Tag Archive for Mahmoud Abbas

Abbas tells Putin to resume peace talks with Israel under Quartet leadership

Abbas tells the Russian President that the Palestinians want renewed negotiations to be based on “international legitimacy” with EU, UN and Russian participation, not just the U.S.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

The Palestinians are prepared to return to the negotiating table with Israel under the auspices of the Quartet, which comprises the US, EU, UN and Russia, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday.

 

Abbas told Russian President Vladimir Putin during a phone conversation that the Palestinians want the proposed negotiations to be based on “international legitimacy” and with the participation of other countries, according to a statement released by the PA’s official news agency Wafa. Continue Reading »

Palestinian whistleblower exposes Abbas’ skimming of billions for his family

BREAKING: The whistleblower, Yasser Jadalah, a former senior PA official in the office of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas handed over hundreds of secret files to the EU exposing the biggest financial scam in history! BILLION$ sent in humanitarian aid for the Palestinians are secretly redirected to Abbas’ sons & grandchildren’s bank accounts.

By Yochanan Visser

 

A new scandal involving Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas and his closest advisers erupted this week at the same time that Hamas in Gaza was exposed as a bunch of liars over the narrative that the population in the coastal enclave is starving because of what is falsely portrayed as an Israeli blockade – in reality, non-existent – of the Strip. Continue Reading »

ICC requires PA to clarify if Oslo Accords binding after termination decree

Following Abbas’ tirade terminating all agreements with Israel & the US, the International Criminal Court seeks understanding from the PA of how nullifying the accords that granted them autonomy still awards the PA legitimacy to claim ‘state status’ before the ICC.

By i24NEWS

 

A three-judge panel that comprises the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) pretrial chamber has requested clarification from the Palestinian Authority (PA) over President Mahmoud Abbas’ statement regarding the termination of all agreements with Israel.

Screenshot of Abbas delivering rambling anti-Israel diatribe at the UNGA. – YouTube

The justices are attempting to find out whether Abbas’ remarks apply to the Oslo Accords – signed in 1993 and 1995 – which helped establish the Palestinian Authority as an entity. Continue Reading »

PA autocrat obligated to make ‘dramatic declarations’ to remain relevant

PLO & Fatah associates of the 84 yr-old Palestinian autocrat rally behind Mahmoud Abbas to revive his stature with ‘dramatic announcements’ as the PA Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh, appears to have gained respect & admiration during the months of the pandemic crises.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

While the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic forced Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to maintain a low profile and restrict his public appearances, Israel’s intention to extend sovereignty to parts of the West Bank has brought him back to center stage.

During the coronavirus crisis, PA Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh appeared to be alone at the helm, successfully leading efforts to stem the spread of the disease. Continue Reading »

Mahmoud Abbas: Palestinian gov’t voids all agreements with Israel, US

The Palestinian autocrat stressed that his PA is ‘absolved’ from all signed agreements & understandings with the US and Israel, including the security-related agreements between the Palestinian internal security and the IDF.

By CODY LEVINE, TZVI JOFFRE

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared Tuesday that the PA is “absolved” of all security agreements and understandings between Israel and the PLO, in addition to agreements with the US, according to the Palestinian WAFA news agency. Abbas also placed responsibility for the West Bank on Israel as an “occupying power.”

Abbas stressed that security-related agreements are included in his statement.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas addresses the Arab League to refute Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’.

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Fatah official brutally arrested for suggesting Abbas is senile

A senior Palestinian official and outspoken critic of the PA autocrat Mahmoud Abbas, was arrested “in a brutal manner by the Palestinian security forces,” after posting a comment on Facebook questioning the 84-year-old’s mental health.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

A senior Fatah official who called into question the mental health of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been arrested by the Palestinian security forces.

Hussam Khader, 59, an elected member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), was arrested by PA security forces at this home in Balata refugee camp in Nablus on Friday.

Khader, an outspoken critic of the PA leadership, was arrested by the PA’s Protective Security Service after he posted a comment on Facebook criticizing the 84-year-old Abbas’s handling of a recent strike by Palestinian physicians who are demanding a salary increase. Continue Reading »

US to facilitate historic meeting between Netanyahu, Saudi crown prince

US Secretary of State’s team have been mediating talks between Jerusalem, Amman, Cairo and Riyadh to convene a summit that will include a meeting between Israeli PM Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.
– White House encourages the Palestinians, “last chance… to partake in the diplomatic developments unfolding in the region.”

By  Daniel Siryoti, i24NEWS, Israel Hayom Staff

 

Senior Arab diplomatic sources on Thursday night said intensive talks were taking place between Washington, Jerusalem, Cairo and Riyadh to convene a summit in the Egyptian capital, which will include a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. Continue Reading »

Palestinian Militants Threaten People Not to Back Trump Plan on Pain of Death

WATCH: A new music video posted on the official Facebook page of Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party warns the Palestinians of what will happen to them if they support Trump’s “Peace to Prosperity” plan.

By Ryan Jones

 

The Trump Administration has lamented that there are almost no voices of support for the “Peace to Prosperity” plan among the Palestinians. 

Sure, the proposal leans toward Israeli security concerns and requires Palestinian compliance before any rewards are to be had. But it does contain quite a lot of reward for the Palestinians, including what are, quite frankly, unearned economic incentives.

Screen Shot of PMW translation

But evidence suggests that it’s not so much the content of the plan that has precluded any support among the Palestinians. Continue Reading »

Palestinian official: ‘Abbas’ days are numbered’

Abbas’ rambling diatribe before the Arab League last week confirmed what most Arab leaders already knew – the 84-year-old autocrat can’t be in office for much longer – and those seeking to replace him are skirmishing for position.

By Daniel Siryoti, Israel Hayom

 

The relative indifference in the West Bank to the Palestinian factions calls for “days of rage” following the release of the Trump administration’s deal of the century stems from both the Palestinian people and top Ramallah officials understanding that any violent provocation will only undercut their interests, senior Palestinian sources told Israel Hayom on Monday.

The relatively calm routine in the West Bank allows European donors to continue funneling hundreds of millions of dollars into the Palestinian territories, thus allowing the Palestinians there to maintain normalcy despite any tensions with Israel. Continue Reading »

Sidelined & segregated, Palestinians disappointed in int’l community

Despite scores of world leaders attending the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem this week, a very few made an effort to meet with the Palestinian autocrat, Mahmoud Abbas, raising concerns as his popularity plummets due to his intransigence regarding the peace process.

By Mohammad Al-Kassim, The Media Line

 

As dozens of world leaders converged on Israel for the Fifth World Holocaust Forum 2020, some Palestinians expressed frustration that only a few of these leaders would be visiting the Palestinian territories for a one-on-one meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Among those who attended the forum in Jerusalem were U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and the presidents of Russia, Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Continue Reading »

Israeli ‘peace partners’ honor 55 years of attacks on Israel with ‘suicide belts’

WATCH: Amid ongoing row with rival Hamas, in Ramallah Fatah celebrates their 55th anniversary of its first attack on Israel by firing shots in the air and holding a parade of Palestinian terrorists donning fake suicide vests.

By i24NEWS

 

Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets of Ramallah, the West Bank seat of the Mahmoud Abbas-led Palestinian Authority, to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the first attack on Israel launched by the terrorist Fatah movement.

A dozen masked men brandishing assault rifles spearheaded the march, firing several rounds in the air. Some also donned fake suicide vests, as a nod to the group’s past attacks on Israel. Continue Reading »

Holland ends direct aid to Palestinians over ‘Pay to Slay’ Israelis policy

The Netherlands stopped its annual $1.6 million payment directly to the Palestinian Authority when $198 million went to pay the families of terrorists killed during their attacks on Israelis and another $160 million to Palestinians being held in Israeli jails on terror charges.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA

 

The Dutch government has cut funding for the Palestinian Authority over its salaries to terrorists serving time in Israeli jails.

The aid ministry announced the move Wednesday during annual budget talks.

In 2017, the Palestinian Authority paid about $198 million to a fund for the families of terrorists killed during their attacks and about $160 million to Palestinians being held in Israeli jails, according to Israeli Defense Ministry figures. Continue Reading »

Hamas rejects PA autocrat, Mahmoud Abbas’ conditions for elections

A Lebanese newspaper affiliated with the Hezbollah terrorist organization reports Hamas and the Islamic Jihad terror groups, both centered in Gaza, are not interested in holding elections based on the dictates of the PLO & Fatah leader, Mahmoud Abbas.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Gaza factions rejected a new document proposed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas regarding elections, due to conditions which they found unacceptable.

According to the Lebanese Al Akhbar newspaper, which is affiliated with the Hezbollah terror group, the document calls for elections to the “legislative” council to be held prior to the elections for the position of chairman and prior to a meeting between the various factions. Continue Reading »

A miscellany of Palestinian leaderships’ graft, skimming and misappropriations

Int’l donors don’t even bothering to track how their €billion$, earmarked for Palestinian humanitarian aid, is actually being misappropriated to fund enterprises run by Abbas’ 2 sons, skimmed to richen the inner PLO circle, embezzled by the most senior leaders and misused to perpetuate intolerance and fund terror.

By David Bedein  – The Palestinian Authority and its money

 

When it comes to humanitarian aid to the Palestinian Authority, transparency does not exist.

The result is a rich Palestinian elite which builds exclusive neighborhoods around Ramallah, leaving thousands of shoddily constructed apartments without services for the rest of Palestinian society.

Yasser Arafat set the tone for the PA when he arrived in Gaza in 1994. Continue Reading »

Palestinian leader threatens to end Oslo Accords with Israel, Again

The PA autocrat Abbas basically imposed self-irrelevance this past July by proclaiming how the Palestinian leadership decided to “halt work related to the agreements signed with the Israeli side;” Abbas is now repeating the ‘threat’ once again, should Netanyahu implement his promise to extend Israeli sovereignty into sections of Judea and Samaria.
– WATCH Netanyahu’s speech.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

All agreements signed between the Palestinians and Israel will end if Israel expands its sovereignty to the Jordan Valley and the Northern Dead Sea, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned on Tuesday.

Last July, Abbas announced that the Palestinian leadership has decided to “halt work related to the agreements signed with the Israeli side.” Continue Reading »