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11 Feb

Fateh Standing behind Abbas following Threats by Israeli UN Delegate

The Fateh movement said, today, that it stands behind PA President Mahmoud Abbas and fully supports the positions expressed in his speech before the United Nations Security Council, warning of the implications rendered by the Israeli delegate’s portrayal of Abbas as an obstacle to peace, in calling for him to […]

31 Jan

Abbas: Palestine Free to End Security Cooperation with Israel

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has reportedly sent a note to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, warning that Palestine now feels free to stop security cooperation with the regime as part of the Oslo accords, which are “disavowed” by a contentious US-devised Middle East plan. Israel’s Channel 12 TV reported, […]

19 Jan

Abbas Visits Bethlehem’s Walled Off Hotel

PA President Mahmoud Abbas, on Saturday, along with Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, visited Banksy’s ‘Walled-Off  Hotel,’ in Bethlehem, which is surrounded by the Israeli apartheid wall, describing it as a significant achievement in delivering the Palestinian national message by art. The visit came upon the president’s arrival in Bethlehem to […]

08 Dec

President Abbas: Israel’s Actions “Cannot be Tolerated”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, on Friday, said that Israel’s continuous measures against the Palestinian people, especially in occupied Jerusalem, the most recent of which was the arrest of journalists working for Palestine TV, violate signed agreements, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Speaking at a meeting of the Executive […]

04 Dec

Abbas Discusses Latest with Irish Foreign Minister

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas discussed, with Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Simon Coveney, the latest developments in the Palestinian territories, the Israeli measures against the Palestinian people, their land and holy sites, and the American bias toward the Israeli occupation. This came during a meeting held in the presidential headquarters […]

03 Oct

Abbas Congratulates Rivlin on the Jewish New Year

PA President Mahmoud Abbas today called his Israeli counterpart, Reuven Rivlin, to congratulate him on the Jewish New Year. During the call, they exchanged views on the latest developments in the Palestinian-Israeli relationship, and the two presidents expressed their hope to achieve peace between Palestinians and Israelis as soon as […]

19 Aug

BREAKING: Abbas Fires Advisors

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, today,  issued an order terminating the services of all his advisors, in their capacity as advisors, regardless of their title or ranking. He also decided to abolish all decisions and contracts related to them, and to suspend the rights and privileges they received in […]

05 Aug

Opinion: Abbas’ La-La Land And The Evolution Of The American Love Affair With Israel

by Ramzy Baroud Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is ready to “go to the White House and continue what [he] started with [US President] Donald Trump.” With this and other confusing statements, Abbas tried to articulate the new Palestinian political agenda to foreign reporters in Ramallah last month. According to Abbas, the […]

23 Jun

Abbas: Trump’s Deal ‘Humiliating Blackmail’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas once again rejects, as “a humiliating blackmail,” US President Donald Trump’s upcoming deal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, hours after Washington released details about the economic aspect of the highly-controversial plan. Speaking to officials of his Fateh party in Ramallah, on Saturday, Abbas said, “there can be […]

06 Jun

Abbas: Deal of the Century Will ‘Go to Hell’

PA President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his hopes that the US-proposed peace plan, dubbed the “Deal of the Century”, will go to Hell. “I hope that the next Eid al-Fitr would come with us, the Palestinian people, having liberated our country from the Israeli occupation, established our independent state, with East […]

02 May

Saudi Crown Prince Offered Abbas $10b to Accept Trump’s “Deal of the Century”

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has reportedly offered Palestinian Authority (PA) chief Mahmoud Abbas 10 billion dollars, in return, for accepting US President Donald Trump’s controversial proposal for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, dubbed “The Deal of the Century”. The Lebanese daily Arabic-language newspaper al-Akhbar reported, according to Press TV/Al Ray, that Abbas […]

09 Apr

Abbas’ Security Forces Assault Student from Al-Najah University

A group of human rights organizations have condemned the recent attack on student Musa Dweikat, and his abduction, in front of the campus of An-Najah University, by members of Palestinian intelligence, and calls for an end to similar cases of kidnapping off  the streets and arbitrary arrests. The Association of […]

21 Feb

Abbas: Palestine Won’t Take Tax Money from Israel

Palestine will not receive tax money Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA), President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday. Palestine “will not take any deducted funds” from Israel, Abbas said, while addressing a delegation of J Street advocacy group and U.S. Congressmen in Ramallah. The move came after the […]

06 Feb

Abbas: PA Will Not Take Part in Any Conference Not Based on UN Resolutions

Mahmoud Abbas welcoming in Ramallah his Austrian counterpart Alexander Van der Bellen. (WAFA Images / Thayer Ghanayem)  PA President Mahmoud Abbas said, on Tuesday, that he will not take part in any peace conference on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that will not be based on international United Nations resolutions. Speaking at […]

30 Jan

Abbas and the Farce of Palestinian Democracy

by Yara Hawari, for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. Since Mahmoud Abbas’s accession to the Palestinian Authority (PA) presidency in 2005, he has dominated the Palestinian political scene by consolidating his grip over various institutions while constraining opposition parties and figures. In addition to the split between Hamas and Fatah, which has been […]

30 Jan

Hamdallah Government Submits Resignation to Abbas

The government of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah submitted, on Tuesday, its resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas. The Palestinian Cabinet said, in a statement, following its weekly meeting in the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, that the government “will continue to serve our people wherever they are and […]

16 Jan

82 Civil Society Organizations Send Letter to Group of 77+1 Regarding Abbas’ Legitimacy

82 civil society organizations in the Gaza Strip sent a letter to the UN Group of 77 + 1, stating that Mr. Mahmoud Abbas no longer has any legal status in representing the Palestinian people and talk in their behalf in accordance with the Palestinian Basic Law, which set the […]

15 Jan

Abbas Assumes Chair for Group of 77 + China

PA President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in New York on Monday, and is set to formally assume the chair for the Group of 77 and China. A ceremony will be held on Tuesday, at the United Nations General Assembly. The PA President is also scheduled to meet with the UN Secretary General Antonio […]

06 Jan

Abbas: Door of Palestine Closed to US

President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Cairo for a three-day visit on January 4, 2019. He will meet with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and is also scheduled to attend the inauguration of El Fattah El Aleem Mosque and the Nativity of the Christ Cathedral, in the New Administrative Capital of […]

27 Dec

Abbas Welcomes Pope Francis’ Call for Realizing Peace

PA President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed Pope Francis’ call for a dialogue of peace between Palestinians and Israelis.   WAFA reported, according to Al Ray, that Abbas decided to engage in a peace process based on international law and relevant resolutions of the Security Council and of the General Assembly.   […]

15 Nov

Abbas Signs Accession Papers to International Conventions

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas signed, on Thursday, accession papers to a number of international organizations and conventions. According to Ma’an, Abbas signed accession papers to 11 international organizations and conventions, which included the Universal Postal Union, the Convention on the Nationality of Married Women, the Optional Protocol to […]

28 Sep

WAFA: “Full Text Of Abbas’s Speech At The United Nations General Assembly”

Published By the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA): President Abbas at UN calls on US to rescind decisions on Jerusalem, refugees. NEW YORK, September 27, 2018 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas called on the United States administration to rescind its decision on Jerusalem and refugees in order to salvage […]

24 Sep

Abbas Arrives In New York For General Assembly Meeting

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived Sunday to New York, in the United States, to participate in the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, amidst calls from pro-Israel lobbying organizations that the U.S. should deny Abbas entry into the US. President Abbas will be delivering a speech this coming […]

21 Sep

Abbas Says Leadership Willing to Resume Negotiations with Israel

President Mahmoud Abbas said, in a press conference on Friday, following his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, in Paris, that the Palestinian leadership is willing to begin confidential or public peace negotiations with Israel. “We have not rejected negotiations, as the Israelis say, but [Benjamin] Netanyahu always refused,” the […]

29 Aug

Abbas Agrees to Demilitarized State

PA President Mahmoud Abbas told a delegation of Israeli academics that he is committed to achieving peace through a demilitarized state, and agreed that security would be maintained by police and not military. Abbas’s statement came during a visit by a delegation of Israeli academics, at his office in the […]

16 Aug

Abbas Firm on Rejection of US ‘Peace Deal’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday rejected the U.S. political plan referred to as “Deal of the Century”. The deal suggests, according to Andalou/Al Ray, addressing the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by forcing the Palestinians to make concessions, including the status of East Jerusalem. “We are the first to stand against it […]

09 Aug

Abbas Appeals to International Community in Halting Attacks on Gaza

PA President Mahmoud Abbas held intensive meetings, today, with international contacts at all levels to stop the Israeli military escalation against the people of Gaza. According to the PNN, he called on the international community to intervene immediately, to stop the violence and prevent further destruction and instability in the region. Three citizens, including a pregnant woman and her infant daughter, were […]

14 Jul

Abbas Discusses Latest Developments with Putin

PA President Mahmoud Abbas met, on Saturday, with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, in Moscow, where they discussed the latest developments in Palestine, particularly Israel’s plan to demolish Khan al-Ahmar community near Jerusalem. They also discussed issues of mutual concern for Russia and Palestine, and praised the historical […]

24 Jun

Kushner says US Administration Will Continue with “Peace Plan” Even Without Abbas

US president Donald Trump’s senior adviser, Jared Kushne,r in an interview with Al-Quds Palestinian newspaper, said that his country will go on with a Middle East peace plan which has not been announced yet, whether Abbas agrees to participate in it or not. Kushner questioned Abbas’s ability to make a […]

29 Mar

US Ambassador Threatens to Replace Abbas if He Does not Resume ‘Peace Talks’

The American ambassador to the Israelis, David Friedman,  has threatened to replace Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas if he persists on refusing to resume the process of peace talks, and boycotts US administration. “Time does not stop, and if Abbas continues to refuse to run the negotiations, someone else will come […]

20 Mar

Abbas on U.S. Ambassador David Friedman: ‘Son of a Dog, Settler’

PA President Mahmoud Abbas attacked U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Monday, calling him a “son of a dog ” for saying that Jewish settlements in the West Bank are a part of Israel. “Son of a dog. They [the settlers] are building on their land? You are a settler […]

18 Mar

Abbas’s Craven Response to the US UNRWA Cuts

by Randa Farah, for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. In the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to freeze a significant portion of the US’s contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), many leaders and public figures opposed to the move have not […]

22 Feb

Abbas to UN Security Council: “Israel is acting as a state above the law”

February 22, 2018 1:00 PM admin International, News Report, Peace process 0

In a speech to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for an international peace conference to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict. He said that Israel, through its continued military occupation and seizure of Palestinian land, was acting above the law, and that the United Nations […]

20 Feb

Abbas Proposes Peace Plan to UN Security Council

PA President Mahmoud Abbas, on Tuesday, proposed a peace plan at the United Nations Security Council that tackles core issues, which have foiled peace efforts over the past few decades. Abbas said, in his highly anticipated speech in front of the UN Security Council, that the plan calls for holding […]

29 Jan

Abbas Calls on Countries to Refrain from Opening Missions in Jerusalem

Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, on Sunday, met with African leaders in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, where he addressed the 30th Assembly of African Heads of State and Government. In his speech, Abbas called on the international community not to open diplomatic missions in Jerusalem, after Trump declared the […]

23 Jan

Abbas Seeks EU Recognition of Palestinian State

President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, was scheduled to deliver a keynote speech to the European Union’s 28 foreign ministers, in the Belgian capital Brussels, after meeting with the EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. The ministers are being urged to officially recognize the state of Palestine, and discuss the […]

31 Dec

Abbas Marks 53rd Anniversary of Palestinian Revolution

President Mahmoud Abbas lit the torch on Sunday evening, in Ramallah, marking the 53rd anniversary of the launch of the Palestinian liberation revolution and Fateh movement. Speaking on this occasion, Abbas reiterated his commitment to establishing an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, based on the 1967 borders […]

24 Dec

Prince Salman Warns Abbas to Support US ‘Peace Plan’ or Be Ousted

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed ben Salman asked Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to back a US-sponsored peace plan for Israel-Palestine, officials told Middle East Eye. Abbas was invited to Saudi Arabia’s capital of Riyadh, on Tuesday, where he held talks with King Salman and MbS. The invitation came shortly following […]

17 Dec

It’s Personal: How Trump Betrayed Both Abbas and Abdullah of Jordan

David Hearst is the editor-in-chief of Middle East Eye. He was chief foreign leader writer of The Guardian, former Associate Foreign Editor, European Editor, Moscow Bureau Chief, European Correspondent and Ireland Correspondent. Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and Jordanian King Abdullah have facilitated Israeli occupation for the sake of maintaining […]

14 Dec

Abbas: Palestinians No Longer Accepting US Role in Peace Process

PA president Mahmoud Abbas, on Wednesday, said that the Palestinians will no longer accept any role for the United States in the Middle East peace process, following President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Abbas, speaking at the the Istanbul gathering of heads of state and […]

07 Dec

Abbas: “Trump’s Decision Violates International Law, Foils All Efforts Of Peace”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stated that the decision of U.S. President Donald Trump regarding recognizing occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and moving the U.S. Embassy to the occupied city, is a sharp blow to all efforts aiming at achieving a lasting and comprehensive peace. Abbas stated that this announcement also […]

02 Nov

Despite His Talk Of ‘Reconciliation,’ Abbas Continues To Act In Israel’s Interests

Ramona Wadi is an independent researcher, freelance journalist, book reviewer and blogger. Her writing covers a range of themes in relation to Palestine, Chile and Latin America. The writer traces remarks by the PA and Fatah president and found that he is faking Palestinians throughout his apparent involvement in the […]

13 Sep

Ali Abunimah: Unpopular Abbas Targets Palestinian Critics

The Palestinian Authority’s arrest of prominent human rights activist Issa Amro is part of a wider crackdown on critics of Mahmoud Abbas’ rule, says Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End […]

26 Aug

Kushner to Abbas: Stopping Settlement Construction Impossibile

The U.S. delegation led by Kushner expressed openness to the two-state solution while refusing to commit to the 1967 borders, according to diplomatic sources who spoke to international Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat. A U.S. delegation headed by President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, this week, […]

24 Aug

Abbas Will Continue with Punitive Measures against Gaza says PA Official

Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas will continue his punitive measures against Gaza by dismissing around 30 thousand PA employees, Israeli media reported on Wednesday morning, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency.   Israel Hayom newspaper cited a Palestinian official speaking on condition of anonymity, who said that Abbas […]

17 Aug

Abbas: Gaza to Face Further Cuts if Hamas Refuses PA “Reconciliation” Terms

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated threats against the Hamas movement, the de facto ruling party in the besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday, threatening further repressive measures should Hamas not unconditionally abide by the PA’s demands to resolve the decade-long intra-Palestinian conflict. Numerous attempts have been made in the […]

22 Jul

Abbas Suspends Contacts with Israel over Al-Aqsa Mosque

PA President Mahmoud Abbas said,, on Friday, that he has decided to suspend all contacts with Israel until the latter cancels all measures implemented against Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque. Abbas, who cut short a trip to China and returned home following the deterioration in the situation at the mosque, headed an […]

21 Jul

Victims of Abbas’ Gaza Travel Restrictions Raised to 20

The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced, Thursday morning, the death of the 20th patient case in Gaza, due to the ban on travel abroad for treatment. Spokesperson for the Ministry, Ashraf al-Qedra, said in a statement that the patient Baha Radee,aged 14, died today because he could not receive treatment […]

02 Jul

Abbas to Meet with Macron

President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to visit France later this week and meet with French President Emmanuel Macron, as well as Palestine’s ambassador to Jordan, Attallah Khairi. The declared purpose of the meeting is to continue the international Mideast peace conference. WAFA reported, according to the PNN, that Abbas is […]

04 May

Palestinian Leader Abbas Meets with Trump, Praising Him (VIDEO)

Abbas flattered U.S. President Donald Trump in an effort to gain favor with him, but Trump offered nothing new in terms of US policy towards Palestinians, says Ali Abunimah of the Electronic Intifada. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: […]

25 Feb

Reports of Shooting on President Abbas’ Beirut Motorcade Denied by Palestinian Security

A senior Palestinian security source has denied  reports that PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ motorcade was exposed to shootings during his departure from the Lebanese capital Beirut, today. According to the PNN, the source said that the news is baseless and  suspicious,  aiming to disrupt a successful visit of President in Lebanon, […]

29 Nov

Abbas Re-elected Leader of Fateh Movement

After a two-year delay, Fateh’s seventh congress kicked off in Ramallah, today, where the movement has re-elected President Mahmoud Abbas to a new five-year term. Abbas said that 60 delegations from 28 countries will be joining the conference tonight. Party official Salim Zanoun asked the gathering Monday to elect Abbas […]

25 Jun

Abbas: Reports of Rabbi Calling for Poisoning Palestinian Wells are False

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas back peddled on controversial statements he made during a speech in front of the European Union parliament, on Thursday, that alleged Israeli rabbis had incited citizens to poison Palestinian water wells. A statement released by the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), late Friday evening, asserted that the […]

23 Jun

Abbas: “We Support The French Initiative. Israel Must End Its Occupation”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stated during a press conference in Brussels, on Wednesday evening, that the Palestinian Authority supports the “French Initiative,” and all the efforts by the European Union, aiming at reaching a comprehensive peace agreement. His statements came during a press conference with Federica Mogherini, the High Representative […]

12 Mar

Gaza: Fateh Committee to Submit Resignation to Abbas

The Fateh High Leadership Committee in the Gaza Strip reportedly plans to submit its resignation to defacto Palestinian President and Fateh leader Mahmoud Abbas, a Fateh official in the besieged enclave said, Friday.The official told Ma’an News Agency that the committee has announced the potential for their collective resignation following […]

07 Jan

Abbas: PLO to Decide Next Week on Israeli Security Coordination

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, on Wednesday, announced that the PLO would officially make a decision next week regarding the upholding of contractual relations with Israel.The president made the announcement during a speech delivered in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem during Orthodox Christmas celebrations. Abbas reiterated past statements made […]

23 Dec

Abbas: Palestinian State Passports to be Issued in 2016

PA President Mahmoud Abbas says that his government is set to change the name it uses on passports from ‘Palestinian Authority’ to ‘State of Palestine’.Following a Monday meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens, the Palestinian leader said that it would most likely take one year or “even […]

28 Nov

Abbas Meets with Greek Prime Minister

November 28, 2015 3:19 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

In a joint address, delivered Thursday with the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, PA President Mahmoud Abbas warned Israel not to turn the ongoing Palestine-Israel conflict into a “religious” dispute.Abbas briefed Greek Prime Alexis Tsipras on the “intolerable, unacceptable and harsh conditions” of the Palestinians as a result of Israel’s […]

01 Oct

Abbas: “We Cannot Remain Committed To Peace Accords While Israel Continues To Violate Them”

In his Wednesday speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinian Authority cannot remain committed to peace accords signed with Israel as long as the Israeli government continues to violate the agreements and continues escalating attacks against the Palestinians.Abbas stated that […]

30 Sep

Priests Call on Abbas to Address Cremisan Issue at UN

September 30, 2015 9:30 PM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, International, News Report 0

Delivered by Fr. Ibrahim Shomali:Thank you, Mr. President, The CCIA of the World Council of Churches would like to express its deep concern on the building of the Israeli annexation and separation wall in the Cremisan valley, near Bethlehem, in occupied Palestine. As a priest of the Latin Patriarchate in […]

05 Sep

Abbas Urges UN Ambassador to Absorb Palestinian Refugees

PA President and Fateh leader Mahmoud Abbas, on Saturday, instructed Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, to take immediate actions to absorb Palestinian refugees in the occupied Palestinian Territories.According to WAFA, Mansour was instructed to cooperate with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in taking appropriate and necessary action […]

05 Sep

This Time, Abbas’ Resignation May Be Serious

Israeli sources reported that Israel fears that the threat of PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ resignation could be serious, this time.The sources reported that the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed their concerns over Abbas’s resignation this time. Meanwhile, Avigdor Lieberman, leader of the Yisrael Beiteinu party and Israel’s […]

31 Jul

Abbas: ‘Israeli Government Must Be Held Accountable for Baby’s Death In Nablus’

July 31, 2015 12:12 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

The office of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued a statement condemning the criminal Israeli attack against a Palestinian home, near the northern West Bank district of Nablus, leading to the death to a Palestinian baby who was burnt to death, while his mother, father and 4-year old brother were seriously […]

30 Jul

The New US Consul General Meets President Abbas

Donald Blome, the new American Consul General to Jerusalem, meet on Thursday the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the presidential compound in Ramallah. During the meeting, President Abbas and Mr. Blome discussed the recent development of the peace process and the new Israeli plans to construct more units in illegal […]

16 May

Pope Francis Meets with Abbas following Treaty Announcement

Pope Francis met President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday, calling him ‘an angel of peace,’ days after the Vatican said it was preparing to sign its first accord with Palestine, to the anger of Israel.Abbas met the pontiff for about 20 minutes for a private audience, a day before the Pope […]

15 May

Abbas: “The Palestinians Will Remain Steadfast In Their Homeland”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stated that the Israeli agendas of ongoing occupation and aggression have failed to end the Palestinian cause, while the Palestinian people remain steadfast in their homeland, and in exile, determined to achieve their legitimate rights.His statements came during a speech marking the Palestinian Nakba of 1948 […]

17 Apr

Abbas: “Releasing All Detainees Is The Foundation Of Any Future Peace Deal”

April 17, 2015 11:26 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

On Thursday evening, just a few hours before April 17, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the release of all political prisoners, held by Israel, is a top priority and one of the cases to be filed to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Abbas added that the […]

08 Apr

Former Detainee In Coma; Abbas Orders His Transfer To A Hospital In Germany

April 8, 2015 2:09 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ordered the transfer of a former political prisoner to a hospital in Germany due to serious complications resulting from medical maltreatment while detained in Eshil Israeli Prison.Head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee ‘Issa Qaraqe said Ja’far ‘Awad, 24, from Beit Ummar town near Hebron, fell into […]

29 Mar

Egypt Summit: Abbas Says Relationship with Israel Must Change

President Mahmoud Abbas said, at an Egyptian-hosted Arab summit on Saturday, that the Palestinian relationship with Israel cannot continue as it has in recent years.Speaking at the 26th Arab summit, which convened in the Egyptian town of Sharm el-Sheikh on Friday, Abbas said that Israel had taken over the Palestinian […]

05 Mar

Abbas: Negotiations with Israel ‘Still On The Table’

PA President and Fateh member Mahmoud Abbas, Wednesday, said talks with Israel are still on the table, despite failed moves at the UN and numerous past rounds of fruitless fruitless efforts at negotiations.Abbas was addressing Palestinian leadership at the opening of a two-day conference in the West Bank to discuss […]

27 Feb

Abbas, Arab league, Denounce Israeli Attacks On Holy Sites

February 27, 2015 5:03 PM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued a statement denouncing the Israeli attacks on Islamic and Christian holy sites in occupied Palestine, and called for international protection. Arab League condemns latest assaults, demands protection to holy sites.President Abbas held the extremist coalition government Israeli of Benjamin Netanyahu responsible for the ongoing and […]

15 Feb

Abbas Vows ‘Harsh Steps’ over Israeli Withholding of PA Tax Revenues

President Mahmoud Abbas warned Friday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) would take harsh steps if Israel continues to illegally withhold the tax revenues it collects on behalf of the PA.“If Israel continue to withhold our money, we will be obliged to take harsh steps,” stated President Abbas during a joint […]

12 Feb

Sweden: President Abbas Inaugurates New Palestinian Embassy

PA President Mahmoud Abbas, on Tuesday, inaugurated the new headquarters of the embassy of Palestine in Sweden.The ceremony took place in the presence of Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, together with other government officials and foreign ambassadors. Abbas praised Sweden for its recognition of Palestine and said that the country […]

02 Jan

Abbas Signs Several International Treaties

In a statement received by the PNN, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Saeb Erekat said that the State of Palestine has signed a number of international treaties, all of which are consistent with the values of the nation, the foremost of which is respect for international human rights and humanitarian […]

01 Jan

Abbas Submits Application for ICC Membership

PA President and Fateh member Mahmoud Abbas, Wednesday, signed a formal request for Palestine to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), following a failed UN resolution for ending the Israeli occupation.Tuesday’s vote at the United Nations Security Council came after a three-month Palestinian campaign to win support for the resolution. […]

19 Dec

Abbas Submits UN Resolution Draft with 2017 as Deadline for Israeli Withdrawal

Palestinian President and Fateh party member Mahmoud Abbas submitted, on Wednesday, the awaited UN resolution draft setting terms for final peace talks with Israel, saying that Palestine is open to negotiations. The drafted resolution sets the year 2017 as the final deadline for Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian territories, […]

16 Dec

Abbas To Meet PA Officials Before Security Council Application

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will be holding a meeting, on Tuesday evening, with various senior Palestinian officials before submitting the Palestinian application at the UN Security Council, demanding a time-frame for ending the Israeli occupation of Palestine.Fateh Movement official Abbas Zaki said the meeting would conclude all prior meetings held […]

11 Dec

Abbas: “Israel Must Be Held Accountable For Its Crimes”

December 11, 2014 12:02 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Palestinian Politics 0

During a meeting with scores of officials and ministers in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, following the death of Minister Ziad Abu Ein, President Mahmoud Abbas said all options are open to hold Israel accountable for its crimes, and that the Palestinians are determined to continue the popular […]

09 Dec

Abbas: Palestine Will Not Recognize Israel as a ‘Jewish’ State

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Palestinians cannot and will not recognize Israel as a ‘Jewish’ state, Al Ray correspondence reports.Palestinians ‘…cannot recognize a Jewish state,’ Mr. Abbas decalred, in an interview with Egypt’s Akhbar Al-Yawm daily news: ‘We will stand against this enterprise, not out of obstinacy, but because it […]

30 Nov

Amid State of Escalating Violence, Abbas Says Palestinians Can No Longer Live with Status Quo

As a recent wave of violence continues to progress in the region, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says that the Palestinian people can no longer live with the status quo in the occupied Palestinian territories. WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency reports that, while addressing the Arab foreign ministers in Cairo, […]

18 Nov

Abbas Denounces Jerusalem Attack, Netanyahu: Abbas And Hamas Responsible

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the Jerusalem yeshiva attack that led to the death of four Israelis, and demanded Israel to stop its provocative attacks and invasions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied City.Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said, “Incitement by Abbas and Hamas movement” led to the attack. […]

13 Nov

Abbas, Kerry Meet in Jordan over Gaza Reconstruction, Israeli Violence

VOA reported, today, that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was scheduled to meet with PA President Mahmoud Abbas in Jordan, Thursday.State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, according to the PNN, the talks were likely to focus on how to lower tensions with Israeli occupation, particularly the recent flare-up in […]

31 Oct

Abbas Welcomes Swedish Recognition Of Palestine

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the Swedish decision to recognize Palestine as a State, and said this decision in coherent with International Law and all related resolutions and treaties.Abbas stated this decision served as a message to Israel in response to its ongoing illegal occupation of Palestine, and called on […]

20 Oct

Abu Zurhi Denounces Abbas’ Call for Defending Al-Aqsa

October 20, 2014 12:59 AM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, News Report, Palestine 0

An official from the Gaza-based Palestinian political faction Hamas, on Saturday, downplayed an earlier call by Palestinian President and PA leader, Mahmoud Abbas, for Palestinians to stay at al-Aqsa Mosque in order to defend it against Israeli attacks.Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zurhi described Abbas’ invitation as ‘untruthful’, Al Ray Palestinian […]

16 Oct

Transcript of President Abbas’ Speech At The Cairo Donors Conference for Gaza Reconstruction

October 16, 2014 8:43 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate Your Excellency President Abdel Fattah Al Sissi President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Your Excellency Mr. BĂžrge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, The Palestinian President and Chairman of the PLO Executive Committee started his […]

13 Oct

Cairo Conference: Billions in Aid Promised for Gaza Reconstruction, Abbas Meets with Kerry

October 13, 2014 7:01 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

Global donors pledged several billions of dollars in aid to the devastated Gaza Strip, on Sunday, despite warnings that the coastal enclave remained a ‘tinderbox’, following Israel’s relentless bombardament of the region and a fragile ceasefire still in effect.According to AFP, Washington promised $212 million in new funds at the […]

01 Oct

Abbas: “We Will Join ICC Should Our Sec. Council Bid Fail”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that the Palestinian Authority would go ahead with its plan to join the International Criminal Court, should the Palestinian UN Security Council bid for setting a time frame for ending the Israeli occupation fail, or be vetoed by the United States.Abbas made his statement during […]

29 Sep

Fateh Warns of ‘Political War’ on Israel Should US Veto Abbas’ UN Proposal

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will reportedly wage a ‘political war’ on Israel, if there is a negative response to Palestinian attempts to end the occupation via the UN, according to Fateh leader Nabil Shaath.’This is the last chance for the world to accept the resolution that is currently being prepared […]

28 Sep

Tel Aviv, Washington: “Abbas’s UN Speech, Unilateral And Provocative”

September 28, 2014 5:16 AM Saed Bannoura International, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The United States and Tel Aviv strongly denounced the Friday speech of President Mahmoud Abbas at the UN General Assembly calling for ending the ongoing Israeli occupation and violations, dubbing it as “counterproductive,’ a “unilateral move” and “provocative.”During his speech, Abbas called for a resolution to ensure Israel’s complete withdrawal […]

27 Sep

Abbas’ UN Speech: Return to Negotiations with Israel Impossible

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said, during a speech at the United Nations’ 69th annual General Debate, on Friday, that a return to direct negotiations was impossible and accused Israel of committing genocide. The following day, according to Ma’an News Agency, Mr. Abbas said that his speech would ‘unveil a new […]

26 Sep

Abbas UN Speech To Include Bid For Ending Occupation

During his speech at the United Nations, on Friday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas intends to present a bid aiming at setting a timeline for ending Israel’s illegitimate occupation, and establishing an independent Palestinian State.The Palestinian President stated that peace talks with Tel Aviv are constantly obstructed by Israel’s violations, which […]

24 Sep

Abbas To Submit Resolution To UN Security Council Friday

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stated that he intends to submit, Friday, a resolution calling for a three-year timetable for the Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank, after his scheduled speech at the UN General Assembly.Israeli daily Haaretz said Abbas informed US Secretary of State, John Kerry, that he is […]

14 Sep

Palestinian MP: Abbas Blocked ICC Bid on Israeli War Crimes

According to the second-deputy speaker of the Palestinian parliament, Hasan Khreisha, Fateh party member and defacto president of the country, Mahmoud Abbas, has blocked an attempt to push for the prosecution of Israel for war crimes in Gaza at the International Criminal Court (ICC).Mr. Khreisha told Ma’an that the Palestinian […]

06 Sep

Abbas Begins New 3-day Visit to Egypt

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in a new three-day visit to Cairo this weekend, is scheduled to attend a meeting with foreign ministers of the Arab League. In addition, a delegation of Palestinian lawyers is set to engage in conference, next week, to discuss Israeli war crimes committed during its recent […]

05 Sep

US Implies to Block Abbas’ UN Resolution Proposal

US permanent representative to the United Nations, Samantha Power, has implied that Washington will block any resolution in the Security Council to pass Palestinian initiatives which aims to end the Israeli occupation in the West Bank within three years.The US ambassador stated, according to Al Ray: “We believe that negotiations […]

31 Aug

Abbas to Develop 3-stage Plan for Independent Palestinian Statehood

August 31, 2014 6:55 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Peace process 0

According to the Palestinian News Network (PNN), Palestinian sources have confirmed that President Mahmoud Abbas has set into action a plan comprised of 3 stages, with the aim of reaching an independent Palestinian state.The sources told London-based “Middle East” newspaper that Abbas intends to give the USA a period of […]

25 Aug

Abbas Concludes Official Visit to Egypt

August 25, 2014 11:25 AM IMEMC & Agencies International, News Report, Truce 0

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas concluded, on Sunday, his three-day visit to Egypt as part of his effort to reach a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.Following a meeting with Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi, on Saturday, Mr. Abbas stressed that stopping the bloodshed in Gaza is a top priority for Palestinian leadership, and […]

23 Aug

Abbas Arrives in Cairo For 3 Day Visit

August 23, 2014 1:15 AM IMEMC & Agencies International, News Report, Truce 0

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and an accompanying delegation landed in Cairo, on Friday afternoon, to begin a 3-day visit to the region during which he is scheduled to meet with Egyptian officials, with the aim of reaching a lasting state of truce with Israel.Abbas was accompanied by PLO chief negotiator […]

07 Jul

Abbas Calls for UN Committee on Israeli Crimes

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has sought the help of UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon in forming an international committee for the purpose of investigating Israeli crimes committed against Palestinians, Ma’an News has reported. Mahmoud Abbas, Video Image — Al Quds Newspaper According to WAFA, Abbas gave UN special coordinator for Mideast […]

02 Jul

Abbas Demands Netanyahu To Denounce The Killing Of Palestinian Teen

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, demanded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to denounce the abduction and killing of a Palestinian teen, who was kidnapped by Israeli fanatics, in occupied Jerusalem, Wednesday.Abbas said the Palestinian Authority condemned, and strongly denounced the abduction of the three Israeli settlers, last month. The P.A in […]