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Palestinian Authority: Payments to Terrorists a ‘Social Responsibility’

Speaking in the name of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, PA spokesman Nabil Shaath said the Palestinians have a “social responsibility” to offer monetary payouts to the families of prisoners in Israeli jails because they are “political prisoners,” and that the payouts are the PA’s way of “look(ing) after innocent people affected by the incarceration or killing of their loved ones as a result of the military occupation.”

A Palestinian protester stands amid burning tires during clashes with Israeli security forces on a street leading to Duma village, on August 1, 2015, following a demonstration in reaction to the death of a Palestinian toddler burnt to death in an arson attack by suspected Jewish settlers in the West Bank.

Palestinian Security Forces Working to Avoid Escalation Ahead of Trump’s Visit

TEL AVIV — Palestinian security forces are undertaking significant efforts to avoid any escalation in tensions that arise as a result of the ongoing hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails or attempts by Palestinian groups to inflame tensions ahead of President Trump’s visit here next week, a Palestinian security source has told Breitbart Jerusalem.