Category Archives: Prisoner Rights

US expected to pass bill slashing aid to PA over support of terrorists

Taylor Force Act Jpost American Politics By Michael Wilner November 9, 2017 WASHINGTON — A congressional bill that would compel the Palestinian Authority to end its compensation program for the families of convicted terrorists in Israel with the threat of … Continue reading

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Israel nixes negotiations with Palestinians over Hamas

October 30, 2017 News Israel’s Security Cabinet voted last Tuesday to not negotiate with the Palestinians until Hamas disarms and recognizes the State of Israel. In response, the Cabinet released a list of necessary conditions to enter negotiations for the … Continue reading

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Rivlin lifts Olmerts prison release restrictions

Jpost – Israel News By Eliyahu Kamisher / July 4, 2017 President Reuven Rivlin decided on Monday to ease the conditions for former prime minister and convicted felon Ehud Olmert’s early release from prison, removing some of the restrictions imposed … Continue reading

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Comment: Palestinian Authority must stop rewarding acts of terrorism

Jpost – Opinion By AMOS YADLIN, MOSHE YA’ALON/March 6, 2017 Shortly after the Oslo accords were signed, the late Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat began providing educational benefits to convicted terrorists ostensibly in order to enable them to pursue peacetime … Continue reading

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Syrian government accused of carrying out mass prisoner hangings

By Reuters 6/02/2017 BEIRUT – The Syrian government has executed thousands of prisoners in mass hangings and carried out systematic torture at a military jail near Damascus, rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Amnesty said the executions took place … Continue reading

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Former IDF official: Israel needs to immediately address PA terror payments with Trump

Jpost – Arab – Israeli Conflict By Herb Keinon 17 January 2017 Kuperwasser put at some 5,500 the number of Palestinian prisoners serving time for terror-related offenses. Man with hands tied up with chains behind the bars (illustrative). (photo credit:INGIMAGE) … Continue reading

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The “Taylor Force Act”

114th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 3414   To condition assistance to the West Bank and Gaza on steps by the Palestinian Authority to end violence and terrorism against Israeli citizens. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES September 28, 2016 … Continue reading

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