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Norwegian FM dismisses PMW ‎documentation about PA salaries for ‎prisoners

Following PMW’s exposure of the PA ‎policy of paying salaries to imprisoned ‎terrorists, the Norwegian Foreign Minister ‎dismissed the concern about how the PA ‎uses Norwegian aid. ‎
Answer in Parliament by Norwegian ‎Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre:

‎“I condemn all forms of hate propaganda ‎and incitement to terrorism, no matter on ‎which side of the conflict the parties ‎reside. Such attitudes and actions are not ‎consistent with Norwegian foreign policy ‎interests and message, and we do our ‎utmost to ensure that Norwegian ‎supported projects do not contribute to ‎spreading such attitudes. We achieve ‎this through quality assurance and close ‎follow up on our partners and their work. Questions about hate propaganda and ‎incitement to violence is an issue that we ‎regularly bring up in our dialogue with ‎‎[our] Palestinian and international ‎partners. We feel this is something that is ‎being taken seriously also by the ‎Palestinian authorities.”‎

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