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PLO: terrorists and their families are “victims of the Israeli terror,” therefore paying them salaries “is a legal and national obligation”

The following are several clauses from a review of the Palestinian Central Council’s decisions made Aug. 15-17, 2018 –Ed.

“The payment of the allowances (mukhassasat) to the families of the prisoners, the Martyrs (Shahids), and the wounded is a legal and national obligation to provide them with protection and dignified treatment; this is because they are victims of the Israeli terror, which has turned the Fourth Geneva Convention that protects civilians in a time of war into a convention that protects its criminal soldiers and the terrorist settlers (the Fourth Geneva Convention does not apply to Palestinian terrorists imprisoned for criminal acts, as it relates to civilians in wartime –Ed.)…
The [Palestinian] Central Council approved the recommendations that were submitted to it by the PLO Executive Committee to carry out the decisions of the Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) and to submit a comprehensive plan with a defined schedule that will include a comprehensive limitation of the political, financial, and security ties with the Israeli occupation authorities, including suspending recognition of the State of Israel and stopping the security coordination in all of its forms, until [Israel] recognizes a Palestinian state in the June 4, 1967 borders whose capital is East Jerusalem…
The Central Council confirmed the need to support the BDS boycott movement against Israel and strengthen it, to divest from [Israel], and to call on the world states to sanction Israel, particularly in light of the racist [Jewish] nation-state law (see note below –Ed.).”

Jewish Nation-State Law – law passed by the Israeli Parliament on July 19, 2018, which codifies in Israel's Basic Law that Israel is the home of the Jewish nation with Jerusalem its capital, and the Hebrew calendar its official calendar. It establishes Hebrew as the sole official language and grants Arabic a special status, and it recognizes Jewish and Israeli holidays, memorial days, and the Jewish Sabbath as national holidays and days of rest - while guaranteeing the right of all Israeli citizens and residents to celebrate their holidays and days of rest.

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