Tag Archive for Palestinian Authority

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 »

Palestinian push to replace the US with Quartet as peace broker fails

With the Palestinian leadership trying to replace Trump’s ‘Vision for Peace’ plan, the Quartet’s video conference, requested by the Palestinian Authority, culminated without a resolution.

By OMRI NAHMIAS

 

The Palestinian Authority’s push to replace the US as the sole broker for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process failed to yield immediate results as a Quartet video conference on the matter ended without any conclusions.

Quartet representatives discussed Israeli plans to annex portions of the West Bank, including the July 1 deadline for Israel to begin to apply such sovereignty as laid out in the coalition agreement between the Likud and Blue and White parties, according to a person familiar with the discussion. 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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Palestinian petitions Israeli court to block funds to corrupt PA officials

In an urgent petition filed with the High Court of Justice, a Palestinian who lives in Haifa demands that the funds normally transferred to Mahmoud Abbas’ PA via Israel’s Finance Ministry, be directly deposited into the accounts of Palestinian workers and needy families.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

Mohammad Aref Massad, a former Palestinian security prisoner, has demanded that Israel stop transferring tax-revenue funds to the Palestinian Authority on the pretext that the money is being used to fund terrorism and corruption.

Massad, who currently lives in Haifa, made his demand in an urgent petition he filed last week with the High Court of Justice against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and the Knesset Finance Committee. Continue Reading »

J’lem District Court: PA to pay $142M to families of Israeli terror victims

Brought to the Jerusalem District Court by Shurat HaDin on behalf of 8 families, the final amount follows last summer’s ruling that the Palestinian Authority was liable for damages of up to $284 million.

By JNS, Israel Hayom Staff

 

The Jerusalem District Court ruled on Friday that the Palestinian Authority must pay NIS 500 million ($142 million) to the families of those killed in Palestinian terrorist attacks, mostly during the Second Intifada (2000-2005).

Judge Moshe Drori ruled last July that the PA was liable for damages of up to NIS 1 billion ($284 million), since which time the Israeli legal organization Shurat HaDin worked to prove damages on behalf of eight families representing 17 complaints in which 34 Israelis were murdered and seven wounded, mostly between the years 2000 and 2002. Continue Reading »

Palestinians livid Trump invites Israelis to discuss peace plan at White House

Having rejected all overtures from Trump White House to engage in the ‘Deal of the Century’, Palestinian Authority warns Israelis and the U.S. not to cross their ‘red lines’ after PM Netanyahu, and even opposition leader Gantz receive invitation to the White House.

By Dalit Halevy

 

The Palestinian Authority reacted angrily to the invitation the Trump Administration extended to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader MK Benny Gantz to the White House next week to discuss the administration’s peace plan.

Screenshot – Twitter

Nabil Abu Roudina, spokesman for PA president Mahmoud Abbas emphasized the PA’s “total opposition” to US resolutions which, among other things, recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 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 »

Israel Electric Corp cuts power to Palestinians after PA defaults on payments

Second step of electricity cuts to begin as the Palestinian Authority reneges on payments from $834 million owed and an addition $41.7 million for electricity theft in their jurisdiction.

By TZVI JOFFRE

 

Jerusalem District Electricity Company (JDECO) chairman of the board and CEO Hisham Omari said that the company had received the first warning of the second step of electricity cuts to Palestinians in the West Bank due to unpaid debts and theft, according to the Palestinian WAFA news. The first stage of power cuts was announced in September.

The Israel Electric Corporation may cut off electricity for as long as two hours a day. Continue Reading »

Mass protests force Palestinian Authority to rethink ‘honor killings’

Autocrat Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority pledges to enact legislation to protect women, including the setting of minimum age for marriage as outraged female Arab activists hold mass demonstrations in the West Bank, Gaza, Jerusalem and even as far away as Beirut and Berlin.

By Dima Abumaria, The Media Line

 

The Palestinian Authority is pledging to enact legislation to protect women and implement a minimum age for marriage by the end of 2019, its Ministry of Women’s Affairs has confirmed, following a wave of rallies in the West Bank against domestic violence.

The impetus for the recent demonstrations and outcries was the death of Israa Ghrayeb of Beit Sahur, near Bethlehem, who was allegedly killed by family members after she was seen in public with a man whom she had agreed to marry. Continue Reading »

PA President Abbas forced to demand return of hushed bonuses

Amid possible bankruptcy, the PA documents that were leaked exposing how Abbas secretly rewarded his Cabinet members and associates with a 67% pay raise retroactive to 2014, has forced him to fire all his advisors in move to recoup millions he ‘undemocratically’ divvied out.

BY ROSSELLA TERCATIN

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas fired all his advisers “regardless of their title or ranking,” the Palestinian News Agency Wafa reported on Monday.

Furthermore, Abbas also abolished “the decisions and contracts related to them,” and suspended “the rights and privileges they received in their capacity.”

Palestinian officials told the Associated Press that this move was part of an effort to cut costs after Israel decided to deduct the amount of money that the PA gives to terrorists and their families from the taxes and tariffs Israel collects for the authority. Continue Reading »

UN Questions Palestinians About Its State Sponsored Antisemitism

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination held in Geneva today, called on the PA to explain its systematic use of hate speech & antisemitism in official statements and in its anti-Israel prejudice and incitement to hatred in its textbooks.

By TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

The Palestinian Authority was called to task for hate speech and antisemitism in its official statements and in its textbooks during the government’s first ever review by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination held in Geneva on Tuesday.

“Several NGO reports pointed out antisemitic and anti-Israel prejudice and incitement to hatred, especially in the [Palestinian] media and speeches of state officials. Continue Reading »

U.S. blocks anti-Israel resolution at the UN Security Council

Facilitated by the Palestinian Authority, Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa sought to condemn Israel for it’s demolition of 10 apartment buildings illegally built, in what Israel’s High Court determined a high security threat to the State by ignoring their location and defiantly constructing them along Israel’s security barrier.

BY REUTERS

 

UNITED NATIONS – The United States on Wednesday blocked an attempt by Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa to get the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes on the outskirts of Jerusalem, diplomats said.

Israel said the 10 apartment buildings demolished on Monday, most of them still under construction, had been built illegally and posed a security risk to Israeli armed forces operating along a barrier that runs through the West Bank. Continue Reading »

PA Threatens to Sever Ties With Israel After Demolition of Illegal Structures

Although the Wadi Hummus residents knew they were defiantly building on Israel’s side of the security fence, they claim that when they began construction they were unaware of the 2011 edict prohibiting construction within such a short distance of the barrier.
– IDF: The law is the law; court decreed 12 buildings razed were too close to the security barrier.

By TOVAH LAZAROFF, KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

 

The Palestinian Authority threatened to cut ties with Israel over its forced demolition Monday of 12 building in Wadi al-Hummus near east Jerusalem, dubbing it a “war crime” and “ethnic cleansing.”

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