The Palestinian Authority will refuse all US government aid for fear of lawsuits over alleged support for terrorism, officials said Tuesday, throwing into doubt the future of security coordination and projects already under way.
Senior official Saeb Erekat said the Palestinians had demanded all funding stop at the end of January for fear they would expose themselves to costly lawsuits under the US Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act (ATCA) which is about to come into force.
“The government sent an official letter to the US administration requesting it stop all aid to the Palestinian Authority, including assistance to the Palestinian security services,” Erekat told AFP.
He said the main reason for the move was the ATCA legislation.
The Pallies should not be receiving any aid from Western states, but watch PM Asshat dump another truckload of your stolen tax dollars on them to “alleviate the pending humanitarian crisis” of their own making.
A Palestinian mother of three has accused the Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces of torturing her and threatening to rape her during the two months she was held in a PA prison in the West Bank.
The accusation by the woman, Suha Jbara, 31, came on the eve of PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s visit to New York, where he is scheduled to assume the chairmanship of the largest bloc of developing countries in the United Nations, known as the “Group of 77 and China.”
As chairman of the group, which represents 134 nations, Abbas and the “State of Palestine” will negotiate and co-sponsor proposals and amendments on various developmental, humanitarian and legal issues that are on the agenda of the UN.
One of the best and most conclusive tests of antisemitism among Israel’s many critics is whether or not they apply the same standards to others that they apply to the Jewish homeland. Virtually every time Israel responds to violence launched from Palestinian enclaves, we read and see stories damning it as “not proportional” or “callous” or ‘racist.”
But what about when Palestinians are responded to by other nations?
“In my opinion, on an issue like Palestine, you gotta choose the side of the oppressed, Sarsour said. “And if you’re on the side of the oppressor, or you’re defending the oppressor, and you’re actually trying to humanize the oppressor, then that’s a problem, sisters and brothers, and we’ve gotta be able to say ‘That is not the position of the Muslim-American community.’”
The hagiographic December 30th account spans a remarkable three and a half full pages of the paper, tracing Rouzan al-Najjar’s personal life and sad end. Yet it manages, in all the words and images (and online videos), not to report the nature of the violence in which she was entangled nor the murderous and implacable hatred of Israel fueling it.
Hamas and other Gaza-based Palestinian terror groups ridiculed the Hebron police commander and said the pictures were humiliating for all Palestinians.
A group called Occupy Palestine TV (The Voice of Humanity) have dug the interwebs to “expose” yours truly. Their findings are astounding.
The mistreatment of Palestinians at the hands of their Arab brethren has never been of concern to Abbas and his leadership. They are silent when Palestinians are killed and expelled from their homes in Syria. They are silent when Palestinians face discrimination and apartheid laws in Lebanon.
A preacher on official PA TV taught that Hitler was one of a series of people sent by Allah throughout history to punish the Jews because of their evil behavior, and to teach them a lesson. However, the preacher taught in Friday’s sermon, in spite of all these punishments the Jews “have not learned from the events of history,” and continue their evil ways.
The overseas staffers had received death threats and threats of violence after the announcement of cuts and planned layoffs by the organization in the wake of the US decision that it would no longer fund the agency.
Despite a late-summer lull in the number of incendiary devices, the number sent into Israeli territory has steadily increased again in October.
A video circulating in Palestinian media on Saturday showed members of the “Sons of Zouari” group launching the approximately 5-meter device, essentially a large balloon designed to look like a blimp or dirigible, over the border east of the al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza.
The Canadian contribution is to be spread over two years. $40 million will go to “meeting the basic education, health and livelihood needs of millions of Palestinian refugees,” Ottawa said in a statement.
Another $10 million will be used to provide “emergency life-saving assistance to more than 460,000 Palestinian refugees in Syria and Lebanon,” it said.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) says it wants the international community to exert pressure on Israel to “halt violations against the Palestinians and international law.” The demand was relayed to members of a delegation from the European Parliament who met on October 8 in Ramallah with PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. At the meeting, Hamdallah also renewed the PA’s call for providing “international protection” for the Palestinians.
Hamdallah’s appeal to the European Parliament representatives should be seen in the context of the PA leadership’s ongoing campaign of lies and incitement against Israel. The appeal also smacks of hypocrisy and deceit.
Levengrond Yehezkel, a 29-year-old mother of an 18-month-old son who worked as a secretary to the CEO of Alon Group, was killed around 7:30 a.m., along with 35-year-old accountant Ziv Hagbi, by 23-year-old Ashraf Wallid Suleiman Na’alwa, who worked as an electrician for the company.