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Ofer Prison, an Israeli incarceration facility in the Judea and Samaria, between Ramallah and Giv’at Ze’ev. It is one of three facilities of the same nature, including Megiddo and Ktzi’ot prisons. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Report: Israel Prison Service facilitating payments to Palestinian terrorists

A special clause in the contract between Israel’s Postal Bank (IPB) and the Israel Prison Service (IPS) stipulates that the latter will compensate the former should it be sued for violating the country’s anti-terror...
A Palestinian carries an aid package from UNRWA in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Sept. 27, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Biden’s reward to UNRWA for bad behavior

The United States transferred $135 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) on Saturday. This was in addition to the nearly $33 million that it gave to the organization in...
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah, on May 7, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

Palestinian Authority inaugurates new method to disburse terror salaries

The Palestinian Authority has unveiled a new payment system to allow it to continue to disburse monthly salaries to imprisoned terrorists and their families, involving ATM cards and machines. Inaugurating the new system, the...
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah, on Sept. 3, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

Israel authorizes deducting $180 million from Palestinian Authority over ‘pay for slay’

The Israeli government led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has deducted more than $180 million from the funds it collects for the Palestinian Authority over its refusal to cease payments to prisoners and families...
Masked Palestinians hold their guns during the funeral of Palestinian police officer Tayseer Issa, who died overnight during a shootout with Israeli security forces in Jenin, June 10, 2021. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90

Israel to withhold $182 million from Palestinian Authority to offset terror stipends

Israel’s Security Cabinet voted on Sunday to withhold 597 million shekels ($182 million) from the tax revenues it collects for the Palestinian Authority, in accordance with a terror finance law passed in 2018. The amount...
U.S. and Israeli flags. Credit: defenseimagery.mil via Wikimedia Commons.

CUFI survey finds strong bipartisan support for Israel, new sanctions on Iran

Christians United for Israel (CUFI) released the results of its latest survey this week on American attitudes on Israel, showing that support for Israel and issues important to the survival of the Jewish state still hold...
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meeting with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on May 25, 2021. Source: U.S. State Department/Twitter.

Is Biden administration encouraging continued Palestinian bad behavior?

With the Biden administration promising to ramp up relations with the Palestinians, concern centers in Israel and pro-Israel circles over whether or not the carrot approach by the United States might induce continued bad...
Galia Tamam holds a picture of her son, Moshe, who was murdered by Palestinian terrorists in 1984. Photo by Yehoshua Yosef.

Victim’s family calls to revoke citizenship following terrorist’s release from prison

Arab Israeli terrorist Rushdi Hamdan Abu Mukh was released from prison on Monday upon completion of his 35-year prison sentence. According to local media reports, following his release, Abu Makh, a member of a cell that abducted...
A rally marking Palestinian Prisoners Day in the West Bank city of Nablus on April 17, 2019. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.

Report: Ramallah continues to allocate chunk of cash-strapped budget to terrorists

A new report by Palestinian Media Watch, a watchdog group that documents incitement in the Palestinian Authority, revealed that in 2020, the P.A. allocated 512 million shekels ($156 million), or 3.25 percent of its...
Palestinians hold photo printouts during a rally in support of Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank town of Tubas on Sept. 27, 2020. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.

Why Biden’s concessions to the Palestinians hurt, rather than help them

The Biden administration’s first Middle East decisions make clear what was always obvious about the new president’s intentions: the foreign-policy establishment is back in charge in Washington. That’s led to a flurry of moves...