Palestinian Authority

Abbas said to refuse to take phone call from Trump

Monday, January 27, 2020

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly refused to take a phone call from US President Donald Trump ahead of the White House’s expected release of a Mideast peace plan rejected by Ramallah as one-sided in favor of Israel. The report by the state-run Turkish Anadolu Agency on Monday came ahead of separate meetings that Trump … Read More

Explosive device attached to balloons from Gaza land near Ashdod

Friday, January 17, 2020

Israeli police neutralized an explosive device attached to several balloons launched from Gaza into Israeli territory on Friday, The Jerusalem Post’s sister publication Maariv reported on Friday. Earlier during the day, police announced that several balloons launched from Gaza landed in an open field near the city of Ashdod and that bomb-disposal experts were at … Read More

4 mortar shells fired from Gaza at Israeli towns; none injured

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired four mortar shells toward southern Israel on Wednesday afternoon, causing neither injury nor damage, the military said. Two of the incoming projectiles were intercepted by the military’s Iron Dome air defense system. The other two appeared to strike open fields in Israel’s Sha’ar Hanegev region, east of northern … Read More

Egyptian official on Palestinian TV denies Jewish history in Israel

Thursday, December 12, 2019

An Egyptian official has accused Israeli Jews of falsifying Jewish links to the land of Israel. Speaking in an interview on PA TV, Egyptian Foreign Affairs Council member and former Foreign Minister’s aide Raja Ahmed Hassan claimed that Jews forged historical artifacts in a bid to construct a false narrative over Jewish ties to the … Read More

Palestinian teen suicide bomber honored with plaque at Bethlehem school

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

A Palestinian teenage suicide bomber has had a plaque in her honor placed at a school in Bethlehem. 17-year-old Ayyat al-Akras murdered two Israelis and injured 28 others when she blew herself up near a supermarket in Jerusalem on March 29, 2002. One of her victims was also a teenage girl and the other was … Read More

P.A. TV marks World Children’s Day by calling on kids to become ‘martyrs’

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

(December 3, 2019 / PMW) The Palestinian Authority marked World Children’s Day last week by calling on Palestinian children to become “martyrs.” On the Nov. 20 episode of the children’s program “The Best Home,” which aired on P.A. TV, two children recited poems encouraging martyrdom for “Palestine.” One poem, recited by a girl of around … Read More

Mortar shell fired from Gaza strikes open field in southern Israel

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired a mortar shell at southern Israel Monday evening, apparently striking an open field in the Eshkol region, Israeli authorities said. The Israel Defense Forces confirmed that one projectile had been fired from the Palestinian enclave, but didn’t comment on where it landed. An Eshkol Regional Council spokesperson said the … Read More

Netherlands cuts aid to Palestinian Authority over terrorist salaries

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Dutch government has cut funding for the Palestinian Authority over its salaries to terrorists serving time in Israeli jails. The aid ministry announced the move Wednesday during annual budget talks. In 2017, the Palestinian Authority paid about $198 million to a fund for the families of terrorists killed during their attacks and about $160 … Read More

Netherlands halts aid to PA over payments to terrorists

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The parliament issued a statement expressing its objection to providing ongoing funding to the PA when some of the aid was earmarked for terrorists “who commit terrifying acts of murder,” the Israeli media said. The move comes a day after the Dutch parliament passed a motion criticizing a recent European Union ruling that EU countries … Read More