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Abbas: Only hope for peace was with Olmert, but he was imprisoned and no deal was reached
"From 1993 to this day we have not gone through any stage during which we could have felt there was hope [for a peace agreement], other than the stage of [former Israeli Prime Minister] Ehud Olmert."
Apr 21, 2019
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
Abbas’ advisor: Palestinians demand from the US delegation that the refugees be returned
Headline: “Shaath: The American delegation has requested an extension of three to four months to consolidate a peace plan” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Foreign Affairs [and International Relations] Nabil Shaath said that the American delegation has requested that the [PA] leadership...”
Aug 29, 2017
PA Security Forces Spokesman: Goal is Palestinian state, right of return for all refugees, and release of all the prisoners
Headline: “Al-Damiri: No negotiations with the Israelis without sources of authority and a timeframe for ending the occupation” “General Political Commissioner [of the PLO Political and National Guidance Authority] and Official Spokesman of the Palestinian [PA] Security Forces Adnan Al-Damiri...”
Aug 23, 2017
Official PA daily edits statement from U.S. President Trump by removing call to cease terror and incitement
Headline : “Trump: I expect to work with [PA] President Abbas to establish peace; the [PA] president during a press conference with his American counterpart: The freedom of our people is the key to peace, the demands of the prisoners are just” “US President Donald Trump said that the US expects to...”
May 24, 2017
PLO chief negotiator Erekat threatens ending peace process if US embassy moved to Jerusalem
“PLO Executive Committee Secretary, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat yesterday, Saturday [May 20, 2017], said that transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem means ‘the end of the peace process.’ During a meeting on peace at the World Economic...”
May 21, 2017
Israeli-Egyptian Peace Agreement remembered as ‘difficult day’ by Palestinians
Official PA TV program Buy Time in Jerusalem, on former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s visit to Jerusalem in 1977 Official PA TV reporter: “[Arab ] residents of Jerusalem sat in the cafes and their homes and saw the leader of the largest Arab state land at the airport in Lod (i.e., Israel’s Ben...”
May 20, 2017
PA chief negotiator Erekat: No difference between ISIS terrorism and ‘Israeli occupation terrorism’
Headline: “Erekat: The PLO’s plan will remain in place until the establishment of the State of Palestine” “[PLO] Executive Committee Secretary [and PLO Chief Negotiator and Fatah Central Committee member] Dr. Saeb Erekat in a press statement discussed the general political situation and the changes...”
Mar 5, 2017
Abbas’ advisor: US embassy transfer to “occupied” Jerusalem would end Palestinian preparedness for negotiation
Headline: “Shaath: Trump is still limiting our relations to the security aspect alone” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Foreign Affairs [and International Relations] Nabil Shaath said today, Wednesday [March 1, 2017], that American President Donald Trump’s administration is still limiting...”
Mar 1, 2017
PLO official: We will never recognize a Jewish State
Headline: "Rafat: We will not agree to any Israeli soldier remaining on our land" "PLO Executive Committee member Saleh Rafat emphasized that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, the pillars of his government, and all those who stand by its side or support it know well that there will never..."
Jan 25, 2017
PLO official: If US transfers embassy, PLO will revoke all agreements and ties with Israel
Official PA TV News, telephone interview with Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee and Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee and Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat: "Transferring the embassy means only one thing: recognition..."
Jan 23, 2017
Fatah official: "Transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem means the end of the two-state solution and the end of any future negotiations"
Headline: “Shtayyeh: We, Jordan, and all of the Arabs constitute a united front against the Judaization of Jerusalem” “Fatah Central Committee member Muhammad Shtayyeh said… as he received Jordanian Ambassador to Palestine Khaled Al-Shawabkeh in his office on Wednesday [Jan. 18, 2017]… ‘The...”
Jan 18, 2017
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
Fatah spokesman claims Jerusalem as the "eternal capital of the State of Palestine, and not as the capital of two states"
Headline: "Alayan: Kerry's speech is important, but its principles are not sources of authority for the resolution of the Palestinian issue" "[Official Fatah Spokesman in Jerusalem and] Fatah Movement leadership member Raafat Alayan described the speech of American Secretary of State John Kerry (on..."
Dec 29, 2016