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The Palestinian Authority issued payments to terrorists and their families totaling more than $1 billion over a four year period, according to a recent study by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. The sum accounts for seven percent of the PA’s budget and is equivalent to 20 percent of the foreign aid the PA receives...

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas must stop inciting terror and paying families of terrorists and be encouraged to “pursue a new path” to peace, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D – N.Y.) told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) Monday. “If President Trump plans to use this gathering to help pave the way...

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The dean of a school system in the Gaza Strip who was appointed to his post by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas continues to spread classic anti-Semitic libels on official PA television, Palestinian Media Watch reported Tuesday. Imad Hamato, who has long given classes on Islam on PA television, was appointed...

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A convicted terrorist representing the Fatah party, which is headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, was elected mayor of Hebron in Sunday’s local elections, The Times of Israel reported. Palestinians in Hebron just elected this man, who murdered 6 Israelis, to be their mayor. Only in the PA can...

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Palestinian municipal elections have taken place over the weekend for the first time since 2012, with ballots cast to elect 145 local councils. The elections went ahead in the West Bank after disagreement between Fatah and Hamas, the ruling administrative body in the Gaza Strip, resulting in Fatah running virtually...

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The council of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the world’s governing body of soccer, has deferred, for now, taking action on a Palestinian resolution that would penalize Israel for having teams in the West Bank, Haaretz reported Tuesday. Since 2015, the Palestinians have been pressuring FIFA to take...

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Palestinian leaders are responsible for a lack of effective leadership and culture of corruption resulting in an endless cycle of violence and suffering, a leading Palestinian human rights activist has warned. Bassem Eid, the founder and former director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, wrote Monday in an op-ed...

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A top adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday harshly rejected the United States’ “insane” demand that the Palestinian Authority stop paying salaries to convicted terrorists and their families. Nabil Shaath, a foreign policy adviser to Abbas, told Israel Radio that halting the payments to terrorists would harm prospects for peace negotiations...

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President Donald Trump said “no lasting peace” can be achieved between Israel and the Palestinians “unless the Palestinian leaders speak in a unified voice against incitement to violence,” during a joint appearance with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House on Wednesday. .@POTUS: "There can be no lasting peace unless...

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A former Middle East negotiator who served both Democratic and Republican administrations said that President Donald Trump must urge Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting on Wednesday to stop paying salaries to convicted terrorists. In a conference call organized by The Israel Project, which publishes The Tower, Dennis Ross said...

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