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Palestinian Authority

Mahmoud Abbas admits PA pays terrorists – watch

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Palestinian tax money is funding “martyrs,” prisoners and wounded terrorists, according to a speech aired last week on Palestinian Authority TV. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaking in front of a delegation of US congressmen and members of America’s J-Street organization, bemoaned a decision by Israel to cut the tax revenue it collects on behalf of … Read More

Abbas rejects all tax revenues from Israel over terror payment deduction

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has rejected all tax revenue payments transferred to the PA by Israel, in response to Jerusalem withholding over $138 million of the amount over Ramallah’s payouts to Palestinian attackers and their families. The dramatic move means the PA is rejecting a large portion of its monthly income, which could lead … Read More

As Israel cuts into PA tax base over terror payments, Ramallah threatens retreat

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Kerem Shalom crossing, Gaza’s most important entry point for commercial goods, was operating normally on Monday. That may not seem like dramatic news, but given the circumstances, it was an unusual and unexpected development. As of Sunday, the crossing’s Gazan side is run by officials unaffiliated with the Palestinian Authority — in other words, … Read More

Israel approves million dollar freeze to PA tax revenue to offset terrorist wages

Monday, February 18, 2019

Israel’s security council approved a million dollar freeze on funds transferred to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in a bid to offset terrorist’s salaries, after months of bureaucratic wrangling culminated in the government’s sizable to slash the West Bank-based body on Sunday. The tax revenue cut amounts to approximately $138 million, which is over NIS 500 … Read More

U.S. funding for Palestinian security services ends

Monday, February 4, 2019

The US funding and training program for the PA’s security services ended Thursday at midnight, as diplomats and politicians scrambled to find a way to mitigate the impact on West Bank stability. The 14-year-old US Security Coordinator (USSC) mission, and the $61 million the US provides annually, is perceived to be the cornerstone to an … Read More

Op-ed in PA daily refers to Israel’s founding as a “plot to establish a racist Zionist entity,” calls Israel “the cancerous entity”

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Headline: “That which needs to be done on the Day of Solidarity with Palestine” “Nov. 29, 1947 was the [first] practical international step to execute the plot to establish a racist Zionist entity on 55% of the territory of historical Palestine. For the Palestinian people – which has the right, the land, and the homeland … Read More