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Fatah thanks boycotters of Jerusalem municipal elections; Jerusalemite Palestinians are "the Canaanite owners of the land" whose history, holy places, and heritage are being "erased"
“The Fatah Movement saluted with honor and appreciation ‘the members of our people and our heroes, the residents of Jerusalem, who have proven for the 1,001st time that Jerusalem, with its residents, alleys, mosques, and churches, is purely Arab-Palestinian – thus it was and thus it will remain.’...”
Oct 31, 2018
PLO official condemns Israeli normalization with UAE, claims Israel government is “murdering our children, women, young people, and elderly”
"PLO Executive Committee member [and head of the PLO Military and Security Department] Saleh Rafat strongly condemned the fact that the [United] Arab Emirates state is normalizing its relations with the Israeli occupation state, by hosting Israeli Minister of Communications Ayoob Kara yesterday..."
Oct 31, 2018
PLO decides to cut economic and security ties and freeze recognition of Israel, reiterates "our right to resist the occupation in all manners," opposes Taylor Force Act
“The Palestinian [PLO] Central Committee decided to end all of the commitments of the PLO and the PA to the agreements with the occupation authority ‘Israel,’ and primarily the freezing of the recognition of the State of Israel until [Israel] recognizes the State of Palestine in the borders of June...”
Oct 30, 2018
Fatah calls on Palestinians to boycott Jerusalem municipal elections: "Don’t Judaize Jerusalem, Don’t give the occupation legitimacy"
Five posters were published on Fatah's official Facebook page on Oct. 29, 2018, the day before Israel's munical elections took place. Residents of East Jerusalem who are not Israeli citizens can vote in the Jerusalem municipal elections. All the posters have a logo in the upper right corner showing...
Oct 29, 2018
Antisemitic op-ed against normalization adds words to Israeli anthem: “May their skies be covered with terror and fear as we imbed our bayonets into their chest… and we will see their spilled blood and their severed heads"
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily "To our Arab brothers, the audiences in the arenas of the world championship in judo and gymnastics: Look at the words of the Israeli terrorist racist occupation’s colonialist..."
Oct 28, 2018
Abbas welcomes Jewish-American org delegation: Abbas is “in favor of cooperation with them and with all of the peace-loving forces in American society”
Headline: “The [PA] president: We distinguish between America and its current administration, which has brought the peace process to a dead-end” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed a delegation from the [Jewish] American organization J Street, led by Jeremy Ben-Ami, yesterday evening [Oct. 17,...”
Oct 18, 2018
PA Culture Minister against holding the Eurovision in Israel
"[PA] Minister of Culture Ehab Bessaiso called on the European Union (EU) yesterday [Sept. 17, 2018] to support the Palestinian national rights in order to preserve [Palestine’s] heritage and culture, and to stand up for the side that is being persecuted… He explained that in this context, the..."
Sep 18, 2018
Palestinian journalist quotes Arafat about Oslo Accords: “I promise you that you will see the Jews fleeing from Palestine like mice fleeing from a sinking ship,” accuses Israel of poisoning Arafat
Article by Abd Al-Bari Atwan, Palestinian journalist and editor of the online newspaper Rai Al-Yawm: “I remember that he [former PLO and PA President Yasser Arafat] took me aside when we left his office in the Jugurtha neighborhood of Tunis – on the pretext of going out for a walk and in order to...”
Sep 13, 2018
PA Security Forces arrests Palestinians who sold land to Israelis
Headline: "The [PA] Preventive Intelligence thwarted an illegal land transfer deal in Hebron" "The [PA] Preventive Intelligence Force succeeded – through security cooperation, relying on intelligence information, surveillance on the ground, and intensive monitoring, and in legal coordination with..."
Aug 31, 2018
PA Minister for Jerusalem Affairs says all agreements with Israel ”are over”
Official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem, on the 29th session of the Palestinian Central Council, hosting PA Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Jerusalem District Governor, and head of the PLO Department of Jerusalem Affairs Adnan Al-Husseini PA Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Jerusalem District...
Aug 17, 2018
PA TV interviews Israeli Druze that supports Israel; PA TV host denies Jewish right to self-determination, Israel’s equal treatment of minorities
Official PA TV program From the Interior, on the Israeli Jewish Nation-State Law and the Israeli Druze community, hosting Atty. Samer Ali, who submitted a petition to the Israeli Supreme Court against the law by the Druze Lawyer Forum, and Ata Farahat, who opposes the Arab-Druze opposition to the...
Aug 4, 2018
Fatah spokesman: Indonesian religious scholars “sold their souls to Satan” because they participated in conference in Jerusalem, Israel is a "thieving entity"
“The Fatah Movement said that the participation of a delegation of Indonesian religious scholars in the Jewish-American Relations Conference (i.e., the American Jewish Committee Global Forum) that will be held in occupied Jerusalem is a crime against Jerusalem... Official Fatah Spokesman Osama...”
Jun 12, 2018
Fatah official criticizes March of Return riots: "We do not need to be happy when a Martyr falls; when a child or woman's foot is severed… our wealth should not be our fallen Martyrs"
Official PA TV Live, special broadcast of activities to mark the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day, hosting Fatah leader in the Gaza Strip Muhammad Joudeh Al-Nahal in the Gaza studio Fatah leader in the Gaza Strip Muhammad Joudeh Al-Nahal: "When this March [of Return] (i.e., violent riots at the Gazan..."
May 15, 2018
DFPL official: "[We ask] that the Palestinians and Arabs not fabricate an enemy other than Israel. The first and last enemy is Israel"
Official PA TV Live, special broadcast for activities to mark the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day – commemorating “the catastrophe” of Israel’s establishment, hosting Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine Political Bureau member Ramzi Rabah Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine...
May 14, 2018
Two-faced Rajoub who prohibits sports with Israel: “Sports can be… a bridge to making peace” but not with “our enemy [Israel], which doesn’t want us to engage in sports”
Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: "I hope that all the nations that have conflicts will insist on separating sports and politics. Sports can be a bridge to affection and creating connections, and a bridge to making peace. Of course, that's true for the whole world except for our..."
Feb 27, 2018
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas rejects all negotiations with the US if Jerusalem and refugee problem are off the table
Official PA TV, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech at the opening event of the Jerusalem the Capital of the Islamic Youth 2018 conference at the PA headquarters in Ramallah PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “Not only have [the Americans] taken Jerusalem off the table, but they have also spoken about UNRWA...”
Feb 6, 2018
Abbas in rare statement: “We adhere to the culture of peace, despite the pressures to which we are subjected, such as the matter of Jerusalem and the matter of UNRWA funding”
Headline: “In joint press statements with the German foreign minister – the [PA] president: We rely on the role of Europe to reach a permanent and just peace in the region” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas said: ‘We rely on the German and French role, through the European Union, and together with the...”
Feb 1, 2018
Abbas includes Judaism among Jerusalem’s three religions and envisions that everyone would practice “religious rituals and prayers” there, in contrast to his previous anti-Jewish statements
Official PA TV, speech by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Jan. 28, 2018 PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “The continuation of the peace efforts requires the establishment of a bilateral international body under the umbrella of the UN, and we call for the...”
Jan 28, 2018
PA Security Forces spokesman praises intelligence service for exposing “suspicious gangs” that sell Palestinian land to settlers
Headline: "Damiri: The [PA] Security Forces' achievements are a sign of the efficiency of its members" "During his visit to the General Intelligence Service yesterday [Jan. 25, 2018], General Political Commissioner [of the PLO Political and National Guidance Authority] and official spokesman of the..."
Jan 26, 2018
Abbas: “Jerusalem is the gate to peace… only when it will be the capital of the State of Palestine, and …it is, God forbid, the gate to war, fear, and the lack of security and stability if it is not”
Official PA TV, special broadcast for the Al-Azhar Conference in Cairo, on US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “After [the US] has stood unequivocally alongside the occupation and imposed a reality upon us that leaves us no choice but...”
Jan 17, 2018
Abbas favors peaceful path to reach agreement with Israel, says to PLO Council that he has no weapons, suggests sarcastically that those who favor war leave him alone and go do as they wish
Official PA TV, live broadcast of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech at the 28th meeting of the PLO Central Council PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “We also always say that we adhere to negotiations as a way to reach a political arrangement with the Israelis. In other words, we do not want war. We will...”
Jan 14, 2018
Abbas emphasizes he seeks peace with Israel through continued conversation with Israelis, but PLO can make its own decisons
Official PA TV, excerpt of a speech given by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Jan. 14, 2018, at the PLO Central Council in Ramallah PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "We have an additional matter and it is important, and I think it needs to continue. I don't impose my decisions on the [PLO Central] Council..."
Jan 14, 2018
Abbas denounces violent resistance: “Peaceful popular resistance is our path”
Official PA TV, excerpt of a speech given by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Jan. 14, 2018, at the PLO Central Council in Ramallah PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “The next point is peaceful popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which at times also refers to the use of violence and terror)...”
Jan 14, 2018
Fatah official emphasizes Fatah "has never recognized Israel"
Fatah Central Committee member, Al-Haj Ismail Jaber, on Topic of The Day: "In regard to the revocation of the Palestinian recognition of Israel, will this topic also be examined? All matters are on the [PLO] Central Council’s agenda… Indeed, we in Fatah have not recognized Israel, never. This..."
Jan 1, 2018
Abbas in France: “The US is no longer a fair mediator in the peace process… We are the ones who are disseminating the culture of peace instead of war… Israel is our neighbor and we want to make peace with it”
Excerpt of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ statement at a joint press conference together with French President Emmanuel Macron on Dec. 22, 2017, in France "[PA President Mahmoud Abbas:] 'As a result of [US] President [Donald] Trump's determination that Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel..."
Dec 23, 2017