Palestinian Authority

‘Shock’ Over Ruling In PA Terror Case

Overturning of $655 million judgment seen as major setback; appeal to Supreme Court possible.

09/06/2016 - 18:30
Staff Writer

Attorneys called last week’s reversal of the historic $655.5 million verdict against the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization “a cruel decision” that will impede, but not end, their pursuit of justice against the suicide bombers and gunmen who killed their loved ones in Israel. 

Young Jewish settlers light candles for 14-year-old Keren Shatsky at the site where she was killed by a Palestinian suicide bomb

Report: Israel Asks PA For Help In Capturing Tel Aviv Shooter

01/04/2016 - 11:37

Jerusalem — Israel reportedly has turned to the Palestinian Authority for help in capturing the Arab-Israeli gunman who allegedly shot up a bar in central Tel Aviv, killing two, and later killed a cab driver.

Nashat Milhem, the susupected gunman. Via

Joseph’s Tomb Torched

Abbas calls incident 'obscene,' promises to investigate.

10/15/2015 - 20:00

Palestinian rioters set fire to the compound of the Tomb of Joseph near Nablus.

Joseph's Tomb is in the West Bank and under control of the Palestinian Authority. JTA

Fatah Unit Claims Responsibility For Murder Of Israeli Couple

10/01/2015 - 20:00

A cell affiliated with Fatah’s armed wing assumed responsibility for the murder of an Israeli couple near the West Bank settlement of Itamar.

Eitam and Na’ama Henkin. JTA

Syria Debate Tests Israel’s Values

Is a fence the answer? An embrace?

09/08/2015 - 20:00
Contributing Editor

Jerusalem — Israel was caught this week between a fence and an embrace.

Refugees including a disabled boy from Syria attempt to invade Hungarian police near the Sebian border. Getty Images

Palestinian Authority Ordered To Pay $10M Plus Installments In Terrorism Case

08/25/2015 - 20:00

A federal judge ordered the Palestinian Authority and PLO to pay $10 million in cash plus $1 million in monthly installments to secure a judgment from a previous court decision on behalf of Americans killed in terrorist attacks.

Palestinians Submit Documents Against Israel To ICC

06/28/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — The Palestinian Authority submitted its first documents against Israel to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Sloppy Pandering

Lara Friedman, the eagle-eyed legislative watchdog for Americans for Peace Now, found an example of some of the most amateurish bill drafting by any Congressional office that I've seen in more than 40 years on and around Capitol Hill.

One thing I learned early on was that there's a highly professional, non-partisan staff of attorneys in the Legislative Counsel's office that will take any idea coming from a Hill office and put it into the proper language and form. It helps keep staffers from embarrassing themselves and their bosses.

Palestinian Authority Officially Joins International Criminal Court

03/31/2015 - 20:00

The Palestinian Authority officially became a member of the International Criminal Court.
A ceremony was held at the Geneva court on Wednesday to mark the P.A.’s ascension.

Trial Provides Glimpse Into PA Funding for Terrorists

Testimony traces how the authority glorified — and paid — terrorists and their families.

02/23/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Monday’s decision by a Manhattan federal jury ordering the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian Liberation Organization to pay $655.5 million in damages for their part in six terror attacks between 2002 and 2004 that killed 33 and wounded 450 came after six weeks of testimony that shined a light on how the PA used financial rewards to encourage suicide bombings in Israel.

The case of female suicide bomber Wafa Idris, who appeared on this Time magazine cover, figured in the trial.  Content.time
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