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Response to UK Daily Mail article covering PMW findings on PA school names: "British newspaper incites against Palestinian schools"
Headline: "A British newspaper incites against Palestinian schools and accuses them of supporting 'violence'" "The British Daily Mail newspaper yesterday, Saturday [March 11, 2017], published an extensive investigation (based on PMW report on PA education –Ed.) in which it revealed the extent of..."
Mar 12, 2017
Fatah spokesperson responds to Israeli newspaper: Al-Aloul has “always emphasized his full support for the legal popular resistance”
“Ziyad Khalil Abu Ziyad, a spokesman of the Fatah Movement and head of international relations in the office of the movement’s Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul, said that Abu Jihad (i.e., Al-Aloul) always emphasized his full support for the legal popular resistance (term used by Palestinians that...”
Mar 12, 2017
US aid goes to humanitarian aid or Israeli creditors, not directly to the PA
Headline: “Did Obama’s money reach the Palestinians?” “New American President [Donald Trump] - upon his entry to the White House and almost as part of the first decision he made - froze an amount of $220 million that was allocated for aid to the Palestinians, and which his predecessor former [US]...”
Mar 9, 2017
Palestinian women's rights group outraged that rapists and murderers receive reduced sentences
Headline: "Article 99 murders women twice" "The [PA] Ramallah court on Oct. 19  convicted a man from Tulkarem of rape, in contradiction of the directives of clause 296 of [Palestinian] Penal Law No. 16 of 1960, and sentenced him to manual labor for three years. However, in light of 'the..."
Mar 7, 2017
PA chief negotiator Erekat: No difference between ISIS terrorism and ‘Israeli occupation terrorism’
Headline: “Erekat: The PLO’s plan will remain in place until the establishment of the State of Palestine” “[PLO] Executive Committee Secretary [and PLO Chief Negotiator and Fatah Central Committee member] Dr. Saeb Erekat in a press statement discussed the general political situation and the changes...”
Mar 5, 2017
Fatah spokesman: Transferring the US embassy to Jerusalem will “blow up matters locally and regionally”
Headline: "Abu Ziyad: Transferring the American embassy will blow up the situation" "Fatah Movement International Spokesman Ziyad Khalil 'Abu Ziyad' warned the American Congress against carrying out any step of transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem. He emphasized that such a step will blow..."
Mar 4, 2017
Fatah official: Issue of payment of allowances to families of Martyrs of 2014 Gaza War to be raised
Headline: “Helles: The issue of the Martyrs’ families is on the table of the [Fatah] Central Committee” “Fatah Movement Central Committee member Ahmed Helles said today, Wednesday [March 1, 2017], that the issue of the families of the Martyrs (Shahids) of the 2014 [Gaza] War, is on the list of...”
Mar 1, 2017
Fatah official: Arabs, not Israel, are fighting terror; establishment of Palestine will lead to defeat of ISIS
Headline: "Erekat: The Arabs are the ones fighting terror, not Netanyahu" "[Fatah Central Committee member] and top Palestinian official in charge of negotiations Saeb Erekat said today, Wednesday [Feb. 22, 2017], that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statements, according to which Tel..."
Feb 23, 2017
Hamas military wing spokesman: Prisoner release deal is a matter of time
Headline: “Abu Ubeida: The prisoner release deal is a matter of time” “[Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam Brigades’ (i.e., Hamas’ military wing) Spokesman Abu Ubeida said that the exchange deal of the prisoners from the occupation’s prisons is currently a matter of time. Abu Ubeida’s statement came in response...”
Feb 22, 2017
Fatah official: “The Zionist project is colonialist and has no connection to Judaism and the myths that the occupation invents”
Headline: "Shtayyeh briefs an ALECSO delegation about the developments in the Palestinian cause" "Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner of the Treasury and Economy] Muhammad Shtayyeh met with an Arab League Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization ALECSO..."
Feb 21, 2017
PA Minister of Education glorifies imprisoned terrorist Marwan Barghouti
Independent Palestinian news agency Ma’an YouTube channel host: “Sister Fadwa Barghouti (i.e., the wife of terrorist prisoner Marwan Barghouti, who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) wrote a post on Facebook, which is clearly a message to the [Fatah] Central Committee –...”
Feb 19, 2017
Fatah spokesman about terrorists: They are “Martyrs” who died “for the cause”
Headline: “Fatah: The land is the land of the Palestinian state” “Fatah Movement International Spokesman Ziyad Khalil Abu Ziyad said in response to Israeli Minister Ayoob Kara’s statement [on Feb. 14, 2017], according to which ‘The Palestinian state solution in Gaza and Sinai is the solution that...”
Feb 15, 2017
PLO chief negotiator demands UK “fix this mistake” of the Balfour Declaration “by apologizing to the Palestinian people”
“PLO Executive Committee Secretary[-General] Saeb Erekat... said: ‘We have demanded of the government of Britain that it bear its legal, political, and moral responsibility for the historical injustice that the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) caused to the Palestinian people, and to fix this...”
Feb 15, 2017
PLO official: Trump and Netanyahu are "two sides of the coin of racism"
Headline: “Al-Salehi: Trump and Netanyahu are two sides of the same coin” “Secretary-General of the Palestinian People’s Party (i.e., a PLO faction) Bassam Al-Salehi said that the new American administration led by [US President] Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu are two...”
Feb 7, 2017
Fatah official: the struggle against Israel must be carried out through “all the legal ways and means of struggle, by resistance in all of its forms”
Headline: “Fatah: The struggle against the regulation of the settlements will be carried out through our unity and the consolidation of a comprehensive national plan" "Head of the Information Committee of the [Fatah] Mobilization and Organization Commission Munir Al-Jaghoub said that the struggle...”
Feb 7, 2017
PLO official admits US aid to PA goes toward paying terrorists
Headline: "The PA rejects the possibility that the American aid will be stopped" "Palestinian [PLO] Ambassador to Washington Maen Erekat rejected the possibility that the American aid to the PA would be stopped during the term of the new American administration led by [US President] Donald..."
Feb 5, 2017
PLO criticizes UN Sec-Gen for Jewish Temple comments: “Israel has no connection to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, its plazas, its walls, or what is underneath it,” accuses Israel of “violations” at Al-Aqsa Mosque
Headline: "PLO: The UN secretary-general's statements are outside the scope of his authority" "The PLO Department of International Relations condemned the claims made by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in an interview with Voice of Israel [radio] regarding the 'Jewishness of the Temple' in..."
Feb 2, 2017
PLO official threatens diplomatic steps in response to US embassy move
Headline: “Erekat: We have not received assurances that the embassy will not be transferred” “Secretary[-General] of the PLO Executive Committee [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat again warned against the danger of transferring the American embassy to occupied Jerusalem. He noted that...”
Jan 31, 2017
PLO official: Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem “will cause the spread of terror and harm to the region’s stability”
Headline: “Abu Yusuf: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will harm the region’s stability” “Secretary-General of the National and Islamic Forces [and PLO Executive Committee member] Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf said that transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will cause the...”
Jan 24, 2017
Official threatens PLO will revoke recognition of Israel in response to US embassy move
Headline: “Khaled: We must remind Trump about international law” “PLO Executive Committee member Tayseer Khaled warned against the dangers of any uncalculated adventure that American President-elect Donald Trump might set off on at the US Presidential Inauguration Ceremony this Friday [Jan. 20,...”
Jan 18, 2017
Supreme Muslim Council: “If the US transfers the embassy to Jerusalem, it declares war on the original residents of Palestine, and also on the Arabs and Muslims”
Headline: “The Supreme Muslim Council warned against transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem” “[The independent organization] the Supreme Muslim Council warned today, Tuesday [Jan. 10, 2017], against the danger of transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The Muslim...”
Jan 10, 2017
PFLP “blesses” and “congratulates” Palestinians over terror attack, emphasizes “its adherence to the option of intifada and resistance”
Headline: “The Popular Front blesses the Jerusalem operation” “The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) congratulated the masses of our people over the Jerusalem operation (i.e., terror attack, 4 murdered, over 15 wounded), which came as part of the popular response to the crimes of...”
Jan 8, 2017
Fatah official following terror attack that killed 4 Israeli soldiers: Palestinian carry out attacks due to Israeli policies
Headline: “Fatah: Netanyahu is entrusting peace to the hands of a group of settlers who are occupying the land of the other by force” Article on Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, posted on its website at 22.19 on Jan. 8, 2017 following truck ramming attack that murdered 4 Israeli soldiers...
Jan 8, 2017
DFLP: Truck ramming attack is “part of the Palestinian resistance, which is one of the hoists of the Palestinian national struggle” and “a legal right anchored in international law”
Headline: “Abu Tharifa: The [car] ramming is a natural response to the policy lines of the occupation” “Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) political bureau member Talal Abu Tharifa said that the [car] ramming operation (i.e., terror attack, 4 murdered, 15 wounded) that took...”
Jan 8, 2017
Jerusalem Fatah branch repeats libel that Israel plans on destroying the Al-Aqsa Mosque
Headline: “Jerusalem branch [of Fatah]: The tunnels are a danger that surrounds the Al-Aqsa Mosque” “The Jerusalem branch of the Fatah Movement today [Jan. 3, 2017] warned in a statement against the danger that surrounds the Al-Aqsa Mosque in particular and the Old City [of Jerusalem] in general,...”
Jan 3, 2017