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Netanyahu: Israel cannot count on the PA to fight terrorism

Israel is engaged in a battle against extremist Islamic elements led by the Iranian regime and cannot rely on the Palestinian Authority, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.

The remarks came during a visit by Netanyahu to IDF Central Command, during which he held a situational assessment with Israeli Defense Minister Yoav…

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PA announces halt to security coordination with Israel; US cautions against move

The Palestinian Authority announced on Thursday that security coordination with Israel will cease in response to a deadly Israeli military raid in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank that killed nine Palestinians, including at least one civilian.

Previous Palestinian moves to suspend this coordination have been short-lived, in part because…

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Tens of thousands attend rare Fatah rally in Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Turning a huge park in Gaza City into a sea of yellow flags, tens of thousands of Palestinians on Thursday commemorated the anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat — a rare public show of support for the Fatah faction in the heartland of its Islamist rival Hamas.
The rally passed without incident,…

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Palestinians complain of ‘humiliating’ wait at post office to collect PA ‘pay-for-slay’ salaries


The Palestinian Authority has been forced to distribute its stipends to imprisoned terrorists and their families via the post office for a third month, despite recipients complaining that the process is “humiliating,” according to Israeli NGO Palestinian Media Watch.

In May 2020, the head of the Israel Defense Forces in Judea and…

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Palestinian Authority Paid Terrorists Over $150 Million In 2020


The Palestinian Authority paid over NIS 512 million ($157 m.) in 2020 in salaries to terrorists, prisoners and those released from prison, according to a Palestinian Media Watch report released on Monday.

The amount makes up 3.25% of the PA’s budget for last year, and is about NIS 5 m. ($1.5 m.) less than last year.

The total…

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The Palestinian Authority Is Still Paying Terrorists | Opinion


With a new U.S. administration taking power, things might be rapidly changing for the Palestinian Authority, the entity that rules over the West Bank. In November, then-senator Kamala Harris promised that the Biden presidency would “restore economic and humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people” and “reopen the U.S. consulate…

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Palestinian Authority Again Frames Terrorism Against Israelis As A ‘Holy War’


Official Palestinian Authority daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida recently printed an op-ed containing glowing praise for a terrorist responsible for multiple attacks against Israelis, including one in which a nine-month-old child was killed.

The terrorist, Marwan Zalum, was honored for fighting “a holy war for the sake of Allah under the…

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Palestinian Authority To Pay Three Months Pay For Slay Salaries To Terrorists


The Palestinian Authority (PA) intends to pay convicted terrorists three months worth of “salary” before the end of the year, according to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).

The PA holds a practice of paying Palestinians that have committed terrorist acts against Israelis and monthly stipends to the families of the terrorists that…

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Norway: Lawmakers Vote To Cut Aid To Palestinian Authority Over Anti-Semitic Textbooks

Norwegian cuts to Palestinian aid, spearheaded by Progress Party, amount to some $3.4 million

Norwegian lawmakers have voted to cut the financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority (PA) over anti-Semitic outbursts and incitement to violence in its educational materials.
According to Wednesday’s report by the Algemeiner, the…

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Palestinian Authority Prisoners Official Told the New York Times ‘Pay to Slay’ Would Be Changed, Then Denied It in Arabic


Despite claiming to the New York Times that the Palestinian Authority’s policy of making payments to imprisoned terrorists would be changed, a top PA official promptly denied in Arabic that any such changes would be made.

The practice of paying salaries to terrorist prisoners and their families — including the families of dead…

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Report: Palestinian Security Forces Halt On-Ground Cooperation with Israel

Palestinian security forces posted to areas B and C of the West Bank on Thursday retreated into the Palestinian-controlled Area A, Haaretz reported.
The move reflects the Palestinian Authority’s decision to halt the security coordination with Israel over Israeli plans to formally extend its sovereignty over Area C.
Area A refers to parts of the…

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Palestinian Authority Refuses Coronavirus Aid From UAE Because It Came Through Israel

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has refused to accept a large shipment of much-needed medical aid, intended to fight the coronavirus, from the United Arab Emirates because the plane carrying it landed at Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport.

The Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv was the first of its kind, as Israel and the UAE…

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Palestinian Authority Demolishing Ancient Jewish Fortress – Report

Israeli NGO Regavim reported that the Palestinian Authority destroyed the Jewish heritage site of Tel Aroma in the absence of Civil Administration inspectors due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to JNS.

The NGO reported that the ancient walls of the Samarian fortress and the reservoirs within were destroyed by Palestinian…

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PA TV to Palestinians: ‘Al-Aqsa is More Precious Than Your Children’

Palestinian Authority TV aired a clip that reinforces the P.A.’s message that Islamic holy places and the struggle for “Palestine” are worth the sacrifice of their children.

According to a new report by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) published on Wednesday, for decades, Palestinian leadership has promoted to its people the ideal of dying as…

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Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Palestinian Authority’s Indoctrination of Children with Anti-Israel Hatred Moves Online

Despite the coronavirus pandemic shutting down schools operated by the Palestinian Authority, a new report showed that educational materials containing incitement, hatred and violence are now being used extensively online.

The materials were revealed by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Textbooks (IMPACT-se), and…

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PA Rebuffs Call to Stop ‘Incitement’ Campaign Blaming Israel For its Virus Cases

Senior Palestinian officials refused on Monday to back down on accusations that Israel has been responsible for intentionally spreading the coronavirus in the West Bank, after Jerusalem called such claims “incitement” and warned of significant consequences for repeating them.

“We will not bow to blackmail in any form,” Palestinian Authority Prime…

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PA Mouthpiece Accuses Israel of Coronavirus ‘Holocaust’ Against Jailed Palestinians

The Palestinian Authority’s official newspaper recently accused Israel of launching a coronavirus “holocaust” against Palestinian prisoners in its custody, even as UN officials praised Israeli and Palestinian leaders for their strong cooperation in combating the pandemic.

An editorial in the PA mouthpiece Al-Hayat al-Jadida falsely claimed that…

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Abbas: Trump is a dog and the son of a dog, I won’t become a traitor

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas commented on Monday regarding US President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” that “Trump is a dog and the son of a dog,” Fatah officials confirmed.

“They called me from Washington and I did not pick up the phone,” Abbas said. “I said no and I will continue to say no… We are going for difficult…