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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
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