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Abbas expresses opposition to “armed resistance” in meeting with journalists in Lebanon
“President Mahmoud Abbas met with approximately 100 of Lebanon’s leading journalists… The President was spontaneously bombarded with questions regarding weapons in the refugee camps, the armed resistance and his reasons for not meeting [Secretary-General of Hezbollah] Hassan Nasrallah… The...”
Jul 6, 2013
Fatah supports popular resistance because of the “difference in strength” between Israel and the Palestinians
Headline: “Kafar Qaddum marks the anniversary of the beginning of its popular resistance” “Member of Fatah Central Committee Mahmoud Al-Aloul stated that the Fatah movement is involved in encouraging the popular resistance, because it is a more appropriate way [of resistance] considering the nature...”
Jul 6, 2013
Press photographs are part of the popular resistance against the occupation
PA TV program Palestine this Morning interviewed photojournalist Nasser Shuyukh, who has been documenting events in Bil’in for the past 8 years. Shyukh: “Press photographs are photos working to support the popular resistance in Palestine and especially since yesterday marked the eighth anniversary...”
Mar 5, 2013
PA daily article promotes peace and criticizes glorification of violence in Palestinian society
Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily: "It may be that the violence of the occupation soldiers and the settlers is one of the reasons for the spread of violence among our children, but that is not the only reason, or the most influential one, since we see the environment that..."
Aug 26, 2012
Abbas condemns attack at Jewish school in France that killed 3 children and one teacher
Headline: "Four killed in attack on Jewish school in France; President [Abbas] condemns the attack and comforts families of the victims" "In a letter that President Mahmoud Abbas sent last night to his French counterpart, Nicholas Sarkozy, he condemned the attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse, in..."
Mar 20, 2012
PA daily editor condemns terror attack in Jewish school in France, but then demonizes Israel as an oppressor of Palestinian children
Headline: "Terror is all the same" Hafez Barghouti, Editor of the official PA daily "There is no disputing that the attack on the Jewish school in Toulouse [on March 19, 2012, when a terrorist shot and killed 3 children and a teacher] is a contemptible act of terror by any measure, because schools..."
Mar 20, 2012
PA leader Nabil Shaath emphasizes that the PA opposes armed conflict “because it harms our people”
Headline: "Shaath: Letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu and to the world, setting out all the options other than armed conflict" "Nabil Shaath said that the letter from President Mahmoud Abbas to the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and world leaders, would be sent in the coming days, and..."
Mar 10, 2012
PA daily: Jerusalem boxing club “breaks down barriers” between Israelis and Palestinians
Headline: “Boxing Club tries to break down barriers between Israelis and Palestinians” “Two youngsters, one Israeli and the other Palestinian, take turns aiming blows at one another, with everyone watching. But this time the battle ends with a hug. This is going on at the Boxing Club in western...”
Jul 21, 2011
Abbas: “We do not support violence or the armed struggle”
Abbas during a meeting with a Jordanian parliamentary delegation Headline: “President [Abbas]: Our application to the UN follows their blocking of the possibility of negotiations” “… President Abbas said: ‘Negotiations are the basis for reaching a solution, and we have no [other] option. I will not...”
Jul 7, 2011
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: Mosques should only convey messages of "tolerance, love, compassion"
Headline: “Habbash: We shall not permit utility of the mosques for activities unrelated to their intended use” “Ministry of Religious Affairs, Mahmoud Habbash, emphasized that he will not permit the mosques to be utilized by various groups and movements for purposes completely unrelated to their...”
Apr 27, 2011
Fatah official Shaath expresses commitment to non-violent resistance to French delegation
Headline: “Shaath to French solidarity activists: Your presence provides support for Fatah strategy” “Member of the Fatah Central Committee and Commissioner of [the movement’s] International Relations, Nabil Shaath, met yesterday with a French delegation of solidarity activists. Shaath explained to...”
Apr 20, 2011
PA PM Fayyad: “Non-violent resistance” has “enormous substantial and moral power”
Headline: “The Prime Minister praises the youth initiatives to end the rift” “…Concerning his initiative to end the [Fatah-Hamas] rift, the Prime Minister [Salam Fayyad] said: ‘… This direction has been based on the need to focus efforts at this stage on one issue – the agreement to establish a...”
Mar 3, 2011
A group of intellectuals and released prisoners form "Non-Violent Palestinians" association
Headline: “Intellectuals, academics and released prisoners comprise the Palestinian association calling for non-violent resistance.” “A group of intellectuals, academics and released prisoners announced the establishment of an association named ‘Non-Violent Palestinians’, with the aim of...”
Dec 24, 2010
Abbas condemns West Bank shooting attacks in White House speech
Headline: “Text of President’s [Abbas’s] speech at the White House” “We have vehemently condemned what happened yesterday (shooting attack near Hebron in which 4 Israelis were killed), and we also condemn what happened today (shooting attack near Ramallah in which 2 Israelis were injured). We have...”
Sep 2, 2010
May 2010 poll: 72% of Palestinians oppose oubreak of a third intifada
"Outbreak of a Third Intifada: (72.2 %) of the Palestinian public oppose the outbreak of a third Intifada similar to that of 1987 and the much more violent 'Al-Aqsa Intifada' of 2000, whilst only (22.8 %) are in favor of an outbreak of a third Intifada and (5.0 %) refused to answer the question."...
May 5, 2010
PA daily article criticizes promotion of violence and martyrdom for children in Palestinian society
Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily: "Protect your and our children, for it is neither acceptable nor permissible to place children and youth in areas fraught with danger, or [even] to allow them to reach their outskirts. We gave birth to them in order that they could grow,..."
Apr 2, 2010