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Hatred of US, Western democracies & its leaders

Abbas: If US embassy is moved to Jerusalem "it will destroy the peace process" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 19, 2017
Headline: "The [PA] president: We adhere to peace, and transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will destroy the peace process"
     "During a joint press conference with his Polish counterpart, [Polish President Andrzej Duda, PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] warned against transferring the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He said that this would destroy the peace process, and added: 'We have heard things from American President-elect (Donald) Trump, but as of now we have not officially heard about the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem.'
He added: 'We want to hear what he says when he enters the White House - but if this step is taken, it will destroy the peace process.’ He added: 'We are not getting ahead of ourselves… it is better that we wait until he enters the White House and we hear from him directly as president of the US. Then there will be a response to every action, and if he decides to transfer the embassy to Jerusalem we will have a political and diplomatic response. We hope that it will not happen.'
The president emphasized his adherence to peace as an option from which there is no return. He noted that this year is likely to be the last opportunity to speak and act for the implementation of the two-state solution."
Fatah spokesman warns "the rage of the world will burn" if US carries out promised embassy move  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 19, 2017
Headline: "Nazzal: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will arouse the rage of the world"
     "Fatah Spokesman in Europe Jamal Nazzal said that transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem is an illegal and illogical step. He warned that the rage of the world will burn, and that the gates of the conflict will open to the unknown if it is transferred…
He expressed hope that [US President-elect Donald] Trump will act with the necessary level of responsibility, and said: 'If he does not do so, it will fan the flames of the Arab and Muslim world, and will create rifts between him and other international parties.’"
Abbas: "Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem... will sabotage the peace process" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Jan. 17, 2017
Headline: "The [PA] president: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem is provocative and will harm the peace process"
     "[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas said that transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will sabotage all future progress and the peace process. He noted that it is not just provocative but beyond provocative, and will harm the entire peace process.
The president, who led a [PA] government meeting today (Tuesday) [Jan. 17, 2017] conveyed a message to [US] President-elect Donald Trump by saying: ‘We hope that he will not transfer the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as Jerusalem is a united city in the eyes of Israel, and it is not right and not legal. Therefore, transferring the embassy will sabotage all future progress, and therefore will [also] sabotage the peace process. We hope that he will stop the transfer of the embassy and begin negotiations on the basis of the international decisions and [UN] Security Council Resolution 2334, and on the basis of the results of the Paris Peace Conference [held Jan. 15, 2017]. When it all ends, each side will know what its borders are. We know that our borders are based on the 1967 [borders], including East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine. So they will do what they want, [but] before that, transferring the embassy will be not just provocative but beyond provocative, and will harm the entire peace process.’"
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US President Trump will be responsible for blood spilled in Jerusalem if he moves US embassy, warns official PA news agency 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Jan. 17, 2017

Video report posted on the website of the official PA news agency WAFA, on a taxi shuttle line between Nablus and Jerusalem that is no longer able to enter Jerusalem due to Israeli security

Headline: “The lines of Jerusalem”

Official PA news agency reporter
: "We are at the Qalandiya military checkpoint, less than 10 km. from the occupied capital (i.e., Jerusalem). This is the last point that the taxis on the Nablus-Jerusalem line can reach... Now, the Nablus-Jerusalem line is cut off. [There] is an additional line which – if it is cut off – blood will be spilled on the other side of this (security) wall and in front of it... The peaceful line of Mahmoud Abbas is liable to be cut off by the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem. Then the [spilled] blood will be the responsibility of American President [Donald] Trump."
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Fatah official: If US transfers its embassy to Jerusalem, PA will cancel recognition of Israel  
Source: Al-Bayan, United Arab Emirates newspaper, Jan. 17, 2017
Headline: “A senior Fatah official to Al-Bayan: We will cancel the recognition of Israel if the American embassy is transferred”
     “Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki emphasized that the Palestinian leadership will cancel the recognition of Israel and will reexamine all of the agreements if the new American administration transfers the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem…
The Fatah Central Committee member said in response to these American efforts that the Palestinian leadership will go all the way if the Trump administration transfers the embassy to Jerusalem, which includes a reexamination of all of the previous agreements and the cancellation of the recognition of Israel. He emphasized that the Palestinians cannot see their country without Jerusalem, and that they will defend it with all of the means at their disposal.”
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PA Minister of Religious Affairs: Moving US embassy to Jerusalem "is liable to push the region towards a religious war" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 16, 2017
Headline: “Ida’is demands that the sources of religious authority in Egypt speak about the danger of transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem”
     “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is yesterday [Jan. 15, 2017], during his meeting with Egyptian Ambassador Sami Murad, demanded that the sources of religious authority in Egypt, and particularly Al-Azhar and Dar Al-Ifta (i.e., Muslim religious institutions), speak about the danger of transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem due to the consequences it will have for international peace and security…
He emphasized that the decision to transfer the embassy means the destruction of the region and strife, and that this is liable to push the region towards a religious war.”
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Fatah: US embassy move "will open the gates of hell" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 15, 2017
Headline: “Fatah: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will open the gates of hell”
     “The Fatah Movement said that if the American embassy is transferred to East Jerusalem (a Jerusalem location for the embassy has not yet been specified –Ed.), the gates of hell will open in the region and in the world. It added that this will prevent any chance of peace and stability in the region.
Fatah Revolutionary Council member and spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi emphasized on Saturday evening [Jan. 14, 2017] in a press statement that East Jerusalem is the capital of the Palestinian state according to the law, the international institutions, and the UN resolutions regarding our issue, the last of which was [UN Security Council] Resolution 2334.
Al-Qawasmi emphasized that Fatah, the Palestinian people, and all free people in the world will not allow this step to pass. [He added that it] ‘harms our history, our religion, our cultural heritage, and our legal right to our land and to our holy sites,’ and that ‘We will defend our Jerusalem and our land, no matter how many sacrifices will be required.’”
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Fatah branch secretary: US embassy move will "lead to the destruction of the peace process and to an explosion of all of the agreements" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 15, 2017
Headline: "The Jerusalem branch [of Fatah] demands an international deterrent position on what is happening in Jerusalem"
     "The Jerusalem branch of the Fatah Movement yesterday [Jan. 14, 2017] demanded an international, Arab, and Islamic deterrent position in order to dissuade the occupation from its attacks and violations against everything Palestinian in the occupied capital. This was said by Fatah Jerusalem [Branch] Secretary Adnan Ghaith who demanded a tough and firm position [be taken against it] in order to prevent the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem. He warned against the determination of US President-elect Donald Trump to transfer the embassy, and said that this step will lead to the destruction of the peace process and to an explosion of all of the agreements and decisions that were ratified on the matter. He added: 'For a long time the US has been an inseparable part of the sponsorship for signing peace agreements, and here, today, through this decision, it defends the occupation and makes different decisions than those agreed upon in the past. This contradicts all of the international decisions, conventions, and norms, and the entire world – and primarily the US and the occupation – must bear the results of this step and others.’"
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PA Mufti warns "Muslims and Arabs will not remain silent" on issue of embassy move; Abbas turns to Putin for help 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 14, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] mufti emphasized that the Muslims and Arabs will not remain silent if Trump takes this step – the [PA] president calls on Putin to aid in preventing the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem”
     "PLO Executive Committee Secretary[-General] Saeb Erekat said yesterday [Jan. 13, 2017] that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to help prevent the US from transferring its embassy to Israel (sic., to Jerusalem). Erekat said that he passed the message from President Abbas to Putin during a visit to Moscow during which he met with [Russian] Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Erekat said: ‘I passed a letter from President Abbas to Putin. Frankly, in it was a request for aid from Putin, after information reached us according to which US President-elect (Donald) Trump will transfer the embassy to Jerusalem, which as far as we are concerned is considered a red line and a serious matter…’
[PA] Mufti of Palestine Sheikh Muhammad Hussein yesterday condemned Trump’s plan to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He viewed it as an attack on Muslims worldwide.
In a Friday sermon that he gave at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Hussein said: ‘The promise of the president-elect [Trump] to transfer the embassy is not only an attack on the Palestinians, but rather on [all of] the Arabs and Muslims. The Muslims and Arabs will not remain silent when they see the aggression realized at the moment of the transfer of the embassy to occupied Jerusalem.’”
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Head of PA Jerusalem council: US embassy move "turns the war into a religious war" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 14, 2017
Headline: "Jerusalem is protected by international decisions, but the occupation continues to violate them"
     "Expert on international law [and Secretary-General of the PA Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places and Fatah Revolutionary Council member] Hanna Issa… said about the latest reports on US President-elect Donald Trump's intention to transfer the American embassy to Jerusalem: 'These threats constitute a grave violation of the laws, and a violation of American foreign policy, American and international decisions, and all norms."…
He concluded: 'This is a dangerous situation that threatens the nation and turns the war into a religious war that he does not want. Trump's statements about transferring the embassy this coming May [2017] mean the annexation of East Jerusalem and declaring it as the "capital of Israel.'"
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Abbas' advisor on religious affairs calls on Imams and Christian clergy to preach about the dangers of transferring the US embassy to Jerusalem 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 13, 2017
Headline: "Al-Habbash called on Imams of mosques in Arab and Muslim states to focus on the dangers of transferring the US embassy to Jerusalem"
     "Supreme Shari'ah Judge of Palestine and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas'] Advisor on Religious [and Islamic] Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash yesterday [Jan. 12, 2017] called on religious scholars and Imams of mosques in the Arab and Islamic world to speak in the Friday sermons about the dangers of transferring the American embassy to occupied Jerusalem.
Al-Habbash related in a press statement to the dangers inherent in the US taking this unwise step, due to its implications for international peace and security.
He added: 'We call on the Imams of mosques in all Arab and Islamic states to deal with this grave matter during the Friday sermons. We also hope that the Christian clergy will also do this in their religious sermons this Sunday, as Jerusalem has an important place in the hearts of more than 1.3 billion Muslims in the world. In addition, it is also holy to Christians, and we do not agree to the damaging of its religious status and its identity.'
He continued: 'Everything could collapse if they transfer the embassy to Jerusalem and damage its value and meaning, as this could open wide the door to scenarios that no one wishes for. This is because the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the first direction of prayer for the Muslims and the third holiest “Noble Sanctuary.” Jerusalem also includes holy sites important to Christians, and primarily the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.' Al-Habbash said: 'Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem constitutes an unacceptable step as it contradicts international law, and we hope that the administration of [US] President[-elect] Donald Trump will not take such a step.’"
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Head of PA Jerusalem council: Embassy move is support for "Judaization" of Jerusalem, will lead to "religious war" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 12, 2017
     "Secretary-General of the [PA] Islamic-Christian Council [for Jerusalem and the Holy Places, Fatah Revolutionary Council member,] and professor of international law Hanna Issa thinks that the American proposal to transfer the embassy to Jerusalem is 'settlement in a new guise and support for the violations and new steps of Judaization that the occupation authorities are committing in the holy city [of Jerusalem].'
He emphasized that this step will have disastrous consequences for the peace process, the two-state option, and the security and stability of the region, and will lead it into a religious war…
Issa emphasized that the Palestinian response will be the revoking of the recognition of Israel as a step of resistance by the PA and the PLO to the illegal decision to transfer the embassy."
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PA Prime Minister warns embassy move will cause an "explosion of the security situation in the entire region" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 12, 2017
Headline: "Hamdallah warns against an explosion of the security situation if the US transfers its embassy to Jerusalem"
     "[PA] Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah demanded that the institutions of the international community stand against the intention of the new American administration to transfer the American embassy to Jerusalem.
He warned against an explosion of the security situation in the entire region if the US carries out this step. He also noted that it is necessary to pressure Israel to commit to [UN] Security Council Resolution [2334] to stop the settlement.
These statements were made during the reception that he held yesterday [Jan. 11, 2017] in his office in Ramallah for Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Borge Brende in the presence of [PA] Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad Al-Malki and Representative of Norway in Palestine Hilde Haraldstad."
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For more information on UN Security Council Resolution 2334, click "full article."
Fatah official: US embassy move will be "a sign of the end of the world" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 12, 2017
Headline: "Zaki: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will absolve us of all the agreements and turn Palestine into a war zone"
     "Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki emphasized that the Palestinian leadership will not allow the transfer of the American embassy, and will be absolved of the previous decisions and agreements. He also warned against turning Palestine into a war zone if the new American administration decides to transfer it.
Zaki said today, Wednesday [Jan. 11, 2017], in an interview with Radio Mawtini: 'The transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem will be a sign of the end of the world.' He added: 'The attack against the place of [Prophet] Muhammad’s Ascent to Heaven and Jesus' resurrection contradicts the religious and international understandings,' and he warned against the terrible dangers whose course cannot be predicted. Zaki emphasized that no power in the world can prevent the Palestinians, Muslims, and Christians as one from carrying out their national obligation to defend their occupied capital, and said: 'There is no Palestinian state without Jerusalem.'
Zaki said that he is convinced that the statements of US President-elect [Donald] Trump that were used during the election campaign cannot be implemented on the ground in Palestine and noted that this trend appeared in the 1960s when [former Israeli Prime Minister David] Ben-Gurion proposed it in order to establish the occupation state in Jerusalem and to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to establish the alleged Temple."
[Donia Al-Watan, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 11, 2017; official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 12, 2017]
 
PA Minister of Jerusalem Affairs: US embassy move "could potentially bring the situation [back to] the starting point" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 12, 2017
Headline: "Al-Husseini: The transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem means the end of the agreement on principles and the return of matters to the starting point"
     "[PA] Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Adnan Al-Husseini said: ‘New American President [Donald] Trump's insistence on transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem is a large change of the rules of the game and a crossing of all the former lines according to which they [the US] behaved. This step will bring complications and responses that could potentially bring the situation [back to] the starting point.' …
Al-Husseini added: 'Transferring the embassy means recognition of the legality of the occupation and of the legality of Israel’s annexation of the city [Jerusalem], and this constitutes a revolution against the agreements that have been signed, and is liable to allow other states to transfer their embassies in the shadow of the international and Hebrew silence, negligence, and weakness towards the occupation.’"
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PA daily: Embassy move is an "annihilation of the two-state solution" and "could cause the outbreak of a religious war" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 12, 2017
Headline: “Trump’s position regarding Jerusalem is the benchmark”
Excerpt of an op-ed by Bassem Barhoum, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “First of all, transferring the American embassy is a sort of new Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) that determines the issue of Jerusalem in advance in favor of Israel, despite it being one of the final resolution issues in the Oslo Accords. This constitutes a change in the outlook of the new American administration regarding the peace process and its perception regarding the principles of the political solution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and this is undoubtedly a sort of annihilation of the two-state solution and the Palestinian issue in general.
Secondly, the step could cause the outbreak of a religious war that is liable to encourage terror and extremism.
Therefore, it will not be coincidental that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas will describe the step, if it happens, as aggression against the Palestinian people, as it is a direct threat to global peace and is liable to eliminate the hope for peace.
Here there is no choice but to wonder: How does Trump say that the fight against terror and ISIS is at the top of his priorities, and at the same time take a step that could cause the outbreak of a religious war and encourage extremism, violence, and terror?”
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The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Fatah official: Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem will “will drag the region into a situation of tension, more violence, and a threat to the interests of the US” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 11, 2017
Headline: “Radwan: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem is aggression”
    “Fatah Revolutionary Council member Raed Radwan said that transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, if this is indeed carried out, is a type of aggression towards the Palestinian people, its holy places, and its principles, and an explicit declaration that the American embassy sides with the Israeli occupation.
In a radio interview yesterday [Jan. 10, 2017], Radwan emphasized the unity of the Palestinian people against the attempts to legitimize the settlements and the occupation. He said: ‘There are institutions of the American administration and state institutions which will prevent Trump from fulfilling this promise, which will drag the region into a situation of tension, more violence, and a threat to the interests of the US in the Arab and Islamic world.’”
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PLO official: “Transferring… the [US] embassy [to Jerusalem] will be a hostile position and a declaration of war against our people and our Arab and Islamic nation” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 11, 2017
Headline: “Ramallah: A demonstration against the American House of Representatives resolution and Trump[‘s decision] to transfer the embassy to occupied Jerusalem”
       “Citizens led by leaders and representatives of the national activity forces and popular activists demonstrated yesterday evening [Jan. 10, 2017] at Al-Manara Square in the center of Ramallah against the American House of Representatives resolution regarding [UN] Security Council Resolution 2334 (i.e., the House of Representatives rejected UN resolution 2334 on Jan. 5, 2017), and against the statements of US President-elect Donald Trump, who called to transfer Washington’s embassy to Jerusalem as a priority of American foreign policy…
Palestinian Liberation Front (i.e., a PLO faction) political bureau member Abu Saleh Hashem said that the demonstration is a prelude to a series of activities, whose goal is to express popular protest alongside the official protest against the American policy, and to warn against transferring the American embassy to occupied Jerusalem.
He added that Trump’s transferring of the embassy will be a hostile position and a declaration of war against our people and our Arab and Islamic nation, which by necessity will cause damage to the American interests in the region, due to [the American administration] being a partner of the occupation.”
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Fatah official: "Trump represents the Israeli policy;" since his election, Israeli "arrogance" increased 
Source: Shasha, independent Palestinian news website, Jan. 11, 2017
Headline: "Muhaisen to Shasha: The arrest of Dweikat constitutes a crossing of a line by Israel and an escalation against Fatah"
     "Fatah Central Committee member [and Commissioner for Diaspora Branches] Jamal Muhaisen said in an interview with [the independent Palestinian] Shasha news [website] that the arrest of [Fatah] Revolutionary Council member Talal Dweikat (He was arrested by Israel on suspicion of dealing in weapons on Jan. 11, 2017, and was released a few hours later. –Ed.) is an Israeli escalation and a dangerous crossing of a line.
Muhaisen said to Shasha [news website] that Fatah leadership member Talal Dweikat was the district governor of more than one city (sic.) and is [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas'] representative, and therefore his arrest constitutes a dangerous crossing of a line. He added that this constitutes an escalation against the Fatah Movement and the Palestinian people.
He continued and said that the Israeli occupation continues its arrogance day after day, and that this arrogance increased after the election of [Donald] Trump as president of the US. He noted that Trump represents the Israeli policy, and that since his election the acts of destruction and arrests have increased in the occupied Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel), the West Bank, and Jerusalem."
PA daily: US embassy move checkmates peace 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 11, 2017
Cartoon printed in the official PA daily


Text on cartoon: “Transferring the embassy”

The cartoon shows a hand moving a black rook with “US” written on it across a chess board to checkmate a chess piece in the shape of a white dove, which has fallen over. The cartoon refers to US President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, symbolized by the rook’s move, and threatens that such a move would end the peace process, symbolized by the fallen dove.
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