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Europe funds terror and hate promotion
Western funding
Europe funds terror and hate promotion
Even though western powers have requested that their funding be used for non-terrorism related purposes, any financial assistance given to the Palestinian Authority frees up other funds to be used for supporting terror and paying terrorist salaries, as Palestinian Media Watch has documented. Therefore, any financial assistance given to the PA that is not conditioned on the cessation of incitement indirectly funds terror and hate promotion.
France allots annual sum of 16 million euros to the PA budget 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 13, 2018
Headline: “Bishara signs an agreement with the French consul on budgetary support of eight million euros”
     “[PA] Minister of Finance and Planning Shukri Bishara signed an agreement yesterday [Nov. 12, 2018] with French Consul Pierre Cochard on support for the Palestinian [PA] government’s 2018 general budget, as part of the completion of the second payment allotted by the government of France… The ministry explained in a statement that the government of France allots an annual sum of 16 million euros for support of the Palestinian budget. Minister Bishara expressed joy and pride over the signing of the agreement, and expressed appreciation for the French government’s great efforts to support the Palestinian government. Minister Bishara praised the French support… as it deals with support for many important sectors such as the water supply, energy, the private sector – where the government of France gives loans and grants for the development of private Palestinian companies - and the education sector.”
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Belgium upgrades Palestinians' diplomatic status, commits to supporting schools, despite previously condemning PA terror glorification in schools and cutting off funding to the PA Ministry of Education 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Nov. 7, 2018
English edition of the official PA news agency WAFA
   
      "Belgium has decided to upgrade the diplomatic status of the Palestinian representative office in Brussels, according to a joint statement issued on Wednesday. This was announced following a meeting between Foreign Minister Riyad Malki and his Belgian counterpart Didier Reynders and Minister of Cooperation and Development Alexander De Croo in Brussels. The two sides signed a joint declaration following their ministerial dialogue in which they affirmed their desire to develop bilateral relations in several fields, stressed their intention to consolidate the cooperation agreement signed between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Palestine Liberation Organization on 12 November 2001 on behalf of the Palestinian Authority and expand it to include support for Palestinian schools in East Jerusalem as well as development projects in the Palestinian territories, especially in areas C of the West Bank, which is under Israeli military control, and the Gaza Strip. The two sides also decided to elevate the level of Palestinian diplomatic representation in Belgium and provide support and training to Palestinian diplomats."
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Fatah Facebook posts image of young girl with key to promote right of return 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 29, 2018

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a young girl with a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) on her head and a Palestinian flag on her right shoulder, holding a key that symbolizes the “right of return” of the Palestinian refugees.

Text on image at top left:
"March 30
Land Day"

Text on image at top right:
"#Returning"

Text on image at bottom:
"The right of return –
There is no retreat from it"

Posted text: "The right of return – there is no retreat from it"

Land Day – annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and building purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a national day.
PA Education Minister: UK supports PA education, Israel is “Israelizing and Judaizing the education” in Jerusalem  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 24, 2018
Headline: “Saidam: Britain has again supported education in Palestine”
     “[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam said that Britain has again committed to supporting education in Palestine through several plans and projects whose goal is to advance this essential sector.
This was said during Minister Saidam’s visit with British Minister of [State for the Department for International] Development Alistair Burt in London yesterday [Jan. 23, 2018]…
He explained that in the meeting the ways of supporting education in Jerusalem were also discussed, particularly in the shadow of the brutal attack to which it is being subjected and the incessant violations against this sector: the arrest of children, students, and educators, and the corruption of the collective national identity by targeting the Palestinian schoolbooks, distorting them, inciting against them, and Israelizing and Judaizing the education.”

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UK gives 20 million pounds annually in aid to PA general budget 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Nov. 25, 2017
Headline: “Saidam: Britain has decided to pay its annual contribution of 20 million pounds to support the [PA] general budget”
        “[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education, [Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary, and Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary] Sabri Saidam announced today (Saturday) [Nov. 25, 2017] that Britain has agreed to pay its annual contribution of 20 million pounds, which is allocated to support the [PA] general budget of Palestine. Part of it will be allocated for the education [sector], as an affirmation of [Britain’s] commitment to support this sector and efforts to develop it and improve its accomplishments.
This was said during a phone call that Saidam received from B ritish Minister [of State for the Department for] International Development Alistair Burt. Saidam emphasized that the donors’ continued support for the education [sector] proves the confidence in the Palestinian [PA] education system, its efficiency, and its ability to record quality achievements.
He emphasized the importance of continuing this aid, whose goal is to support the education [sector], particularly in the fields that contribute to strengthening the education system.”
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Head of Palestinian NGO: Protest by donor countries over naming a youth center after a terrorist, that PMW exposed, is an attempt to make Palestinians accept “the occupier’s narrative” 
Source: The Voice of Palestine, official PA radio station, Oct. 31, 2017
The Voice of Palestine, the official PA radio station, program On the Table, on foreign donor states cutting funding for the Women’s Affairs Technical Committee (WATC) after it named a center in the village of Burqa, north of Ramallah, after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi – who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children, which was exposed by PMW:

Official PA radio host: “The funders are placing conditions on our receipt of the funding, and accusing us of incitement and terror due to the naming of the women’s center after Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children)… Why does Martyr Dalal Mughrabi’s name arouse the anger of the funding bodies with which you have been partners side by side in a number of plans and projects over several years?" [...]

Women’s Affairs Technical Committee board of directors Head Samia Bamia: “The naming was by the residents of [the village of] Burqa, the women of Burqa. The staff [of the committee] had no role [in it], and had no right to tell the residents which name to choose… Despite the fact that we are working in the field of women’s rights, they came to settle accounts with us over our thoughts about our nationality and its defense. I think that we need to be more alert. What is happening now and in stages – although now it is intensifying – is an attempt to brand our national consciousness. An attempt [to make] me not only accept an agenda that is connected to development, but also make me accept the occupier’s narrative, which these [funding] states are adopting… I think that the stage is more dangerous now, because they are not only taking the land and the future from you by force, but
PMW report brings Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark and Holland to stop funding Palestinian women’s committee WATC that named a youth center after a terrorist 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Oct. 29, 2017
Headline: “Women’s Affairs Technical Committee: The donor states have stopped the funding due to Martyr Mughrabi’s name”
       “The Women’s Affairs Technical Committee (WATC) condemned the accusations of incitement and violence that were directed against it by a group of donor states that constitute the H uman Rights and International [Humanitarian] Law Secretariat, including Denmark, Holland, Sweden, and Switzerland.
These states stopped funding the committee because it established an empowerment center for women and young people in the village of Burqa, north of Ramallah, which is named after Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children. PMW exposed the naming of the center, which led to widespread condemnation from donors and demands for the funding to be returned.) – which according to them is considered incitement and encouragement of violence.
In a statement that was distributed at a press conference held at the committee’s headquarters in Ramallah today, Sunday [Oct. 29, 2017], the committee condemned the donor states’ decision..."

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Belgian representative participates in inauguration of PA school funded by EU 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Oct. 18, 2017
       "[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam today, Wednesday [Oct. 18, 2017], inaugurated Defiance 6 Co-ed Elementary School in the Wadi Al-Sik area, east of the village of Deir Debwan in the Ramallah and El-Bireh district – and this was funded by the European Union.
Participating in the opening were District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Representative of the Belgian [Development] Cooperation Institution Eric De Muynck, Director of International Relations and Public Relations in the [PA] Ministry of Education Nadim Sami, Director of the Ramallah and El-Bireh Directorate of Education (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Education) Bassem Erekat, and representative of the Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall Abdallah Abu Rahma.'"
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In a photo, Representative of the Belgian Development Cooperation Institution Eric De Muynck is seen at the event (3rd from left) standing next to PA Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam and District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam. (4th and 5th from left)

 

 
PA Ministry of Education responds to Belgium’s decision to cut funding to school construction, following PMW’s report 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 11, 2017
     “The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education… expressed great sorrow over the temporary freeze of the Belgian aid to build two schools due to the reservations regarding the name given to one of the schools (PMW exposed that the school was named after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children –Ed.) that were built five years ago with Belgian aid in the village of Beit Awwa, which is part of the Southern Hebron [Education] Directorate (i.e., under the PA Ministry of Education).
The ministry noted that it has great appreciation for the Belgian government’s aid to the ministry’s efforts to develop education and for the funding that it gives projects in this field, and therefore it hurried to invite the Belgian consul general to meet soon in order to discuss this matter. The ministry also emphasized that its cooperation with the Belgian partners continues, and that a meeting will be held with the representatives of the Belgian cooperation institution next Wednesday [Oct. 18, 2017] in order to discuss the Belgian aid to the education sector in the future.”
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Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.
PA Ministry of Education expresses “great sorrow” over Belgium’s decision to cut funding to PA school construction, following PMW report 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Oct. 11, 2017
Note: PMW exposed the naming of a Belgian-funded school after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who led the murder of 37. This led to condemnation by Belgium and a temporary freeze to Belgian funding of PA school construction projects.

    “The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education expressed its great sorrow over Belgium’s temporary response to the construction of two schools, due to the reservations about the naming of one of the schools built five years ago with Belgian aid in the village of Beit Awaa… Belgium responded to the Palestinian educational aid initiatives after it discovered (i.e., following PMW report on the name glorifying the terrorist –Ed.) that it funded the construction of an elementary school in Hebron named after Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), according to a statement from the government of Belgium yesterday [Oct. 10, 2017].”

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Mayor of Hebron, a convicted terrorist, calls to continue cooperation with German city of Mannheim  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 29, 2017
Headline: “The mayor of Hebron calls on the German municipality of Mannheim to continue with the cooperation”
       “During his meeting with German Mannheim Mayor Peter Kurz yesterday [Sept. 28, 2017], Hebron Mayor Tayseer Abu Sneineh (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 6) called for a continuation of the cooperation between the two cities in various fields, including firefighting, health, and water and alternative energy management, in addition to the exchanges of experience and development of human capabilities, in order to improve the level of services provided to the citizens and the implementation of many joint essential projects.”

Beit Hadassah (Daboya) terror attack – Terror attack in which 6 Israeli young men were murdered: Tzvi Glatt, Eli HaZe’ev, Shmuel Marmelstein, Hanan Krauthhammer, Gershon Klein and Ya’akov Zimmerman, and 20 were wounded on May 2, 1980, in Hebron, near Beit Hadassah - the only building in Hebron in which Jews lived at the time. The Palestinian terrorists who committed the attack were Adnan Jaber, Yasser Ziyadat, Tayseer Mahmoud Taha Abu Sneineh, and Muhammad Abd Al-Rahman Saleh Al-Shubaki.
PA school named Dalal Mughrabi funded by Belgium 
Source: Facebook page of the Dalal Mughrabi Beit Awwa Coed Elementary School, Sept. 18, 2017
A school named after Dalal Mughrabi, a terrorist who led the murder of 37 civilians, was built using money from the Belgium government. Initially it was named "The Beit Awaa School," and subsequently was renamed the "Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School." The plaque citing Belgium’s funding on the wall of the Dalal Mughrabi School reads in English and Arabic:

"Through a fund from the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium
and through the Belgian Development Agency BTC,
constructed and furnished, Beit Awaa Basic Girls School"

The first screenshot shows the school logo in the profile photo of the school’s Facebook page and the plaque from Belgium. Below it on the left is the school logo enlarged showing the face of terrorist Mughrabi and the text: "The Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School." To the right of it enlarged is the plaque about Belgium’s funding.


 
Note: PMW exposed that the Dalal Mughrabi Beit Awwa Elementary School was funded by Belgium. Following PMW's report, Belgium announced that it was temporarily halting all contruction projects with PA schools.
EU pays 20 million Euro to PA salaries  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 4, 2017
Headline: “The European Union donated 20 million euros to pay the salaries and allowances of the pensioners for July”
      “The European Union said that it will pay its third annual donation for this year [2017] as part of its direct financial support for the PA.
The [European] Union added in a statement yesterday [Aug. 3, 2017]: ‘During the year of 2017, we allocated a sum that in total reaches 138 million euros for aid to the PA in paying salaries, pension allowances, welfare allowances, and medical referrals to the hospitals of East Jerusalem.’”
PA Education Minister: UK to continue support for Palestinian education system 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, July 26, 2017
Headline: “Saidam: The British Department for [International] Development continues its support for Palestinian education”
      “[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education [and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary] Dr. Sabri Saidam announced that Britain will continue its support for education in Palestine, and that a joint Palestinian-British committee will be established to monitor several issues related to the education sector, continue the strengthening of the support provided to this sector, and expand the horizons of the cooperation in a manner that will ensure achieving the goal of improving the quality of the education and its output.”
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Note: PMW's report on the PA's education system has proven that the PA educates towards hatred and incitement against Israel.
Head of village council repeats name of center named after terrorist won't be changed, would rather return the money than give in to "conditional funding" 
Source: The Palestinian Information Center, independent Palestinian news website, June 3, 2017
     “Chairman of the Burqa Village Council Sami Daghlas… explained to a reporter from [the independent Palestinian news website] The Palestinian Information Center that... the position of the Palestinian [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs - which noted the [Dalal Mughrabi] Center (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) in its statement - is not enough, and that it is necessary to carry out an active diplomatic operation and make contact with the Norwegians and invite them to visit the center so as to get to know the truth from up close.
He emphasized that the village residents adhere to this name, and added: ‘If we are forced to choose between the aid and a name, we will return the aid to them, and we will not agree to conditional funding, because this type of funding kills the institutions in a sense.’
He added: ‘If we were to agree today to change the name [of the Dalal Mughrabi Center], that would whet their appetite for additional extortion, and tomorrow they will interfere in our names and change the names of our cities and villages to biblical names.’”
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PA official: Israeli campaign against center named after terrorist is meant to disrupt relations between EU and the PA  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), May 30, 2017
Headline: “Daghlas: The Israeli campaign against the Dalal Mughrabi Center is meant to disrupt the relations with the European Union”
    “Director of the settlements issue in the northern West Bank [for the PA] Ghassan Daghlas said that the Israeli campaign against the Dalal Mughrabi Center (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) in the village of Burqa, west of Nablus, is meant to disrupt the relations between the European Union and the PA.
Daghlas explained in an interview with [the official PA] radio station The Voice of Palestine this morning [May 30, 2017] that the center, which was established several months ago with $10,000 of Norwegian aid, did not encounter any problems when it was named after Dalal Mughrabi, and there was also no protest by the Norwegians regarding this.”
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Finland, European countries fund PA education system 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), May 16, 2017
Headline: "Saidam briefed a Finnish official regarding the state of education in Palestine"
     "[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr. Sabri Saidam today, Tuesday [May 16, 2017] briefed Deputy Director General of the Department for Africa and the Middle East in the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs Kristiina Kuvaja-Xanthopoulos on the state of education in Palestine, and emphasized the ongoing partnership that guarantees the advancement of the education system. Regarding this, Saidam praised the partnership with Finland that stands at the head of the joint funding basket that includes Finland, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, and Norway, and emphasized the ministry’s dedication to developing and strengthening the relations of cooperation with all of the friendly states."

Norway, UN and PA funded youth center named after Dalal Mughrabi 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 15, 2017
PMW note: Shortly after PMW reported on this center, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende condemned the center and demanded that the Norwegian money be returned. The UN, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, also condemned the decision. Shortly afterwards, Denmark also demanded its funding be returned. Despite the pressure, the center responded that it would not change its name.

Headline: "The Committee for Women's Affairs inaugurated a women's center in Burqa"
      "The Women’s Affairs [Technical] Committee, today, Monday [May 15, 2017], inaugurated the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Center (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) in the village of Burqa in the Nablus district... This building will be used to hold social activities and activities for women and youth… Reem Hajje, a member of the village council, noted that the center will focus especially on the history of the struggle of Martyr Dalal Mughrabi and on presenting it to the youth groups, and that it constitutes the beginning of the launch of enrichment activities regarding the history of the Palestinian struggle."
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US and European sponsored Palestinian Community Centres hold children’s activities expressing support for imprisoned terrorists, map of “Palestine” erases Israel 
Source: Al-Quds, Apr. 20, 2017
Headline: “Events of support for the prisoners at the Madaa Creative Center in Silwan”

“Madaa Creative Center organized a variety of activities for children on the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners' Day; 80 children participated from all branches of the Center ‘Ein Al Loza,’ ‘Batn Al-Hawa’ and the main branch in ‘Wadi Hilweh.’
In Wadi Hilweh, the library of Madaa organized a children's seminar, in which about 20 children participated; there was a discussion between the children and the librarian about the Palestinian prisoners and their numbers inside the Israeli jails, and about the prisoners' strikes and demands. The children asked questions, then sang songs for the prisoners, and wrote letters to them that they hung on the library wall.
As for the branch of Madaa Center in Batn Al Hawa, the staff organized a session with the children where they talked about the suffering of the prisoners and their families, especially during visits, and about our duty as a society towards them. Forty Palestinian children released balloons that carried a name of a Palestinian prisoner on each one, and chanted ‘O Darkness of Prison Tents’ and drew drawings depicting the prisoners. The aim of today’s activities was to familiarize children with a number of prisoners in Israeli jails and to reinforce their cause in the minds of the children.
At Madaa Center branch of Ein Al Loza, children chanted sayings calling for the freedom of prisoners, and the staff of Madaa explained to the children about the prisoners' strike. More than twenty children participated in drawing paintings that reflected the prisoners’ lives and hung them on the walls of the Center.”


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EU denies any connection to PA decision to cut salaries to employees in Gaza 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 7, 2017
Headline: “What is the European Union’s connection to the reduction of the Gaza employees’ salaries?”
     “It would appear that the salary crisis has cast its shadow over all of the Palestinians, and as part of the ongoing responses to the reduction of the salaries of the [public] employees in Gaza, the European Union has denied any connection to the Palestinian [PA] government in Ramallah's decision regarding a reduction of the salaries of the PA employees in Gaza.
According to the Al-Iqtisadiya newspaper, European Union Communication [and Information] Officer in Palestine Shadi Othman emphasized that the European Union did not know about the step of reducing the salaries, and did not take part in this decision.”
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