Tag: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinians celebrate by giving away sweets outside Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound on July 27, 2017, after Israeli police removed the last new security barriers from the entrances

WATCH: PA TV Honors Three Terrorists Behind 2000 Lynching

JERUSALEM – Three Palestinian terrorists who were convicted of taking part in an infamous lynching in October 2000 which saw the mutilation and murder of two Israeli reserve soldiers have been honored as “heroes” by a television show broadcast on the Palestinian Authority’s official TV station.

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini speak together as they arrive for a foreign affair council at the European Council in Brussels, January 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

France Seeks EU Pact on Closer Ties With the Palestinians

BRUSSELS – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday that France wants the European Union to start work on an agreement on closer ties with the Palestinian territories, following U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas gestures as he addresses a crowd of demonstrators at the Palestinian Authority headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, 30 August 2006. Workers from a cross section of trade unions representing Palestinian Authority employees marched to the PA headquarters to demand their salaries. Unemployment levels …

Abbas Attacks Trump’s Policy on Jerusalem as ‘Sinful’

CAIRO (AP) — The Palestinian president on Wednesday again blasted Donald Trump in a fiery and emotional speech, saying the U.S. leader’s decision to recognize contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “sinful” and “ill-fated.”

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PA President Abbas Says UN Should Lead Mideast Peace Process

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called on the United Nations to take charge of the Mideast peace process, and revamp it with a new mechanism since Washington is allegedly no longer “fit” for the task.

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Vice President Mike Pence to Travel to Israel, Egypt in December

DALLAS — Vice President Mike Pence announced Wednesday that he will travel to Israel and Egypt in late December, and said the U.S. will redirect funds aimed at helping persecuted Christians and other minorities away from the United Nations.

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Hamas Leader Says Deal Reached with Rival Fatah on Gaza

The leader of Hamas said on Thursday that his group has reached an agreement with the rival Fatah party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after Egyptian-brokered talks about the terms of control of the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian women take part in a rally of Hamas supporters to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movements creation and to ask for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip on December 12, 2014 in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

UAE on Path to Replace Qatar as Main Financial Source for Gaza Strip

TEL AVIV — Financial support from Qatar to various projects in the Gaza Strip has been significantly reduced since the beginning of the crisis in relations between Qatar and the Gulf states, leaving a vacuum that has begun to be filled in the last several weeks by the United Arab Emirates, Arab media has reported.

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Israeli President Rivlin Slams PA For Praising Munich Massacre As ‘Heroic’

TEL AVIV – Speaking in Germany at an inauguration event for a long-awaited memorial to the 1972 Munich massacre, President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday slammed the Palestinian Authority for continuing to glorify the Black September Palestinian terrorists who murdered 11 Israeli athletes during the Olympics that year.

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Emirates To Give $15 Million Monthly To Gaza Strip

TEL AVIV — Gaza Strip will soon begin receiving $15 million every month in aid from the United Arab Emirates for reconstruction, according to Samir Masharawi, a former Fatah official and current associate of Mohammed Dahlan, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ main political rival from within Fatah.

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Abbas Cracks Down on Social Media, News Sites

RAMALLAH, WEST BANK — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has clamped down on social media and news websites, the main outlets for debate and dissent in the West Bank, with a vaguely worded decree that critics say allows his government to jail anyone on charges of harming “national unity” or the “social fabric.”

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Report: Palestinian Strongman Mohammad Dahlan To Lead Gaza’s Foreign Affairs

TEL AVIV — Egypt and Hamas have agreed that Hamas will continue managing the Gaza Strip’s internal affairs while former Fatah official Mohammed Dahlan, a leading political opponent of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, will help run Gaza’s foreign affairs, according to an Islamic Jihad official who gave an interview to a Lebanese television station.

Palestinian young jihad boys take part in a rally of Hamas supporters to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movements creation and to ask for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip on December 12, 2014 in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

Report: Iran, Hamas Growing Closer

TEL AVIV — Relations between Hamas and Iran have been growing closer recently, according to the international Saudi publication Al-Hayat, citing Palestinian sources.