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PA President Abbas double-talks Russians

“Russian Ambassador and Special Envoy of [Russian] President Vladimir Putin in Syria Alexander Yefimov… met yesterday [May 28, 2020] with Director-General of the PLO Political Department Anwar Abd Al-Hadi at the Russian Embassy building in the capital, Damascus…

Abd Al-Hadi reviewed [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ decision to disconnect from all the agreements that were signed with the occupation, to continue the peaceful popular resistance(i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror), and to call to hold an international peace conference according to the decisions of the international bodies.”

The terms "peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are used by PA leaders at times to refer to peaceful protest and at times to refer to deadly terror attacks and terror waves. For example, ‎Mahmoud Abbas defined as “peaceful popular” the murderous terror during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded in stabbings, shootings, and car ramming attacks. Abbas said: "We want peaceful popular uprising, and that’s what this is."