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After Palestinians murder 4 Israeli civilians Abbas says “the Palestinian side did not attack… We have to protect our holy sites”
Originally aired on PA TV on Oct. 6, and published in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on Oct. 7, 2015. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "In these difficult days, the Israeli government is escalating its strong offensive against the Palestinian people everywhere… Honestly, we do not know what the reason is for this,..."
Oct 7, 2015
Abbas advisor says PA supports “peaceful acts of resistance” but justifies Palestinian violence as “defense” and a “result of the actions of the occupation
Headline: “Hammad: ‘The latest operations are a response to the settlers’ actions” “Dr. Nimer Hammad, political advisor to President Mahmoud Abbas, stated that the Israeli escalation in Jerusalem and the West Bank are meant to drag the Palestinians into a cycle of violence. Hammad said in a...”
Oct 5, 2015
PA MP calls for “increasing popular resistance in all its forms”
"[Member of PA Parliament and] Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Initiative (PNI) Movement Dr. Mustafa Barghouti stated that the invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Israel's attempts to divide it according to areas and times will surely lead to an explosion... Barghouti called the..."
Sep 29, 2015
Fatah official: “Fatah’s present program [is] to adopt resistance in all its forms” and “has not abandoned the option of armed struggle”
Headline: “Fatah may be forced to return to armed struggle…” “Secretary General of Fatah's Revolutionary Council Amin Maqbul said that Fatah’s present program to adopt resistance in all its forms is the same as the program of the Sixth Conference, and that it will also be adopted at the Seventh...”
Aug 11, 2015
Fatah official emphasizes that Fatah never “abandoned the rifle” in response to Hamas criticism of Fatah
Headline: “The Al-Aqsa Brigades are attacking Amin Maqbul and saying: The gun is not for election propaganda purposes, and Fatah never abandoned it” “Commander of the Al-Amoudi division of the Al-Aqsa [Martyrs’] Brigades Majdi Matar ‘Abu Ahmad’, strongly attacked some of the members of the Fatah...”
Aug 11, 2015
Fatah official: Fatah believes in "resistance in all its forms," which includes "armed resistance"
“[Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul revealed in an interview to Al-Quds Al-Arabi that the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, will remain at the head of the movement in the near future. Likewise, he emphasized that the political program which the approaching Seventh General...”
Aug 10, 2015
Palestinian umbrella organization: Settlements used to commit “massacres against our children” and as “factories of death”
Headline: “Ramallah and El-Bireh forces: ‘Expressions of the occupation’s presence on our land are legitimate targets for resistance’” “National and Islamic forces in the Ramallah and El-Bireh district… emphasized in an announcement they issued after their meeting in Ramallah yesterday [Aug. 9,...”
Aug 10, 2015
PA daily columnist: Rock throwing legitimate under international law, which allows resisting occupation “through all available means”
"There is not a more criminal law than the recent Israeli law, which increases the punishment for rock throwing in Jerusalem to imprisonment of up to 20 years. This law will not prevent resistance to the occupation through use of the weakest means, which is rock throwing, since a rock is not a..."
Jul 23, 2015
Palestinian Center for Human Rights director supports armed struggle
Headline: “Raji Al-Sourani: The UN report regarding the war in Gaza provided all that we want as Palestinians” “The moment the UN report regarding the war against Gaza last summer  was published, Israel immediately attacked it strongly, while the responses of the Palestinians regarding the...”
Jul 23, 2015
PA Parliament member encourages "an all-out popular Intifada" alongside "diplomatic actions"
Headline: “Abu Laila emphasizes the importance of the petition to the International Court” “Deputy Secretary-General of the Democratic Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] (DFLP) and [PA] Parliament Member Qais Abd Al-Karim ‘Abu Laila’ said that our people will not stand idly by while the...”
Apr 9, 2015
Israel called "Nazi leadership… a racist leadership with expansionist tendencies" on PATV
Official PA TV program Topic of the Day interviewed Fatah Central Committee Member and Commissioner of Foreign Branches Jamal Muhaisen on the resolutions of the Arab League summit: “We are approaching the seventh decade of the Israeli occupation of the land of Palestine, occupied since 1948, and...”
Mar 29, 2015
Fatah official: We have right to fight Israel “through all means,” but “for each method of resistance there is a right time”
Ma’an TV The Ninth Program Fatah Central Committee Member Tawfiq Tirawi: “In the Fatah political program of the Sixth Conference [in 2009]… it says liberation of the lands and resisting the occupation through all means of resistance. We haven’t omitted any type of resistance. However, we know that...”
Feb 11, 2015
Fatah official: “It is the right of our people to use all forms of resistance”
“The masses of the Jenin district marked the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Palestinian revolution with a mass celebration on Tuesday [Jan. 6, 2015]. Fatah Central Committee Member Abbas Zaki… emphasized that it is the right of our people to use all forms of resistance. In addition, he noted...”
Feb 6, 2015
Fatah praises its use of “all forms of resistance according to the national interests” (i.e., including violence)
“Fatah’s Supreme Leadership Council in the Gaza Strip published a message on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the launch of the modern Palestinian revolution… In a statement published by the Supreme Leadership’s information department, Supreme Leadership Council member and Fatah spokesman in...”
Jan 1, 2015
Fatah Facebook: “Fatah will carry on the struggle in all its forms until the liberation of the land”
A Fatah Facebook post contained a video in honor of Fatah's anniversary. This above image is a still picture from the video showing pictures of Arafat and Abbas, with the words: "Fatah will carry on the struggle in all its forms until the liberation of the land and the man." Click to view bulletin...
Dec 22, 2014
Abbas' advisor: All of "Palestine" will "return" to Palestinians through "resistance"
Friday sermon in the presence of Mahmoud Abbas. Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "All of this land will return to us, All our occupied land, all our rights in Palestine - our state, our people's heritage, our ancestors' legacy -..."
Dec 12, 2014
Abbas to Israelis: "We don’t want an Intifada and have not called for one"
Official PA TV broadcast an interview with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Israeli Channel 2 PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “I told people frankly: We want to protect our holy places. To protect them peacefully, and therefore, people are going there to protect Jerusalem peacefully. Where is the tension...”
Oct 30, 2014
Fatah leader calls for storing weapons for attack that all Palestinians will participate in
"Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub stressed that the Palestinian leadership had decided to close the subject of bilateral relations with the occupation (i.e., Israel)... He added that the Fatah Central Committee had decided that future relations with Israel would be as..."
Oct 3, 2014
Fatah leader: "The weapon of the Resistance is sacred... we will all fight together"
Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub: "They [Hamas] tell you: 'The weapon of the Resistance'. Brother [Hamas], your weapon, the weapon of the Resistance, is sacred to us. We will not harm it, go after it, or keep track of it. But could you store it away? At the moment of..."
Sep 30, 2014
Abbas: PA will not disarm Hamas, pays salaries to 60-70 thousand civil servants who aren't working
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "Since [Hamas’] coup against the PA (in 2007), and until today, we’ve been transferring more than 50% of our [PA] budget to Gaza, including [salaries] to 60-70,000 [PA] civil servants who aren’t working. They are [in the Gaza Strip] and are receiving salaries. We pay them..."
Aug 23, 2014
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
Official PA daily: Abbas protects the Palestinian youth, but Mashaal uses children's deaths for political gain
Op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily “In his meeting with academics at the presidential residence in Ramallah, President Mahmoud Abbas said: ‘I consider each Palestinian child and youth as my own son, and I am responsible for his safety.’ [...] Immediately...”
Aug 14, 2014
PA official: Palestinians have the “right to use all legal forms of resistance” including “armed activity”
Adnan Al-Damiri, official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, was interviewed by Al-Hayat Al-Jadida: “[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:] ‘There have been Israeli attempts to blow up the security situation in the West Bank, and a number of internal elements have been competing among themselves [to assist] these...”
Aug 7, 2014
Fatah official says Palestinians are "using all available means": "rockets in Gaza, stones in the West Bank" and a "political campaign... in Cairo"
“Fatah held a rally in solidarity with Gaza, under the slogan, ‘We are all with the Resistance.’ The movement announced that it supports the resistance in all its forms, and rejects the ‘arrogance of the occupation and the genocide of the Palestinian people.’ […] Fatah delivered numerous...”
Aug 5, 2014