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Abbas appoints Antisemitic PA TV host as dean of Gaza Al-Azhar schools: “Al-Azhar institutes... [are] conveying the correct message of Islam” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Mar. 6, 2017
 Headline: "The [PA] president receives the dean of the Al-Azhar institutes in Palestine"
       "[PA] President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas received Dean of the Al-Azhar institutes in Palestine Sheikh Imad Hamato this evening, (Monday) [March 6, 2017], at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah...
The president emphasized his full support of the Al-Azhar institutes and praised their large role in conveying the correct message of Islam. His Honor [Abbas] blessed the dean of the Al-Azhar institutes on his entry into the [new] role, and wished him success in the future.
Secretary-General of the Presidential Office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim and the president's advisor on religious and Islamic affairs and Supreme Shari'ah Judge of Palestine Mahmoud Al-Habbash were present at the meeting."
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Abbas-appointee was former aide to terrorist who murdered 125 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 20, 2017
     “Fatah Movement Supreme Leadership [Council in Gaza] member Yahya Rabah emphasized… in a special interview with [independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan that the PA has gotten over the subject of [exiled Fatah leader Muhammad] Dahlan and considers it a thing of the past…
Regarding the appointment of Mahmoud Al-Aloul as Fatah Movement Deputy President (sic., Deputy Chairman), Rabah noted that this is a good choice, and [PA President Mahmoud] Abbas is interested in a man who will help him and not hinder him, and Al-Aloul has a great history within the movement, and he has respected standpoints as he was one of the aides of deceased Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ (i.e., former head of the PLO terror organization’s military wing), and added that he commands great respect from the Palestinian people and Fatah people and members.”

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Abbas spokesman: Annexing Ma’ale Adumim will "lead to a new stage that will be uncontrollable" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 20, 2017
Article appearing on the front page of the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
Headline: “Abu Rudeina: The proposal to annex Ma’ale Adumim will lead to a new stage that will be uncontrollable”
     “Official Spokesman for the [PA] Presidency Nabil Abu Rudeina said that ‘Any Israeli decision regarding annexing the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim will be considered a grave and unacceptable escalation in our eyes.’
Abu Rudeina added: ‘This step will end all connections to any peace process, especially in light of the talk about transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem, and this step will lead to a new stage that will be uncontrollable.’
He continued: ‘Once again we warn against any steps that contradict the decisions of the international bodies, and particularly the latest [UN] Security Council Resolution [2334] that considered the settlement in all of the territories occupied in 1967, including East Jerusalem, as illegal.’ He noted that if Israel crosses this red line, all of the red lines will go down the drain.”

For more information abou UN Security Council Resolution 2334, click "full article."
Abbas appoints Antisemitic Islamic preacher as head of schools 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Oct. 25, 2016
Abbas’ official appointment of Hamato

Headline: "[PA] presidential decision: Sheikh Hamato was appointed dean of the Al-Azhar institutes"
    "[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas issued a decision regarding the appointment of preacher Sheikh Dr. Imad Yaqub Hamato as dean of the Al-Azhar institutes in Palestine."
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The Al-Azhar institutes are schools that prepare students for studies at the Al-Azhar University, which was established in Gaza by a decree of Yasser Arafat in 1991. The institutes follow the curriculum of the Al-Azhar Institute in Egypt rather than the PA curriculum. Al-Azhar University’s website describes it as independent, but the PA has some control as shown by the fact that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas appointed Imad Hamato as dean of the institutes.

PMW has documented many antisemitic statements by Hamato. Click link to bulletin (above) for details 
PA daily: Abbas decries Israel's "daily attacks against the sites that are holy to Islam and Christianity" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 22, 2016
Headline: “The president delivers the pain and hope of our people to the world at the UN”
     “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas two days ago [Sept. 20, 2016] met with Foreign Relations Commissioner of the European Union Federica Mogherini in New York, and updated her about the latest developments in the situation in the Palestinian territories in the shadow of the continuation of the Israeli escalation in the field of settlement and the daily attacks against the sites that are holy to Islam and Christianity.”

The Palestinians consider any presence of Jews/Israelis at sites they consider holy to be an attack on the site.
Abbas retracts water poisoning libel, "emphasizes that he did not intend to harm Judaism or its believers in general... [but] condemns the illegal actions and steps of [Israeli] and its settlers against the Palestinian people" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 25, 2016
Headline: "[PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas]: Palestine is the cradle of the three monotheistic religions, and we are not among those who harm any one of them"
     "[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas rejected the Israeli accusations and declarations directed against him and against the Palestinian people, according to which he harmed Judaism, and condemned accusations against him of Antisemitism.
After it became clear that the reports that were published in many media outlets about the declarations of a rabbi regarding the poisoning of Palestinian wells were baseless, President Abbas - out of the deep respect he has for all religions, including Judaism - emphasizes that he did not intend to harm Judaism or its believers in general. However, at the same time he condemns the illegal actions and steps of the occupation authorities (i.e., Israel) and its settlers against the Palestinian people, including the incitement against him and against his rights."
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Abbas publicized this “retraction” after he repeated a libel in a speech at European Parliament that Israeli rabbis had demanded that the Israeli government “poison the water to kill the Palestinians.” [Official PA TV, June 23, 2016]
Abbas repeats libel: Israeli rabbis demanded government poison water to kill the Palestinians  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 23, 2016
 

Official PA TV, special broadcast, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to the EU Parliament

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “There is an issue that the Israelis are bringing up, and that is the issue of incitement. Despite the fact that the Israeli incitement does not stop, and the actions of the occupation (i.e., Israel) and the settlers do not stop… Just a week ago, some rabbis rose up in Israel and explicitly announced and demanded of their government that it poison the water in order to kill the Palestinians. Is this not clear incitement? Is this not clear incitement, whose goal is to carry out a mass murder of Palestinians? We are against incitement!”
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The libel that rabbis called to poison the Palestinians’ water, which had been voiced by the PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the PLO in the days prior to Abbas’ speech, did not appear in the written version of Abbas’ speech, which was publicized in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 24, 2016. Apparently Abbas decided to add it in at the last moment.
Abbas' advisor: Jews “are thieves who stole the land… we have been here for 5,000 years” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 3, 2016

Mahmoud Abbas' advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "They [the Jews] claim that there was a Temple here. Those are unfounded claims, myths, and rumors. However, the problem between us and them is not a problem of religious or historical narrative. The problem is that they are thieves. The problem is that they are thieves who stole the land, and who want to steal the history, but history cannot change and cannot be falsified. The facts bear witness to it. We have been here for the last 5,000 years, and have not left this land. We have not left this land. Our forefathers are the monotheist Canaanites and Jebusites. They are the ones who built Jerusalem, before Abraham was even here."
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There never was an ancient Palestinian-Arab nation. Arabs first arrived in the land of Israel/Judea with the Muslim invasion in 637 CE. Arabs first identified themselves as "Palestinians" in the 20th century, after the creation of the State of Israel. Claiming a 5,000 year old Palestinian nation is a historical lie.
PA official in Abbas' name: Israel "doomed to disappear" like apartheid South Africa; belief that Jews are "Allah's people" is "the personification of racism" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 23, 2016
Headline: “Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim: “The occupiers are doomed to disappear, and the future is ours”
     “Secretary-General of the Presidential Office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim said: ‘The occupiers are always doomed to disappear, and the aggressors are doomed to the dustbins of history... He clarified: ‘Everyone is saying now that this people needs its own state in the June 4 [1967] borders, with Jerusalem as its capital, but the occupation continues to act arrogantly, like all occupiers who try to ignore this fact. They are doomed as the racist regime in South Africa was doomed, and as the racist regime in Rhodesia - now Zimbabwe - was doomed… so are the tyrannical aggressors in our land doomed, who do not know what morals are, and who claim that their weapon is pure, while it is filthy with our blood. They talk about how they are the chosen people of Allah, and this is the personification of racism – the chosen people of Allah. [They talk] about the purity of their weapon, while it kills our children at checkpoints under one pretext or another. The occupiers are always doomed to disappear, and this is a fact that we must never forget.”

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PA governor representing Abbas: Israel “massacres” Palestinians and “kills any Palestinian based on suspicion alone”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 30, 2016
Headline: “Ramallah: The Political and National Orientation Authority marked Land Day”
     “The Political and National Orientation Authority marked the 40th anniversary of the eternal Land Day yesterday [March 29, 2016] in a ceremony it held in Ramallah.
Present at the ceremony were District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, as representative of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, Official Spokesman of the PA Security Forces Adnan Al-Damiri, and the head of the Committee of Arab Monitoring in the 1948 Territories (i.e., Israel), Muhammad Barakeh.
Ghannam said in a speech she gave on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas: ‘The occupation insists on carrying out many massacres against our people, and there is a decision to kill any Palestinian based on suspicion alone, while the world maintains its silence. Therefore, we must act to expose the occupation’s crimes.’ …
Barakeh said: ‘All the acts of struggle being carried out by our people are only intended to achieve freedom and honor and the establishment of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.’ … Likewise, he noted that the occupation forces are destroying villages in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) in order to expel their residents and establish settlement blocs.”

Land Day – an annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and settlement purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a national day.
Abbas: Terror wave is a "peaceful" response to Israel's "defiling" the "holy sites" and its "killing" of Palestinians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 3, 2016
Headline: “The President: We object to the intervention of an external factor in internal Palestinian affairs”
     “The Fatah Revolutionary Council opened its 16th session yesterday evening [March 2, 2016] in the presence of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the members of the Fatah Central Committee… Abbas noted that the peaceful popular uprising is in response to the actions of the occupation, its disregard of all signed agreements and lack of adherence to their implementation, the fact that it has continued to defile the Islamic and Christian holy sites, the policy of arrests, the demolitions (i.e., of houses of terrorists), the killing, the expulsion, the closure, and the siege.”

What Abbas referred to as “peaceful popular uprising” is in fact a wave of Palestinian terror attacks which at the time of Abbas’ speech had included:
79 shooting attacks, 203 knifings, and 39 car ramming attacks, in which 33 Israelis were murdered and 387 wounded.

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising,” and “popular uprising" are ‎often used by PA leaders to refer to events that include violence and deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings.

Israel carries out demolitions of terrorists' houses. According to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, "Demolition orders are issued only against the residences of terrorists who commit the most serious offenses" and it is "an act of deterrence meant to discourage Palestinians from carrying out future terror attacks so as to minimize their number.” (MFA website)

Abbas to Greek President: Israel is responsible for terror, which caused European refugee crisis 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 22, 2015
Headline: “The president during his meeting with his Greek colleague: The end of the occupation will put an end to all the terror problems”
       “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas emphasized that the Israeli occupation must be put to an end. He stated: ‘The end of the occupation will put an end to all the problems connected to it, such as terror. The end of terror will lead to the finding of solutions for the problems caused by it, such as the problem of emigration, which is no longer confined to the Middle East, but has spread to Europe and [become] an international aspect.’ President Abbas met with his Greek colleague [President] Prokipis Pavlopoulos, and with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.”
Abbas unable to defend terror glorification when presented PMW's report of Fatah leader praising murder 
Source: Jerusalem Post, Nov. 4, 2015
Headline: "On Europe trip, Abbas gets red carpet - and some hard questions"
      "The Hague, Netherlands
On his way to several meetings with Dutch parliamentarians last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his entourage passed 300 demonstrators flying Israeli flags.
Like the Israeli government, the protesters, who convened outside at the urging of Dutch Jewish and Christian pro-Israel groups, accuse Abbas and his government of supporting deadly attacks against Jews... At the CIDI meeting [the Center for Information and Documentation on Israel, the Dutch Jewish community's main pro-Israel lobby and watchdog on anti-Semitism], the delegation patiently listened to Abbas's complaints about Netanyahu. When he was finished, Joep de Geus, the 22-year-old chairman of CIDI's youth department, read to him a quote [exposed by PMW] from Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen who, on October 7, said the murder of a settler couple the previous week in front of their children was a case of 'one fulfilling his national duty voluntarily, as best as one can.'
Looking at Abbas, de Geus asked: 'Your excellency, do we really need a trilateral committee to tell us whether this is incitement?'
'We the Palestinians are not perfect,' Abbas replied, 'but these things need to be discussed as a whole.'"
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Abbas honors cartoonist at Palestinian daily who glorifies Palestinian rock attacks on Israelis 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 22, 2015

Photo caption: “The president [Abbas] during the reception for Al-Bukhari and his wife.”

The artist receiving the Palestine Order of Merit for Culture, Sciences and Arts from PA Chairman Abbas, is a cartoonist with the Palestinian daily Al-Ayyam.

Headline
: “The president [Abbas] awarded the artist Al-Bukhari with the [Palestine] Order of Merit for Culture, Sciences and Arts”
      “President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, awarded the artist and creator Baha Al-Bukhari the [Palestine] Order of Merit for Culture, Sciences and Arts ... during a reception held by His Honor [Mahmoud Abbas] in the presidential compound in Ramallah, in the presence of his [Al-Bukhari’s] wife and PLO Executive Committee members Mahmoud Ismail and Ahmed Majdalani, Minister of CultureZiyad Abu Amr, and Secretary-General of the Palestinian Writers’ Union Murad Al-Sudani. The president [Abbas] awarded the Order of Merit for Culture, Sciences and Arts to the creator and artist Al-Bukhari in recognition of his creative path in plastic arts and cartoons, and out of recognition of his life full of giving, actions, struggle, and beauty, in a way that fits Palestine and its resolute and full culture.”
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Abbas: There is no Palestinian ‎incitement, Israel “desecrate[s] the holy ‎sites” and “ISIS is found among his (i.e., ‎Jewish) people”‎ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 22, 2015
Headline: “The [PA] president: ‘We need ‎to preserve the historic situation in the Al-‎Aqsa [Mosque], and the occupation opens ‎the door to religious conflict’”‎
     ‎“President Mahmoud Abbas emphasized ‎that the historic status quo in the Al-Aqsa ‎Mosque must be preserved, and warned ‎that if the occupation will continue to ‎desecrate the holy sites, it will open the ‎door to unwanted bitter religious conflict.‎
‎[Abbas said:] ‘Our people and our young ‎are not interested in violence and ‎escalation in the field, and I confirm this, ‎and nobody is calling for incitement and ‎hate…’ The president emphasized: ‘We ‎wish to live in peace, security, and ‎stability in our homeland with all our ‎neighbors, and also with the Israelis.’ ‎[...]
Regarding the fact that Netanyahu ‎described [PA President] Mahmoud Abbas ‎as ‘ISIS’ (Islamic State), the president said: ‎‎‘We are against ISIS and all the terror in ‎the world, and against the settler terrorists. ‎ISIS and Al-Nusra are found among his ‎people, and yet he calls us ISIS!’ And he ‎continued: ‘We seek peace.’”‎

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PA presidency accuses Israel of “systematic incitement against the PA and its institutions” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 16, 2015
Headline: “The presidency demanded to stop the Israeli official inciting declarations”
      “The [PA] presidency demanded yesterday [Oct. 15, 2015] that Israel stops its daily and official inciting declarations, the most recent of which were Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked’s declaration, and her steps to close down the Palestine television channel [PA TV]. The presidency stated yesterday in an announcement: ‘We call on the Israeli government to stop whatever fans the flames of violence and incitement, as it creates an atmosphere leading to increased tension.’ Official spokesman of the [PA] Palestine Broadcasting Corporation Majed Sa’id, stated that Shaked’s declarations come as part of the systematic incitement against the Palestinian Authority and its institutions. Sa’id said that declarations of this kind are meant to ‘add fuel to the flames,’ and are influenced by the Israeli government‘s aggressive behavior towards our people.”

Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told Israel Radio on Oct. 15, 2015, that due to the ongoing Palestinian incitement against Israel, the official Palestinian television channel, PA TV, should be closed down. PMW has documented that PA TV serves as a platform for numerous expressions of incitement, encouraging hatred of Israelis and Jews, promoting violence and glorifying terrorists.
Secretary-General of the PA Presidential Office: Israel is “falsify[ing] stabbings with knives and fabricat[ing] events”  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 8, 2015
Official PA TV program State of Politics hosting Secretary-General of the [PA] Presidential Office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim
Secretary-General of the [PA] Presidential Office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim: “The Israeli right-wing government has brought the situation to the point of explosion, for more than one purpose. The first goal is an attempt to look as if it [Israel] is the victim rather than the hangman. They [the Israelis] falsify stabbings with knives and fabricate events, etc.”
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Abbas in speech in Moscow condemns "systematic aggression against the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque", claims the Mosque "belongs to Muslims only" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 23, 2015
Headline: "The president [Abbas] called to provide protection to the holy places of Islam and Christianity in Jerusalem at the inauguration of the Moscow Cathedral Mosque"
     "President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas called on the international community to provide protection to the holy places of Christianity and Islam in Jerusalem and ensure the freedom of religion, as it existed before the Israeli occupation of Jerusalem in 1967, especially at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
His honor stated during his speech today, Wednesday, [Sept. 23, 2015], at the inauguration of the Moscow Cathedral Mosque in the presence of President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoan, together with Arab and Islamic delegations and international personalities: 'The systematic aggression against the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, the first direction of prayer and the third holiest [Islamic] sanctuary, in occupied East Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Palestine, cannot serve peace, coexistence and tolerance between the religions and nations. It provides an additional excuse for extremists around the world who use religions in their terror and their aggression against humanity.'
His honor emphasized that the Al-Aqsa Mosque belongs to Muslims only, and it is the right of every Muslim in the world to visit it and hold religious ceremonies in its plaza. In addition, he expressed his strong opposition to any measure taken by the occupation, aimed at limiting Muslims' access to it and preventing them from holding their ceremonies freely inside it."
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Abbas opposes Jewish state because it justifies “extremist organization such as ISIS” 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Sept. 17, 2015
Headline: “A bomb in the President’s speech”
       “President Mahmoud Abbas sincerely revealed the American, Arab and Islamic pressures that led him to consider resignation, and expressed his ‘strong objection to the idea of the “Jewish State,” since it serves as justification for the religious wars in the middle east, and extremist organizations such as ISIS,’ he said… Regarding his upcoming visit to the UN, the president declared that he would ‘drop a bomb’ at the end of his speech, which he refused to disclose, and noted that he would speak about ‘Oslo and the Israeli violations reflected in the Israeli Supreme Court’s resolutions to allow the demolition of Palestinian houses in areas A and B, which are supposed to be under the PA’s administrative control.’
Regarding Jerusalem’s explosive situation, Abbas said that ‘Israel is implementing a division according to times at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and maybe even according to areas, between Jews and Muslims.’ He emphasized that ‘this division according to times and areas will absolutely not be accepted,’ and that ‘Jerusalem is a red line, and we will not allow [anyone] to harm it,’ in his words. Abbas attacked the notion of the ‘Jewish State’ saying: ‘If Israel wants to be a Jewish state, there will be justification for ISIS and other similar organizations to establish an Islamic State in Syria, Gaza, Egypt, etc.’”
Abbas: We won’t allow Jews with their “filthy feet” to “defile our Al-Aqsa Mosque” “We bless every drop of blood... that has been spilled for Allah” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 16, 2015


Official PA TV News
Abbas’ statement at a meeting with “activists for the defense of the Noble Sanctuary” (i.e., the Temple Mount)
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “We bless you, we bless the Murabitin (those carrying out Ribat, religious conflict/war to protect land claimed to be Islamic), we bless every drop of blood that has been spilled for Jerusalem, which is clean and pure blood, blood spilled for Allah, Allah willing. Every Martyr (Shahid) will reach Paradise, and everyone wounded will be rewarded by Allah. The Al-Aqsa [Mosque] is ours, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is ours, and they have no right to defile them with their filthy feet. We will not allow them to, and we will do everything in our power to protect Jerusalem.”
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