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The PA ignores internal problems, accusing Israel of causing them

Headline: “The government: The theft of government lands by Hamas constitutes theft of public funds”

“During its weekly meeting, held yesterday [Nov. 24, 2015] in Ramallah, led by [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, the [PA] government requested of the brothers in Saudi Arabia to pardon the Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh (i.e., sentenced to death for apostasy in Nov. 2015, sentence commuted to 8 years in prison and 800 lashes in January 2016)…

For the beginning of the events of the global campaign to combat violence against women, the government emphasized that this event is of extraordinary importance in Palestine, as the Palestinian woman is a central partner in the national struggle, the struggle for freedom and independence, and in resistance of the occupation in all stages of our national struggle. Likewise, the violence experienced by the Palestinian woman is of a different nature, particularly in this period, and is expressed by the ongoing crimes of the occupation against the Palestinian women, which have led to the death as Martyrs (Shahids) of 9 women since the beginning of October [2015], 4 of them adults and 5 minor girls. At the same time, there are still 40 female Palestinian prisoners in the prisons, among them 3 minors.”

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 25, 2015]

The nine Palestinian women who died from the beginning of October 2015 to the time of the article are as follows:

Bayan Ayman Al-Esseili – 16-year-old female Palestinian terrorist who stabbed an Israeli soldier in Hebron, near the Cave of the Patriarchs on Oct. 17, 2015. The soldier shot and killed Al-Esseili.

Huda Darwish – 65-year-old Palestinian woman who had a heart attack on Oct. 19, 2015. Her family tried to take her to a hospital in their car, but they were delayed at a checkpoint and she died before they reached a hospital.

Dania Arshid – 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist who when asked to identify herself at a military checkpoint near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron on Oct. 25, 2015, refused and ran towards the Israeli border policemen with a drawn knife. She was shot and killed by them.

Tharwat Al-Sharawi – 72-year-old Palestinian terrorist who tried to ram her car into Israeli soldiers on the Halhoul Bridge north of Hebron on Nov. 6, 2015. She was shot by the soldiers and taken to an Israeli hospital, but was dead on arrival. The event is under investigation because although she kept driving toward the soldiers after being told to stop, she was driving relatively slowly.

Rasha Awissi – 23-year-old Palestinian female terrorist who tried to carry out a stabbing attack at the Eliyahu checkpoint near Alfei Menashe on Nov. 11, 2015. In addition to a knife, she was also carrying a suicide letter in which she acknowledged that she intended to carry out an attack. Israeli security guards shot and killed Awissi.

Nour and Rahf Hassan – 30-year-old Palestinian woman and her 2-year-old daughter who died on Oct. 11, 2015, when Israeli army forces blew up a Hamas stronghold in Gaza, causing the collapse of an adjacent building where Nour Hassan and her daughter lived.

Ashraqat Taha Ahmad Qatanani - 18-year-old female Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab an Israeli girl, running after her with a drawn knife, on Nov. 22, 2015, at a junction near Nablus. Former head of the Shomron regional council Gershon Mesika foiled her attempt by running his car into her when he saw her attempted attack. Israeli soldiers then shot Qatanani. The PA reported that she died of her injuries, but this has not been officially confirmed.

Mahane Yehuda Market stabbing attack – On Nov. 23, 2015, two Palestinian female terrorists - Hadeel Awwad, 16, and her cousin Norhan Awwad, 14, stabbed and wounded a 70-year-old man with scissors outside the Jerusalem Mahane Yehuda Market. An Israeli policeman shot at the terrorists, who refused to drop their weapons. Hadeel was killed, and Norhan was wounded and taken for treatment in an Israeli hospital. An Israeli security officer was also wounded during the attack. The victim was later identified as a Palestinian from Bethlehem.