Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Report: Abbas’s Son Said He’s Against Two-State Solution

TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump’s special envoy for the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, held a secret meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ son last September on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, veteran Israeli journalist Barak Ravid said.

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)

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.

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

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

gaza

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.”

mahmud abbas