Following PMW lecture, Dutch parliament passes motion to cut funding to PA

From left to right: MP Kees van der Staaij, Kay Wilson, Itamar Marcus, MP Joël Voordewind

Dutch parliament passes motion to cut funding to PA 3 weeks after PMW lecture exposing PA's terror rewards.

Just three weeks after Palestinian Media Watch Director Itamar Marcus spoke to Dutch MPs in November, the Dutch Parliament voted 94-56 to cut 7% of Dutch funding to the Palestinian Authority. The cut of 7% was chosen because PMW documented that the PA spends 7% of its budget on payments to terrorists in jail and to families of killed terrorists (“Martyrs”). The Dutch motion is binding unless the PA stops these payments.

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PM Netanyahu: Forging Ties With Arab World Can Precede, Facilitate Peace With Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu shakes hands with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during the funeral of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres on September 30, 2016 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images)

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is challenging one of the fundamental pillars of the two-and-a-half-decades-long peace process by proffering that the creation of ties with Arab-Islamic countries can not only precede but also advance the prospects of forging a long-elusive deal to end the conflict with the Palestinians.

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500,000 Palestinians gather in Gaza for Hamas anniversary rally

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians gather in center of Gaza for rally celebrating Hamas 31st Anniversary. (Hamas photo)

Nearly half a million Palestinians have gathered for an afternoon rally commemorating the 31st anniversary of the founding of Hamas, the Islamist government in the Gaza Strip.

Schools of all levels, including Al-Azhar University in Gaza City, have announced the suspension of classes for the day to allows students to attend the Hamas rally.

Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas' political chief, said in a speech at the rally that a technological device had been seized from the Israeli military after an undercover operation in Gaza was exposed last month, resulting in the death of an elite Israeli soldier and seven Palestinians and sparked the most severe escalation in violence between the sides since a 2014 war.

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Abbas' Party Hails Terrorists Behind Recent Attacks as 'Heroic Martyrs'

The Palestinian terrorist who killed a 4-day-old baby in last Sunday’s shooting attack is being publicly mourned by the Palestinian Authority after he was eliminated by the IDF.

Saleh Omar Saleh Barghouti opened fire on a group of Israelis near the Jewish community of Ofra, critically injuring a pregnant woman. Her baby, a boy, was delivered by an emergency cesarean section, but he passed away on Wednesday.

In a separate incident on Wednesday, Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alwa, who killed two Israelis at the Barkan industrial complex in October, was also cornered and killed.

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Palestinian recounts torture by PA for helping Israel to thwart terror attacks

A Palestinian man this week attended a Knesset meeting and described torture he was subjected to while in the Palestinian Authority’s custody for collaborating with Israel and preventing terror attacks. In rare Knesset discussion, Walid says he and other suspected collaborators were forced to carry heavy cinder blocks; official says government seeking to up pressure on Ramallah.


Tearful and angry, the man recounted his detention during an unusual discussion on Tuesday at an Interior Committee discussion that dealt with Israelis and Palestinian collaborators arrested by the PA, which was called following the arrest of a different man, Isaam Akel, two months ago on suspicion of selling land to Jews.

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Congress passes bill targeting use of human shields by Israel's enemies

A BOY WATCHES Hamas members gather in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis earlier this month ahead of commemorations marking the 30th anniversary of the group’s founding..

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed legislation targeting individuals responsible for Hamas and Hezbollah's use of human shields as a war tactic in their battles with Israel. The legislation, titled the Sanctioning of the Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act, now goes to the president's desk for his signature.

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