Monday, June 11, 2018

Rudy Giuliani to PMW: The PA is "not entitled to be a state" - Palestinian Media Watch




by Palestinian Media Watch

"The US should not give the PA any money, and not just restrict the use of money, because money is fungible"


Trump's lawyer Giuliani to PMW:
  • "The PA is a prime supporter of terrorism and therefore not entitled to be a state"
  • The PA is "a murder machine"
  • "The US should not give the PA any money, and not just restrict the use of money, because money is fungible"
  • "Palestinian Media Watch is doing a great service in documenting this on such a large scale, and I congratulate them and hope that they continue"

by PMW staff

Palestinian Media Watch met with Rudy Giuliani, US President Donald Trump's lawyer, on Thursday, and documented to him the many ways that the PA glorifies terror and terrorists.


PMW's Director Itamar Marcus and head of Legal Strategies Maurice Hirsch showed the former mayor of New York City PMW's reports on the PA's payment of salaries to terrorist prisoners, 31 PA schools named after terrorists as well as texts presenting terrorists as role models from PA schoolbooks.
Giuliani's response was that these activities show the PA to be a "murder machine." The PA's response to terror including financial support and honor for terrorists makes them "a prime supporter of terrorism."
                                                                                                        
Most significantly, Giuliani concluded that because of the PA's terror support they are "therefore not entitled to be a state."
In his statement to PMW, Giuliani focused on the PA's policy of paying salaries to terrorists:

"The payment of money by the Palestinian Authority to terrorists who are convicted of terrorism is an absolute human rights outrage and a crime in and of itself. To give money to people who slaughter innocent human beings, including children and women and innocent people of all kinds, is a direct contribution to terrorism... The fact that the Palestinian Authority does this, carries this out on a massive scale, is yet another indication that the Palestinian Authority is a prime supporter of terrorism, and therefore not entitled to be a state."
[Giuliani recorded statement to PMW, June 6, 2018]
Giuliani believes that countries must cut off all funding to Palestinian Authority:

"The United States, for example, should not give the Palestinian Authority any money, and not just restrict the use of money, because money is fungible. So if they get money for one purpose, they just don't use it for that purpose and they move it over to paying terrorists for killing Americans, because many of these terrorists have killed Americans as well as Israelis."
Significantly, Giuliani recommends even stricter financial sanctions on the PA than were imposed by the US Congress' recent Taylor Force Act (TFA). The TFA permits limited US funding of the PA for specific humanitarian needs. Giuliani is arguing that since money is fungible any funding to the PA is supporting terror.
Giuliani expressed warm appreciation to PMW for our work in exposing all of this to the international community:

"Palestinian Media Watch is doing a great service in documenting this on such a large scale, and I congratulate them and hope that they continue this activity until we cut this out."
The following is Rudy Giuliani's full statement to PMW following the meeting with PMW Director Itamar Marcus and PMW Head of Legal Strategies Maurice Hirsch:
Rudy Giuliani, lawyer to US President Donald Trump:
"The payment of money by the Palestinian Authority to terrorists who are convicted of terrorism is an absolute human rights outrage and a crime in and of itself. To give money to people who slaughter innocent human beings, including children and women and innocent people of all kinds, is a direct contribution to terrorism. It gives the terrorists the support that if they engage in these activities they can get basically a salary for life that could go to their families, and this is the kind of thing you do for people who are engaged in legitimate military activities, not for terrorists, and you have the blood of the future terrorists' victims on your hands if you're doing this. The fact that the Palestinian Authority does this, carries this out on a massive scale, is yet another indication that the Palestinian Authority is a prime supporter of terrorism, and therefore not entitled to be a state. This money should be cut off in any way that it could be. The United States, for example, should not give the Palestinian Authority any money, and not just restrict the use of money, because money is fungible. So if they get money for one purpose, they just don't use it for that purpose and they move it over to paying terrorists for killing Americans, because many of these terrorists have killed Americans as well as Israelis and citizens of other countries. And if the American government cares about the lives of its citizens, it will stop supporting a murder machine, which is what the Palestinian Authority has become. Palestinian Media Watch is doing a great service in documenting this on such a large scale, and I congratulate them and hope that they continue this activity until we cut this out."
[Giuliani recorded statement to PMW, June 6, 2018]


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