​DG Gold: It is outrageous that killing Israelis has become a source of income for many in the PA. This completely contradicts what peace is all about. These payments incentivize terrorism and must be stopped.

DG Dore Gold thanks Norway for protesting payments to terrorists

 

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​(Communicated by the MFA Spokesperson)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General Dr. Dore Gold spoke with the Norwegian Ambassador Jon Hanssen-Bauer in order to express Israel’s appreciation with the decision taken by Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Bren regarding Norway’s financial contribution to the Palestinian Authority.
 
Norway has made clear that under no circumstances would it contribute funds that would be transferred to support convicted terrorists and their families.
 
DG Gold stated that Israel supports aid to the Palestinian Authority as long as such aid does not incentivize terrorism. "It is outrageous that killing Israelis has become a source of income for many in the PA. This completely contradicts what peace is all about. These payments incentivize terrorism and must be stopped," Gold said.