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Hanan Ashrawi
PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi is the head of the PLO Department of Diplomacy and Public Policy.
PLO official: Israeli 'pay-for-slay' law is "theft", part of policy to "criminalizing all forms of resistance [and] accusing our people of terror" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 19, 2019
       "PLO Executive Committee member [and head of the PLO Department of Diplomacy and Public Policy] Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said that 'This organized and deliberate theft of the Palestinian people's money and resources (referring to implementation of an Israeli law to deduct terror salaries from PA tax money; see note below –Ed.) reflects the occupation state’s path, which is based on criminalizing all forms of resistance, accusing our people of terror, demonizing it, imposing collective punishments on it, and financially and politically blackmailing it. These steps contradict international humanitarian law and the agreements that were signed, and they are additional proof of Israel's exaggeration in punishing anyone that rejects its occupation and resists its steps.'"

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PLO official responding to Australian recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: “No part of [Jerusalem] can be recognized as Israel’s capital"  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 15, 2018
Official PA TV, on Australia’s decision to recognize “West Jerusalem” as Israel’s capital, telephone interview with PLO Executive Committee member and head of the PLO Department of Diplomacy and Public Policy Hanan Ashrawi

PLO Executive Committee member and head of the PLO Department of Diplomacy and Public Policy Hanan Ashrawi: “[Australian Prime Minister Scott] Morrison wanted to say that there’s a compromise. This compromise is completely unacceptable. We do not want the acceptance or recognition of West Jerusalem as he said – and as Russia did [on April 6, 2017] – [as] Israel’s capital, because all of Jerusalem is subject to the illegal Israeli annexation, and no part of it can be recognized as Israel’s capital… We ask Morrison to take it back. Actually, there was a sharp response to this maneuver through which he attempted to appease his extremist right-wing voters, and particularly the Zionist Christian voters and the Israeli lobby in Australia.”

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PA, PLO and Fatah condemn “execution” of 3 terrorists; deaths of terrorists while resisting arrests are “war crimes” committed in “cold blood”; Fatah calls for confrontations and eulogizes “heroic Martyrs” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 14, 2018
      “The [PA] government and the factions held the occupation government responsible for the crimes of the execution of the three Martyrs (Shahids) Ashraf Na’alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), Saleh Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered baby and wounded 7 others), and Majdi Jamal Mteir (i.e., terrorist, wounded 2)...
PLO Executive Committee member [and head of the PLO Department of Diplomacy and Public Policy] Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned the series of war crimes that Israel is committing against the members of our unarmed people, the last of which was the killing and execution of three citizens in cold blood in the West Bank and Jerusalem, while openly and intentionally violating all of the international and humanitarian conventions and laws…
In Ramallah and El-Bireh, the Fatah Shabiba [Youth] Movement in the district called on its members and supporters to stand against the occupation forces in all of the areas of friction and to unite around the members of our people against the Israeli occupation’s aggression and the settler gangs’ crimes in the district. In a statement yesterday, Thursday [Dec. 13, 2018], Shabiba eulogized our people’s heroic Martyrs Saleh Barghouti, Ashraf Na’alwa, and Majdi Mteir, who ascended to Heaven after being executed by the occupation’s soldiers.”
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PA, PLO officials praise UN vote against recognizing Hamas as a terror organization: A “rejection of the methods of hegemony, arrogance, and assistance to the occupation that the American administration is carrying out in order to falsify the facts”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 8, 2018
   "The PLO, the [PA] government, and the factions yesterday [Dec. 7, 2018] welcomed the results of the vote in the UN against the American proposal to condemn the Hamas Movement…
PLO Executive Committee member [and Head of the PLO Department of Diplomacy and Public Policy] Dr. Hanan Ashrawi welcomed the UN General Assembly vote against the American resolution that condemns Hamas...
The [PA] national unity government welcomed the results of the vote at the UN General Assembly, which showed the world's bias in favor of the Palestinian right, and the rejection of the methods of hegemony, arrogance, and assistance to the occupation that the American administration is carrying out in order to falsify the facts at the global level.
Official [PA] Government Spokesman Yusuf Al-Mahmoud said yesterday, Friday: 'The American administration’s failure to pass the proposed resolution that blames the Palestinian side, [and] exonerates the occupation and encourages it to commit more crimes against the members of our people, proves once again the power of the Palestinian right…
Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine, President [Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, [and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice] Dr. Mahmoud Al-Habbash emphasized that today the Palestinian people once again defeated the American administration and Israel in the corridors of the UN."

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PLO officials: “[PA] leadership will continue to pay the salaries of the prisoners”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 6, 2018
“PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said: ‘The law to deduct the allowances (mukhassasat) of the prisoners and wounded from the tax money, which was passed by the Israeli Parliament (refers to law deducting terror salaries from taxes collected for the PA; see note below –Ed.), is a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention and the international conventions, as whoever holds prisoners is obligated to protect their lives and sustenance (the Fourth Geneva Convention relates to civilians in wartime, not terrorists imprisoned for criminal acts –Ed.). This law also contradicts the Paris Agreement, which Israel has violated and which gave it authority to hold direct contact with the world (sic., Israel has always had such authority; the Paris Agreement established economic relations between Israel and the PLO), and it abused this in order to turn us into consumers of Israeli goods.’ …
PLO Executive Committee Secretary, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat said at a press conference held two days ago [July 4, 2018] that the leadership will continue to pay the salaries (rawatib) of the prisoners, the families of the Martyrs (Shahids), and the wounded, despite the occupation authorities’ decision to deduct their allowances from the PA’s tax money.”
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PA, PLO officials on Israeli prisoners’ salaries bill: “Deliberate theft… which is based on defining the resistance as a crime;” “There is no power in the world that is capable of obligating us to abandon our prisoners and our people’s heroic Martyrs”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 12, 2018
         “The occupation parliament (Israeli Parliament) [parentheses in source] Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee  yesterday [June 11, 2018] approved a bill to deduct the money that the PA pays to the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) families and to the prisoners (i.e., from the taxes Israel collects for the PA, see note below –Ed.)…
PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi condemned the Israeli approval. She said: ‘The organized and deliberate theft of the Palestinian people’s money reflects the occupation state’s method, which is based on defining the resistance as a crime and imposing collective punishments on the Palestinian people. These steps contradict international humanitarian law, and constitute additional proof that Israel is going too far in punishing all those who refuse its occupation and resist its steps.’ …
The [PA] national unity government emphasized that there is no power in the world that is capable of obligating us to abandon our prisoners and our people’s heroic Martyrs. Official [PA] Government Spokesman Yusuf Al-Mahmoud said: ‘Our Palestinian people and its leadership are loyal like no other to our prisoners and our people’s Martyrs, who have sacrificed the years of their lives and their souls so that the members of our people would live and for their homeland’s freedom and independence.”
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PLO official accuses US of acting like a “mafia” over UN vote on US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 20, 2017
Official PA TV, special broadcast, hosting PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi

Official PA TV host: “In everything related to the [UN General Assembly] meeting tomorrow [Dec. 21, 2017, about US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital], according to the media outlets there are threatening messages from Washington to the states that will vote tomorrow at the UN General Assembly.”
PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi: “This is cheap and very shameful extortion. Undoubtedly this [US Ambassador to the UN] Nikki Haley - I don’t know who appointed her as the world’s police officer. She undoubtedly told the states in closed meetings, and afterwards stated in her Twitter account, that ‘We will be following the vote of every state and I will submit a report to the president [Trump], and when you submit a request for aid or any type of special request, we will settle accounts with you over your vote now’ (See note below –Ed.). In other words, this very cheap and shameful extortion, the threat, and the warning are befitting of a state whose nation has declined, whose international level - whose rhetorical, ethical, political, and legal level [has declined] to this level. It acts as if it is a mafia.”

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PLO official: Trump decision to transfer the US embassy to Jerusalem “will drag the region and the entire world towards additional violence, terror, and extremism” 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Dec. 5, 2017
Headline: "Ashrawi: Transferring the US embassy to Jerusalem confirms Trump’s insistence on dragging the region to the brink of an abyss"
      "PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said: 'American President [Donald Trump's] insistence on transferring the embassy to Jerusalem is a grave matter which has far-reaching consequences that will drag the region and the entire world towards additional violence, terror, and extremism.' […]
She also noted that the fact that the American administration is continuing on this dangerous path confirms Trump’s insistence on dragging the region to the brink of the abyss in a deliberate and premeditated manner, despite all of the intensive attempts and advice that world leaders and the international community have given him, including the Arab states and Europe, in order to dissuade him from making this dangerous decision."
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PLO official condemns US decision to close PLO office in Washington  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 20, 2017
Headline: "Palestinian opposition to the American position regarding the PLO office"
      "PLO Executive Committee Member and Head of the Department of Culture and Information Hanan Ashrawi condemned the American administration’s decision to close the PLO office in Washington… Ashrawi said that this is an unprecedented step in the history of the American-Palestinian relations, which will have severe consequences on the peace process, and it goes without saying that it will damage the current [American] administration’s ability to present any credible peace initiatives, and will also damage its standing and credibility in the region and outside it."

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PLO official: Israel carries out “forceful transfer” and “ethnic cleansing” of Palestinians 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Oct. 11, 2017
Headline: “Ashrawi: The continuation of Israel’s settlement crimes – destruction of the two-state solution”
      “PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said: ‘The continuation of the crimes of expanding the settlements, Israel’s systematic policy of forcefully transferring [Palestinian populations], and the ethnic cleansing [being implemented] against the Palestinian people, come as part of [Israel’s] plans to put an end to the State of Palestine, cut its geographic unity, and implement the greater Israel initiative on the historical land of Palestine. This obligates the American administration to play a constructive and neutral role in the political process, rather than assisting the occupation, and to investigate and take Israel to account over the intentional violations of international law and its efforts to destroy the possibilities of achieving peace.’ Yesterday [Oct. 10, 2017] Ashrawi condemned… Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to allow the Civil Administration to authorize the building of 3,829 new housing units in the settlements.”
PLO official calls terrorists who killed Israelis "Martyrs" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 15, 2017
Headline: “Ashrawi condemned the fact that the occupation buried the bodies of four Martyrs in the numbered cemeteries”
    “PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi strongly condemned the fact that Israel buried the bodies of Martyrs (Shahids) Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour (i.e., suicide bomber, wounded 21), Muhammad Taraireh (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), Muhammad Al-Faqih (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 with accomplice), and Rami Awaratani (i.e., terrorist, attempted to stab Israelis) in what is called the Israeli numbered cemeteries (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for terrorists and enemy soldiers)."

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PLO official: US Ambassador to the UN is waging an “intimidation” campaign against the Palestinians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 6, 2017
Headline: "Ashrawi: Washington’s ambassador to the UN is waging an 'intimidation' campaign against the Palestinian people"
        "PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi yesterday [July 5, 2017] criticized US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and accused her of waging an 'intimidation' campaign against the Palestinian people…
She said that Haley repeats Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statements, and noted: 'As part of the campaign that is based on intimidation and threatening, Haley does not miss an opportunity to pressure anyone that tries to challenge the policy of exempting Israel from punishment.'
Ashrawi said that Haley 'worsens the Palestinian people’s tragedies and threatens the institutions that are meant to protect its rights.'…"

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PLO official Ashrawi condemns Manchester terrorist attack 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 24, 2017
Contrary to terror attacks against Israelis, the terror attack in Manchester, UK  was immediately condemned by PLO official Ashrawi.

Headline: “The PLO and important national figures condemn the terror attack in Manchester”

“The PLO and important Palestinian figures condemned the terror attack that took place two nights ago [May 22, 2017] in Manchester, Britain, which caused the death of 22 people and the wounding of 50 others.
[PLO Executive Committee member] Hanan Ashrawi expressed heartfelt condolences on behalf of the PLO Executive Committee over the victims of the terror attacks. This was in a condolence telegram that Ashrawi sent yesterday (Tuesday) [May 23, 2017] to British Consul General [to Jerusalem] Alastair McPhail …
She added: ‘These barbaric attacks are shocking and despicable, and they challenge our human values. In these difficult times, our common values that are based on peace, justice, and tolerance give us strength and hope to advance towards a secure and shining future.’

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PLO official Ashrawi: PMW is “toxic organization” waiting “to attack any Palestinian who opens his mouth” 
Source: Youtube channel of Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Mar. 27, 2017

PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi: "And then there are toxic organizations, as you know, and they have been very effective in distorting the Palestinian message on reality… You have the PM Watch which is also waiting for any Palestinian to open his or her mouth, and they attack."
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Ashrawi gave this speech at the Israel Lobby and American Policy Conference, March 24, 2017, National Press Club, Washington, DC.
PLO official: US is now Israel’s “partner in crime” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Feb. 15, 2017
Headline: “Ashrawi: The US went from an ally biased in favor of Israel to a partner in crime”
      “PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said: ‘It is clear that the new American administration supports the positions of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and is giving him leeway to eliminate the two-state solution. It is changing from an ally biased in favor of Israel to a partner in crime. If American President [Donald] Trump wants to be rid of the two-state solution in order to create an alternate reality, he must present and clarify what the options and alternatives to it are.’”

A senior White House official said on Feb. 14, 2017, a day before US President Donald Trump’s first official meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that Trump will not insist on a two-state solution, and is interested in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “whether that comes in the form of a two-state solution if that's what the parties want, or something else.”
PLO official Ashrawi: Britain needs to “correct the historical injustice of the Balfour Declaration” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 24, 2017
Headline: "Ashrawi met with British Consul General Alastair McPhail"

"PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi met yesterday [Jan. 23, 2017] with British Consul General [to Jerusalem] Alastair McPhail at her office in Ramallah…

In light of the approaching date of the meeting between British Prime Minister Mrs. Theresa May and American President Donald Trump, Ashrawi called on the government of Britain to fill a positive and constructive role in everything connected to ending the Israeli occupation, and to correct the historical injustice caused to the Palestinian people as a result of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)."

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
PLO official complains to British MPs that Israel commits "summary executions of Palestinians"; calls concept of Jewish state "racist" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 5, 2017
Headline: "Ashrawi demanded that Britain bear its historical responsibility"
     "PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi… met yesterday [Jan. 4, 2017] with a high-ranking British parliamentary delegation that included MPs from the British Conservative Party and Labor Party who are visiting the Palestinian land in order to be updated from up close on the real situation on the ground…
Ashrawi referred to the actions of the Israeli occupation state on the ground and the fact that it continues to perpetuate its racist way with its insistence that the Palestinians recognize the Jewishness of the state, and also continues to build settlements and to expand those that exist in the Palestinian territories, and particularly in East Jerusalem. This is in addition to the acts of killing and summary executions of Palestinians that are carried out against children and women under the pretext of terror."

Throughout the terror attacks from Oct. 2015 to the present, the PA has maintained that Israel commits "summary executions" of Palestinians on the pretext that Palestinians were committing attacks. Even in cases when video footage proved that Palestinian terrorists tried to stab Israelis, the PA accused the Israeli army of killing unarmed youth. Click to view a bulletin with more information regarding this libel.

Click to view a recent bulletin documenting that Hanan Ashrawi rejects Israel as a Jewish state.
PLO's Hanan Ashrawi reacts to Kerry's speech, rejects Israel as a Jewish state, rejects Jerusalem as Israel's capital 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 3, 2017

Official PA TV program State of Politics, hosting PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi

PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi: "The six principles that [US Secretary of State John] Kerry presented are undeniable Zionist principles that serve Israeli interests. For example, he spoke about Jerusalem - a capital of two states. He didn’t say that East Jerusalem is occupied, but rather that Jerusalem is a capital of two states... Secondly, he said “a Jewish state,” giving them [Israel] a great prize. We have refused and still refuse to say that Israel is a Jewish state... Even on the issue of the refugees, he [Kerry] automatically denied them the right of return, and said that it is necessary to reach a just solution of compensation and resettling and the like. In other words, there is no right of return."
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US Congress blocks $159 million in aid to the PA  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 20, 2016
Headline: "US Congress blocks $159 million in aid to PA"
"Members of the United States Congress are delaying a payment of $159 million in aid allocated for the Palestinian Authority in effort to pressure the PA to relaunch negotiations with Israel, the PLO ambassador to Washington said Saturday.
Maen Erekat confirmed earlier reports that the US Congress was blocking the payment at the request of House Republican Kay Granger, the Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State-Foreign Operations, under the pretext that the PA supports 'terrorism.' The Obama administration allocated $440 million in aid to Palestinians for 2015, including $131 million for economic and development projects by USAID and $70 million for PA agencies and security agencies, while $80 million in aid was deducted following Israeli criticism of 'incitement' by the PA last October. Erekat added that some 'pro-Israel' Congress members are continuing to pressure the PA to relaunch diplomatic negotiations with Israel, and prevent Palestinians from joining international organizations and conventions."

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PLO official: Israeli policies are the “main cause of terror and extremism in the region” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Oct. 2, 2015
Headline: “Ashrawi: Netanyahu’s speech is the epitome of arrogance, lies, and deceit”
      “PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi… emphasized that the main cause of terror and extremism in the region is the continuation of the Israeli occupation and its policies, and said: ‘The time has come to completely end it, to realize the Palestinian rights, to hold Israel accountable for being a state that breaks the law, and to provide urgent international protection to our people.’”
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