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PA salaries to terrorists and their families
PA salaries to terrorists and their families
In April 2011, the Palestinian Authority Registry published a Government Resolution granting all Palestinian prisoners imprisoned in Israel for security and terror-related offenses a monthly salary from the PA (Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 15, 2011). This new resolution, called PA Government Resolution of 2010, numbers 21 and 23, formalized what has long been a PA practice.

The PA defined which Palestinians would be considered "prisoners": "Anyone imprisoned in the occupation's [Israel's] prisons as a result of his participation in the struggle against the occupation" (Ch. 1 of Law of Prisoners, 2004/19, www.alasra.ps, accessed May 9, 2011)

According to the PA definition, more than 4,500 Palestinian prisoners (as of December 2012) serving time for terror-related offenses are recipients of PA salaries. This means that Palestinians convicted of crimes such as theft do not receive a salary, but Hamas and Fatah terrorist murderers do.

These monthly payments to prisoners are paid from the PA’s general budget and income taxes are paid, as is the case with all other PA salaries (Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 19, 2011). According to the language of the PA regulation as well as PA economic reports on government salaries, the monthly salaries to prisoners range from 1,400 shekels to 12,000 shekels. The PA economic report listed the prisoners’ salaries as part of the PA general salary budget, which includes civil servants, military personnel and others. (Life and the Market, supplement to Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 19, 2011). It was not listed as a social service payment.

The PA’s general budget and salary budget is funded by numerous donor countries. Since 2011, PMW has been documenting that international donors' aid money given for salaries and to the PA general budget pays the salaries of Palestinian terrorists imprisoned in Israel. This is in violation of the letter or spirit of the laws of the funding countries.

Responding to queries from donor countries following PMW reports, the PA told the donor countries that they changed the wording of the law from “salaries” – “ratib”- to “assistance” – “i’ana.” British Minister of State stated in a letter that “we have discussed these issues with the PA at the highest levels” and “the PA has now changed the wording in the Cabinet Decision to unambiguously refer to the payment as assistance – i’ana.’” (Letter from Minister of State Alan Duncan to MP Mike Freer, see report here) However, the PA immediately contradicted what Duncan had claimed, calling it a rumor:

“[Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa] Karake denies rumors about changing salaries (Arabic: rawatib) into social assistance (Arabic: i'anat ijtima'iya)…” [WAFA (the official Palestinian Authority news agency), Dec. 27, 2012]
 
This was likewise corroborated by Prisoners' Club Chairman Qadura Fares, when he announced that the PA had finalized a final version of the law “which considers payments made to prisoners 'salaries,' (Arabic: ratib) to which no other term applies.” [Al-Quds Internet edition, Dec. 27, 2012]

In August 2014, the PA implemented another ruse to evade pressure from international ‎donors. The PA closed the PA Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs and announced the ‎establishment of a new PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, which they claimed ‎would pay the salaries. ‎

However, the PLO Commission was new only in name. The PLO body would have the ‎same responsibilities and pay the exact same amounts of salaries to prisoners; the ‎former PA Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs, Issa Karake, became the Director of the new ‎PLO Commission and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas retained overall supervision of ‎the PLO Commission. [PNN Palestine News Network (independent Palestinian news agency), Aug. 29, 2014] [Ayjal radio (independent Palestinian station), Aug. 30, 2014] [Official PA TV, May 9, 2015]

Nevertheless, many international donors accepted PA assurances that the PA was no ‎longer paying the salaries to terrorist prisoners. For instance, the Dutch government ‎made this statement in April 2015: ‎

‎“The responsibility for payments to prisoners was transferred to the PLO and will ‎no longer be charged to the budget of the PA, and these [payments to prisoners] ‎are not funded by PA tax revenues or donor funds. The PLO pays such costs ‎from their own income, where the Cabinet has no access.” [Question and ‎Answer session, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, April 22, 2015] ‎
 
Ample evidence contradicts the PA assurances to the Dutch and other donors. These ‎findings are based entirely on information supplied by the PA: ‎

‎- In January 2015, the PA Ministry of Finance announced that the PA budget includes ‎transfer of salaries to prisoners in Israeli jails who were from Gaza. [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, ‎Jan. 6, 2015] This openly contradicts the PA claim that the PA no longer pays salaries ‎to prisoners.‎

‎- When Israel withheld PA tax income in the first months of 2015, the PA announced ‎that prisoners receiving up to 2,000 shekels in salary a month would continue to ‎receive their full salary and those receiving more than 2,000 shekels would only ‎receive 60% of their salary -- the same reduction that was imposed on civil servants. ‎‎[Wattan News Agency, March 5, 2015] Were the PLO paying salaries from Arab donor ‎money and not the PA, Israel's holding up PA money would have no impact on terrorist ‎prisoners’ salaries. Clearly, it is still PA money paying terrorist prisoners’ salaries.‎

To view all PMW reports on PA salaries to terrorist prisoners, click here.

The following section documents all developments related to salaries for ‎Palestinian prisoners imprisoned in Israel:‎

PLO chief negotiator: “The [PA] leadership will continue to pay the salaries of the prisoners, the Martyrs’ families, and the wounded”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 5, 2018
      “[Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator Saeb] Erekat said that the [Palestinian] leadership is preparing to sue Israel for its crimes against the unarmed demonstrators at the Marches of Return (refers to violent riots at the Gaza-Israel border; see note below –Ed.). [He said:] ‘We will also ask the International Criminal Court’s legal committee to launch an investigation of the Israeli crimes, including the settlements, according to the complaint that was submitted by the State of Palestine. The committee will monitor the topic of the law deducting the allowance (mukhassasat) money of the Martyrs (Shahids), prisoners, and wounded’ (refers to Israeli law deducting terror salaries from tax money collected for the PA; see note below –Ed.).
Erekat explicitly stated that the leadership will continue to pay the salaries (rawatib) of the prisoners, the Martyrs’ families, and the wounded, despite the occupation authorities’ decision to deduct their allowances from the [Palestinian] National Authority’s tax revenues. Erekat sees this as a national obligation and legal and moral commitment that is consistent with the international agreements and treaties regarding prisoners, which Israel is violating with this decision..."
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PA and Fatah official: Passage of Israeli terror salaries law is “robbery,” implementation of law will have “consequences: “All of the options will be open”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 5, 2018
    “Chairman of the General Authority for Civil Affairs [in the PA] and Fatah Movement Central Committee member Minister Hussein Al-Sheikh said that ‘The Israeli Parliament’s ratification of a law cutting that which is paid to the families of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids) from the Palestinian taxes is robbery and theft of our people’s money’ (refers to a law to deduct terror salaries from taxes collected for the PA; see note below –Ed.).
Minister Al-Sheikh said in a press release yesterday [July 4, 2018] that ‘If the government of Israel implements this decision, this will have political, security, and financial consequences, and our people’s leadership will implement a series of decisions and steps in response to this. All of the options will be open in order to deal with this decision, which deviates from all of the signed agreements and protocols.’ Al-Sheikh emphasized that ‘The occupation authorities have no right to judge our people’s past and present and its national struggle for freedom and independence.’ He added: ‘There is contact with different concerned parties regionally and internationally, and this is in order to explain the danger involved in this type of decision and its consequences.’”
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Independent Council for Human Rights condemns passage of law deducting terror salaries from tax payments Israel transfers to the PA as violation of international law
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 5, 2018
    "The Independent Council for Human Rights condemned the ratification of the law to deduct the prisoners’ and Martyrs' (Shahids') allowances (mukhassasat) from the Palestinian tax money by the 'Israeli Parliament.' (refers to law to deduct terror salaries from taxes collected for the PA; see note below –Ed.). The council said in a statement yesterday [July 4, 2018] that 'The Israeli law constitutes an illegal blow to both the money owed to the Palestinians according to the agreements signed between the PLO and the occupation government, and a blow to the rights of these groups in the Palestinian society, and a blow to the right of the prisoners and their family members to live in dignity.' The council also emphasized that ‘There is no contradiction between the clauses of international law and international humanitarian law regarding giving support or salaries (rawatib) to the families of the detained, the prisoners, and the released prisoners - whose families completely depend on them financially in order to manage their lives and to allow them to live with dignity - and the obligation to give them the monetary allowances (mukhassasat) and their right to this.'"
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PLO prisoners’ commission condemns Australian decision to cut aid to the PA over terror salaries; Israel is “head of the terror in the region and in the entire world”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 4, 2018
Headline: “After Australia announced the stopping of the financial aid to the PA under the pretext of ‘salaries for prisoners’ - the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: The world must not be dragged after Israel’s false stories and fraud”
     “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs said in a statement yesterday (Tuesday) [July 3, 2018] that the world’s states must not be dragged after Israel’s false stories and fraud, whose goal is to change the facts, or after its failed attempts to define the Palestinians' legitimate right to struggle as a crime, and particularly the attack against the allowances (mukhassasat) of the families of the Martyrs (Shahids), the wounded, and the prisoners (refers to Israeli law deducting terror salaries from tax money collected for the PA; see note below –Ed.).
The commission added: 'Israel is an occupation state, which is implementing the most despicable policy of abuse, oppression, and murder against the members of the Palestinian people, and it is the head of the terror in the region and in the entire world. The Australian position was a type of alignment with the view of the occupation and oppression state' (Australia announced it is ceasing direct aid to the PA on July 2, 2018, citing the PA’s terror salaries as the reason for this decision, and instead will transfer aid through the UN –Ed.)…"
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PA government condemns Israeli salaries law as “theft,” says leadership “will not abandon the prisoners and the families of the Martyrs”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 4, 2018
Headline: “The [PA] government: The Palestinian cause was and is the key to international security and peace”
    “The [PA] government condemned the ratification of ‘the law to deduct [the amount of] the prisoners and Martyrs’ (Shahids) allowances (mukhassasat) from the Palestinian tax money’ (refers to Israeli law deducting terror salaries from PA tax money; see note below –Ed.). It emphasized that deducting the money from these revenues and legitimizing it are nothing but Israeli robbery, theft of Palestinian money, the open legitimization of the theft of our people’s money, and harms our national symbols and the symbols of the defense of freedom and dignity…
The government emphasized that the Palestinian leadership, headed by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, will not abandon the prisoners and the families of the Martyrs, who have paid with their years and their lives for their homeland.”
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PLO chief negotiator: Israeli law deducting terror salaries from tax payments is “robbery and theft”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 4, 2018
“Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat said to AFP: ‘This decision (referring to law to deduct terror salaries from PA tax money collected by Israel; see note below –Ed.) is most dangerous, and nears the point of doing away with the PA. This is robbery and theft.’ He added: ‘Israel is stealing the land and money of the Palestinian people… Its decision to build new housing units in the settlements (possibly referring to Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Liberman’s May 2018 announcement that Israel plans to approve 3,900 housing units in 30 West Bank towns -Ed.) constitutes theft of the Palestinian people’s land.’ Erekat emphasized that all of this is a result of ‘the decisions of American President Donald Trump, which are encouraging Israel.’”
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PA foreign minister condemns Australian cut to aid to the PA over terror salaries
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 4, 2018
       “The State of Palestine’s [PA] Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad Al-Malki said that the position of Australia, which has stopped the aid to the State of Palestine, constitutes a hostile position against the Palestinian people’s rights and [shows Australia is] being dragged after the extremist Israeli position. This is expressed in [Australia’s] use of the social security system, which is meant for the families of the Palestinian prisoners, as an excuse for its reallocation of its aid to Palestine (Australia announced on July 2, 2018, that it is ceasing direct aid to the PA; see note below –Ed.). In a statement, Al-Malki emphasized this evening (Tuesday) [July 3, 2018] that the regretful position of the present Australian government is not surprising, as it has consistently and embarrassingly failed to fulfill its obligations according to international law in everything related to the rights of the Palestinian people… Al-Malki emphasized that the present Australian government’s announcement is an additional step, through which this government is again proving that it is investing in the Israeli government’s war agenda…"

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Head of Prisoners’ Club condemns Israel salary law, prisoners are “resistance members and prisoners of war,” not terrorists; no one will harm “rights” of prisoners, Martyrs’ families and wounded
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 4, 2018
Headline: “Wall to wall condemnations of the approval of deduction of the Martyrs and prisoners’ allowances”
     “Chairman of the Palestinian [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club Qadura Fares… explained that Israel’s attempts to steal the Palestinian people’s money (referring to Israeli law deducting terror salaries from tax money collected for the PA; see note below –Ed.)… are part of the actions to apply pressure in order to connect the Palestinian struggle to terror… Fares noted that the prisoners oppose all of the Israeli efforts to revoke their political status and their status as fighters, to revoke their legitimate right as resistance members and prisoners of war, and to label them as ‘terrorists’ and ‘criminals.’ Fares calmed the families of the Martyrs (Shahids), the prisoners, and the wounded that no one will harm their rights, as there is a consensus over them among the members of the Palestinian people. He emphasized that the implementation of this racist and discriminatory law will have grave consequences that will lead to an explosion in the face of the occupation.”
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Abbas’ spokesman: Israeli salaries law is a "dangerous decision, " "a sort of declaration of war against the Palestinian people, its fighters, its prisoners, and also its Martyrs"
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 3, 2018
      “The Palestinian [PA] presidential office condemned the Israeli Parliament's decision to ratify the law to deduct the allowances (mukhassasat) of the Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners from the Palestinian tax money (referring to a law deducting terror salaries from PA tax money; see note below). Official Spokesman for the [PA] Presidential Office [and Fatah Central Committee member] Nabil Abu Rudeina said in a statement today (Tuesday) [July 3, 2018] that the presidential office adamantly objects to this dangerous decision, and that it thinks it harms the foundations of the relations from the time of the Oslo Accords and until now.
He added that if this law is implemented, it will lead to significant Palestinian decisions in order to deal with this dangerous decision, as this matter is considered one of the red lines that no one is allowed to harm or cross...”
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PA TV brings various responses to Israeli salaries law
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 3, 2018
Official PA TV News, responses to the Israeli law deducting terror salaries from the tax money collected for the PA

Official PA TV newsreader: “The [PA] presidential office condemned the Israeli Parliament’s decision to pass a law deducting the allowances (mukhassasat) of the Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners from the Palestinian tax money (see note below –Ed.), and emphasized that this is tantamount to a declaration of war against our people, its fighters, its prisoners, and its Martyrs. [PA] Presidential Office Spokesman [and Fatah Central Committee member] Nabil Abu Rudeina said that the presidential office is expressing its firm opposition to this dangerous decision, and considers it a blow to the foundations of the connection [between Israel and the PA] from the Oslo Agreements until now...”
Official PA Government Spokesman Yusuf Al-Mahmoud: “The [PA] government emphasized its refusal of any financial proposal or process to resolve the Palestinian problem at the expense of our national principles…”
Official PA TV reporter: “The government also condemned the Israeli Parliament’s passing of what is called ‘the law deducting the allowances of the prisoners and Martyrs from the tax money.’ It emphasized that the leadership will not abandon the prisoners and the families of the Martyrs, who sacrificed their souls and lives for their homeland.”
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PLO official: Prisoners had a “right” to kill – a “right to resist the occupation”; paying them is "sacred"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 3, 2018

PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Spokesman Hassan Abd Rabbo:
"The legislation that passed the Israeli Parliament is racist legislation and is tantamount to organized state terror, which targets the Palestinian people’s values of struggle and morals, and attempts not only to steal the Palestinian people’s money, but also to target the history of our people’s struggle and its right to resist the occupation... The [Israeli] law defines the [Palestinian] national struggle as a crime, considers it terror, and considers the Palestinian people’s fighters and its Martyrs terrorists, criminals, and murderers... The issue of paying allowances to the families of the Martyrs, prisoners, and wounded is a sacred national obligation of the Palestinian people and the Palestinian leadership."
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Israeli Arab MP on PA TV: Israeli terror salaries law is “theft”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 3, 2018
Official PA TV News, on the recently passed Israeli law to deduct terrorist salaries from PA tax money

Official PA TV newsreader: “On the same subject, head of the Joint [Arab] List in the Israeli Parliament Ahmad Tibi said that the law to loot the Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners’ allowances (mukhassasat) (Israeli law to deduct terror salaries from PA tax money -Ed.) is armed robbery and theft that the government of Israel is committing against our people’s rights.”

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Senior PLO official: Killing Israelis is not “terror”; it’s not “criminal”- it’s “legitimate”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 3, 2018

Official PA TV program 'The Content of the News'

Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake: "We reject these laws (i.e., to deduct terrorist salaries from PA tax money)... We continue to stand by the families of the prisoners (i.e., terrorists), the Martyrs (i.e., terrorists), and the wounded. This is part of the Palestinian national struggle... We reject labeling them ‘criminals’ and ‘terrorists.’ Israel wants to turn the entire struggle of the Palestinian people into ‘terrorism.’ It wants to remove the legitimacy of our struggle against the occupation."
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PA daily op-ed: Imprisoned terrorists have a "right" to their salaries from the PA
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 2, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: "The Prisoners' salaries are our obligation"
    "The salaries (rawatib) of the prisoners of freedom are a right that is guaranteed to them, and colonialist Israel, the US, and anyone else cannot under any circumstances be allowed to harm this right, which is guaranteed to them as freedom fighters according to the Palestinian national criteria and laws and international [ones]... The prisoners' cause is the cause of every Palestinian family, and it is necessarily a general cause of the [Palestinian] people and of its political leadership. None of their financial, social, or political rights can be relinquished. Their salaries are an obligation upon the people and the leadership."
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Head of PLO body for Martyrs’ families and prisoners: Israeli deduction of terror salaries from PA tax transfers is “illegal and constitutes an act of robbery, state terror,” payments are “welfare money” and will continue
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 29, 2018
Headline: “Al-Wazir: Deducting the allowances of the families of the Martyrs and the prisoners is an act of robbery and terror”
      “Chairwoman of the [PLO] Families of the Martyrs and Wounded Institution Intisar Al-Wazir condemned the Israeli Parliament’s decision to deduct the allowances (mukhassasat) of the families of the Martyrs (Shahids) and the prisoners from the PA’s tax money (sic., the Israeli Parliament Committee on Security and Foreign Affairs passed a bill to the Israeli Parliament for final voting), and considered this an inhumane act that harms the lives and livelihood of thousands of Palestinian families that have lost their provider and struggled and sacrificed the lives of their sons and their freedom in order to resist the occupation. Al-Wazir added that this action of deduction is illegal and constitutes an act of robbery, state terror, and a new way for the occupation to subjugate the Palestinians and eliminate their legal rights that are anchored in international law and norms.
Al-Wazir emphasized that the allowances of the Martyrs’ families, the wounded, and the prisoners are welfare money that are meant to strengthen the society and defend it from extremism and deviance... Al-Wazir calmed the families of the Martyrs and the prisoners regarding the continued payment of their allowances, and emphasized that the institutions working in this sector are continuing their work, and the occupation’s steps do not deter them from carrying out the humanitarian and social work...”

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PLO official vows to continue terrorist salaries
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 27, 2018

Official PA TV News, on an Israeli bill to deduct the amount the PA pays in terror salaries from the tax money Israel collects for the PA, telephone interview with Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake

Official PA TV host:
"Israel is looting the Palestinian people’s money, this time through laws that it legislated today..."
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake: "This is clear theft and piracy in broad daylight... Israel strives not only to hold the money on the pretext of [PA] support for the families of the prisoners and the Martyrs - it wants to define the Palestinian people’s entire struggle as a 'crime' and those who have resisted the occupation as 'criminals.' This is the resistance of our Palestinian people, which is guaranteed by the international and humanitarian laws...
We will continue despite the pressures, threats, and blackmail.  We will continue to take care of and help the families of our prisoners and our Martyrs, we won't abandon them."
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PLO official: Israeli terror salaries law is “robbery and theft”
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 27, 2018
Headline: “Khaled: Robbery and theft in the Israeli Parliament, the likes of which only exists in the American Congress”
      “PLO Executive Committee member Tayseer Khaled responded in a post on social media to the Israeli Parliament approving the deduction of the amount that the PA pays the families of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids) from the Palestinian [PA] tax money (sic., the bill passed the Israeli Parliament Committee on Security and Foreign Affairs on June 27, 2018, prior to a general vote in the Israeli Parliament; see note below)…
He said that frankly this is robbery and theft, the likes of which is only that taking place in the American Congress and the Taylor Force Act (i.e., a law cutting almost all US aid to the PA as long as it pays terrorist salaries; see note below), which the American administration is using as a means of blackmail in order to achieve political concessions from the Palestinian side.”
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PLO Prisoners’ Commission condemns approval of Israeli prisoners’ salaries law, says “the Martyrs and prisoners are the symbol of the struggle, freedom fighters, and fighters of independence, and not murderers and terrorists”
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 27, 2018
      “The [PA] Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs (sic., PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs) condemned the approval of the law to deduct the allowances of the prisoners and the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) [families] from the PA tax money in a second and third reading in the Israeli Parliament (sic., the bill was approved by the Israeli Parliament Committee on Security and Foreign Affairs on June 27, 2018, prior to a general vote in the Israeli Parliament; see note below). It said that this law legitimizes the robbery and theft of the prisoners and Martyrs’ rights.
The ministry (sic.) demanded that the PA not submit to racist laws like these, whose goal is to prevent the Palestinian people’s legitimate resistance and its resolve before the occupation’s ongoing conceit and arrogance towards the prisoners, the Martyrs, and their families…
The ministry (sic.) explained that adopting the family members of the prisoners and Martyrs and taking care of their life needs is a national and moral obligation resting on the shoulders of the people and the leadership.
The ministry (sic.) added that it is impossible to abandon this obligation regardless of the price, and that the Martyrs and prisoners are the symbol of the struggle, freedom fighters, and fighters of independence, and not murderers and terrorists as the occupation defines them.”
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PA government: Israeli salaries law is “theft,” “the government will not abandon the prisoners and the Martyrs’ families”
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 27, 2018
Headline: “The [PA] government: The law to deduct the allowances of the prisoners and the Martyrs’ [families]”
     “The [PA] national unity government condemned the approval of what is called ‘the law to deduct the allowances of the prisoners and the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) [families] from the Palestinian [PA] tax money’ by the Israeli Parliament (sic., the bill passed the Israeli Parliament Committee on Security and Foreign Affairs on June 27, 2018, prior to a general vote in the Israeli Parliament; see note below). Official [PA] Government Spokesman Yusuf Al-Mahmoud said that this ‘law’ openly and blatantly gives legitimacy to the theft of the Palestinian people’s money, and targets our national symbols and the symbols of the defense of freedom and honor… He added that the government will not abandon the prisoners and the Martyrs’ families, who have paid with their years and lives for the people, homeland, and all of humanity, because they struggled against the Israeli occupation that constitutes part of the injustice that harms people everywhere in the world.”
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PLO official denies PNF has stopped allocating money to PFLP terror organization
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 17, 2018
Headline: “Al-Ahmad: This is the truth about the allocation to the Popular Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] and Fatah’s meeting with the [PA] government”
     “PLO Executive Committee member [and Fatah Central Committee member] Azzam Al-Ahmad denied that the allocation from the Palestinian National Fund to any Palestinian organization, including the Popular Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] (PFLP), has been stopped.
In a telephone conversation with Al-Ahmad from Amman, he said: ‘There is no truth to the rumors that [PA] President [Mahmoud] Abbas or any other party has stopped the allocation to the PFLP. The truth is that the allocation to the PFLP is entering a bank account under the name of former [PLO] Executive Committee member and former Deputy Secretary-General [of the PFLP] Abd Al-Rahim Malouh, and comrade Malouh’s health condition does not allow him to carry out banking operations until the matter is arranged by the bank. That being said, this allocation has not been harmed.’”

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) has planned and carried out numerous terror attacks against Israeli civilians since its founding in 1967 and throughout the Palestinian terror campaign between 2000- 2005 (the Intifada).
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