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PLO official condemns the American decision to add the head of Hamas terror organization to “terror list”
Headline: “The PLO factions oppose that Haniyeh is being added to the terror list” “The PLO yesterday [Feb. 1, 2018] announced its opposition to the American decision to add Hamas Movement political bureau Chairman Ismail Haniyeh to what is known as ‘the terror list’ of the American Department of...”
Feb 2, 2018
Fatah official: “There must be a comprehensive agreed upon national strategy;” Hamas official: “We are continuing our intifada against Trump’s decision [to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital]”
Headline: “Fatah: There is a need for one struggle strategy; Hamas: We will not stop the intifada” “Head of the Information Office of the Fatah Movement’s Mobilization and Organization Commission Munir Al-Jaghoub said that there must be a comprehensive agreed upon national strategy regarding what...”
Dec 9, 2017
Fatah official on Hamas disarmament: “As long as there is an occupation, it is forbidden to cancel any of the expressions of the resistance... It is necessary to keep the weapons... and honor them only when it will be worthwhile for us”
“The Al-Quds monthly (i.e., the magazine of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon) conducted an interview with Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki… [Question:] Have you discussed the matter of Hamas’...”
Nov 30, 2017
Fatah official: The tunnels in Gaza will be sealed under PA sovereignty
Headline: "A senior figure in the PA: All of the tunnels in Gaza must be sealed" “Fatah Movement Advisory Council member Sarhan Dweikat said: 'Under the PA's sovereignty, the legitimacy of the tunnels in the Gaza Strip cannot be approved, as legitimizing the tunnels means limiting the role of the...”
Nov 29, 2017
Fatah posts pictures of Arafat with Ahmed Yassin and Saddam Hussein
Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page The image shows two pictures in the upper right and left of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat together with Ahmed Yassin, founder and former head of the Hamas terrorist organization, and one picture in the bottom right of Arafat together with...
Nov 16, 2017
Hamas official on PA-Hamas unity talks: Hamas “will never hand over its weapons”
Headline: "What did Al-Zahar say in response to demands to disarm the resistance?" "Hamas leadership member Mahmoud Al-Zahar emphasized today, Monday [Nov. 13, 2017], that the [PA] government and the PA are placing conditions in order to make the [Hamas-Fatah] reconciliation fail so as not to bear..."
Nov 14, 2017
Fatah Facebook posts map of “Palestine” erasing Israel, with clasped hands symbolizing Hamas-Fatah reconciliation
Posted text and text on picture: "The Palestinian [Hamas-Fatah] reconciliation" The image shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, within which are clasped hands, and around which is wrapped an elongated Palestinian flag. The Dome of the...
Nov 13, 2017
Fatah spokesman: Israel’s demand to disarm Hamas, following Fatah-Hamas unity talks, is “unacceptable, unrealistic, and impossible to implement”
“In everything regarding the subject of [Hamas-Fatah] reconciliation, [Official Fatah Spokesman and Fatah Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Ideology Nasser] Al-Qidwa welcomed the steps that have been implemented until now… In everything regarding the weapons of the factions, Al-Qidwa noted...”
Nov 8, 2017
PLO official on Fatah-Hamas unity talks: Hamas will not be allowed to keep their weapons
Official PA TV program State of Politics, on the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation process Secretary-General of the terror organization Palestinian Popular Struggle Front and PLO Executive Committee member Ahmed Majdalani: "The matter of the weapons is not an end unto itself. We are all in the PLO, we are..."
Oct 22, 2017
Fatah spokesman: We refuse to accept US terms for PA-Hamas unity government
“Fatah Movement Spokesman [and Fatah Revolutionary Council member] Osama Al-Qawasmi said in response to the American position towards the reconciliation that the Palestinian [Fatah-Hamas] reconciliation and national unity are an internal affair in which nobody has the right to interfere. US...”
Oct 19, 2017
Fatah official: "Armed struggle" remains a Fatah principle
Official PA TV News, on reconciliation talks between Fatah and Hamas, with Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of National Relations (i.e., between Hamas and Fatah) Azzam Al-Ahmad. Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of National Relations Azzam Al-Ahmad: "It is..."
Oct 9, 2017
Fatah official: “Resistance in the eyes of the Fatah and Hamas Movements is a means to ending the occupation and establishing a Palestinian state”
Headline: "Rajoub: The time has come to build a true national partnership – [the unity government] will include the concept of the political solution, the resistance, and the state plan, and the rule of one law and one weapon" "Fatah Central Committee Secretary champion Jibril Rajoub said that 'The..."
Oct 7, 2017
Jibril Rajoub: "Fatah... will not give up the resistance"
Lebanese TV channel Al-Mayadeen YouTube channel, interview with Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub. Al-Mayadeen TV host: "Why will the reconciliation [with Hamas] eliminate the resistance, or the idea of resistance (i.e. violence)?..." Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub:...
Oct 6, 2017
PA Security Forces arrest students of Hamas-affiliated student bloc
Headline: "The [PA] Security Forces arrested the Islamic Bloc coordinator at Birzeit University and confiscated the students’ documents" "The [PA] Security Forces arrested Islamic Faction Coordinator at Birzeit University Osama Mafarjeh after it stopped the car of Student Council Head Omar Kiswani..."
Sep 19, 2017
Fatah official: Fatah never recognized Israel and never will
Segment first aired on Fatah-run Awdah TV Fatah-run Awdah TV host: “Has the Fatah Movement recognized Israel in its platform until now?” Fatah Spokesman and Fatah Revolutionary Council member Osama Al-Qawasmi: "Certainly not. This has not been required of us, and we will not do so... I declare this..."
Aug 29, 2017
Hamas MPs to be given their salaries that were being held by the PA
Headline: “After the end of the crisis of the prisoners and released [prisoners’] salaries, the issue of the Hamas parliament members is on the way to being resolved” “Several issues and topics were raised in [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah’s meeting with a delegation of the Hamas Movement in...”
Aug 15, 2017
Fatah official on Fatah-Hamas reconciliation: “We respect the weapons of resistance and revere the resistance,” but Hamas must put away its weapons
Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: “As I have said, [Hamas’] manifestations of control need to end. Tthere is no executive committee (i.e., the Hamas government in Gaza) and no shadow government. This also means that the phenomena of weapons, armed people, and militias need to...”
Aug 9, 2017
PA holds off decision to pension off workers in Gaza, awaits Hamas’ response to Abbas’ call for end of rift
Headline: “Al-Helo to Donia Al-Watan: The decision to pension off 6,145 public employees from Gaza has not been carried out” “Head of the [PA] Palestinian Pension Authority Majed Al-Helo said that the decision to pension off 6,145 public employees from the Gaza Strip early, which was made by the...”
Jul 25, 2017
Fatah spokesman calls on Hamas to end the rift with Fatah and answer “the call of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the members of our people who are carrying out Ribat”
"In a press statement yesterday [July 22, 2017], Fatah Revolutionary Council member and [Fatah] Movement Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi demanded that the Hamas Movement immediately heed the call of President Abbas and the leadership, answer the call of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, and the [Arab]..."
Jul 23, 2017
PA government cuts salaries of 37 Hamas parliamentarians
Headline: "A Hamas member of parliament confirmed that the salaries of 37 PA parliament members were stopped" "Member of [PA] Parliament (Legislative Council) Naif Al-Rajoub from the Hamas Movement in the West Bank revealed that the [PA] government has published an official decision to stop the..."
Jul 9, 2017
PA sends 6,145 civil servants in Gaza to early retirement, as part of its feud with Hamas
Headline: "The [PA] government decides to make 6,145 employees take an early pension in the southern districts" "The [PA] national unity government, in its weekly meeting today (Tuesday) [July 4, 2017], decided to make 6,145 employees in the southern districts (the Gaza Strip) [parentheses in..."
Jul 4, 2017
Fatah official: Salaries to terrorists is "connected to the Palestinian historical narrative"
"Fatah Movement Central Committee member, [Fatah] Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization [in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member] Dr. Jamal Muhaisen said... that Hamas is indeed a political rival, but it is part of the fabric of the Palestinian people, and we will not agree to any..."
Jul 2, 2017
PLO Chief Negotiator supports Hamas, demonizes Israel, claims Israel carries out terror
Headline: "Erekat: Our people is implementing its right to defend itself, and the Israeli occupation is the worst type of terror" "Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat gave a speech at the UN yesterday [June 29, 2017] on..."
Jun 30, 2017