European MPs Condemn PA After Watchdog Report

May 25, 2015  

Five European MPs from three separate parliaments have condemned the Palestinian Authority (PA), Palestinian Media Watch reports Monday, following the organization’s special report proving that the PA is still paying salaries to terrorists and their families. 

In the reportPMW notes that while the PA officially halted salaries to terrorists in summer 2014 – when the PA Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs, the body responsible for paying the salaries, was changed into a Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO – the terror group behind the PA – ed.) Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs.

However, the PA technically cut salaries to prisoners by 60% in a very public announcement last month – an announcement that should not have existed in the event salaries were halted in the first place. 

PMW has theorized repeatedly that the move was made specifically to dupe European donors, as the name change was made after international pressure was waged against the PA to stop paying terror salaries. Following the report, some European MPs have begin to take notice. 

“The British Government must seriously reconsider its provision of aid to the PA’s general budget until it ceases this abhorrent practice of financially rewarding and incentivising [sic] terrorism,” they added. 

“It is important that the sowing of hatred is stopped… We still find in the official Palestinian media numerous Anti-Semitic statements, the glorification of violence and hatred, and honoring terrorists,” Member of Dutch Parliament, C.G. van der Staaij said. “I have read the reports from Palestinian Media Watch carefully.”

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