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Op-ed attacks Hamas-Iran relations; Fatah believes “in the path of peaceful popular resistance… we are not promoting armed activity,” but glorifies past terror attacks
"The Hamas Sheikhs are joining an axis and alliance with Tehran as if their goal is to confirm the unjust narrative of the regime in Tel Aviv"
Jul 23, 2019
Abbas to Harvard students: “I rule out the possibility of violence, and we will not use it. We will not accept violence at all”
Al-Ayyam reported that Abbas in a speech to American Harvard students specifically said that he is against violence and “rules out” the use of it. However, this was not part of his televised speech nor of the official PA paper’s report on the speech. The statement against violence might have been...
Mar 24, 2019
Editorial in PA daily criticizes “those [Palestinians] who are still placing our children’s lives in danger from the Israeli killing bullets through their populist displays”
Excerpt of editorial by the official PA daily "The Israeli occupation soldiers shoot at our children only because they want to murder the Palestinian future, or to make them disabled if we choose the less racist option – and the problem is 'the leaders of the resistance' in the wounded Gaza Strip..."
Feb 11, 2019
Op-ed criticizes sending children to die against Israeli soldiers: “Our children are our national project for the future… Martyrdom-death for nothing is not heroism”
Excerpt of op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member "Our children are our national project for the future. Playing with their lives is treason and a crime, equal to the crime of treason against the national enterprise… Therefore, the national leaders are facing a significant..."
Feb 10, 2019
Abbas condemns terror: “We will not turn to violence. We fight violence and terror”
“[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas participated in a Christmas meal at the Franciscan monastery in Bethlehem yesterday evening [Dec. 24, 2018]… The president said in his speech during the meal that… His Honor [US] President [Donald] Trump took initiatives that completely contradict the decisions of the...”
Dec 25, 2018
Following terror attack in which 2 were killed, Abbas' office condemns “unacceptable wave of violence” but blames it on Israel: "Our constant policy is the rejection of violence, invasions, and settler terror"
"In response to the events taking place in the West Bank (apparently referring to fatal terror attacks in Ofra and Givat Assaf and the killing of terrorists involved in the Ofra and Barkan attacks; see notes below –Ed.), the [PA] Presidential Office said in a statement that the atmosphere that has..."
Dec 13, 2018
Fatah official criticizes March of Return riots: "We do not need to be happy when a Martyr falls; when a child or woman's foot is severed… our wealth should not be our fallen Martyrs"
Official PA TV Live, special broadcast of activities to mark the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day, hosting Fatah leader in the Gaza Strip Muhammad Joudeh Al-Nahal in the Gaza studio Fatah leader in the Gaza Strip Muhammad Joudeh Al-Nahal: "When this March [of Return] (i.e., violent riots at the Gazan..."
May 15, 2018
Abbas in rare statement: “We adhere to the culture of peace, despite the pressures to which we are subjected, such as the matter of Jerusalem and the matter of UNRWA funding”
Headline: “In joint press statements with the German foreign minister – the [PA] president: We rely on the role of Europe to reach a permanent and just peace in the region” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas said: ‘We rely on the German and French role, through the European Union, and together with the...”
Feb 1, 2018
Abbas: “Jerusalem is the gate to peace… only when it will be the capital of the State of Palestine, and …it is, God forbid, the gate to war, fear, and the lack of security and stability if it is not”
Official PA TV, special broadcast for the Al-Azhar Conference in Cairo, on US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “After [the US] has stood unequivocally alongside the occupation and imposed a reality upon us that leaves us no choice but...”
Jan 17, 2018
Abbas denounces violent resistance: “Peaceful popular resistance is our path”
Official PA TV, excerpt of a speech given by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Jan. 14, 2018, at the PLO Central Council in Ramallah PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “The next point is peaceful popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which at times also refers to the use of violence and terror)...”
Jan 14, 2018
Fatah official calls to implement same “peaceful and non-violent“ policies towards Israel as towards South Africa, compares Trump to “colonialist“ Balfour
“Fatah Movement Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub demanded to strengthen the solidarity with our people, by the international community taking decisive steps regarding Israel. Rajoub emphasized that the time has come for the same policy that succeeded in South Africa to be implemented, and...”
Dec 18, 2017
Abbas' spokesman on terror attack: Abbas condemns "any act of violence"
Headline: "Abu Rudeina: … the [PA] president condemns violence, regardless of its source" "Regarding the Palestinian position regarding the operation (i.e., terror attack, 3 murdered) that took place in Jerusalem (sic., Har Adar, northwest of Jerusalem), Official Spokesman [for PA President Mahmoud..."
Sep 29, 2017
Jerusalem resident claims his reputation was "harmed" because Israeli newspaper quoted his condemnation of Halamish terror attack
Headline: “Mazen Al-Qaq: I will sue Ma’ariv for publishing a false quote of mine” “[Arab] Jerusalem resident Mazen Al-Qaq, who serves as chairman of the East Jerusalem Merchants’ Association, condemned all of the lies attributed to him that were quoted on the website of the [Israeli] Ma’ariv...”
Jul 29, 2017
Abbas tells international scholars that "terrorism must be fought everywhere," while condemning Israeli security measures following a deadly terror attack
"President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday that the Palestinian leadership will not accept Israel's recently installed metal detectors at the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. He said, '[Israel] does not have the right to install these metal detectors, because having sovereignty over..."
Jul 23, 2017