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Official PA daily expects Trump to revise US policy in Israel’s favor, warns of “unprecedented responses in the Palestinian arena”
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist of the official PA daily The columnist notes the Israeli right's satisfaction with US President-elect Donald Trump's victory, but adds: Headline: “Israel and Trump” “However, there is a trend in Israel that is not optimistic and is not...”
Nov 13, 2016
Contrary to message in Arabic to Palestinians, Abbas states to Russian PM that the PA wants the two-state solution
Headline: “[PA] President: Our recognition of Israel cannot be for free, and it must implement the agreements that have been signed” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas emphasized that ‘Our recognition of the State of Israel cannot be for free, for at the same time there needs to be Israeli recognition...”
Nov 12, 2016
PLO official blames US for failed peace talks; accuses US of bias in favor of Israel, covering Israeli “crimes”
Headline: " Abu Yusuf: Trump's victory will not add anything new to the complicity between the US and Israel" "Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf said that the bias of the American Administration in favor of the Israeli..."
Nov 10, 2016
Abbas spokesman on Trump election: "We will work with any president the American people elect"
Headline: “Abu Rudeina: We will work with any president the American people elect on the basis of achieving peace” “Official [PA] Presidential Spokesman [and Fatah Central Committee member] Nabil Abu Rudeina said that: ‘We will work with any president the American people elect on the basis of...”
Nov 9, 2016
PLO official: "We hope that the next American administration will implement the two-state solution"
Headline: “Erekat: We hope that the next American administration will implement the two-state solution...” “Chief Palestinian negotiator [and Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee] Dr. Saeb Erekat said that the Palestinian side hopes that the next American administration will implement...”
Nov 9, 2016
PLO Chief Negotiator threatens US: If embassy moved to Jerusalem, US interests harmed in Islamic world, blames Israel for all “evil” in the Middle East
Erekat assumes US administration could never Israeli capital and settlement -building; blames Israel for all “evil” in the Middle East; hopes peace process will cause “drying up of the quagmire of the Israeli occupation” Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine program The Day’s Events...
Nov 9, 2016
Senior PLO official: Releasing terrorists is a precondition for peace
“Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee [and Fatah Central Committee member] Dr. Saeb Erekat… said in a speech he gave at the Palestinian National Security Summit held in Gaza that … in regard to everything related to the peace process, ‘We are striving for peace and interested in peace,...”
Nov 3, 2016
PA boycotts Quartet following report that condemned Palestinian incitement to violence against Israel
Headline: “The PA boycotts the Quartet” “The PA decided to stop dealing with the international Quartet (i.e., Middle East Quartet: US, EU, Russia, and UN) that was assembled in 2002 after the outbreak of the second Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) with the goal of revitalizing the...”
Jul 5, 2016
November 2015 poll: 62% of Palestinians oppose returning to peace talks at the current time
"(62.3%) of the Palestinian public oppose going back to the peace talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis under the prevailing conditions, whilst only (22.3%) of the respondents support that and (15.4%) declined to answer the corresponding question. " "[Text taken from] [t]he latest poll..."
Nov 16, 2015
PA PM voices commitment to negotiations and peace process in meeting with German politicians
Headline: “Hamdallah updated a German delegation regarding the occupation’s violations” “[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah received President of the Bundesrat (i.e., upper house of the German parliament) and President of the German state of Hesse Volker Bouffier, yesterday in his office in...”
Oct 21, 2015
Fatah spokesman: Palestinian terrorist who beat Israeli to death with shovel deserves release
Headline: “Prisoner Diya Al-Agha today entered his 24th year in the prisons of the occupation” “Spokesman of the Fatah Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs in the Gaza Strip and coordinator of the prisoner committee [of the National and Islamic Forces] Nashat Al-Wahidi said that...”
Oct 10, 2015
PLO Department for Refugee Affairs demands right of return
Headline: “On International Refugee Day – Al-Agha: The Palestinian refugee will not give up his right of return and will not agree to settling [in the country where he is located]” “The PLO Department for Refugee Affairs demanded that the UN act to put an end to the suffering of the Palestinian...”
Jun 21, 2015
PA TV reporter: Netanyahu's coalition "means an increase in the extremism, escalation, violence, and settlement"
Official PA TV News, on the reaction of Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat regarding the results of the Israeli elections on March 17, 2015 Official PA TV reporter: “[Benjamin] Netanyahu will act to assemble a coalition of right-wing parties. This means an increase in the extremism,...”
Mar 18, 2015
Fatah official: "The Israeli street voted in favor of burying the peace process"
Official PA TV News, on Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat’s reaction to the results of the Israeli elections on March 17, 2015 Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat said that the Israeli street voted in favor of burying the peace process and the continuation of settlement, and added...
Mar 18, 2015
Fatah official: "Popular uprising continues" but "conditions are not yet ripe for intifada"
Headline: “An interview with Abbas Zaki” “Q. For the first time, the Palestinians are united behind their demands, but the negotiations have dragged on for two weeks. What is going on? [Member of Fatah Central Committee and Fatah Commissioner of Arab Relations and Relations with China Abbas Zaki:]...”
Aug 19, 2014
Abbas on cooperation with Israel: "We cannot confront the State of Israel - neither militarily or in any other way"
“As for the Israeli government, it is causing a sharp escalation, and this is a new problem we are facing. The reason is the kidnapping of three boys near one of the settlements. Naturally, despite their [Israel’s] presence in Area C, which is not under our security control, and despite the fact...”
Jun 18, 2014
Abbas is lying to Americans, says former Hamas spokesman
"You know what Mahmoud Abbas says behind closed doors?? He says: 'Guys, let me [continue] saying what I say to the media. Those words are meant for the Americans and the occupation (i.e., Israel), not for you [Hamas]. What's important is what we agree on among ourselves. In other words, when I go..."
Jun 8, 2014
PA Minister Karake: Israel’s bill forbidding prisoner releases encourages PA to “liberate prisoners – not through peace and negotiations”
“[PA Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa] Karake called the Israeli bill forbidding the release of prisoners a political injustice on the part of Israel, saying that it reflects the control of the racist, extremist right-wing trend in Israel... Karake noted that the Israeli government has tied its...”
May 13, 2014
Senior PA ministers: No negotiations and no peace unless all terrorists released
“[Palestinian] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah participated in the weekly sit-down strike held by the prisoners’ families in front of the Red Cross headquarters in Tulkarem yesterday [May 6, 2014]. Hamdallah asserted that President Mahmoud Abbas will not resume negotiations unless all prisoners are...”
May 7, 2014
PA Minister of Religious Affairs demands all of Jerusalem for Palestinians, "Or there will be no peace"; Fatah-Hamas government will function "with one leadership and one weapon"
Official PA TV broadcast the Friday sermon from the Al-Tashrifat Mosque in the presidential compound in Ramallah. The sermon was delivered by PA Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash. The audience included PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and PA Finance Minister Jawad Naji. PA Minister of...
May 2, 2014
Hamas official: "Our path is Jihad and resistance, our path is the rifle"
Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas) broadcast a speech by Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Mashaal Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Mashaal speaking over the phone: “These Martyrs… after their bodies returned, we are told: Jihad and resistance are the path, and there is no other path. Yes, I say to my...”
Apr 30, 2014
Fatah official: Armed "resistance is still [in] the genetic code of all Fatah members"
El-Hadath, sister channel of Al Arabiya News, posted an interview with Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub to Youtube. Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub: “We were the ones who led the armed struggle, and the resistance is still part of...”
Apr 24, 2014
Hamas leader Haniyeh announces reconciliation with Fatah a week before signing unity agreement; promotes kidnapping Israeli soldiers
"Yesterday morning [April 15, 2014], Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of the deposed Hamas government in Gaza, said that the next stage would be the implementation of the reconciliation [between Fatah and Hamas] agreed on in the past, and the announcement of the end of the schism... Haniyeh emphasized..."
Apr 16, 2014
Fatah official: Unless Israel releases all terrorist prisoners, "there will be no peace"
“Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi emphasized that there will be no peace unless all the Palestinian prisoners are released from the occupation prisons. He added: ‘We will not forsake a single foot of the land of Palestine – all of Palestine – and no one has the right to prevent any...”
Apr 15, 2014