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Official PA TV complains that Israel hasn't released prisoners who kidnapped and murdered
Official PA TV News reported on the family of Karim and Maher Younes, who were supposed to have been released in the fourth phase of pre-Oslo Accords prisoner releases which was the PA's precondition for renewing peace talks in 2013. PA TV reporter: “Karim Younes, a name that came up several times...”
Apr 8, 2014
PA daily: We won't "cede a single grain of dust from... Palestine occupied in 1948," Kerry plan "will fail"
Op-ed by Najib al-Qaddumi “On this great day, March 30, 1976, the Palestinians proclaimed their adherence to their land and their readiness to sacrifice everything to protect the land of their forefathers. This day is justly called ‘Land Day’… After the owners of the land – the residents of the...”
Apr 1, 2014
Palestinian officials advocate from prison for multiple "methods of resistance, peaceful and violent... economic, political, and cultural"
“Fatah Central Committee Member Marwan Barghouti (serving 5 life sentences planning terror attacks, -Ed.) and Secretary General of the Popular Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] Ahmad Sa’adat (serving 30 years for heading terror organization, -Ed.) have issued a call to stop counting on the...”
Mar 31, 2014
PA daily op-ed: "Recognition of the Israeli state's 'Jewish identity'… means the destruction and effacement of the foundations of the Palestinian narrative"
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida “Today is the 38th anniversary of Land Day, at a time when the struggle between the [Palestinian] national project and the Zionist colonialist project is intensifying… The Israeli leadership insists on bending...”
Mar 30, 2014
PA minister criticizes Israel's refusal to release "heroic prisoners"
“Dozens of angry citizens demonstrated yesterday evening [March 29, 2014] in front of the gate of the Ofer military camp near Ramallah to protest Israel’s delay in releasing the fourth group of prisoners [arrested] before [the] Oslo [Accords]… [PA] Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs [Issa Karake] said:...”
Mar 30, 2014
PA Foreign Ministry: Liberman's land-swap proposal is a "fascist" plot to perpetrate "ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people"
“The [PA] Foreign Ministry condemned the ideas of the settler Liberman regarding what he calls the ‘population and land swap,’ calling them racist settler statements coming from the mouth of a gangster of the likes of occupier and exploiter Liberman, who treats the Palestinian issue as if it were...”
Mar 27, 2014
Fatah official: PA recognition of Israel as a Jewish state will “never happen under any circumstances”
“Fatah Central Committee Member and [PA] Commissioner of International Relations Nabil Shaath said that the Israeli government’s demand that the State of Palestine recognize Israel as [a] Jewish [state] is the ideological and historical explanation [it] needs to justify the theft of Palestine. He...”
Mar 25, 2014
Fatah spokesman: Membership in UN is "weapon" the PA uses to "blackmail Israel"
Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf: "Our membership in the UN is also a weapon. And that’s an important card. It’s a weapon that’s in our pocket. I didn’t use it on day one. I didn’t say, as soon as I got membership in the UN, that I want to go to the International Criminal Court - no. We’ve been waving..."
Mar 19, 2014
Abbas' advisor praises murderer of 37 civilians, says negotiations not "our only choice"
Mahmoud Abbas' advisor on NGOs Sultan Abu Al-Einein: "I am greatly honored to be standing [here] today, so days that are important to us all will never be erased from our memory. In March, [we mark] Palestinian Women’s Day, in March, Palestinian Mother’s Day also occurs, in March [we remember] that..."
Mar 17, 2014
PA minister: Abbas and the Palestinian people will not agree to make concessions
Official PA TV broadcast the Friday sermon delivered by PA Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash from the Al-Taqwa Mosque, Al-Tireh. PA Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash: “I am telling you, brothers, and I am telling the whole world, even the US: you will only hear from...”
Mar 14, 2014
Fatah terror group: Armed resistance until liberation of all of Palestine
“The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades in Palestine said they would continue [to adopt] the option of armed resistance until the liberation of all of Palestine. In a message received by Ma’an, the Brigades stated that the [period of] calm has ended, as the occupation continues to kill, Judaize and settle...”
Mar 11, 2014
Abbas to refugees: All five million refugees will have option to "return to Israel, and hold Israeli citizenship"
Official PA TV broadcast PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to members of Fatah’s Al-Shabiba Al-Tullabiya student movement at the Presidential headquarters. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “The refugee’s right is a personal right. In other words, you are a refugee and your son is a refugee – you give up...”
Mar 6, 2014
Abbas: "The claim that I intend and plan to return five million Palestinian refugees is a joke"
“On the refugee issue, the President [Mahmoud Abbas] said, according to [Israeli political party Meretz Chairwoman MP Zehava] Galon: ‘The claim that I intend and plan to return five million Palestinian refugees is a joke and nothing more, because I do not want to destroy Israel, and not a single...”
Mar 4, 2014
Fatah official: “International legitimacy allows us to resist with all means”
Official PA TV Live broadcast a program under the heading, “What will happen after the negotiations?” Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub: “Had Fatah not taken decision-making and the Palestinian national will into its own hands using bullets, it would not have been...”
Feb 26, 2014
Abbas to Israeli students: Through "mutual understanding" we must come to a solution on refugee problem
Extract from PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to Israeli students: "On the refugee issue: there has been propaganda maintaining that Mahmoud Abbas wants to return five million refugees to Israel in order to destroy the State of Israel. No such statement was ever made. All we said was, ‘let’s put..."
Feb 17, 2014
Hamas spokesman: "Kerry plan was prepared by the United States and the Israeli entity in order to eliminate the Palestinian cause"
“Hamas has announced that it will not accept any international presence in the Palestinian territories in the event of a future political settlement, even as US Secretary of State John Kerry continues his efforts to advance his plan for peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis. In an...”
Feb 16, 2014
Hamas "is not committed" to any agreement reached in Palestinian-Israeli negotiations
“[In a statement made] yesterday [Feb. 15, 2014], Ismail Haniyeh, Prime Minister of the deposed Hamas government in the Gaza Strip and deputy of the Hamas political bureau, said his movement ‘is not committed’ to any framework agreement that may be reached in the Palestinian-Israeli...”
Feb 16, 2014
Fatah official at Abbas event: terrorists are “heroes who made this movement [Fatah] and all of us proud”
Official PA TV Live broadcast a cultural event in support of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, held under the auspices of the Mayor of Jenin. The event was attended by Abbas’ advisor and Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein and Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi. Fatah Central...
Feb 11, 2014
Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "the '48 areas"
“Members of our refugee nation in the ’48 areas (i.e., Israel) have sent a letter to President Mahmoud Abbas, which Al-Hayat Al-Jadida received a copy of, in which they declare their solidarity with him in view of the Israeli and American pressures [being put on him]… The signees addressed the...”
Feb 11, 2014
Israel is responsible for “cold-blooded assassination” of PA citizen
“The [PA] government has condemned the occupation forces’ cold-blooded assassination of citizen Muhammad Mahmoud Mubarak of the Jalazone refugee camp, - yet another in a series of crimes Israel does not cease to perpetrate. [The government has said that] it [Israel] cannot be deterred unless...”
Feb 5, 2014
PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs accuses Israel of "cold-blooded execution"
“The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned the cold-blooded execution of young Muhammad Mahmoud Mubarak by Israeli occupation forces, while he was working near the village of Ein Siniya. It [the Ministry] demanded that the UN and the Quartet assemble an international commission of...”
Jan 31, 2014
PA TV: Tzipi Livni murdered nuclear scientist
PA TV host: [Tzipi] Livni, the Israeli Minister of Justice, the head of the Israeli negotiating team, threatened President Abbas and said that if he continues to refuse to recognize the Jewish state... he will pay the price. What price is Livni talking about? Muhammad Abu Saada: These threats must...
Jan 30, 2014
Abbas spokesman: Israeli MP Tzipi Livni's statement criticizing Abbas is an "official threat"
"Spokesman for PA Chairman Abbas, Nabil Abu Rudeina said that statements made by Minister of Justice and head of the Israeli negotiating team Tzipi Livni should be considered official threats and are unacceptable... He added that Livni's statements make her a party that cannot be negotiated with..."
Jan 27, 2014
Fatah official: “Armed operations serve the negotiations,” “We…have the right to use all forms of struggle”
Interview with Fatah Central Committee Member Azzam Al-Ahmad on Jordan TV’s Third Opinion program. Al-Ahmad: “What has been accomplished so far [in the negotiations]? Nothing. On the contrary, we’ve gone backwards. In my opinion, Kerry’s approach is wrong. Kerry’s personal approach is wrong, so I...”
Jan 27, 2014
Fatah official: Negotiations must be reinforced by “armed struggle”
An interview on Al-Mayadeen TV (Lebanon) with Tawfiq Tirawi, member of Fatah Central Committee: Tirawi: “There is no way a Palestinian state will be established in the West Bank and [the] Gaza [Strip] within the next twenty years... The negotiations are giving us nothing. The only thing that is...”
Jan 23, 2014