Sunday, January 22, 2017

UK MPs cite PMW's findings on PA misuse of UK funding during parliamentary debate on UK foreign aid

Joan Ryan, Labour Party MP: “Last month, Palestinian Media Watch showed how the PA sought to deceive international donors, shutting the [PA] Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs and claiming that the PLO would assume responsibility for those payments, but this was merely financial sleight of hand.”

Jim Shannon MP, Democratic Union Party MP: “When Minister [Swayne] stands up to respond, I’d like him to ensure that British aid money does not support Palestinian Authority incitement to commit violence. All the Minister has to do is turn on his computer and visit and see for himself that the Palestinian Authority is misusing the funds that’s given to it by Britain.” 

[Debate on foreign aid expenditure in House of Commons,, June 13, 2016]