A new report cites the Palestinian Authority and Hamas for widespread human rights abuses, which it says are being ignored by the mainstream press and others who often rush to criticize only Israel.
Israeli Intelligence Affairs Minister Dr. Yuval Steinitz said on Sunday that the annual “Palestinian Incitement Index” shows the Palestinian Authority using media and education “to teach hate and encourage violence against Jews,” the Algemeiner reports.
According to the European Union, the Palestinian Authority has misspent, squandered, or lost to corruption over $2 billion in aid between 2008 and 2012, Israel Hayom reports.
Israel displayed on Sunday what it called a Palestinian “terror tunnel” running into its territory from the Gaza Strip and said it was subsequently freezing the transfer of building material to the enclave.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Saturday’s terror attack that left a 9-year-old girl badly injured can be blamed on the continued promotion of violence by Palestinian media.
One of 26 prisoners released from Israeli prisons on Tuesday was convicted of murdering an American, according to the Daily Beast.
Update, 1:50 PM June 21: After abruptly announcing his resignation, Hamdallah abruptly retracted his resignation, according to Haaretz.
The State Department has moved to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton willfully “disregarded congressional safeguards and transparency requirements” regarding U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA), potentially allowing funds to flow to terrorist groups such as Hamas.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is reportedly considering firing his reform-mind Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and forming an entirely new government as President Barack Obama wraps up his three day visit to the region, according to media reports.