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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
PA seeks unilateral recognition as state
“[Political] party and national leaders agreed about the need to build on the UN recognition of Palestine as a non-member state of the organization, which was obtained a year ago, as well as to move forward in this field in order to obtain all national rights. Fatah Central Committee member Nabil...”
Dec 2, 2013
PA TV glorifies Abbas' defiance of the US in seeking UN observer status
PA TV broadcast the movie ‘The appeal to the UN; secrets and hidden [facts]’ Part 1. The movie’s intro: “A clear objective and a legitimate right.”… “We chose the way and entered the conflict; we won and waved the name ‘Palestine.’ “Defiance, power, determination, the appeal to the UN; secrets and...”
Nov 29, 2013
Palestinian propaganda at UNESCO conference: Israel engages in "manipulation of the city's [Jerusalem's] Arab and Islamic character"
“For the first time, the State of Palestine is attending the opening of the 37th session of the UNESCO General Conference as a full Member State… On this matter, Secretary-General of the [Palestinian] National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, Ismail Tellawi said that… one of the most...”
Nov 7, 2013
PLO official: US aggression against Syria will benefit Israel at Palestinians' expense
Headline: “Forces of democracy hold a sit-down strike in front of the UN [headquarters] to oppose the American threats of aggression against Syria” “Issam Abu Daqqah, a member of the Central Committee of the [PLO’s] Democratic Front… said: ‘Our Palestinian people and all the Arab peoples understand...”
Sep 11, 2013
PA PM Fayyad: Israel killed 200 prisoners by "medical negligence and torture"
Headline: “At the Bagdad International Conference of Solidarity with the Heroes of ‘the Fortresses of Captivity’ - Fayad: ‘We have 4,600 prisoners, 200 of whom died as Martyrs as a result of medical negligence and torture’” “Prime Minister Salam Fayyad stressed in his address at the Bagdad...”
Dec 12, 2012
PA chief negotiator: Israel can be prosecuted for war crimes now that Palestine achieved UN observer state status
Headline: “Ramallah recommended taking advantage of international recognition of the State of Palestine to aid the cause of prisoners in the occupation’s prisons.” “Chief negotiator Dr. Saeb Erekat said that Israel has always used the term ’terrorist’ when describing Palestinian prisoners, because...”
Dec 6, 2012
Boy commenting on Palestine becoming UN observer state: “We won’t recognize Israel to the day we die”
Report on the Palestinian celebrations after UN vote granting the PA observer state status in November 2012. Boy: “We’ve come to identify with him [Mahmoud Abbas] and say to him: ‘Keep on going. We want the State of Palestine [UN state number] 194, and we won’t recognize Israel to the day we die!’”
Nov 30, 2012
PA Minister: Palestine achieved UN observer status because of Abu Jihad, Abu Iyad and the sacrifice of many other terrorists
PA Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash delivers Friday sermon on PA TV. Habbash, referring to Palestine achieving non-member observer state status at the UN: “This achievement is the fruit of the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) who over many decades fell defending Palestine and the...”
Nov 30, 2012
PA daily: The way Palestinians responded to Israel's Gaza offensive demonstrated their right to a state
“In these difficult days, [living] under this oppressive attack (i.e., Israel’s Pillar of Defense operation that aimed at destroying the terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip, November 2012) and confronting Israel’s bloody illusions, our people – by weapon and by will – has presented itself most...”
Nov 22, 2012
Abbas: Israel's "aggressive and unfair war" in Gaza is meant to intensify Fatah-Hamas rift
On Nov. 14, 2012, Israel launched an aerial offensive in the Gaza Strip called Operation Pillar of Defense, with the aim of crippling the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza and protecting Israeli civilians from Hamas rocket fire. Excerpt from Abbas' speech at the PA leadership's meeting on Nov. 18,...
Nov 19, 2012
Abbas: Israeli air strikes on Gaza meant to undermine PA efforts to gain non-member status at UN
"The President [Abbas] went on to say: 'Everything Israel is doing is meant to undermine our efforts to go to the UN, and he said: "We are going to the UN on the 29th of this month [November 2012] with the aim of having a vote (Ed: to upgrade Palestinian status to that of a non-member state) - not...
Nov 17, 2012
Abbas: UN non-member state status for Palestine will establish that all disputed land is actually "occupied"
"During a speech at a meeting of the Arab League Ministerial Council, President Abbas said: ... 'We will hand in the application and request that it be voted on this November 29... We want to establish that the Palestinian territories that were [taken] in 1967 including Jerusalem [are occupied],..."
Nov 13, 2012
PA minister: UN non-member status for Palestine will mean Palestinian prisoners are illegally detained by Israel
Headline: "Karake: Our application to the UN [to achieve] recognition of the State of Palestine will raise the legal status of the prisoners" "Minister of Prisoners, Issa Karake said that the [PA] leadership's application to the UN to wrest [from it] international recognition of a Palestinian state..."
Nov 13, 2012