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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
Abbas condemns terror attack on the Temple Mount that killed 2 Israeli police officers, "opposes any event of violence from any side, particularly at places of worship"
“Yesterday [July 14, 2017] a phone call was held between [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The president expressed his strong opposition to and his condemnations of the event that took place at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., the murder of 2 Israeli Druze...”
Jul 15, 2017
Abbas condemns terror “whatever its form and source may be” in press conference with French president
Headline: “The [PA] president: We emphasize the importance of France’s role in supporting the peacemaking efforts, Palestine is part of the international effort to [make] war on terror” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas emphasized the importance of France’s role in supporting the peacemaking efforts in...”
Jul 6, 2017
Abbas condemns France terror attack, while supporting terror against Israeli targets
Palestinian PM Abbas consistently condemns terror acts abroad, while inciting, glorifying, and rewarding acts of terror against Israelis. Headline: “He emphasized that the members of our people and its leadership stand by the side of the friend France in the struggle against terror – [PA] President...”
Apr 22, 2017
Girl glorifies Martyrdom-death in poem, PA TV host speaks against Martyrdom: “We must defy the occupation by clinging to life”
Girl: "Muhammad, I was told that you died as a Martyr I was told that I have become the mother of a Martyr I was told that I should make cries of joy I want to make cries of joy and say: My son has succeeded My son has made me proud My son wanted to be a doctor, yes, he wanted to be a doctor I need..."
Apr 15, 2017
Rare statement against violence by PA TV host of kids’ program: “We are against violence!"
PA TV host: "Our episode today is different, my children friends, since today [we are hosting] special friends. They want to tell the whole world and all the children that through love we can live a wonderful life. Through love, my children friends, and through mutual understanding, all problems..."
Apr 15, 2017
Life coach on PA TV: Teaching children to hate is “dangerous”
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on teaching children to love and not hate others, hosting Palestinian life coach Hassan Mafarjah Official PA TV host: “We have Israeli neighbors, and they do us wrong; how will we accustom our children to love these neighbors? Yesterday [March 31,...”
Apr 1, 2017
Official PA daily cartoon criticizes social media posts glorifying Martyrs at the expense of their families
Cartoon published in the official PA daily Text on cartoon: “Several of the media outlets: #View The Martyr’s (Shahid’s) mother upon receiving the notice [of her son’s death] – 1,000 likes The Martyr – 500 likes The Martyr’s blood – 450 likes The Martyr’s shoe – 300 likes The tear of the Martyr’s...”
Mar 28, 2017
Girl glorifies Martyrdom-death in poem, but PA TV host speaks against it
Girl 1: "You have enchanted my soul, O Martyr You have taught it the meaning of eternity You have filled it [my soul] with a desire to depart You have taught it the meaning of resolve You have captivated me, O Martyr The soul of a noble man has two goals To reach death and to achieve his..."
Feb 25, 2017
Girl’s poem idealizes Martyrdom, but PA TV host says “We need to live for Palestine”
Girl: "[Jerusalem] will yet return as long as on its land a Martyr dies each day O mother, do not cry, as your son was not born to live He was born to die as a Martyr, and thus defeat the occupiers Oh! Palestine Oh! My beloved You cry over your children, your women, your Martyrs But no! We will not..."
Feb 25, 2017
Abbas: “Balfour Declaration is the reason for our tragedy,” demands Britain apologize
Excerpt of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' statements at the press conference with French President Francois Hollande on Feb. 7, 2017 in Paris ...I have discussed with His Honor [French] President [Francois] Hollande the inherent dangers in the possibility of the embassy of any state being transferred...
Feb 8, 2017
Unusual op-ed speaking against violence in official PA daily, quotes Ghandi: “Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is stronger than the strongest weapon of destruction invented by man”
Headline: “The agents of Jihad and the agents of resistance – the term is different, the interests identical” Excerpt of an op-ed by Anwar Rajab “Parallel to the strengthening of the role of the Islamist terror organizations and the spread of their terror activity… a group has appeared that we can...”
Jan 15, 2017
Official PA daily op-ed: Stabbings don`t serve Palestinian interests, best resistance against Israel is to ‘brainwash’ Israelis with the Palestinian narrative
Headline: "The smart resistance" Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist of the official PA daily "If we take the Palestinian cause and the nature of the conflict with the Israeli ethnic cleansing state and carefully examine the forms of resistance, then in principle every form..."
Jan 8, 2017
7th Fatah Conference calls: Fight Israels "terror" and the spreading of "a culture of tolerance and peace", Fatah - Hamas unity, and to become a full member state
Headline: “The Seventh Fatah Movement Conference emphasizes that it is important to complete the national building plan *The [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) must convene within three months *It is necessary to act against the rift [between Fatah and Hamas] and...”
Dec 5, 2016
PA Islamic-Christian Council denounces terror as a severe problem rooted in sin
Headline: “The Islamic-Christian Council: Terror is a global ideology that has no religion” “The [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places said that terror is one of the most severe problems of the current century, alongside the wars and starvation in the world. The council...”
Sep 29, 2016
Human rights researcher criticizes PA media for encouraging child terrorists by presenting attackers as role models
Official PA TV program The Occupied Capital (Visual: 14-year-old Muawiyah Alqam, stabbed one) Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center researcher and fieldworker Nabil Abdallah: "When children [who attempt to carry out attacks] are presented here as heroes, particularly in our media, there are..."
Aug 14, 2016
Abbas' office emphasizes its opposition to attacks on civilians
Official PA TV News, about PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' office's announcement regarding rejecting violence against civilians Official PA TV newsreader: "The [PA] president's office stated that it has emphasized time and again its opposition to all the operations (i.e., terror attacks) that harm..."
Jun 9, 2016
Abbas doesn't condemn killing Israelis; instead, expresses "opposition to any operation that harms civilians"
Headline: "The [PA] presidential office condemned the violence against civilians, regardless of its source" "The presidential office said that 'it has emphasized again and again its opposition to any operation that harms civilians by anybody, regardless of the justifications.' The presidential..."
Jun 9, 2016
Abbas lies to Israeli Druze leaders: “Discourse of peace is discourse of Palestine”
Headline: "The Gandhi of the Arabs" Excerpt of editorial in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida In meetings and interviews with foreign audiences, Abbas frequently expresses that peace is the only option for the Palestinians. However, as PMW has documented, this is rarely the message PA leaders present to...
Apr 13, 2016
Abbas to Israeli Druze leaders: “We want to make peace” and “renounce violence, terror and extremism”
Headline: "The president: There are those who do not want that and who are fomenting the war in places like those and others" In meetings and interviews with foreign audiences, Abbas frequently expresses that peace is the only option for the Palestinians. However, as PMW has documented, this is...
Apr 3, 2016
PA daily op-ed: Abbas’ rejects youth knife attacks; remarks will “not find favor” with Palestinian supporters of violent youth uprising
Headline: "Abbas' children – on the future's path, and not as firewood" Excerpt of op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Committee member and regular columnist for the official PA daily "President Mahmoud Abbas' words about childhood and protecting the children of Palestine do not find favor..."
Apr 3, 2016
Speaking to Israelis, PA President Abbas denies incitement to violence, says hand always extended for peace
Israeli Channel 2 program Fact, Ilana Dayan interview of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on March 31, 2016. This interview clearly illustrates how PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and his PA and Fatah officials and media give one message to Israel and the international community, and an entirely...
Mar 31, 2016
Majority of Palestinians from Gaza Strip support stabbing attacks, West Bank against
Headline: "A surprising poll: The majority in the West Bank oppose the continuation of the intifada, and in the Gaza Strip – the opposite, the Gaza Strip is in favor of stabbings and the West Bank against" "A poll conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communications Center showed that 55.9 percent..."
Mar 13, 2016
Palestinian author condemns mothers’ of Shahids celebrating their children’s death
Official PA TV program Culture Talks, hosting the author Khader Mehjez Author Khader Mehjez: "Once I wrote a post that caused a commotion with everyone. Everyone was against me. I wrote: One of the ugliest sights I have seen is the picture of a woman whose son has died as a Martyr (Shahid) and she..."
Feb 29, 2016