'Abbas has once again revealed his true intentions'

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN responds to decision by the PA to directly fund terrorist payments from official budget.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Danny Danon
Danny Danon
Hadas Parush/Flash 90

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon responded to the decision by the Palestinian Authority to directly fund payments to terrorist and their families from their official budget.

“Mahmoud Abbas has once again revealed his true intentions as he directly funds hundreds of millions of dollars to terrorists with blood on their hands,” said Ambassador Danon. “Once again, the Palestinians have responded to American initiatives aimed at reconciliation with support for terror and violence. We call on the international community, and the United Nations, to join the US in their pledge to put an end to the funding of Palestinian terror.”

Riyad Mansour, the representative of the Palestinian Authority to the UN, made the following statement this week in response to the passage of the US Taylor Force Act:

“We look at that act as being a hostile act to withdraw the economic assistance to the Palestinian people… Not allowing a responsible government such as the Palestine government in dealing with their political prisoners and their families and those who lose their lives in the struggle for the independence of our state. All these methods are arm-twisting, blackmailing, and will not break the will of the Palestinian people.”