Palestinian Authority

PA said to raise salaries of bomb makers behind deadly 2003 attacks

Monday, September 9, 2019

(September 9, 2019 / JNS) The Palestinian Authority has raised the “salaries” of two of the terrorists responsible for deadly twin suicide bombings in Israel in 2003, according to Israeli NGO Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). The monthly payments were increased from NIS 6,000 ($1,703) to NIS 7,000 ($1,982) in accordance with P.A. law, according to … Read More


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Palestinian schoolchildren are exposed to a dramatic amount of incitement and intolerance against Jews and Israel, a research institute based at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem found. IMPACT-se describes itself as a “research, policy and advocacy organization that monitors and analyzes education,” according to “international standards on peace and tolerance as derived from UNESCO declarations … Read More


Friday, August 23, 2019

In a visit to the Jalazone Refugee Camp near Ramallah earlier this month, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas claimed that the Palestinians “will enter Jerusalem – millions of fighters.” In a video uploaded to Abbas’ Facebook page on August 10, and reported this week by the Middle East Media Research Institute [MEMRI], the Palestinian president … Read More

Fatah: PA has begun ‘gradual disengagement’ from Israel

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Palestinian Authority announced on Monday that all government employees in the West Bank and Gaza Strip will again receive only 60% of their salaries by next week due to the ongoing financial crisis the PA is facing. The employees have been receiving 50-60% of their salaries for the past few months. The authority says … Read More

Greenblatt: Palestinians have aspiration, not right, to East Jerusalem capital

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The forthcoming US peace plan will not be based on “fictions of international consensus” or on international law, the Trump administration’s Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt said Tuesday. Greenblatt also said that while the Palestinians may aspire to a capital in Jerusalem, they do not have a right to one. “It is true that … Read More

Top Trump negotiator: US still regards Abbas as a peace plan partner

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump’s top peace negotiator said the as yet unveiled U.S. Middle East peace plan includes the Palestinian Authority and its president, Mahmoud Abbas, as well as Hamas. “Our plan right now is with President Abbas,” Jason Greenblatt said Monday at the annual Washington, D.C., summit of the Christians United for … Read More

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