Palestinian Authority

PA increases salaries to terrorists in 2019 despite financial crisis – report

Friday, July 5, 2019

The Palestinian Authority has paid no less than NIS 234,172,000 (more than $65 million), or, on average, NIS 46,834,400 a month in salaries to terrorist prisoners (including released prisoners), according to a PA financial expenditures report for the first five months of 2019. In research presented this week by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), this represents an … Read More

Erdogan says ‘out of question’ to support US Palestinian plan

Monday, July 1, 2019

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it was “out of the question” for Turkey to support the US economic plan for Palestinians, in comments published on Monday. The White House plan revealed last week calls for $50 billion in investment over 10 years in the Palestinian territories and their Arab neighbors. “It is out of the … Read More

Testimonies of Palestinians tortured by the PA to be shown at The Hague

Monday, June 24, 2019

(June 24, 2019 / Israel Hayom) The testimonies of Palestinians who suffered torture at the hands of the Palestinian Authority because they collaborated or were suspected of collaborating with Israel are due to be presented to the International Criminal Court at The Hague today. Two years ago, Jerusalem District Court Judge Moshe Drori ruled that … Read More

Israel’s strategic affairs minister: time for PA leader Abbas to go

Monday, June 17, 2019

(June 17, 2019 / JNS) Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan on Sunday urged the international community to take immediate action to oust Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, saying this was the only way to ensure the diplomatic process with the Palestinians moves forward. Speaking at The Jerusalem Post Conference in New York, Erdan lambasted … Read More

The Priorities of Palestinian Leaders

Friday, June 7, 2019

Let us consider some of those “other priorities….” Last week, Palestinian sources revealed that the ministers of the Palestinian Authority government have given themselves a $2,000 raise in their monthly salary… at a time when the Palestinian leadership is claiming that it is suffering from a financial crisis. Hardly a day passes without another Palestinian … Read More

Palestinians reject US economic peace summit in Bahrain, say they won’t attend

Monday, May 20, 2019

The Palestinian leadership on Monday pushed back against a plan for an economic conference next month in support of Washington’s Middle East peace plan, saying it was not consulted and no party was entitled to negotiate on its behalf. The White House announced Sunday it would co-host the June 25-26 conference with Bahrain focusing on economic … Read More

Greenblatt: PA could finance its hospitals if it stopped paying terrorists

Friday, May 17, 2019

US Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt has tweeted that the Palestinian Authority would be able to better finance medical care for its people if it stopped funding terrorists. “The PA incurred bills @ the hospital & assumed someone else would pay. We want those patients to receive the best care -the PA could easily pay … Read More