Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian Authority’s Secret Pay Hikes Enrage Public

TEL AVIV – The Palestinian street is fuming over news that the Palestinian Authority secretly signed off on massive salary hikes and other perks for government ministers at a time when the Palestinian labor market was going through major cutbacks amid an economic crisis. 

Palestinians to cut civil servant salaries after Israeli tax freeze

Abbas to Arab World: Trump’s Peace Plan ‘Offers Nothing’

TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Arab states on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s long-awaited peace plan had “nothing to offer” the Palestinians and added that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had no interest in peace. 

US President Donald Trump (L) is welcomed by Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas at the presidential palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on May 23, 2017

Arab League Pledges $100 Million to Palestinian Authority

TEL AVIV – The Arab League on Sunday pledged $100 million per month to the Palestinian Authority to cover the funds suspended by Israel in taxes and tariffs owed to the PA over the latter’s so-called “pay-for”slay” scheme paying salaries to terrorists and their families.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, speaks after laying a wreath at the tomb of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, inside the Mukataa government compound, in the the West Bank city of Ramallah as Palestinians commemorate the 14th anniversary of his death, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

Palestinian PM Declares Trump Peace Plan ‘Born Dead’

TEL AVIV – The newly appointed Palestinian Authority prime minister on Tuesday said declared that the long-anticipated U.S. peace proposal for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be “born dead.”

Newly-appointed Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh sits behind his desk at his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah on March 10, 2019. - Shtayyeh, born in 1958, a long-term Abbas ally and member of the Fatah central committee, replaces Rami Hamdallah, who was politically independent. An academic and …

Abbas Appoints New Palestinian Authority Prime Minister

TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced the appointment of Mohammad Shtayyeh as prime minister on Sunday, in a move that deepened the rift between the ruling Fatah faction and its rival group, the Gaza-ruling terror group Hamas.

Palestinians to cut civil servant salaries after Israeli tax freeze

Palestinian Official Claims U.S. Ordered Banks to Withhold Funds

TEL AVIV – The US has asked international banks to place a financial embargo on the Palestinian Authority in a bid to exert pressure on the Palestinians to accept the Trump administration’s long-awaited peace plan, a senior PA official said. 

Palestinian president vows to thwart Trump peace plan

Israel Presses UN to Declare Iran-Backed Hezbollah a Terrorist Group

The Palestinians on Monday called on Arab nations to boycott or downgrade their representation at a Mideast summit co-hosted by the United States, as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas traveled to Saudi Arabia to discuss “the dangers facing the Palestinian cause.”

Iranian protestors, holding up a huge banner with the picture of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and waving yellow flags of the Shiite Muslim guerrilla group, take part in a demonstration held in Tehran to mark Jerusalem (Al-Quds) Day, 20 October 2006. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a speech …

Palestinian Authority Claims Cutting Funds Over ‘Pay-for-Slay’ Will Result in Anarchy

TEL AVIV – The Palestinian Authority has warned that Israel’s decision to implement legislation to cut off funding to the PA over its so-called pay-for-slay scheme will result in anarchy in the West Bank, with PA President Mahmoud Abbas saying that if Israel deducts even “one penny” from tax monies owed to the PA, the PA would not accept the money transfers. 

Mahmoud Abbas G-77 (Don Emmert / Getty)

Watch: Abbas’ Fatah ‘Sends Love’ to ‘Heroine’ Bomb-Maker

JERUSALEM – Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah group sent “all their love” on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of Palestinian “heroine” and bombmaker, Shadia Abu Ghazaleh, who died at home while making explosives to attack Israel.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, speaks after laying a wreath at the tomb of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, inside the Mukataa government compound, in the the West Bank city of Ramallah as Palestinians commemorate the 14th anniversary of his death, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

Top Palestinian Body Urges Abbas to Nix Agreements with Israel

A top Palestinian body on Monday passed a motion urging Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to suspend all agreements with Israel and revoke recognition of the Jewish state until Israel formally recognizes a Palestinian state on the 1967 lines.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Thursday Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for transferring funds to Hamas during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in which the two displayed unity, despite gaping disagreements.