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Abbas rep attends Fidel Castro's funeral, expresses "great admiration [for] the brave and noble positions that the late leader took"
Headline: “As an envoy of the [PA] president: Rafat leaves for Havana to take part in the funeral ceremony of Castro” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas sent PLO Executive Committee member and Deputy Secretary-General of [the Palestinian Democratic Union party] FIDA Saleh Rafat to take part in the...”
Nov 29, 2016
Abbas orders flags to be flown at half-mast as sign of mourning over Fidel Castro's death
Headline: “The lowering of the flags to half-mast was ordered as a sign of mourning over the death of Castro” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday [Nov. 27, 2016] ordered the lowering of the flags to half-mast as a sign of mourning over the death of the historic leader, former President of Cuba...”
Nov 28, 2016
Fatah holds mourning event in honor of Fidel Castro: "We have lost a great leader, and we must follow in his footsteps"
Headline: “A house of mourning in Ramallah for the late international leader Fidel Castro” “The Fatah Commission of International Relations and the Palestinian-Cuban Friendship Society held a house of mourning this evening, Sunday [Nov. 27, 2016], for the late international leader Fidel Castro at...”
Nov 27, 2016
Fatah Central Committee Member mourns Fidel Castro: We "have lost a leader and symbol who will remain in memory forever"
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi The images show former Cuban President Fidel Castro and Yasser Arafat together at different periods in time. Posted text: “With the death of leader Fidel Castro, the source of inspiration for the revolutions...”
Nov 27, 2016
Fatah official sends letter of condolences to Cuban president over death of former dictator Fidel Castro
Posted text: “Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and People’s [Republic of] China Relations brother Abbas Zaki expresses condolences over the death of international revolutionary Fidel Castro” For details click on "full article"
Nov 26, 2016
Abbas sends condolences on Fidel Castro's death: He fought for "the causes of right and justice in the world"
Taken from WAFA's English website: Headline: “Abbas sends condolences for Cuba’s Fidel Castro” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas Saturday [Nov. 26, 2016] sent Cuban President Raoul Castro his condolences for the death of Fidel Castro describing the late Cuban leader as a person ‘who spent his life...”
Nov 26, 2016
Fatah eulogizes "the historic leader Fidel Castro"
Headline: “Fatah eulogizes the historic leader Fidel Castro” “The Fatah Movement eulogized the historic leader, former President of Cuba Commander Fidel Castro, who died in Havana after leading his life in strong defense of the issues of his homeland and his people, and the issues of justice in the...”
Nov 26, 2016
Fatah Facebook post celebrates "outstanding" airplane hijacking
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page The image is from the hijacking of a Lufthansa jet on Oct. 29, 1972, by two members of the Palestinian terrorist organization Black September. Posted text: “Fatah was here Its anniversary took place two days ago (sic., six days ago) One of...”
Nov 4, 2016
Fatah official to Iranian channel: Iran-Palestinian ties are “true and pure,” anyone who is against the US and Israel is together with us
“Fatah Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki emphasized in an exclusive interview with [Iranian TV] channel Al-Alam that the ties between Iran and Palestine are true and pure, and noted that the ties are ties of struggle, self-sacrifice, and...”
Aug 7, 2016
Abbas expresses ”absolute solidarity” with Sudan, calls Sudanese president charged with crimes against humanity ”honorable”
Headline: “In Khartoum for an official three-day visit – [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas]: We express solidarity with sister [nation] Sudan in light of the unjust sanctions” Excerpt from PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech at a joint press conference with Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir in Khartoum,...
Jul 20, 2016
Abbas expresses "absolute solidarity" with Sudan and President Omar Al-Bashir in the face of "unjust economic sanctions"
Video on the official YouTube channel of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas showing his speech on July 19, 2016 at a joint press conference with Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashar in Khartoum, Sudan PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “At this opportunity, we express absolute solidarity with sister [nation] Sudan in...”
Jul 20, 2016
Qalqiliya mayor: Saddam Hussein "adhered to his principles" and died as a "Martyr"
Headline: “Qalqilya: The Arab Liberation Front honored the excelling students in the Jerusalem Culture Competition” “Spokesmen at the ceremony organized by the Arab Liberation Front (i.e., member of PLO, based in Iraq) in the Qalqilya district to honor the students who won in the study regarding...”
Jun 2, 2016
Abbas congratulates North Korea on successful conference, appreciates North Korean support of Palestinian struggle
“[PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] congratulated Marshal Kim Jong-un, First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (i.e., North Korea), and Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army, on the success of the...”
May 9, 2016
Head of terror group Islamic Jihad thanks Iran for its support of the Palestinian people
Headline: “Shalah verified Iran’s support of Palestine” “Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine Dr. Ramadan Abdallah Shalah verified Iran’s support of and aid to the Palestinian people. The secretary-general noted that Iran had and still holds important status among the...”
May 2, 2016
Fatah Facebook calls both Fatah founder, responsible for Munich Olympics massacre, and Saddam Hussein “Martyrs”
Text and photo posted on the official Fatah Facebook page Posted text: “A rare picture. When Martyr (Shahid) Commander Salah Khalaf met with the awe-inspiring Martyr [former Iraqi President] Saddam Hussein, during a period in which Iraq was among Fatah’s most important allies in the world.” Salah...
Apr 20, 2016
PA presidency objects to Iranian money for prisoners – all prisoners` funds required to go through the PLO
Headline: “The presidency: We know nothing about Iranian money that will be paid to prisoners or those whose homes were demolished by the occupation” “Presidential Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina stated yesterday [Feb. 27, 2016]: ‘We do not know anything about Iranian money that will be paid to...”
Feb 27, 2016
PA: Iranian funds to Martyrs and their families should go through the PA institutions, not on its own
Official PA TV News, report on transfer of Iranian funds to Martyrs’ and prisoners’ families through unofficial channels PA TV newsreader: “In response to what Iranian Parliament Deputy Speaker said about the funds Iran is transferring in illegitimate ways, and Hussein Sheikh Al-Islam’s revelation...”
Feb 27, 2016
Abbas congratulates Iranian president on anniversary of the Iranian revolution
Headline: “The president [Abbas] congratulates his Iranian counterpart on the occasion of the national holiday” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas congratulated the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, on the occasion of the national holiday (i.e., the anniversary of the 1979...”
Feb 14, 2016
Senior Fatah official visits Iran to stengthen Palestinian-Iranian ties
Headline: “Abbas Zaki: The Palestinian is the fire fighter of the region’s wars” “Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki stated yesterday in an interview with Al-Mayadeen (Lebanese TV station): ‘...We are in Tehran today [Feb. 12, 2016] in order to congratulate them [the Iranians] on the [1979...”
Feb 13, 2016
Senior Fatah official participates in Iranian revolution celebrations at Iranian embassy
“[Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] brother Abbas Zaki participates in celebrations for the 37th anniversary of the Iranian revolution at the Iranian embassy in Amman.” Click to view bulletin
Feb 10, 2016
Deputy Secretary-General of PFLP: Palestinian resistance factions are coordinating with Hezbollah
Headline: “The Popular Front: The occupation is trying to crush the resistance using all means” “Deputy Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine [PFLP] Abu Ahmad Fuad emphasized that the occupation state treats the resistance in Palestine and Lebanon in the same...”
Feb 6, 2016
Song on PA TV shows Arafat, Yassin and Saddam Hussein
Official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem, a song about Yasser Arafat Visual: In the background is a picture of Yasser Arafat, Ahmed Yassin, and Saddam Hussein. "How we have missed you, Yasser Arafat, your keffiyeh and agal (headband worn to keep the keffiyeh in place), he who wears the agal..."
Feb 5, 2016
Fatah official: Iran "is our number one supporter" and ISIS in an "American infernal plot"
"Regarding Palestinian - Iranian relations, the Palestinian leader [Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki] stated: 'The Palestinians have not taken advantage of the relations with Iran, which has opened an embassy for us and given us support in all ways.' And he emphasized: 'We made a mistake..."
Jan 10, 2016
Abbas says relations with Iran "hasn't been good" so visit to Iran meant to improve diplomatic relations
“Regarding the visit to Iran, President [Mahmoud] Abbas said: ‘There will be a visit to Tehran, but no date has been set, and an official date for this visit hasn’t been coordinated with the Iranian side.’ He added that ‘Iran is a neighboring state and a sister. Our relationship hasn’t been good,...”
Aug 24, 2015
Iranians to appoint ambassador to “Palestine”
Headline: “Al-Malki: ‘The Iranians are responsive regarding the appointment of an ambassador to us in Amman or Cairo’” “[PA] Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad Al-Malki said that soon they would reach a formula with the Iranians regarding their appointment of an ambassador to the State of Palestine...”
Aug 19, 2015