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Abbas’ office condemns terror attack in Saudi Arabia

Headline: "The [PA] Presidential Office condemns the terror attack against the Saudi oil facilities"

"The [PA] Presidential Office condemned the terror attack that damaged oil facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (see note below –Ed.) and considered it a dangerous escalation that increases the tension in the region.

The Presidential Office emphasized in its statement today (Saturday) [Sept. 14, 2019] the position of the Palestinian leadership led by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and of the Palestinian people alongside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in its stand before the terror attack, and [emphasized that] the kingdom is capable of defeating the terror and terrorists.

The Presidential Office emphasized its full support for all of Saudi Arabia’s steps, whose purpose is to defend its lands, security, and stability, and to defend its people."

Missiles struck the Saudi Abqaiq oil facility on Sept. 14, 2019, causing fires that took out nearly half of Saudi Arabia's oil production. Iranian-backed Houthi fighters in Yemen are suspected of being behind the attack.

The following text was published on WAFA's English site:

Headline: "Presidency condemns attacks on Saudi oil facilities"

"RAMALLAH, Saturday, September 14, 2019 (WAFA) – The Presidency has strongly condemned the drone attacks earlier today which hit two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, describing them as a serious escalation that ignites further tensions in the region.

In an official statement, it expressed full support of the leadership and people of Palestine for Saudi Arabia in the face of these terror attacks.

"Our full support goes for all the Saudi measures aimed at defending the territory, security, stability and the people of Saudi Arabia”, the statement said, adding that Palestine and its people will never forget the “honorable positions” of the Kingdom and its unswerving support of the Palestinian cause."