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Abbas’ advisor “warns” Israel may drag Muslims all over world into “religious war” 
Source: Awdah independent Palestinian TV channel, Nov. 6, 2014
Mahmoud Al-Habbash, the Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs:
     “Today, the protection and defense of Al-Aqsa, the efforts and the Jihad – Jihad by means of the body and Jihad by means of supply – for Al-Aqsa are a personal religious obligation [Arabic: fard ayn] for every Muslim man and woman from one end of the land to the other…We see a crazy and insane war being waged against the holiest place for the Muslims in Palestine: the Al-Aqsa Mosque… If this escalation continues – and we have warned, the President [Mahmoud Abbas] has warned of this [possibility] – it may lead to a religious war.... A religious war – to put it simply, that is – every Israeli would become a target for every Muslim from America to Japan, everywhere in the world, from all parts of the world. Every Muslim will feel that his religion and faith are being targeted, and that one of his holy places – the most important of his holy places – is being targeted. By whom? By these Israelis. These Israelis are [our] enemies and have become targets, because they are Israelis, for no other reason. The world’s Arabs and Muslims are the ones who will engage in direct confrontation [with Israel] on the material, operational and practical [level]. That is, you will be at war with a billion and a half Muslims…And this religious war will not be confined to Palestine. As I said, it may well [spread] to America, to Washington itself, to Europe, Asia, Africa. The fire of this war will reach every place in the world...”
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Abbas: Life imprisonment for selling land to Israelis 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 21, 2014

PA TV newsreader: "[PA] Chairman Mahmoud Abbas published a decision on an amendment to the Jordanian penal law and on its previous amendments in the northern districts (i.e., the West Bank). In the new amendment, he instituted life imprisonment with forced labor for the clandestine transfer, leasing or selling of lands to a hostile country or its citizens. The previous penalty for the clandestine transfer of land was temporary forced labor."
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Ramallah governor speaking in Abbas’ name ‎calls the Israeli army “killing gangs”‎ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 12, 2014
     ‎“District Governor of Ramallah and El-‎Bireh Laila Ghannam paid a visit of ‎mourning, in the name of [PA] ‎President Mahmoud Abbas, to the ‎home of the Al-Qatari family, following ‎the Martyrdom (Shahada) of Issa Al-‎Qatari. Ghannam relayed a telegram of ‎condolence from President Mahmoud ‎Abbas to the Al-Qatari family, which ‎read: ‘It is with great sadness that we ‎received the news of the Martyrdom of ‎the dear deceased boy Issa Khaled Issa ‎Al-Qatari, who was murdered by the ‎killing gangs of the abominable Israeli ‎occupation army.’”‎

Note: Issa Al-Qatari was shot during a ‎riot where an explosive device was ‎thrown at Israeli army forces. ‎
Abbas: There were 861 Fatah Martyrs ‎and only 50 Hamas Martyrs during the ‎Gaza War 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 8, 2014
     ‎“President [Mahmoud] Abbas said… ‎during a meeting with Egyptian journalists ‎and intellectuals in Cairo… that the ‎number of Martyrs (Shahids) from Hamas ‎during the aggression against Gaza (i.e., ‎Operation Protective Edge) was only 50, ‎while 861 Martyrs fell from Fatah. He ‎emphasized: ‘Israel is responsible and it is ‎the one attacking our people in the Gaza ‎Strip. It is responsible for what’s going on. ‎Of course, it is Israel that killed.”‎
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Abbas to Pope: "Israel is taking systematic action aimed at changing [Jerusalem's] identity and character and at harassing its Palestinian Christian and Muslim residents" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 26, 2014
Excerpt from [PA] Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' speech at the press conference with Pope Francis
     “We informed His Holiness of the results of the negotiations and the obstacles that lie in their path, foremost among which are the [Israeli] settlements, the daily attacks on the houses of worship – churches and mosques – and the confinement of thousands of Palestinian prisoners who are longing for freedom in the Israeli prisons. For over 30 days now, many of them have been on a hunger strike because of the bad treatment [they receive] and the fact that they are being detained without sentences, [in] what is known as administrative detention. We also informed His Holiness of the tragic situation in East Jerusalem, the capital of our state that has been occupied since 1967, where Israel is taking systematic action aimed at changing its [Jerusalem’s] identity and character and at harassing its Palestinian Christian and Muslim residents, in order to induce them to emigrate and to prevent believers outside it from praying at its houses of worship…
These Israeli actions have led to the emigration of many of our Christian and Muslim brethren; we are seeing to it that they remain rooted in their land, the fatherland.”
Abbas: Israel's killing of shooter is one of "daily crimes committed against our defenseless people" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 5, 2014
Background: Muhammad Mahmoud Mubarak shot at an Israeli army position on Jan. ‎‎29, 2014. He was killed in the ensuing exchange of fire with Israeli forces.    
     “Yesterday, Thursday [Jan. 30, 2014] District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam led a delegation from the district [administration] that delivered a special telegram of condolence for Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Mubarak on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas. The President said in the telegram: ‘...We express our heartfelt and brotherly condolences on the Martyrdom death of the precious son Muhammad Mahmoud Mubarak, whose pure soul ascended to God’s kingdom as a result of the despicable occupation army’s bullets.’ The President added: ‘By sharing in the grief felt by all of you over his Martyrdom death, we express our absolute denunciation and our strong condemnation of this heinous crime, which is one in a series of daily crimes committed against our defenseless people by the occupation army, and we call on Allah to forgive him [Muhammad Mubarak] and have mercy on him and gather him into the group of virtuous Martyrs who have attained His benevolence in Paradise. [And we call on Allah] to give you and his dear family forbearance and solace.”
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Abbas spokesman accuses Israel of “falsifying history” and erasing Palestinian memory 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 7, 2014
     “Official spokesperson for the President [Abbas], Nabil Abu Rudeina said: ‘The Israeli government is not satisfied with falsifying history but [also] asks the Palestinian people, its leadership and institutions to succumb to one of the greatest acts of falsification in history, to conceal the truth, to falsify its national awareness and erase its memory, that memory, which we inherited and which we will bequeath to our children, generation after generation.’”
Abbas refers to IDF as “murdering gangs” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 24, 2013
     “President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas conveyed his condolences over the Martyrdom death of fighter Muhammad Asi whom the occupation forces murdered in cold blood two days ago [Oct. 22, 2013].
In his telegram to the Asi family, the President said: ‘[It was] with great pain that we received the news of the Martyrdom death of the dear son, the deceased fighter Muhammad Asi, who was murdered in cold blood by the occupation army’s murdering gangs... We declare before you that the occupation’s crimes will not frighten our people and that the Martyrs’ blood is not spilled in vain.’
On the same matter, Secretary-General of the Presidential Office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim conveyed his condolences over Asi’s Martyrdom death in a telegram to the Asi family in which he condemned the daily crimes committed by the occupation against our people. Likewise, Head of the President's Office Hussein Al-A’araj conveyed his condolences over Asi’s Martyrdom death. He asserted that the occupation’s crimes will not prevent our people from continuing the struggle until freedom and independence [are achieved].”
From WAFA, official PA news agency

Note: Muhammad Asi – one of the planners of a terror attack on a Tel Aviv bus in which approximately 30 people were wounded. The attack occurred during Israel’s Pillar of Defense operation, which was aimed at destroying Hamas’ terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip (Nov. 14-21, 2012). Asi was killed during an exchange of fire with the Israeli army forces that came to detain him on October 22, 2013.
Abbas: Israeli army has “policy of daily murder… in cold blood against our defenseless people” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 4, 2013
     “The President of the State of Palestine [Mahmoud Abbas] expressed his condolences to the Al-Sharawna family for the Martyrdom death of their son, Moataz Idris Al-Sharawna [who was killed] by the occupation army’s fire. In his telegram the President said: ‘At a time when we condemn and denounce this barbaric crime [and] all the detestable crimes and the policy of daily murder carried out by the occupation army in cold blood against our defenseless people in order to terrify it and break its resolve, we also express our confidence that our people, resolute in its homeland, will continue its struggle and [continue] holding on to its land. These crimes will not deter it from adhering to its rights and enduring on the soil of its homeland.’”

Note: Moataz Idris Al-Sharawna was shot by the Israeli army during clashes in Hebron.
Advisor to Abbas denounces Palestinian companies for participating in a forum with Israeli companies 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 28, 2013
Headline: “Saidam criticizes the participation of private software companies in a forum in Israel”
     “President Mahmoud Abbas' advisor for communications and information technology, Sabri Saidam criticized the participation of private Palestinian software companies in a forum held in Israel with Israeli companies. In an announcement to the Xinhua news agency, Saidam said that the goal Israel is trying to achieve through these meetings is ‘to beautify the face of the occupation in the Palestinian territories.’ He noted: ‘It’s important that our people and our brothers in these companies pay attention to this aspect and avoid sliding into what could create an impression that things are functioning naturally and that the occupation is letting the Palestinians live in dignity, while everyday it clearly robs the land and kills the chance for the birth of the Palestinian state.’”
Abbas denies PA incitement to hatred 
Source: Official PA TV Live, May 26, 2013
PA Chairman Abbas at the World Economic Forum in Jordan:
     "The Palestinian people longs for peace after 65 years of suffering (i.e., since the establishment of the State of Israel). We don't teach and we don't educate our children to hate or even discriminate against any religion, be it Judaism or any other. The opposite is true. We strive to spread the culture of peace among our people."
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Note: To view examples of PA incitement to hatred that contradict Abbas' claim, click here. To view a longer excerpt of Abbas' speech, click "full article" below.
Abbas representative: Arab Spring is an Israeli conspiracy meant to keep Arab states weak  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 1, 2013
Article by Ibrahim Abu Kamesh:
     “In his speech, President Mahmoud Abbas ‘Abu Mazen’ saluted our workers in the Interior (i.e., Israel) and in the diaspora in honor of May 1, International Workers’ Day… The speech was given in his [Abbas’] name by his representative, [PLO] Executive Committee member and head of NGO [affairs] in the PLO, Mahmoud Ismail ‘Abu Ismail,’ at the main rally organized yesterday [May 1, 2013] by the Palestinian General Workers’ Union… under the auspices of President Mahmoud Abbas ‘Abu Mazen’ in Ramallah and El-Bireh to commemorate May 1…
Abu Ismail said about the political issue: ‘What’s happening today in the region under the slogan of ‘The Arab Spring,’ which was hijacked and has become the Arab destruction… is the continued dismantling of the region so that it will remain helpless and weak-willed so that Israel will remain the only one with importance in it [the region].”
Abbas: “We will walk to the ends of the earth to defend our prisoners 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 4, 2013
At a session about deceased prisoner Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, Abbas stated that the PA will do everything in its power to “defend our prisoners.” Following the death of Abu Hamdiyeh, many PA officials accused Israel of having a policy of medical neglect against prisoners, including PA Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad Al-Malki, PA Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake, Secretary-General of the Presidential Office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim, and PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.
     “President Mahmoud Abbas declared that we will walk to the ends of the earth to defend our prisoners and all Palestinians, and that we have something to say and do in the matter of the prisoners. The President spoke before Fatah’s Revolutionary Council, which began discussions at its Eleventh Parliamentary session yesterday evening [April 3, 2013] at the Presidential residence in Ramallah. (The session [dealt with] organizational development and commander-Martyr (Shahid) Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh) [Parentheses in source].”
From WAFA, official PA news agency

Note: Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh was a Hamas member who served life in prison for recruiting and training terrorists, preparing explosives for suicide bombings, attempted murder, and possession of weapons. He died of cancer while being treated at the Israeli Soroka Hospital in April 2013.
Abbas representative: Sick prisoner died from Israel’s “policy of deliberate medical neglect” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 3, 2013
     “In a speech yesterday (Tuesday) evening [parentheses in source] [April 2, 2013], representing President Mahmoud Abbas in the opening ceremony of the ‘Jerusalem, Permanent Cultural Capital’ events [Secretary-General of the Presidential Office Tayeb] Abd Al-Rahim added (excerpt from Abd Al-Rahim’s speech):
‘We share the pain and console each other over the Martyrdom death (Shahada) of our brother prisoner, the brave fighter… Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, who died a Martyr (Shahid) as a result of the policy of oppression and deliberate medical neglect in the Israeli prisons. [This policy] is being implemented as part of the accumulating crimes being committed systematically by the occupation authorities against our heroic prisoners.’”
From WAFA, official PA news agency

Note: Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh - Hamas member who was serving a life term for recruiting and training terrorists, preparing explosives for suicide bombings, attempted murder, and possession of weapons. He died of cancer while being treated at the Israeli Soroka Hospital in April 2013.
Abbas: Israel is a “racist segregationist regime, an apartheid regime” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 28, 2013
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas addressing the 20th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, January 2013:
     “The coalition makeup in Israel is likely to change, but the demands of peace won’t change. Beginning with a settlement freeze and releasing the prisoners, solving all final-status issues including Jerusalem and the refugees, and culminating with the withdrawal of Israeli forces to the June 4, 1967 borders. Also, [Israel] allows settlers to harm religious sites and destroy crops. It provides them (the settlers) with their own roads, renames our cities and villages, impounds our tax revenue – all this in addition to innumerable Israeli violations of international law and the principles of the UN charter, and of UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions…
All these actions of the occupation are nothing other than elements of a racist segregationist regime, an apartheid regime that is forcibly enforced by the Israeli occupation under different names on occupied Palestinian land. As you all opposed apartheid rule on your own continent and defeated it never to return, we in Palestine oppose Israeli apartheid, that we too are determined to defeat.”
Abbas: Israel has a "policy of daily killing against our unarmed people" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 14, 2012
Headline: “President sends condolences on Martyrdom death of Muhammad Al-Salaymeh”
     “In a wire sent to the Al-Salaymeh family, President Mahmoud Abbas expressed his grief on hearing of the Martyrdom death of young Muhammad Al-Salaymeh, who was killed by occupation soldiers in the center of Hebron.
In his wire the President said: ’We were greatly pained to hear of the Martyrdom death of the young man and dear son Muhammad Ziyad Al-Salaymeh, who was murdered in cold blood by the despicable occupation army, and whose pure spirit went up to the heavens of praise.’
The President went on: ‘As we condemn and denounce this abominable crime, one of a series of crimes and part of the occupation army’s policy of daily killing against our unarmed people aimed at terrifying us, we express our faith that our nation standing strong in its homeland will continue to stand strong on its land, and that these crimes will not dissuade it from clinging to its rights, nor from its standing strong on the soil of its homeland, nor from its struggle for the freedom of our people and our holy places, and the establishment of its independent state, with Jerusalem as its capital.”

Note: Muhammad Al-Salaymeh was a 17-year old who was shot by an Israeli border policewoman when he pulled a metal toy pistol and pointed it at the head of an Israeli soldier in Hebron on December 12, 2012.
Abbas: The Israeli government’s "hobby" is "murder and destruction" 
Source: WAFA news agency, Dec. 12, 2012
     “The President’s [Abbas’] office today, Wednesday evening, condemned the occupation forces’ criminal killing of young Muhammad Al- Al-Salaymeh? who was shot near the Tareq Bin Ziyad School in Hebron.
[An announcement from the Presidency] went on to say, ’We in the Palestinian Authority denounce this aggressive act, and we hold the right-wing occupation government and its army fully responsible for this bloody escalation and racism, and all their consequences. It reinforces our belief that the extremist right-wing government in Israel is trying to drag the region into a new cycle of violence, so that it can pursue its hobby – murder and destruction.’
In its press release, the President’s office added, ‘The killing, destruction, and the settlements, and the bloody aggression of the right-wing government in Israel, make us more likely to turn to the International Criminal Court and its commissions, as well as to [other] international courts and organizations whose duty it is to protect civilians.’”

Note: Muhammad Al-Salaymeh? was a 17-year old who was shot by an Israeli border policewoman when he pulled a metal toy pistol and pointed it at the head of an Israeli soldier in Hebron on December 12, 2012.
Abbas: Israel's "aggressive and unfair war" in Gaza is meant to intensify Fatah-Hamas rift 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 19, 2012
On Nov. 14, 2012, Israel launched an aerial offensive in the Gaza Strip called Operation Pillar of Defense, with the aim of crippling the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza and protecting Israeli civilians from Hamas rocket fire. Excerpt from Abbas' speech at the PA leadership's meeting on Nov. 18, 2012:
     "Israel continues its aggression for the fifth day in a row and threatens [to enter] a new phase of escalation of its military operation, something that will cause more destruction and bloodshed, and will increase the threat against the security and stability of the whole region... Through its aggressive and unfair war against our people in [the] Gaza [Strip], Israel is trying to strengthen the rift [between Fatah and Hamas] and deepen the separation between the two parts of the Palestinian homeland and soil. The Palestinian response to this aggression [should] first and foremost [be] to hurry and leave behind [us] the dark rift and restore the national unity... Besides the challenge of the aggression against Gaza, today the Palestinian people is facing additional challenges that are no less dangerous: the Judaization of Jerusalem, the expansion of the settlements and the continuous Israeli threats against the PLO in response to our UN petition [for non-member status]. Today we are all the more in need of Palestinian unity to face these challenges."
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Abbas: Israeli air strikes on Gaza meant to undermine PA efforts to gain non-member status at UN 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 17, 2012
     "The President [Abbas] went on to say: 'Everything Israel is doing is meant to undermine our efforts to go to the UN, and he said: "We are going to the UN on the 29th of this month [November 2012] with the aim of having a vote (Ed: to upgrade Palestinian status to that of a non-member state) - not to submit an application, and nothing will prevent us from doing so.' ... The President noted that he has held discussions with all regional and international Arab bodies, and (he said): 'We warned that Israel intends to massacre our people.'"
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Note: In response to Hamas' ongoing rocket fire against Israel, on Nov. 14, 2012, Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense, aimed at crippling the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza.
Abbas: Israel "has tried to foster ignorance in our nation, and [thus] destroy it" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 31, 2012
     "Yesterday at the Presidential Residence in Ramallah, the President [Abbas] honored those who excelled in the matriculation examinations for 2011-2012… He noted: 'Our people strives for education. Through [education] it has succeeded in coping with the difficult conditions of the occupation, through which [the occupation] has tried to foster ignorance in our nation, and [thus] destroy it.' He noted that the illiteracy rate in Palestine has reached zero, proving our people's desire and ability to excel and to stand out. … In his words to the Turkish Anatolia news agency… concerning the details of the investigation into the Martyr death of the late leader Yasser Arafat, President Abbas noted that an international committee on the matter has not yet been formed. He emphasized that he is fully prepared to aid in the matter, including permitting the grave to be opened."
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