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Abbas' spokesman: Unless a "solution" to the Palestinian issue is reached, "tension, anarchy, and violence... in the region and the world" will continue
Headline: "Abu Rudeina: Jerusalem is the key to war and peace, and the region stands before difficult decisions" "[PA] Presidential Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said that any just solution must include East Jerusalem as the capital of the independent [Palestinian] state, and emphasized that not..."
Dec 1, 2017
Fatah official: The tunnels in Gaza will be sealed under PA sovereignty
Headline: "A senior figure in the PA: All of the tunnels in Gaza must be sealed" “Fatah Movement Advisory Council member Sarhan Dweikat said: 'Under the PA's sovereignty, the legitimacy of the tunnels in the Gaza Strip cannot be approved, as legitimizing the tunnels means limiting the role of the...”
Nov 29, 2017
Abbas advisor: The Temple Mount will remain a “purely Islamic” mosque under Muslim sovereignty, despite Israeli “acts of falsifying history and distorting historical facts”
"Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine, [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, [and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice] Dr. Mahmoud Al-Habbash… explained that the Palestinians in all of their varieties and leaders, and the Arabs and Muslims..."
Nov 26, 2017
PA Minister of Labor: “The Palestinian people has a legal right to resistance in all of its forms, both armed and popular”
Headline: "Minister Abu Shahla conveys his opinion regarding the solution to the significant issues and emphasizes the people’s right to resistance" "[PA] Minister of Labor Dr. Ma'moun Abu Shahla said… in a speech that he gave during a national dialogue meeting held by the Palestinian Center for..."
Nov 18, 2017
Fatah student group “Sisters of Dalal Mughrabi” at Al-Azhar University mark anniversary of Arafat’s death
Headline: “In pictures: Sisters of Dalal Mughrabi at Al-Azhar University marked the anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s death as a Martyr” “Fatah’s Shabiba [Student Movement] at Al-Azhar University, the Sisters of Dalal Mughrabi, organized an activity to mark the anniversary of the death of the late...”
Nov 14, 2017
Prisoners of Palestine Research Center : 45 “veteran” prisoners have served over 20 years in prison
Headline: “An increase in the number of veteran prisoners to 45 prisoners” “The Prisoners of Palestine Research Center said that the number of veteran prisoners in the occupation’s prisons has risen to 45 prisoners… The center’s communications spokesman, researcher Riyad Al-Ashqar, said… that the...”
Nov 13, 2017
Preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque: “Muslims have an absolute right to the Al-Aqsa Mosque” including all that it contains
“Imam and Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher Sheikh Yusuf Abu Sneineh said today [Nov. 10, 2017] during his sermon at the Al-Aqsa Mosque… that the Muslims have an absolute right to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, including all of the mosques, prayer sites, [and] plazas… that it contains.”
Nov 10, 2017
Hamas spokesperson: “We will continue to hold all the means of power that will enable us to defend our people”
"The Hamas Movement explained through its spokesman Hazem Qassem that the Israeli occupation is deluding itself if it thinks that the fact that it is holding the bodies of the tunnel Martyrs will enable it to change the position of the Palestinian resistance… Qassem added: ‘We will continue to hold..."
Nov 5, 2017
PA Foreign Minister: UK PM’s support of Israel’s founding and the “historical mistake” of the Balfour Declaration is concerning
Headline: “Al-Malki: We are monitoring with concern Theresa May’s statements regarding her country’s pride in the Balfour Promise” “[PA] Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad Al-Malki said that the Palestinian side is monitoring with great care and concern the statements of British...”
Oct 26, 2017
Belgian representative participates in inauguration of PA school funded by EU
"[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam today, Wednesday [Oct. 18, 2017], inaugurated Defiance 6 Co-ed Elementary School in the Wadi Al-Sik area, east of the village of Deir Debwan in the Ramallah and El-Bireh district – and this was funded by the European Union. Participating..."
Oct 18, 2017
Fatah official falsely claims that Israel perpetrated Sabra and Shatila massacre
Headline: “Tirawi: The anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila [massacre] is an open wound of allowing Palestinian blood to be spilled” “Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner of Popular Organizations] Tawfiq Tirawi said on the anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre...”
Sep 13, 2017
PA PM: The "Israeli occupation" is the reason for the instability in the entire region
Headline: "Hamdallah: The Israeli occupation is the reason for the instability in the whole region and we demand international protection" "Palestinian [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said that the Israeli occupation causes instability in the whole region, and noted that an accounting must be..."
Aug 29, 2017
PA religious council head: Israel's goal is to "empty Jerusalem of its Palestinian Arab residents," and to "destroy the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and replace it with Solomon’s Temple"
Headline: "Dr. Issa: The Israeli plan to revoke the citizenship and isolate 124,000 Jerusalem Palestinians" "Secretary-General of the [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places [and Fatah Revolutionary Council member] Dr. Hanna Issa warned... in an interview with Radio Mawtini..."
Aug 29, 2017
PA Governor asks that “Allah have mercy” on the souls of Martyrs"who have saturated the land of Palestine with the fragrance of their blood”
Headline: "Laila Ghannam: The Martyrs' families are the best ambassadors for their homeland and their cause in the pilgrimage to Mecca" "District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Dr. Laila Ghannam said goodbye to the Martyrs' (Shahids') families from the district that are on their way to carrying..."
Aug 27, 2017
Fatah: ISIS is an Israeli plot to cause division among the Arab states and to “turn Israel into an ally under false pretexts”
Headline: "Al-Qawasmi: The discovery of Israeli Abu Hafs in Libya confirms the intensification of the plots against the Arabs" "The Fatah Movement said that the fact that the Libyan intelligence service discovered that a top leader of ISIS and the Imam of a mosque in Libya, called Abu Hafs, is an..."
Aug 26, 2017
Family of terrorist who stabbed 3 Israelis to death: We "are pleased" with what he did, attack was "natural" reaction to Israel's actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque
Headline: “The family of the person who carried out the Halamish operation: We are pleased with what he did, he did not hint that he would carry out the operation” “Khalil Al-Abd - the uncle of Omar Al-Abd (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3) who carried out the stabbing operation that occurred in the...”
Aug 25, 2017
Abbas’ advisor: 1969 Al-Aqsa arson was set by a Jew, the fire is still burning today
Headline: “Al-Habbash: Every blow to the Al-Aqsa Mosque will set the world on fire” “Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Dr. Mahmoud Al-Habbash said that the fire that was ignited at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque 48 years...”
Aug 21, 2017
Unusual statement by PA Mufti, contrary to usual demonization of Israel and Jews, the Mufti announced Israel had not stolen anything from the Al-Aqsa Mosque
Headline: "The [PA] Mufti of Jerusalem: There are no signs of theft of the contents of the Al-Aqsa Mosque" "[PA] Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories Muhammad Hussein emphasized that a damage assessment committees’ check of the Al-Aqsa Mosque after the attack of the settlers and..."
Aug 20, 2017
PLO official: “The relations between North Korea and the PLO have existed for dozens of years”
Headline: “Majdalani: If they want to make something out of Mahmoud Abbas’ greetings to North Korea, that is their affair” “The Hebrew (i.e., Israeli) newspaper Haaretz said that at the height of the crisis between North Korea and the US, Palestinian [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday, Tuesday...”
Aug 16, 2017
PLO official expresses support for Venezuelan dictator
Headline: “Khaled expressed solidarity with the people of Venezuela and condemned the American threats” “PLO Executive Committee member and Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) Diplomatic Bureau member Tayseer Khaled expressed his full solidarity with the friendly people of...”
Aug 14, 2017
PA holds off decision to pension off workers in Gaza, awaits Hamas’ response to Abbas’ call for end of rift
Headline: “Al-Helo to Donia Al-Watan: The decision to pension off 6,145 public employees from Gaza has not been carried out” “Head of the [PA] Palestinian Pension Authority Majed Al-Helo said that the decision to pension off 6,145 public employees from the Gaza Strip early, which was made by the...”
Jul 25, 2017
Students in Gaza participate in Hamas night patrol with rifles, are educated in Ribat, in order to “plant the spirit of resistance and Jihad in their souls”
Headline: “Students of the Knights of Al-Aqsa [summer] camps participate [in Ribat] together with the Murabitin of the [Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam [Brigades] for one night” “Approximately 200 students from among the students of the Knights of Palestine summer camps participated in a night patrol held by...”
Jul 25, 2017
Fatah proud of rioters in Jerusalem, vows to continue “popular resistance”
Headline: “Fatah: Jerusalem is our capital, the Al-Aqsa Mosque is our direction of prayer, and the [Fatah] Movement is leading those defending them” “[Fatah] Movement Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi said in a press statement that we in Fatah are proud of our residents and our people who are carrying out...”
Jul 24, 2017
Fatah official: Israel “striving to drag the region into war”
Headline: “Al-Jaghoub: The blow to Jerusalem will drag the region to bloodshed” “Head of the Communications Administration of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission Munir Al-Jaghoub… said in a TV interview this evening, Friday [July 21, 2017], that the Israelis have not properly learned...”
Jul 21, 2017