Israel-Arab conflict

Palestinian National Council to Elect New Leaders Amid Abbas Health Rumors

TEL AVIV — The Palestinian National Council will hold its first meeting in nearly a decade next month to elect new leaders — possibly paving the way for a successor to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas — and discuss U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, officials said Wednesday.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed,l)

Senior Palestinian Official: World Ruled By U.S. Will End Within Three Years

TEL AVIV – A senior Palestinian official said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is locked in “confrontation” with the Trump administration over its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and that the days when the world is led by the U.S. are numbered, the London-based Saudi newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported on Wednesday.

In this Sept. 21, 2011 file photo, Palestinian spokesman Nabil Shaath speaks at a press conference during the 66th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. Palestinians are increasingly questioning their leaders’ strategy of reaching statehood through negotiations with Israel after more than two decades of failures. A majority believes …

WATCH: Palestinian TV Hails Most Lethal Terrorist In Israeli History As Feminist Icon

JERUSALEM – The head of a Fatah women’s committee for Palestinian universities called “Sisters of Dalal” – named after the terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who was behind the death of 38 Israelis – explained on Palestinian Authority’s official TV network that the committee was named as such because Mugrhrabi was a feminist “role model” for Palestinian women.

Dalal Mughrabi

PA Accusation that Israel Killed Teen Terrorist for No Reason Refuted by Confession

TEL AVIV – Following the release on Friday of the body of a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist, a Palestinian Authority governor accused Israel of executing the youth in cold blood for no reason – despite the fact that prior to his death, the terrorist had left a message urging his family not to mourn his death since “marytrdom beckons me… and I will be a groom in Paradise.”

Israeli security forces gather at the scene of a stabbing attack, where a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier before he was shot dead, in the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron on September 17, 2016. An Israeli military statement said the attacker drew a knife during a routine security check …