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PLO official denies Palestinian National Fund is a terror organization; glorifies PLO connection to terrorists and their “heroic acts”

Headline: “Al-Za'anoun demanded that the Arab parliament members move to the stage of actions in support of the Palestinian cause”

“Chairman of the [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) Salim Al-Za'anoun demanded that the Arab parliament members implement the decisions of the Association of Arab Parliaments regarding the Palestinian cause and move to the stage of actions in order to deal with the policies and actions of the Israeli occupation against our people.
Al-Za'anoun… during Palestine’s speech at the 24th Conference of the Association of Arab Parliaments held in Rabat, the capital of Morocco… rejected the attempts to weaken the PLO, which is soaked in the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids), the sacrifice of the wounded, and the heroic acts of the prisoners, ‘as the attempt teaches us that attempts of this type are destined to fail. We will not accept the dictates of anyone, including Israeli Minister of War (i.e., Defense) Avigdor Liberman’s statements that considered the [PLO Palestinian] National Fund a terror organization. The meaning of this is revoking the recognition of the PLO, which opens wide to us the way to revoking our recognition of Israel.’”

On March 16, 2017, Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Liberman declared the Palestinian National Fund of the PLO a terrorist organization. The fund manages financial aid received by the PLO from different sources. The Israeli Ministry of Defense declare the fund a terror organization due to the fund's "massive support for elements responsible for committing severe acts of terrorism against Israel," and stated that the fund serves "as a significant financial pipeline for tens of millions of shekels that are transferred on a monthly basis to security prisoners held in Israel for committing acts of terrorism and to members of their families," and that "the fund also supports family members of terrorists who were wounded and killed while perpetrating acts of terrorism against Israel." It also stated that "the necessary steps will be taken, in Israel and abroad, to seize and forfeit the property and money belonging to the fund.”
Palestinian Media Watch has documented that the
PA uses the Palestinian National Fund to transfer money for terrorist salaries to the PLO.
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