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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..."
Jan 20, 2019
PA foreign minister condemns Australian cut to aid to the PA over terror salaries
“The State of Palestine’s [PA] Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad Al-Malki said that the position of Australia, which has stopped the aid to the State of Palestine, constitutes a hostile position against the Palestinian people’s rights and [shows Australia is] being dragged after the extremist...”
Jul 4, 2018
PA leader Nabil Shaath: Australia is “worthy of being spat on”
PA Chairman Abbas’ advisor Nabil Shaath: "This filthy talk of ‘the criminals’ in connection with our Martyrs and prisoners – while they are our heroes, the heroes of self-sacrifice and the candles of freedom. They cannot be compared to the Israeli criminals in Israel’s prisons... Australia’s..."
Jul 3, 2018
Abbas’ deputy to Americans: “We don’t want your flour, your wheat, or your aid"
Fatah Deputy Chairman and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul: “Mahmoud Abbas has told him [Trump], and we are telling him, that America is not fit to be a sponsor of peace… This American Trump is forming an alliance with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, the Israeli enemy,...”
Jul 2, 2018
Fatah Deputy Chairman in interview: “The American administrations have not given the Palestinians anything of substance”
Excerpt of the full text of an interview conducted by the London newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi with Fatah Deputy Chairman and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul Headline: “Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul: We will not confront the Arab countries that are going in the...”
Jan 20, 2018
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
Abbas’ advisor belittles US aid to Palestinians
Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "Yesterday you saw, brothers, how the world returned a slap to American President [Trump], how the entire world that the American president had threatened, stuck its tongue out at him and said:..."
Dec 22, 2017
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 Education Minister denies incitement in Palestinian schoolbooks, says Palestinians won’t “accept conditions that deviate from the identity of the Palestinian struggle” from donors
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) decision to support education in “Palestine” following Israel’s activities in the field of education in Jerusalem in the last two years, hosting PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam...
Nov 5, 2017
7000 Palestinian prisoners are in Israeli jails
Headline: “The prisoners’ institutions: The occupation arrested 436 citizens last August” “Institutions dealing with prisoners’ affairs – the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs, the [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club, the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, and the Addameer...”
Oct 4, 2016
Official PA daily op-ed: Western aid money is an “obligation towards the Palestinian people from… the capitalist West that created the Israeli ethnic cleansing state”
The following is an excerpt of the op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, a regular columnist for the official PA daily: “The West is not dictating any sort of position to the Palestinian leadership in general, and [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas in particular. The [Western] aid money is not a favor from...”
Aug 8, 2016
Palestinian study critiques USAID; PLO official complains that the funds hinge on “renouncing terror, which is a hint [that USAID] condemn[s] the Palestinian people's struggle”
Headline: “Salaries of foreign and local workers drain up two thirds of the international aid funds” “The donor countries have given more than 21 billion dollars over the last 20 years, whether [directly] to the PA or to organizations of the international community [who support the PA], in addition...”
Jun 8, 2016
PA-funded children's magazine encourages violence: "The most beautiful mother is the fighter"
Cover of Zayazafuna magazine March 2016 issue: The image shows a keffiyeh-masked man in a tree, and a Palestinian flag hanging from the branch he’s standing on. Text in image: “The most beautiful mother is the fighter, and not the one living off the leftovers of the ‘donor countries!’”
Mar 1, 2016
PLO official: We will not compromise even when threatened with loss of US aid
“Wasil Abu Yusuf, Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Front and member of the PLO Executive Committee, said the American threat to halt aid to the PA was well-known, and that this wasn’t the first time the US had adopted a policy that favors the occupation and adopts its demands. In...”
Jan 8, 2015
PA Minister attacks Europeans for refusing to pay salaries to terrorists who are "heroes"
PA Minister of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake: "The Europeans want their money that comes to us to remain clean -- not to go to families of those they claim to be terrorists. [They] need to renounce this occupation mentality. These [prisoners] are heroes, fedayyeen (self-sacrificing fighters), and..."
Nov 4, 2013
Donors requiring that their money be used for peace projects is "donor's filth"
Interview with Abd Al-Fattah Abu Srour, Al-Rowwad Theater Director and Head of the Palestinian Actor's Union: Abu Srour: "The theater's purpose is not to be diplomatic and not to make peace between the nations." PA TV host: "Not for normalization." Abu Srour: "Exactly, not for normalization." TV...
Mar 7, 2013
Editor of PA daily hints that if Palestinian aid is cut, return to violence is justified
Editor of official PA daily Hafez Barghouti: "When the PA started building the state institutions, Arab aid was cut to its lowest level. When it submitted the request for membership to the UN, the Americans halted their aid, and when it [the PA] received membership in UNESCO, the Israelis stopped..."
Nov 3, 2011
Fatah: US funding freeze is "blackmail"; US aid is a "political and moral right"
Fatah's response to the US freeze of $200 million dollars in aid to the PA: Headline: "Fatah: We are opposed to blackmail by the American Congress; the aid is a political and moral right" "The Fatah movement viewed the decision by Congress to withhold the transfer of aid funds to the PA as..."
Oct 3, 2011
PA chief negotiator: Freeze on US aid to the PA is "blackmail" and is "unacceptable"
PA chief negotiator Saeb Erekat's response to the US freeze of $200 million dollars in aid to the PA: "We appreciate US aid, but to be blackmailed and bargained with over our right to self-determination, on Jerusalem, and on our Arab and Islamic identity is unacceptable." Click to view bulletin
Oct 3, 2011
PA spokesman calls US freeze on aid to the PA "unjustifed" and "collective punishment"
Ghassan Khatib, PA spokesperson, Director of PA Government Media Center, and former Minister of Planning and Minister of Labor responds to the US freeze of $200 million dollars in aid to the PA: "This [the US funding freeze] is not constructive at all. Such moves are unjustified. These are mainly..."
Oct 1, 2011
Palestinians protest USAID as it leads to "backwardness" and "the consolidation of [American] hegemony"
Article in the official PA daily reporting on the protest: "...dozens of Palestinian youth from the Independent Youth Activity group gathered... for a sit-down strike opposite the El-Bireh municipality, protesting what they refer to as 'conditional external funding', which is conditional first and..."
Sep 11, 2011
Abbas stresses commitment to UN statehood request, even if US stops aid to the PA
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "Pressure is indeed being exerted so that we won't go [to the UN]... but ultimately there is a supreme Palestinian interest according to which we want to act. ... We have indeed been told that Congress will halt the aid, whether we go to the UN Security Council or to the..."
Aug 29, 2011