Jun 15 2017
Qadare Fares, the head of the Palestinian Prisoners Club, an NGO that works with prisoners' families and organises payments, said he was not aware of any changes to the payments policy.
"Those that are mandated by statute, we will be back to talk with you about those as to whether we think it's good to have it structured that way or whether we really think we can be effective on those issues in a different way", Tillerson said at the hearing.
Asked whether this statement signaled USA acceptance of PA payments to the wives and children of Palestinian terrorists if these were not described as "martyr payments", a senior State Department official told The Algemeiner, "We have repeatedly raised our concerns about payments to prisoners and martyrs with the Palestinian Authority and President Abbas, and we understand that they arelooking at ways to address this issue".
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"Those people, (prisoners) have sacrificed their lives for their people and the minimum we can do to them is taking care of their families", Karake said.
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But Coats indicated that he would cooperate with the Russian Federation probe now being led by special counsel Robert Mueller . King: "Why are you not answering?" Mark Warner of Virginia, said in his opening statement.
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The officials, including Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, said Wednesday that they have not seen a change in the P.A. policy.
"We follow this closely", Lieberman told Israel's public radio on Wednesday.
There was also confusion about whether Tillerson was assured that payments to the terrorists and their families and widows would be stopped or just to the terrorists.
US lawmakers were expected to question Tillerson about conflicting messages from the administration about foreign affairs and links between the administration and Russian Federation, including his own ties. He told senators that on his most recent trip to Bethlehem, the PA said the PLO would be revising their long-standing policy.
The comments by Mr. Tillerson, in testimony before the House Foreign Relations Committee, appeared to mark a departure from longstanding US policy and represents a potential break from other world powers, including Germany and France, who have supported the cease-fire and peace accords reached in Minsk, Belarus, in 2014 and 2015.
Later on Monday, a senior official in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) confirmed that Secretary Tillerson was mistaken.
Israel, which argues that such stipends promote violence, stepped up a campaign against the fund after a wave of Palestinian attacks began in September 2015.
Jun 14 2017
Bus Crash Kills Cyclist in First Citi Bike Fatality
Police say Hanegby fell off the bicycle and under the bus' rear tires, and was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital. Those bikes have been used to make over 43 million trips through city streets.
Jun 13 2017
Top aides to Theresa May resign after disastrous election results
May has said she intends to stay as prime minister despite failing to win a Conservative majority in the election. And yet government insiders said the two presided over a " toxic and bullying" environment at Downing Street.
Jun 13 2017
Shadow of the Colossus remake announced for the PlayStation 4
Originally released for the PlayStation 2 in 2005, " Shadow of the Colossus " is something of a landmark in gaming history. Take a look at the trailer here! The trailer showcased Wander's battle against several of the game's attractive colossi.
Jun 12 2017
Jeremy Corbyn enjoys kickabout as politics takes a backseat
Brought my kids to football practice in Islington this morning and I have to confess I wasn't expecting this... We want to end austerity and invest in this country and that's what we're going to do.
Jun 11 2017
Country star Luke Bryan to open NHL's Game 6 broadcast
The Predators haven't scored a goal in 63 minutes, 23 seconds since Filip Forsberg's empty-net goal in Game 4 . The post-game questions, however, centred around a brief wrestling match with Predators defenceman P.K.
Jun 11 2017
May 'sorry' for election result which cost Tory MPs their seats
The result ended his career and shocked Europe. "It is not the outcome any of us would have wanted in the Conservative Party". Following the Brexit referendum, the snap polls represent the second disastrous election called by a Tory PM in two years.
Jun 11 2017
Fallout from Iran attacks spells trouble to come in wider Middle East
Salman said any struggle for influence between Iran and Saudi Arabia has to take place "inside Iran, not in Saudi Arabia". The Interior Ministry in a statement increased the number of wounded to 52, up from 40.
Jun 11 2017
London bridge attackers tried to get a larger truck: Cops
Also in the van were 13 Molotov cocktails and two blow torches to ignite them - which could also fit the siege theory. The question remains how the men met and knew one another but police said Saturday they did not suspect a wider plot.
Jun 10 2017
Roland Garros - Bacsinszky upsets Mladenovic! Ostapenko beats Wozniacki
And when the match did eventually get underway the windy conditions disrupted Mladenovic's flow in-front of a vocal home crowd. Perhaps the rain allowed Ostapenko to overcome a loss in the first set to win the last two to advance to the semifinals.
Jun 10 2017
Steve Kerr Throws Shade At Players Who Say They Could've Beaten Warriors
When I was in TV, I was doing Warriors games for years, every year they were one of the worst defensive teams in the league". He got plenty of rest ... or went to Vegas or WrestleMania.
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