate Martyr Alyan” “Dozens of female activists and mothers took part in a chain of readers to commemorate Martyr (Shahid) Baha Alyan, on the occasion of National Reading Day, March 8 [International Women's Day], and Mother’s Day [March 21], in the...”
Mar 22, 2016