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UN, World Bank, Red Cross fund terror promotion
Western funding
UN, World Bank, Red Cross fund terror 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.
Fatah Student Movement protests UNRWA steps to reduce services to Palestinian refugees; PA official: “The right of return of all of the refugees is a holy right that has no statute of limitations” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 2, 2017
Headline: “Shabiba and the Al-Shaimaa High School for Girls are organizing a protest vigil in Qalqilya regarding the refugees’ cause”
       “The Qalqilya branch of the [Fatah] Shabiba Student Movement and the administration of the Al-Shaimaa High School for Girls in Qalqilya organized a protest vigil inside a solidarity tent at the UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) hospital against the closing of the hospital, and against the steps that UNRWA is taking to reduce the services that are presented to the refugees. During the protest vigil a lecture was given, in which District Governor of Qalqilya [Rafe’ Rawajbeh’s] Advisor Marwan Khader spoke… He noted that the UNRWA services are the right of the Palestinian people, and that they do not constitute a kindness or gift from anyone. He added that the right of return of all of the refugees is a holy right that has no statute of limitations. Coordinator of the Shabiba Student Movement in the Qalqilya District Abu Saed Qawas emphasized that the activities of the Shabiba Student [Movement] are continuing until UNRWA takes back its decision on everything related to the reduction of services.”
PA Foreign Ministry criticizes UN response to center named after Dalal Mughrabi 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 1, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs criticizes the UN’s silence over Israel’s violation of international law, and the statements from Guterres’ office regarding the women’s center in the village of Burqa, in [the] Nablus [district]”
    “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs demanded that the UN – in accordance with its convention – stand alongside the Palestinian people and its struggle against the occupation, and ensure the application of international law, the principles of human rights, and the Geneva Conventions to the situation in Palestine. It also demanded that [the UN] implement international legal proceedings in order to obligate Israel, as the occupying power, to uphold these principles.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on the UN ‘to stop expressing the surprising and unacceptable positions and statements that UN Secretary-General [António Guterres’] office made regarding the women’s center in the village of Burqa, in the Nablus district, on the pretext that it bears the name of Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children).’"
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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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Japan announces $46.7 million in aid to PA general budget and UNRWA 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 13, 2017
Headline: “The government of Japan declares new aid for the Palestinian people”
     “The government of Japan yesterday [Feb. 12, 2017] in a press statement declared additional financial aid to the Palestinian people in the amount of $46,688,925, [which will be transferred] through international organizations and Japanese non-governmental organizations.
The new package includes humanitarian aid through UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East), aid for the [PA] general budget through the Palestinian Recovery and Development Program Trust Fund (PRDP) that belongs to the World Bank, and also support for infrastructure initiatives, particularly in the Jericho Agro-Industrial Park, through the UNDP (UN Development Programme)…
According to the statement, the total Japanese aid stands at $1.8 billion since 1993.”
Red Cross cuts funding for second monthly visit for families of prisoners; PA will cover cost instead 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Aug. 9, 2016
Headline: "Fares: The president signed on covering the expenses of the second monthly visit of prisoners' relatives"
     "Chairman of the [PA-funded] Palestinian Prisoners' Club Qadura Fares revealed that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas signed a resolution to cover the costs of the second monthly visit of the prisoners’ families with their sons in the Israeli prisons.
Fares said today, Tuesday [Aug. 9, 2016] in an interview with Radio Mawtini: 'After the Red Cross reduced the visits and limited them to once a month, the president signed a resolution to cover the expenses of the second visit of the prisoners’ families with their sons in the occupation state's prisons.' Likewise, he spoke about a conditional agreement which the Palestinian government and the Red Cross will sign, according to which the government will cover all of the expenses of the second visit, on condition that the Red Cross will continue to obtain permits from the Israeli side."
Vatican-funded sports club sponsors tournament named after terrorist mass murderer Abu Jihad 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 1, 2016


Headline
: “Jerusalem Al-Ansar [team] successfully concluded the 22nd Abu Jihad Tournament”
     "The Jerusalem Al-Ansar Club successfully concluded the 22nd Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad' Football Tournament for young people born in 1995, which was efficiently and well organized on the grounds of the Burj Luq Luq Society. Fourteen Jerusalem clubs participated in the tournament, and it was held under the auspices of the Jerusalem Clubs Association, in the framework of its program that is funded by the Pontifical Mission ['the Papal agency for Middle East relief and development']."
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Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

The Pontifical Mission is "the Papal agency for Middle East relief and development," according to its website. "Pope Pius XII mobilized worldwide Catholic aid, establishing in 1949 a temporary agency - the Pontifical Mission for Palestine - to feed, clothe and educate Palestinian refugees." [Pontifical Mission-Jerusalem's website, accessed May 2, 2016]

The Burj Luq Luq Social Centre Society is also funded by several Western donors. The Center's annual ‎report for 2014 lists the following international donors: UNICEF, UNDP, E‎U, French Consulate, British Consulate, Pontifical Mission-Jerusalem, ANERA (American
Tree planting ceremony honoring murderers held by Palestinian NGO funded by UNRWA, UNDP, foreign governments 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 1, 2016
Headline: “El-Bireh: Planting olive trees bearing the names of the popular uprising’s Martyrs in lands in danger of [expropriation]”
     “Yesterday [March 31, 2016], a number of families of Martyrs (Shahids) of the popular uprising (the wave of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis since September 2015 – continuing –Ed.) planted olive trees bearing the names of their sons and the dates of their Martyrdom in lands in danger of expropriation next to the [Jewish] settlement of Psagot, which is located on lands of the city of El-Bireh. The mother of Martyr Iyad Sajadiyeh (i.e., killed in confrontations with the Israeli army) from the Qalandiya refugee camp north of occupied Jerusalem planted an olive tree sapling during an event organized by the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (an organization supported by international donors, see below -Ed.) in Ramallah to mark the 40th anniversary of Land Day, and said: ‘My son loved the land and died as a Martyr in order to protect it. I see Iyad in this tree, and I will nurture it as I nurtured Iyad.’"
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Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) – Palestinian NGO funded by several international governments and organizations, including UNRWA, UNDP, the Japanese, Australian, Spanish, and Dutch governments, as well as numerous international NGOs. [Source: UAWC website list of “doners” (misspelled), accessed April 4, 2016]

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UN bodies and European governments support Palestinian NGO that honored killer of 3 with human reading chain 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 22, 2016
Headline: “Chain of readers in Hebron to commemorate Martyr Alyan”
     “Dozens of female activists and mothers took part in a chain of readers to commemorate Martyr (Shahid) Baha Alyan, on the occasion of National Reading Day, March 8 [International Women's Day], and Mother’s Day [March 21], in the presence of the Martyr’s parents. The activity was held in Ibn Rashed square in the center of Hebron, by the Rural Women's Development Society and the Union of Working Palestinian Women's Committees, under the title ‘Do not turn me into another number, which you count today and forget tomorrow.’
The participants emphasized that the concept of reading should be rooted [in the Palestinian people] due to its significance to the national awakening, and held signs condemning the occupation’s actions and others that encourage citizens to read.”
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Jerusalem line 78 bus terror attack - On Oct. 13, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Baha Alyan (22) and Bilal Ghanem (23) boarded Israeli bus no. 78 in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Chaim Haviv (78) and Alon Govberg (51),and wounding 4 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded. Two weeks after the attack on Oct. 27, a 3rd victim in the attack, Richard Lakin (76), died from his wounds.

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PA and Fatah officials glorify terrorists who killed 37 at Fatah event hosted by Palestinian Red Crescent 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 13, 2016
Headline: “Ramallah: Fatah marks the 38th anniversary of the death as Martyrs of Dalal Mughrabi and her fellow companions”
     “The Fatah Movement marked the 38th anniversary of the death as Martyrs (Shahids) of Dalal Mughrabi and her fellow companions in the [Palestinian] Red Crescent auditorium in El-Bireh, in the presence of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam and some members of the PLO Executive Committee and the Fatah Central Committee. Ghannam emphasized that Dalal insisted on carrying a rifle alongside her male companions, and on standing next to them in the battlefield… Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein emphasized that Dalal, her companions, and the planner of the operation (i.e., terror attack), Martyr Abu Jihad, wanted the operation to unite the brothers and friends of all Arab countries, and wished to convey the message that Palestine is the cause of all Arabs.”
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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, killing 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Fatah invites Palestinians to event hosted by Palestinian Red Crescent honoring Dalal Mughrabi, “the Bride of Palestine,” and her fellow terrorists  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 9, 2016

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “General invitation”
Invitation text:
“General invitation
Return to the Roots
The Fatah Movement is honored to invite you to attend the Return to the Roots ceremony to mark the 38th anniversary of the death as Martyrs (Shahids) of fighter Dalal Mughrabi, ‘the Bride of Palestine,’ and her comrades who carried out the self-sacrificing operation ‘Kamal Adwan’ (i.e., Coastal Road Massacre),
On Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 12:30 at the Palestinian Red Crescent headquarters – Dr. Fathi Arafat Convention Center
Glory and eternal life to our righteous Martyrs
And freedom to our heroic prisoners”
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UNRWA school in Gaza encourages death through Martyrdom: "Our blood and souls are for you, Al-Aqsa Mosque" 
Source: UNWRA Elementary School A for Refugees – Gaza Facebook page, Oct. 20, 2015
Text and images posted on "Elementary School A for Refugees – Gaza" Facebook page on Oct. 20, 2015, accessed March 7, 2016. The first image shows that the UNRWA logo is the profile picture of the page (on March 7, 2016). The page later removed the UNWRA logo and closed or blocked the page.


On Oct. 20, 2015 (a few weeks after the outbreak of the current wave of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis that began on Sept. 13, 2015 - with a stoning attack in which Israeli civilian Alexander Levlovich was killed), the UNRWA Elementary School A for Refugees posted pictures of an activity for Jerusalem that took place in the school: The pictures have since then been removed from Facebook.

Text on sign on right: “We will live as soaring hawks and we will die as proud lions. We are all Jerusalem and we are all Palestine.”

Text on sign on left: “How will there be light if our blood will not be the fuel? And how will we restore the Al-Aqsa Mosque, if we will not be soldiers?”
Text on girls’ sign: “At your command, Al-Aqsa Mosque! Our blood and souls are for you, Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
 
World Bank transfers 31.6 million dollars to the PA 
Source: World Bank website, Dec. 23, 2014
"Washington, December 23, 2014 – The World Bank transferred today an amount of about US$31.6 million to the Palestinian Authority from the Palestinian Reform and Development Plan Trust Fund (PRDP-MDTF), a multi-donor budget support mechanism administered by the Bank.
The funds contributed by the governments of Australia, the United Kingdom, and Norway will help support the urgent budget needs of the Palestinian Authority (PA), providing inter alia support for the economic reforms currently underway and assistance for Gaza emergency needs.
The World Bank PRDP Trust Fund was established on April 10, 2008, through an agreement signed between the World Bank and the Palestinian Authority. It is a central component of a World Bank’s effort to support the ongoing Palestinian Reform and Development Plan. Currently, the PRDP-MDTF donors are the governments of Australia, France, Japan, Kuwait, Norway, the United Kingdom.
With the new tranche release, the PRDP-MDTF will have disbursed about US$1.28 billion.
Al-Quds University funded by the UN and EU honors terrorist murderer‎ 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Nov. 11, 2014
Al-Quds University honored Hamas terrorist Ibrahim Al-Akari, who carried out a terrorist ‎attack on Nov. 5, 2014, at a light-rail station in Jerusalem. Two were killed and at least ‎‎13 were injured in the attack:‎
     ‎"The Burj Luq Luq Social Centre Society organized the Martyr (Shahid) Ibrahim Al-‎Akari Tournament two days ago [Nov. 9, 2014] in cooperation with the Physical ‎Education Faculty of Al-Quds University - the Burj Luq Luq campus... Dr. Ahmad Al-‎Khawaja, the person responsible for the Physical Education Faculty at the Burj Luq ‎Luq campus of the Al-Quds University, emphasized that this activity (the tournament) ‎was the work of the physical education students at Burj Luq Luq, and that it was a ‎national activity held in honor and appreciation of the soul of the heroic Martyr Ibrahim ‎Al-Akari."‎
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Note: In July 2013, the UN announced a donation of €2.4 million (close to 3 million USD) from the EU and UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) to Al-Quds ‎University, the aim of which would be to "contribute to the development and protection ‎of Palestinian cultural heritage in the old city of Jerusalem." [UNDP website, July 2, ‎‎2013 and Al-Quds University website, accessed Nov. 12, 2014]‎
The Burj Luq Luq Social Centre Society, which helped organize the tournament ‎honoring Al-Akari, is also funded by several Western donors. The Center's annual ‎report for 2013 lists the following international donors: UNICEF, UNDP, E‎U, French Consulate, British Consulate, Pontifical Mission, ANERA (American ‎Near East Refugee Aid) and Terre des Hommes. [p. 56 in Annual Report 2013 of The ‎Burj Luq Luq Social Centre Society http://www.burjalluqluq.org, accessed Nov. 13, ‎‎2014]‎
UN and EU-funded Al-Quds University allowed Hamas exhibit honoring 3 terrorist ‎murderers 
Source: Palestine Today news site (Lebanon), Nov. 11, 2014
     ‎"The Islamic Bloc, the Hamas student association at Al-Quds University, opened its first ‎artistic exhibition this year under the title "At Your Command, Jerusalem", at the ‎entrance to the Science Department.‎ The exhibition included models of the Al-Aqsa Mosque [compound] and of ways of ‎opposing the occupation, from stone [throwing] to car [attacks], stabbing ‎and Martyrdom-seeking (Istish'had) operations. On the walls of the Al-Aqsa Mosque ‎‎[compound] model, pictures of the Martyrs (Shahids) of the recent 'Al-Aqsa uprising'- ‎‎[Ibrahim] Al-Akari, [Mutaz] Hijazi and [Abd Al-Rahman] Al-Shaloudi - were displayed. ‎They were described as the 'defenders of Al-Aqsa.'"‎
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Note: In July 2013, the UN announced a donation of €2.4 million (close to 3 million US ‎dollars) from the EU and UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) to Al-Quds ‎University, the aim of which would be to "contribute to the development and protection ‎of Palestinian cultural heritage in the old city of Jerusalem." [UNDP website, July 2, ‎‎2013 and Al-Quds University website, accessed Nov. 12, 2014]‎

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PA to use international funding to pay salaries of Hamas military 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 31, 2014
     ‎“Hamas is demanding that approximately ‎‎42,000 employees it has employed in ‎various Palestinian institutions since its ‎takeover of the Gaza Strip [in 2007] be ‎added to the official PA payroll. According ‎to Palestinian sources, approximately ‎‎20,000 of them work in the military ‎sector.
Yet the Palestinian official said the ‎government was contending with the ‎problem of raising the funds necessary [to ‎pay] such a large number of employees, in ‎addition to fears that ‘paying Hamas ‎employees would be detrimental to the PA ‎treasury.’ The official added that ‘the world ‎defines Hamas as a ‘terrorist’ ‎‎[organization], and the government ‎wishes to [secure] guarantees that would ‎enable the PA to pay these salaries.’‎
‎[PA] Government spokesman Ehab ‎Bessaiso... said: ‘The ‎solution to the problem depends on ‎international guarantees that will be given ‎to facilitate the raising of the funds, as ‎well as on guarantees that will protect the ‎PA Finance [Ministry] from external ‎accusations regarding international law.... Nonetheless, we ‎are trying to transfer payments to these ‎workers, who number approximately ‎‎42,000.’ According to Bessaiso, the sum ‎total of the PA monthly salaries amounts ‎to approximately 700 million shekels (200 ‎million dollars) [parenthesis in source], of ‎which approximately 400 million shekels ‎‎(120 million dollars) [parenthesis in ‎source] come from taxes collected by ‎Israel for the PA. Of that sum, 200 million ‎shekels (about 57 million dollars) ‎‎[parenthesis in source] are collected ‎internally, while another approximately 35 ‎million dollars come from donations from ‎abroad.‎”‎
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PA uses international funding to pay salaries to over 60,000 civil servants who aren't working 
Source: Sada El-Balad TV (Egypt)‎, Aug. 23, 2014
Sada El-Balad TV host: “Mr. President, honestly, and tell me clearly in front of everyone ‎‎– did Egypt, at any point, say ‘we’ll disarm or agree to disarm the Resistance [Hamas]’?”‎
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “It [Egypt] never said that. It was the US Secretary of ‎State who once said that to me … He told me: ‘disarm.’ I told him: ‘Yes, once I have one ‎state, one law, one rifle and one government, then you ask me to disarm. Not now. ‎Give me a state and then I’ll decide.’ Egypt didn’t demand this – Israel did… Since the ‎coup against the PA and to this day, we’ve been transferring more than 50% of our ‎budget to Gaza, including [salaries] to 60-70 thousand civil servants who aren’t ‎working. They are [in Gaza] and are receiving salaries. We pay them, because they’ve stopped working. Hamas came [to power after the coup] and appointed ‎other people in their place.”‎
World Bank approves additional $40 billion grant to PA 
Source: WAFA news agency, May 21, 2014

Taken from Wafa's English site
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The World Bank Board of Directors approved a $40 million grant to support the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) strategic reform priorities, Tuesday said a press release issued by the World Bank. 'A sustainable fiscal position and strong public financial management systems are key elements for building the institutions of a future Palestinian state,' said the World Bank in a press release. 'The World Bank remains committed to support the Palestinian Authority’s efforts to improve public finances, and to strengthen the business environment,' said Steen Lau Jorgensen, World Bank Country Director for West Bank and Gaza. 'Implementing fiscal and economic reforms and maximizing the efficient use of resources help the government be more responsive to the needs of the people and increases confidence in the institutions – resulting in a vibrant society with social equity.'
The Development Policy Grant (DPG) which aims at improving the PA’s fiscal position, building robust financial management systems and improving access to finances for Palestinian enterprises will contribute to building the institutions of a future Palestinian state. With the current stalemate in the peace process and the decline of economic growth and donor aid, the grant will help ease some of the PA’s fiscal stress...
This Grant, the sixth is a series, totaling $240 million in budget support, is supplemented by approximately an additional $200 million in donor support every year to advance the Palestinian Authority’s reform agenda.
The PA continues to focus efforts on providing efficient and transparent public services, enhancing capacity of local governments, security and justice systems, and strengthening citizen participation in decision making."

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PA-funded Prisoners' Club: Israelis taught international donors everything about PA salaries for prisoners 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 17, 2014
Chairman of the Prisoners' Club, Qadura Fares:
     "Our second message is directed to the EU, international organizations and to the UN. They know by heart what the Israelis taught them. This is a disgrace. The Israelis (i.e., PMW reports) taught them and explained to them that the PA pays such and such canteen [amount] and pays such and such a salary to a prisoner [imprisoned] four years... When we meet with European, American or UN officials they question us. They know the stuff by heart because the Israelis taught them and explained to them that the PA supports -- according to Liberman's and Netanyahu's claims -- so-called "terrorists"... Minister [of Prisoners' Affairs] Issa Karake remembers that the British Minister of [International Relations and] Cooperation asked us about the Dadash company -- the Dadash company that operates the canteens. Meaning, they know all these facts by heart."
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Japan contributes $62.2 million (including funds from the World Bank, UNRWA, UNDP and UNICEF) to the PA 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 12, 2014
     “The Government of Japan has decided to contribute 62 million dollars to the Palestinian people. This contribution is one of the forms of Japanese aid to the peace talks between the two sides, for the purpose of establishing a just, inclusive and sustainable peace in the future, based on the two-state principle.
This new Japanese contribution, which amounts to 62.2 million dollars, includes 30 million dollars as financial aid from the World Bank, 16 million dollars as aid to the refugees via UNRWA, 12.6 million to support infrastructure via the UNDP and 3.6 million [in aid] via UNICEF.”
World Bank transfers a total of $1.2 billion to the PA 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 29, 2013
Headline: “An additional 24 million dollars from the World Bank to assist the [Palestinian] Authority budget”
     “Yesterday [Nov. 28, 2013] the World Bank transferred 24 million US dollars to the PA from the multi-donor Palestinian Reform and Development Plan Trust Fund. This fund is a multi-donor administrative mechanism for supporting the Palestinian budget, managed by the bank.
In a press release, a copy of which reached Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, the bank said: ‘These funds, which were donated by Britain, will help support the PA budget’s pressing needs. This will provide support for education and health services and for other essential social services, alongside [support for] a number of additional services provided to the Palestinian people. [It] will also provide support for the economic reforms currently taking place.’ …
The donors for the multi-donor Palestinian Reform and Development Plan Trust Fund are the governments of Australia, France, Kuwait, Norway, Britain and Japan.
The bank said: ‘With the release of this credit tranche, the sum of the payments transferred to the PA from the multi-donor Palestinian Reform and Development Plan Trust Fund will amount to approximately 1.12 billion US dollars.’”
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