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Israel “has been the terrorist from 1947 until today” states Abbas, while simultaneously claiming that Israel has "no authority to decide who is a terrorist and who is not a terrorist"
Abbas demands implementation of UN partition plan that was rejected by the Arabs, in reaction to Israel's decision to ban six Palestinian NGOs acting as arms of the PFLP terror organization
PA President denounces annexation to Arab Parliament
“[PA] President [Mahmoud] Abbas said that the implementation of the annexation plans in the occupied Palestinian territories is an illegal step that will lead to the occupation bearing all the areas of responsibility in the occupied land according to the Fourth Geneva Convention… The president...”
Jun 25, 2020
Saeb Ereka rants Netanyahu belongs with the KKK, calls for sanctions
“PLO Executive Committee Secretary Saeb Erekat briefed European Union (EU) Representative in Palestine Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff on the recent developments in the Palestinian arena, following [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s declaration of his intent to annex parts of the West Bank and...”
Jun 15, 2020
Official threatens PLO will revoke recognition of Israel in response to US embassy move
Headline: “Khaled: We must remind Trump about international law” “PLO Executive Committee member Tayseer Khaled warned against the dangers of any uncalculated adventure that American President-elect Donald Trump might set off on at the US Presidential Inauguration Ceremony this Friday [Jan. 20,...”
Jan 18, 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
Palestinian National Council: Britain must recognize Palestinian state to make up for “historic sin”, right of return is non-negotiable
"The [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) demanded of the UN to act to implement resolution 194, to enable the refugees to return to their land that was occupied by the Zionist gangs in 1948, and to put an end to the arrogance of the occupation and its frivolous..."
May 15, 2016
Fatah official to European delegation: Terror wave is “peaceful popular uprising”
Headline: “Shaath called on France and Europe to recognize Palestine and impose sanctions on Israel” “Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for International Relations Nabil Shaath called on France and the Western European countries to recognize the State of Palestine immediately...”
Feb 1, 2016
PA Foreign Ministry accuses Israel of “summary executions of Palestinian youth,” plans to submit list to ICC
Headline: “The Foreign Ministry is preparing a file of field executions, in order to submit it to the International Criminal Court” “The [PA] Foreign Ministry stated that it is preparing a complete detailed file regarding the summary executions of Palestinian youth by the occupation, in order to...”
Aug 17, 2015
Abbas: "All that we want we received in the resolution of the [UN] General Assembly... We only want peace"
Headline: “The president: Jerusalem the capital of Palestine will be open to all of the religions” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas participated in the midnight mass last night [Dec. 25, 2014] officiated over by Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Jordan, and all the Holy Lands Fouad Twal… The president...”
Dec 25, 2014
Abbas: PA will stop cooperation with Israel if UNSC resolution fails
Headline: “The president: If the proposed Palestinian resolution does not pass the [UN] Security Council, we will stop the cooperation with Israel” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas emphasized yesterday [Dec. 23, 2014] that the PA will stop the cooperation with Israel if the proposed resolution about...”
Dec 24, 2014
Senior Fatah official rejects joining International Criminal Court because PA could be put on trial
Member of Fatah Central Committee Abbas Zaki: "I'm against signing the Rome Statute (i.e., joining the International Criminal Court) as long as our country is occupied. If tomorrow you shoot, they’ll say you signed an agreement. This is not meant for people who want to liberate their country... I"
Aug 22, 2014
PA joins 5 UN human rights conventions, including protocol prohibiting children from taking direct part in hostilities
Headline: “Palestine joins 5 UN human rights conventions” “According to a statement by a UN spokesman, Palestine joined five UN human rights conventions yesterday [May 2, 2014], including a convention against torture and a convention on children’s rights. At a press conference in Geneva, Rupert...”
May 3, 2014
Fatah spokesman: Membership in UN is "weapon" the PA uses to "blackmail Israel"
Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf: "Our membership in the UN is also a weapon. And that’s an important card. It’s a weapon that’s in our pocket. I didn’t use it on day one. I didn’t say, as soon as I got membership in the UN, that I want to go to the International Criminal Court - no. We’ve been waving..."
Mar 19, 2014
PA to renew request to join international institutions
“[PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi] said that renewing the application to international institutions ‘will enable us to strengthen our situation internally and internationally and to protect our lands, natural resources and rights by halting Israeli escalation.’ She added that...”
Dec 4, 2013