Dutch Parliament Cuts Off Aid to Palestinian Authority

Exterior of the House of Representatives in The Hague, Netherlands. (João Pimentel Ferreira)

The Parliament of the Netherlands has halted all aid to the Palestinian Authority, Arutz Sheva reported. This decision was implemented due to the payments the PA makes to convicted terrorists and their families.

Dutch lawmakers declared their objection to any funds going to the PA because they are aware that it is used in part to pay a monthly stipend to terrorists and their families.

This decision was the second one this week which may cause difficulty for the PA. On Tuesday, the lawmakers decided that their representatives will approach EU lawmakers to make the case that the recently passed law of stamping Israeli produce as made in disputed territories is “discriminatory in comparison to other areas of conflict.”

The Dutch parliament insists that it will only stamp the products covered by the new EU law if the same criteria is applied to all products of all conflict areas worldwide. This decision was achieved through Christian-Zionist groups lobbying, according to Yisrael HaYom.

The Israeli Ambassador to the Netherlands praised the decision, “I hope that the EU will follow the Dutch example. At least Holland will not label Israeli goods.”

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