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Syria's Assad encouraged by Abbas to return to "Pan-Arab role"
“Director-General of the PLO Political Department Anwar Abd Al-Hadi discussed the latest developments in the status of the region and the developments being experienced by the Palestinian arena and the challenges that it is facing with Syrian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Faisal Mekdad...”
May 1, 2020
Fatah member and Hezbollah activist: We must use both diplomacy and the rifle in Palestinian struggle; Israelis “are being revealed as Zionist ISIS members and Jewish ISIS members”
"There are those who struggle through the most sophisticated weapons they have and revolutionary violence..."
Jun 25, 2019
Fatah official in Syria: “The forms of the struggle are many, as it is not only the rifle but also popular struggle, armed struggle, negotiations, and diplomatic activity”, Syria has “recovered and defeated terrorism”
“The Syrian branch of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement ‘Fatah’ held a central rally for the 54th anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) of the modern Palestinian revolution… in Damascus, the capital of Syria. A PLO delegation led by PLO Executive Committee member, Fatah Movement Central...”
Jan 13, 2019
Fatah post commemorating first terror attack: “We have not borne the olive branch in order to drop the rifle”
Posted text: "We have not borne the olive branch in order to drop the rifle; we have borne the olive branch in order to return the identity to the land of the olive trees. Let all those who are mistaken know that Fatah will continue to be a beacon for the [Palestinian] cause." Text at top of image:...
Dec 25, 2018
Abbas condemns terror attack in Egypt in which 7 were killed, says “this act of terror that contradicts all values… and the monotheistic religions”
Headline: "The [PA] president expressed his condolences to his Egyptian counterpart and to [Coptic] Pope [of Alexandria] Tawadros [II] over the victims of the terror attack: We stand by the big sister Egypt before the dark terror" "[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas expressed his condolences to his..."
Nov 3, 2018
Fatah official in Poland: Oslo is a stage in the path of “revolution until victory,” it led to the return of the “fighters,” Israelis killed Arafat
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page Posted text: “The Oslo Accords: The Oslo Accords determine that the interim stage ends within five years, and I think that we have profited from the interim stage more than is written in the clauses of the Accords. This includes the return of hundreds...”
Sep 12, 2018
Fatah Spokesman in Gaza: “Israel will not be able to live in peace and security as long as we do not achieve our legal rights… our people will not accept any deal other than the deal of return to its land”
“Official Fatah Movement Spokesman in the Gaza Strip Dr. Atef Abu Saif said that the continuation of the March of Return activities is a strategic matter for the Fatah Movement and a clear and explicit expression of our people’s adherence to all of its legal rights, and he called for these actions...”
Apr 6, 2018
“Fatah will bring back armed struggle” unless international peace conference is held, says Palestinian political analyst
Political analyst Hani Abu Zaid: "This is the last chance for the president's [Abbas’] initiative, and it should be benefited from, because if the conditions change and the situation changes, the Fatah Movement will not sit idly by, but will bring back armed struggle once again. There are many..."
Mar 9, 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: “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
Fatah official: "On its 53rd anniversary the Fatah Movement says that it is not putting aside its options of struggle"
Official PA TV, special broadcast following US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, hosting Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of NGOs Dalal Salameh Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of NGOs Dalal Salameh: “Certainly, there...”
Dec 31, 2017
Fatah official on Hamas disarmament: “As long as there is an occupation, it is forbidden to cancel any of the expressions of the resistance... It is necessary to keep the weapons... and honor them only when it will be worthwhile for us”
“The Al-Quds monthly (i.e., the magazine of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon) conducted an interview with Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki… [Question:] Have you discussed the matter of Hamas’...”
Nov 30, 2017
Fatah offiical glorifies Arafat; "The struggle [will be waged] through all of the types of operation, not just the rifle"
Official PA TV, on the 13th anniversary of the death of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, interview with Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: "Our culture and idea as Fatah members, led by our teacher and master, the great Yasser..."
Nov 11, 2017
Fatah official: Abbas, like Arafat, used to support “armed struggle,” but now supports “popular resistance… [but] we have not given up the option of the rifle… the means need to serve the political goal”
Official PA TV host: “I’m returning with you, [Fatah Movement Spokesman] Dr. Osama Al-Qawasmi, to the history of Yasser Arafat.... At the time of the self-sacrificing operations and armed struggle, Yasser Arafat and the Fatah Movement were at the head of the self-sacrificing operations that dealt...”
Nov 10, 2017
Abbas encourages Jerusalem riots: “We are with you in all that you have done and are still doing, you are causing us pride”
“At the beginning of a meeting of the [PA] leadership yesterday evening [July 25, 2017], [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas said that as long as the situation in Jerusalem does not return to being as it was before July 14, , there will be no changes whatsoever (refers to Israeli security measures...”
Jul 26, 2017
Fatah official explains Abbas condemned terror attack on Temple Mount “to protect Palestinian interests” – not out of sincerity
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Mattar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily, written in response to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ condemnation of a terror attack committed on the Temple Mount on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israeli border policemen were...
Jul 16, 2017
Abbas: We will cancel the security coordination with Israel, but I personally am in favor of it
[Q:] "Your Honor the President… we will ask you about the circumstances of the issue of Martyr (Shahid) Basel Al-A'araj (i.e., head of terror cell killed while shooting at Israeli soldiers who came to arrest him, see note) and his five comrades that is preoccupying the Palestinian street... Do we..."
Mar 16, 2017
PA PM sends “greetings of honor and admiration on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas, the [PA] government, and myself to our heroic prisoners”
"[PA] Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah said… in the speech that he gave at the Third International Prisoners' Conference today, Wednesday [March 15, 2017], in Ramallah…: 'First, allow me to direct greetings of honor and admiration on behalf of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, the [PA] government, and..."
Mar 15, 2017
Fatah Deputy Chairman: "Popular resistance in all of its modes (i.e., including violence – Ed.) is a legitimate right"
Headline: “Al-Aloul: The popular resistance in all of its modes is Fatah and the leadership’s choice” “Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul emphasized that the need for the continuation of the resistance in order to curb the Israeli occupations’ crimes and plans is the choice of Fatah...”
Feb 19, 2017