Ahmad Majdalani, Secretary-General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF) and a senior member of the PLO Executive Committee, on Sunday claimed that Israel is attempting to destroy the Palestinian Authority, in partnership with the United States.
In a press statement, Majdalani said these attempts “are done through more sanctions and procedures in violation of international law and the resolutions of international legitimacy, by imposing a financial blockade.”
He said Israel “believes this will compel the Palestinian leadership to comply with the so-called economic peace plan at the expense of political and legal rights [of the Palestinian people] … The Palestinian people will not be compromised by political money,” he vowed.
Majdalani also condemned the Israeli government’s decision to deduct from the tax revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority an amount equal to the amounts of the salaries the PA pays terrorists behind bars in Israeli jails and the families of terrorists eliminated by Israel.
“Israel’s piracy of Palestinian funds is part of the sanctions imposed by the occupying state on our people, which is a clear violation not only of the bilateral agreements with the occupying state, but of the resolutions of international legitimacy and the four Geneva Conventions.”
No they’re not, there is nothing in those conventions about the right to transfer funds to murderers and their families.
According to WAFA, Israel collects about $120 million in customs and taxes on behalf of the PA each month, of which the PA hands out about $32 million to murderers and their loved ones.