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Head of prisoners’ commission blesses prisoners; 450 prisoners’ salaries have been stopped for technical reasons
Headline: “Qadri Abu Bakr to Wattan: The prisoners are ‘a red line,’ and thanks to their unity they will be saved from the occupation” “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr blessed the prisoners, the released [prisoners], their relatives, and all of the Palestinian...”
Jun 5, 2019
Palestinian news agency publishes Hamas spokesman's congratulatory response to deadly terrorist attack
Headline: “Hamas: We welcome the stabbing operation in Bethlehem” “The Hamas Movement welcomed the stabbing operation (i.e., terror attack, 1 murdered) at the Gush Etzion shopping center in Bethlehem (sic., at Gush Etzion Junction), which is in the southern occupied West Bank. It led to a settler...”
Sep 16, 2018
Abbas fires Issa Karake as head of PLO Prisoners’ Commission
Headline: “Reports on a presidential order regarding the dismissal of Karake from the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs” “Media sources have reported that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to dismiss Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake from his position. The...”
Aug 2, 2018
Palestinian civil organizations condemn use of violence by PA security forces against protestors
“The Network of Palestinian Civil Organizations... demanded today, Thursday, that the Palestinian [PA] government apologize for repressing the peaceful protest in Ramallah on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, which came out with a demand to remove the sanctions that are being imposed on Gaza. It also...”
Jun 21, 2018
PA official admits there`s no "proof" Arafat was murdered by poisoning despite PA claims Israel poisoned him
PA Security Forces Spokesman Adnan Al-Damiri: "Regarding the mystery of President Yasser Arafat’s death as a Martyr, this is a belief – and I’m one of those who are convinced that he was murdered by poisoning." Wattan TV interviewer: "There is no proof." PA Security Forces Spokesman Adnan...
Jun 7, 2018
Hamas official: March of Return is “peaceful,” the “armed resistance” is what protects it so “no one will think that the weapons of the resistance have rusted”
Headline: “Khalil Al-Hayya: The armed resistance is the shield of the popular marches, and the occupation fears a confrontation” “Hamas Movement Political Bureau member Khalil Al-Hayya emphasized that the March of Return (refers to massive violent protests; see note below –Ed.) in the Gaza Strip is...”
May 31, 2018
Hamas head on March of Return riots: “We have [not] renounced armed resistance… Marches of Return do not include only Hamas, but Hamas is a part of them and will continue to support them until their goals are achieved”
"Head of the Hamas Movement in the Gaza Strip Yahya Al-Sinwar… said during an exclusive interview with the Al-Aqsa satellite channel… that 'The fact that we are turning to popular resistance does not mean that we have renounced armed resistance.' He also emphasized Hamas’ readiness to carry out its..."
May 18, 2018
Released Palestinian prisoner names his child after a terrorist who murdered an Israeli in a drive-by shooting
Headline: "A few hours after his death as a Martyr, a released prisoner named his son 'Ahmed Jarrar'" "Released prisoner Muhammad Mustafa Abu Leil named his new son who was born this morning, Tuesday [Feb. 6, 2018], Ahmed Jarrar after Martyr (Shahid) Ahmed Nasr Jarrar (i.e., terrorist, responsible..."
Feb 6, 2018
PLO official “emphasized that it is necessary to escalate the intifada and the resistance in all of its forms” in response to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
Headline: “Wasel Abu Yusuf: The Palestinian people and its leadership are capable of thwarting all of the American attempts” “Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf… warned against [US President Donald Trump's] deal of the...”
Feb 5, 2018
Hamas congratulates family who executed their son after finding out he cooperated with Israel, saying what they did “constitutes a wonderful example of the victory of the religion and homeland”
Headline: "Hamas blessed what the Barhoum family did regarding its collaborator son" “The Hamas Movement in Rafah blessed the Barhoum family's revenge against the collaborator who helped the occupation reach three [Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam [Brigades] (i.e., Hamas’ military wing) commanders - [Muhammad]...”
Jan 19, 2018
Independent Palestinian news agency publishes comments from the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, referring to a terrorist attack in which one man was murdered as “the heroic Nablus operation”
Headline: “Islamic Jihad: The Nablus operation is the first return-fire against the occupation forces” “The Islamic Jihad Movement this evening, Tuesday [Jan. 9, 2018], welcomed the heroic Nablus operation (i.e., terror attack, 1 murdered) that led to the death of an ‘Israeli’ settler as he...”
Jan 9, 2018
Fatah official: US threats to cut aid to the PA are “extortionist”
Headline: "Azzam Al-Ahmad: The PA will not be dismantled and the battle is open against the Trump administration" "Fatah Movement Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad said that the American administration is planning to take a series of steps in order to pressure the PA, among them stopping the..."
Dec 25, 2017
PA Religious Affairs Ministry: New synagogue near Western Wall is an attempt to "erase Jerusalem history, blot out cultures, and unjustly give a false Talmudic Jewish flavor to the area”
Headline: "[PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs: The Jewish synagogue under the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the erasure of Jerusalem history" "The Jerusalem unit of the [PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs condemned the fact that the occupation authorities have opened a new Jewish synagogue in the Al-Buraq Wall..."
Dec 20, 2017
PFLP delegation meets with head of Hezbollah terror org, expresses “preparedness to participate in any activity against the Zionist enemy and in building a joint plan of resistance”
Headline: "A delegation from the Popular Front met with Nasrallah for several hours in order to discuss Trump's decision" "A delegation of senior officials from the political bureau of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) (i.e., a member of the PLO – led by Deputy..."
Dec 20, 2017
Head of the Supreme Muslim Councilresponds to US official's statement on Western Wall being part of Israel in future: The Western Wall "is an Islamic waqf that will remain as such until Judgment Day"
Headline: “The Supreme Muslim Council: The Al-Buraq Wall is an Islamic waqf and will remain as such” “Head of [the independent organization] the Supreme Muslim Council and [head] preacher in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Ikrima Sabri came out with a statement in response to what was reported in...”
Dec 18, 2017
PA Ministry of Information: US VP Mike Pence’s planned visit to the Western Wall is “a violation of international law,” Jews have no connection to the Temple Mount or Wall, US promotes Israeli "war crimes"
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information: The Al-Buraq [Wall] is part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the US can give Israel the White House” “The [PA] Ministry of Information said that US Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to make an official visit to the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of...”
Dec 16, 2017
PLO official: Transfer of US embassy to Jerusalem is a “declaration of war,” the “popular uprising” will become an intifada
“Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf emphasized that the Palestinian leadership firmly refuses any meeting with American Vice President [Mike Pence] or any party from the American administration. He also said that the American...”
Dec 12, 2017
PFLP supports Nasrallah’s speech calling for “forming a covenant that will unite all of the factions of resistance to the Zionist-American project in the region”
Headline: “The Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades: We add our voices to that of Nasrallah for the establishment of a covenant that will unite all of the resistance factions” “The Martyr (Shahid) Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades (i.e., military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a member of...”
Dec 11, 2017
PLO official: Trump decision to transfer the US embassy to Jerusalem “will drag the region and the entire world towards additional violence, terror, and extremism”
Headline: "Ashrawi: Transferring the US embassy to Jerusalem confirms Trump’s insistence on dragging the region to the brink of an abyss" "PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said: 'American President [Donald Trump's] insistence on transferring the embassy to Jerusalem is a grave matter..."
Dec 5, 2017
Palestinian news agency publishes Islamic Jihad leader’s message to Israel: ‘O enemy, know that we are coming and that our bullets will reach your chest’
Headline: "Al-Batsh: Enabling the resistance in the West Bank will protect our people from the settlers" "Islamic Jihad Movement leader Khaled Al-Batsh emphasized the need for all of the Palestinian spheres to remain in a state of ongoing confrontation with the occupation, from Jenin (i.e., in the..."
Dec 1, 2017
Islamic Jihad: “Palestine in its full historical borders is a right of the Palestinian people that cannot be revoked or partitioned”
Headline: "Islamic Jihad on the anniversary of the partition: Palestine in its historical borders is a right that cannot be revoked or partitioned" "The Islamic Jihad Movement emphasized that Palestine in its full historical borders is a right of the Palestinian people that cannot be revoked or..."
Nov 29, 2017