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Abbas speech to UN Security Council demonizes Israel, slams US, but proposes international peace plan
This transcript of PA Chairman Abbas' speech before the UN Security Council on Feb. 20, 2018 was published by Wafa, the official Palestinian Authority news agency, on Feb. 20, 2018. "Seventy years have passed since Palestine’s Nakba, from which 6 million Palestine refugees continue to suffer from..."
Feb 20, 2018
District Governor of Jenin conveys Abbas’ condolences to family of slain terrorist
Headline: "The district governor of Jenin expresses condolences over the death of Martyr Ahmed Ismail Jarrar" "District Governor of Jenin Ibrahim Ramadan expressed condolences this evening (Saturday) [Jan. 20, 2018] over the death of Martyr (Shahid) Ahmed Ismail Jarrar to the Jarrar family in Wadi..."
Jan 20, 2018
PA attacks US Ambassador to the UN’s statement that the US will stop funding UNRWA: Jerusalem is “not for sale”
Headline: "Abu Rudeina: Jerusalem is not for sale - not for gold and not for silver" "[PA] Palestinian Presidential Office official Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said that Jerusalem and its holy sites are not for sale - not for gold and not for silver. He said this in response to the statements by..."
Jan 3, 2018
PLO prisoners’ commission head: “Jerusalem will only be the fully sovereign capital of the independent State of Palestine,” not Israel
Headline: “Karake: Thanks to the determination of the free people in the world and the members of our people, Jerusalem will only be the capital of Palestine” “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that Jerusalem will only be the fully sovereign...”
Dec 27, 2017
PA Religious Minister: “Jerusalem and all of the Islamic sites belong only to the Muslims”
Headline: “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs: Our people will stand against all of Israel’s attempts to impose facts on the ground at our holy sites” “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is emphasized that Jerusalem and all of the Islamic sites belong only to the Muslims, and that...”
Dec 11, 2017
Abbas on Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: “These measures… serve extremist groups attempting to turn the conflict in our region into a religious war”
“RAMALLAH, December 6, 2017 (WAFA) - President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that with US President Donald Trump declaring that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, he has chosen to disregard all international resolutions and bilateral agreements, preferring to ignore and contradict the...”
Dec 6, 2017
Fatah youth movement: US announcement on Jerusalem means “opening of all the doors and options before us in order to defend the Arabness of holy Jerusalem”
Headline: "Fatah Shabiba: All of the options are open for Jerusalem" "The Fatah Shabiba Secretariat in the West Bank said that any step by the American administration that is in complete alignment with the settler government in Israel means the opening of all the doors and options before us in..."
Dec 5, 2017
UK gives 20 million pounds annually in aid to PA general budget
Headline: “Saidam: Britain has decided to pay its annual contribution of 20 million pounds to support the [PA] general budget” “[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education, [Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary, and Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary] Sabri Saidam announced today...”
Nov 25, 2017
PA news agency: UNRWA's attempts to change PA curriculum “harm the Palestinian identity and history”
Headline: “UNRWA’s enrichment materials: Changing the facts and tear away the students from their reality” “Around a week ago, UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) began to train several teachers working in its schools in the enrichment materials and activities...”
Nov 9, 2017
PA PM in statement on Balfour Declaration centenary: Britain must apologize for its “historical mistake,” Palestinians have a right to defend themselves “through all the means”
Headline: “Hamdallah renewed his demand that Britain correct its historical mistake against our people” “[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah today, Thursday [Nov. 2, 2017], renewed his demand that the government of Britain ‘do some soul searching, bear the responsibility for the historical mistake...”
Nov 2, 2017
PA Ministry of Information: Balfour Declaration is “the greatest crime in the history of mankind”
Headline: "[PA] Ministry of Information: The Balfour Promise is the greatest political and legal crime in history" "The [PA] Ministry of Information stated on the anniversary of the black Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) that this promise is the greatest crime in the history of mankind and a..."
Nov 1, 2017
PLO launches social media campaign against the Balfour Declaration
Headline: “Social media campaign for the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise" "The PLO Department of Culture and Information announced the launch of a social media campaign today, Wednesday [Nov. 1, 2017], for the tragic 100th anniversary of the issuing of the Balfour Promise (i.e.,...”
Oct 31, 2017
Fatah official: “The ominous Balfour Promise is the greatest crime” ever committed against the Palestinians, Israel was founded for colonial reasons
“Fatah Movement Central Committee member and [Fatah] General Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki issued a call to the national parties and progressive political forces in the Arab homeland for the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), in which he demanded...”
Oct 31, 2017
PA Minister of Religious Affairs instructs mosque preachers to encourage participation in activities condemning “ominous” Balfour Declaration
Headline: “Ida’is calls on the Friday preachers to urge the civilians to participate in the activities condemning the Balfour Promise” “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is called on all of the mosque preachers to urge the civilians to participate in the activities condemning the ominous...”
Oct 26, 2017
PA Ministry of Information: UK PM’s celebration of UK’s role in Israel’s creation via the Balfour Declaration is “repetition of the greatest political crime in the history of mankind”
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information: The British prime minister’s statements are a repeat of the political crime” “The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the determination of British Prime Minister Theresa May to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e.,...”
Oct 26, 2017
PA Ministry of Education instructs school radio stations to focus on the “ominous” Balfour Declaration
Headline: "The [PA] Ministry of Education directs the school radio stations to focus on the Balfour Promise until the anniversary of the promise" "The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education today, Monday [Oct. 16, 2017] issued a notice to the Directorates of Education and Higher Education..."
Oct 16, 2017
PA news agency: Terror attack that killed 3 was a "shooting operation"
Headline: “A young person died as a Martyr, 3 Israelis were killed, and a fourth [Israeli] was wounded in a shooting operation in Jerusalem” “A young Palestinian (i.e., terrorist Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal, murdered 3) died as a Martyr (Shahid), 3 Israelis were killed, and a fourth [Israeli] was...”
Sep 26, 2017
PA news agency accuses Israel of 1982 massacre carried out by Christian Phalangists
Headline: “Tomorrow is the 35th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre” “Tomorrow, Saturday [Sept. 16, 2017], is the 35th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre that took place on Sept. 16, 1982, at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon… The massacre began after a siege by...”
Sep 15, 2017
PLO official: Prisoners' and Martyrs' allowances will not be stopped
"Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake participated today, Tuesday [Sept. 5, 2017], in a conference regarding the cause of the prisoners in the Israeli occupation's prisons, which the Fatah Movement held in the Martyrs' (Shahids') Hall in the Burj..."
Sep 5, 2017
PLO official visits families of terrorists, claims that Israel deliberately kills young Palestinians
Headline: "Karake: Martyr Al-Salehi was abandoned to bleed for more than an hour and a half when he was arrested" "Director of (PLO) Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that Martyr (Shahid) Raed Al-Salehi (21) from Bethlehem, who fell as a Martyr yesterday [Sept. 3, 2017] at the..."
Sep 4, 2017
PA District Governor lays wreathes on monument for “Martyrs,” “we will all remain loyal to their path”
Headline: “The district governor of Ramallah laid wreathes of flowers on the Martyrs’ graves” “District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam visited the monument in memory of the Martyrs (Shahids) of the Palestinian revolution in El-Bireh on Friday [Sept. 1, 2017] together with...”
Sep 1, 2017
PA entraps UN Sec. Gen. Guterres to meet with families of imprisoned terrorists, falsely claims Guterres expressed “understanding” of prisoners’ “suffering,” vowing to “put an end to it”
“UN Secretary-General António Guterres met this evening (Tuesday) in Ramallah with several families of Palestinian Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners that are sitting in the Israeli occupation’s prisons. This was in the presence of PLO Executive Committee Secretary Saeb Erekat, Permanent Observer of...”
Aug 29, 2017
PLO official: Israel is deliberately targeting Palestinian children
Headline: "Karake: The occupation is intentionally targeting children" "Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake said that the Israeli occupation forces are intentionally targeting children, whether by shooting them with live [bullets] during arrest..."
Aug 26, 2017
PA Ministry of Information: The 1969 Al-Aqsa Mosque arson proves that the "targeting of the [holy] sites... is a calculated terrorist policy" by successive Israeli governments
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information: The Al-Aqsa Mosque arson is [an act of] terror to which no statute of limitations will apply” “The [PA] Ministry of Information mentioned the 48th anniversary of the arson of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque... The ministry emphasized in a statement today,...”
Aug 20, 2017