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May 27, 2015 4:50 pm

British MPs Call on Government to Reconsider Funding to Palestinian Authority

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Palestinian Media Watch accused the Palestinian Authority, headed by Mahmoud Abbas (pictured here), of continuing to provide salaries to Palestinian terrorists. Photo: World Economic Forum.

British parliamentarians have called on their government to reconsider providing financial aid to the Palestinian Authority.

The request from Conservative MPs Guto Bebb, James Morris and Andrew Percy on Wednesday came after a Palestinian media watchdog accused the PA of continuing to provide monthly salaries to convicted Palestinian terrorists serving out sentences in Israeli jails.

“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 terrorism,” said the three in a joint statement.

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Last week, Palestinian Media Watch’s Itamar Marcus appeared before members of the British, Dutch and German parliaments to discuss a new report he authored accusing the PA of surreptitiously continuing to pay the salaries, though the PA had closed its prisoner affairs ministry in 2014.

According to Palestinian Media Watch, the PA tricked the British government into believing that it had ceased providing the salaries, though it had simply established a separate body through the Palestinian Liberation Organization to do the job.

Britain’s Department for International Development provides the PA in Ramallah with some £130 million ($199 million) in financial aid each year.

Some of the salaries are more than $3,000 per month, and the total amount paid out to prisoners would amount to more than $150 million in 2015, about 15 percent of the PAs total financial assistance, according to PMW.

“The PA should be strongly condemned for deceiving well-intentioned donor countries into thinking that it had ended this shocking practice,” said the British MPs, calling on the British government to suspend all aid until the matter was settled.

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  • It is about time that Britain realizes that every penny that is given to them is just money down the drain. Look at all the millions PA received over the years from all over and do you see one factory that was build to employ people and manufacture useful/peaceful items? What happened to all the monies they received? Was any of it used to better the civilians life? All they manufacture and distribute is hate and violence.

  • steven L

    The EU knows PERFECTLY well what the PA and the anti-IL NGOs
    do with the money they get. The EU fully supports these goals. Who is kidding who?

  • 10

    GOD COULD NOT GET INTO THE JEWISH NEIGHBORHOODS. I HAD TO WALK THROUGH THE JEWISH NEIGHBORHOODS BRINGING JESUS IN AND INTO THE SHULS SO GOD CAN REACH THE JEWS AND HELP CHANGE THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD INCREASING GOD POWERS THROUGH KOSHER AND KNOWLEDGE OF ACCEPTANCE OF JEWISH WORLDWIDE. THE WORLD IS PROGRAMMED THROUGH RELIGIONS GIVING ALL OF US THE LIFE AND WHAT WE DO NOT WANT AND GOD POWERS ARE JEWISH WRITTEN AND DONE WHAT WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A LIFE IN ALL. JEWISH POPULATION INCREASES GOD POWERS INCREASES.

    • duPont

      Are you mentally ill? It sounds like it.

      • Anna

        Your question and statement are unworthy and unhelpful.
        I take it that you are a mental health professional.
        To use your attitude do you speak out of personal experience?

    • Charles Martel

      Have the Martians landed? This sounds like drug induced talk.

  • Jacob_UK

    The PA should’ve been left in the dry a long time ago. No money for PA murderers and scumbags inciting to genocide. It’s a perverse thought for the EU and the US to be the sugar daddies for a barbaric gang of zealots and slaughterers with one thought in their respective heads – to annihilate Israel, the only state in the MENA where muslims can live in peace and enjoy free speech.

    • Kris Kristian

      BRITAIN VOTED FOR A pa STATE.
      THEY WILL NOT WITHDRAW THEIR FUNDING TO THE TERRORISTS.

      The brits are Jew haters, and will alwats support those who are anti Israel.

  • It’s certainly more lucrative for the Palestinians to commit terrorist acts and sit in prisons in Israel while the families get $3,000p.m. They can’t earn they doing an honest days work

  • 10

    GOD RELIGION IS JEWISH AND EVERYTHING JEWISH WHY IT WAS SKIPPED AND GOD COULD NOT COME INTO THE WORLD TO HELP PEOPLE.

  • 10

    GOD RECEIVES POWERS FROM KOSHER WHY IT COULD NOT BE BEFORE. IT WAS STOPPED PURPOSELY.

  • 10

    THE NEGATIVES TOLD ABOUT JESUS. GOD DOES NOT USE NEGATIVES

  • 10

    THE SECOND CONTROLLER DOES NOT WANT THE JEWS TO PRAY TO JESUS BECAUSE IT WILL GIVE GOD POWERS. THE SECOND CONTROLLER DOES NOT WANT GOD IN ISRAEL BECAUSE IT WILL GIVE GOD POWERS.

  • 10

    MOST OF THE MIDDLE EAST IS LETTING THE JEWS GO AND THE PALESTINAINS ARE STILL USING THE SAME METHOD AS BEFORE.

  • 10

    THE PALESTINIANS IN ISRAEL YOU WILL CONTINUE HAVING THE CORRUPTED THEATENING NEWS AND CORRUPTED GOVERNMENT TERRORIST CONNECTIONS, PA CRIMES. THEIR IS NO REASON FOR THE PA TO BE THEIR TRYING TO DIVIDE A SMALL COUNTRY TO TAKE ALL. LOOK AT THEIR PASSED JUST THE 20 YEARS YOU WILL SEE WHAT THEY REALLY ARE.

  • Edel Smith

    Finally, someone is seeing what is actually going on. I do hope aid will be stopped, as they will find another channel of deception, to abuse the generous gift of other nations for their HATE filled philosophy.

  • Kris Kristian

    This is the same British government which voted for a Palestinian state.
    They must have know what is happeneing to the financial aid they give the PA terrorists.

    The best that Britain can now do, is to tell the world that they made a mistake in recognising the terrorist to have a state, and withdraw their support for a PA state.
    Hopefully, many other countries will see the truth and withdraw their support for a PA state.

  • Lauren Goldman

    Nothing the PA does is a mystery, and by funding these activities, the donor nations are showing their true feelings toward Israel/Jews. The inherent anti-Semitism in these countries is enhanced by their Islamification, so I wouldn’t expect a change to the status quo.

  • P gaetti

    Instead to go to the people International funding goes into Abbas and others pockets just like in the past funding went into Arafat pockets making him a billionaire

  • This was of course not reported by the BBC which deliberately keeps anti-Palestinian stories off the air. This is while it continues to use Israel as its Middle East hub as the only stable country in the region!

    • steven L

      BBC and the Guardian are only interested in the ME if and ONLY if they can bash, lie, fabricate and demonize Israel. The Brits got kicked out of the land of IL by a handful of emaciated Jews!!! The Orientalists (Fr, Brits and Americans) still dream of what could have been … without these damn Jews.

  • Scott

    Fabulous that these three MP’s should step up.
    The problem is – in now Dhimmi Britain, it will never happen….

  • Yes. When already Britain is reeling under severe financial burdens it is not good to fund the Palestinian Authority.Actually Egypt had made only Gaza as the capital of All Palestine government in 1948. So with the help of the Pope at Alexandria and the Arch bishop of Canterbury a proper government should be established in gaza. Also with some land swaps the palestinian issue could be put to an end.

  • Leon

    The British have not learned the lesson of Chamberlain yet

  • Mickey Oberman

    What a costly way to prove what suckkers you Brits are.

    And what is it costing you to support your resident Muslim population?

  • Jaime Salgado

    É característica da PA a falsidade e a mentira

  • Michael Garfinkel

    Britain may have an insoluble problem: how to “donate” funds to the Palestinian Authority, a criminal enterprise, and in so doing avoid funding its convicted criminals.

  • Dale K.

    Is Britain waking up?

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