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PLO official justifies terror salaries with canteen payments saying that the "Americans and Europeans" wouldn't oppose terror salaries if they understood the math
Top PLO official says PA should be allowed to financially reward terror, citing 400 shekels a month in canteen payments for prisoners
Prisoners have turned prisons into universities with PA-supported study programs, says PA Minister of Education
PA Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Mahmoud Abu Mweis: “The prisoners are a truly great story of heroism. These prisoners have turned the prison cells and the prisons into study rooms and small universities. There is scientific research and meticulous teaching there. We have...”
PA mufti emphasizes Abbas’ promise to pay terror salaries at all costs, "even if I’m left with one penny"
PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein: "Clearly the prisoners’ salaries need to be guaranteed for them. This is their right. I think that what we are hearing from the PA officials, and from the top of the pyramid His Honor President Abbas – He has said clearly: ’Even if I’m left with one penny, I’ll pay it to..."
PA PM Shtayyeh repeats Abbas’ vow that last penny will be paid to terrorist prisoners
PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh: “From our perspective, the prisoners are the heart of the Palestinian national movement throughout history… The US is punishing us, and Israel is punishing us because we are taking care of the prisoners’ affairs. As President Abbas says: “Even if we are left...”
PA says reopening US Consulate redivides Jerusalem
PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh: “Why is the [US] Consulate [in Jerusalem] and its opening important to us? Because it is the American address for taking care of the Palestinian cause, far from the embassy that the US transferred from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on the pretext that Jerusalem is one...”
PA Prime Minister calls terrorist prisoners the “heart of the Palestinian national movement” - They "are our children and we will protect them"
Prime Minister Shtayyeh claims Biden administration “does not recognize the Israeli annexation of Arab Jerusalem” and requests a US consulate in "Palestine"
The PA stresses Abbas’ vow to keep rewarding terrorists with salaries, even if only “one penny” left
PA TV narrator: “Armed with the power of the right, adhering to the national principles, defying the political pressures, defending Jerusalem… Despite the blackmail, he defends the right of the Martyrs, the wounded, and the prisoners.” Mahmoud Abbas: “A blessing is sent to our loyal Martyrs, our...”
Jun 19&Aug 30
PLO official says PA’s terror rewards are “anchored in all the international conventions and treaties,” because terrorist prisoners are “freedom fighters”
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr: “Our position regarding the payment of the salaries and allowances of the prisoners and their families is firm. This is their right, and it is anchored in all the international conventions and treaties, because our prisoners are...”
PA TV repeats Abbas’ vow to pay terrorists no matter what – even “if we are left with only one penny”
Official PA TV reporter: “Throughout the path of the struggle against the occupation, the leadership has shown great interest in the wounded and the families of the Martyrs. This became clear recently in His Honor [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ defiance of Israel’s attempts to deduct the salaries of...”
On Abbas’ orders, released terrorist prisoners start working in PA Security Forces and PA ministries
Official PA TV newsreader: “According to the presidential order issued by His Honor [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs has begun the initial steps to integrate the released prisoners into governmental positions, both security positions and civilian positions”...
On Abbas’ orders, released terrorist prisoners begin integrating into PA Security Forces and PA ministries, with seniority based on prison time
PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs starts integrating more than 7,000 released prisoners into government positions, announces their employment is “on the basis of academic training and time spent in the occupation’s prisons”
PLO cartoon shows Israeli soldier hanging Palestinian prisoner by kicking ATM machine out from under him, in reference to measures against PA terror salaries
PLO prisoners’ affairs organization demonizes Israeli measures to combat terror financing as “Israeli piracy” and a “war” against the terrorist prisoners
PA Monetary Authority’ Governor resigns just in time for the Bank of Palestine to freeze terrorist’s accounts in compliance with Israeli law, leaving some suspicious of the former governor
Palestinian banks are worried about “being persecuted, having their branches closed, and having their money confiscated” if they don’t freeze terrorist’s bank accounts