Tag Archive for Palestinian Authority

REPORT: Palestinian-American exiled to U.S. for land sale to Jews

Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas has agreed to release 55 yr-old Issam Akel from “life in prison” and allowed him to be deported to the US after being convicted of selling home to Jews.

By i24NEWS

 

A middle-aged Palestinian-American man sentenced to life in prison and forced labor by a Palestinian Authority (PA) court in Ramallah for his alleged involvement in the sale of land to Jews, was released on Tuesday, Israel’s Kan media first reported following pressure from Israel and finally from the United States, local media reported.

55-year-old Issam Akel former hospital clerk from East Jerusalem has been detained for several months after being arrested in October at a time when the Palestinian Authority (PA) decided to crack down on land sales to Jews. Continue Reading »

PA demands Palestinian homeowners seek official approval to deal with Israeli Arabs

Saying Israeli Arabs are involved in nefarious endeavors and must be vetted by Abbas’ Preventive Security Forces before Palestinians are allowed to rent their home, the PA seeks to eliminate possibility that Israeli Arabs may be used as go-between to facilitate property sales to Jews.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

Palestinian landlords wishing to lease properties to Palestinians who hold Israeli ID cards are now required to receive permission from the Palestinian Authority.

The measure, announced last week by the PA, has drawn sharp criticism from Arab residents of east Jerusalem, who hold Israeli ID cards.

Israeli barrier separating Palestinian village of Abu Dis from Jerusalem.

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Palestinians sentence American to life with hard labor for selling home to Jews

Palestinian court in Ramallah, run by autocrat Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority, has sentenced an American citizen who also has an Israeli ID card, to life in prison and hard labor, for his real estate deal with Jews.

By Davd Rosenberg

 

An American citizen was sentenced to life in prison by a Palestinian Authority court Monday for involvement in the sale of Arab-owned real estate to Jews.

On Monday, the Grand Criminal Court in Ramallah sentenced Isaam Akel, an Arab American who also holds an Israeli identification card, to life imprisonment with hard labor, the PA’s WAFA media outlet reported.

Mahmoud Abbas advocates Apartheid – IsraelandStuff.com

According to the report, Akel had been brought before the court on December 23rd after being indicted for the “sale of land to a foreign country”. Continue Reading »

Palestinian Security rounds up dozens, arrest 44 Arabs for selling property to Jews

Mahmoud Abbas’ security forces reported in a rare statement that they have arrested 44 Palestinians suspected of involvement in alleged real estate transactions of “transferring ownership over [Islamic] land to the occupation” and ‘urged’ others not to sell lands or homes in the West Bank and eastern side of Jerusalem to Jews.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

The Palestinian Authority announced on Sunday that its security forces have thwarted attempts by Palestinians to sell lands and houses in the West Bank and east Jerusalem to Jewish buyers, and the PA’s Preventive Security Service said in a rare statement that it has arrested 44 Palestinians suspected of involvement in the alleged real estate transactions. Continue Reading »

Palestinian leadership condemns Arab Journalists visiting Israel as a crime

The Palestinian government seeks to punish 7 foreign Arab journalists for accepting invitation to ‘see for themselves’ Israel, saying normalization with the Jewish State was an “unacceptable and unjustified disgrace,” adding it’s a “political and national sin and an unacceptable crime.”

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

The Palestinian Authority condemned the visit to Israel by seven Arab journalists and accused them of violating Arab policies that reject normalization with Israel.

The PA on Thursday called for punishing the journalists for allegedly supporting Israel, and said that normalization was an “unacceptable and unjustified disgrace.” Such visits, the PA added, are a “political and national sin and an unacceptable crime.”

The Knesset, located in Jerusalem, capital of Israel – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

A delegation of seven journalists of Arab origin visited the Knesset on Tuesday. Continue Reading »

REPORT: U.S. State Dept. occludes law that compensates victims of terrorism

In an uncharacteristic move for the most pro-Israel administration, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears to be working hard to obstruct an October law that would compensate families of American victims of Palestinian terrorism, according to web-based political journalism website Talking Points Memo.

By YONAH JEREMY BOB

 

If the Trump administration is viewed as one of the most pro-Israel administrations ever, why would it reportedly bend over backward to block a new law that would advance compensating the families of American victims of Palestinian terrorism from the Second Intifada?

Last week, Matt Lee of Talking Points Memo reported that the Trump administration, led by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is working hard to repeal, delay or amend an October law on the issue. Continue Reading »

US Ambassador Demands Release of Arrested Palestinian-American

The U.S. envoy to Israel has demanded the immediate release of a 55 yr-old Palestinian man who also holds American citizenship, arrested over 2 months ago and still detained by Mahmoud Abbas’ security services for facilitating the sell of a property to a Jew.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

US Ambassador David M. Friedman has demanded the immediate release of Isaam Akel, a Palestinian-American arrested by the Palestinian Authority security forces two months ago for engaging in a real estate transaction with Jews in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City.

“Akel’s incarceration is antithetical to the values of the US & to all who advocate the cause of peaceful coexistence,” said Friedman on Twitter. Continue Reading »

Israel responds to Palestinian threats should Arabs sell land to Jews in Jerusalem

After Palestinian Authority’s autocrat leader Mahmoud Abbas began a campaign against east Jerusalem resident on suspicion of selling land or property to Jews, Israel’s security forces raided the Palestinian General Intelligence offices, confiscating the office’s computers & documents that detailed the PA’s racist and apartheid activities.
– 2 Palestinians were wounded during the raid.

By Elior Levy and Yoav Zitun

 

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has been waging a fierce campaign against Palestinians selling real estate and lands in east Jerusalem to Jews.

The campaign began several months ago when the PA decided to launch an all-out-war against east Jerusalem residents, who sold lands to Jews and right-wing NGOs, which the authority deemed as treason. Continue Reading »

Suspected involvement in kidnapping, Israel Police arrest PA ‘Governor of J’lem’

Israel arrested Adnan Rith, who serves as the ‘Palestinian Governor of Jerusalem’ for his reported involvement in the kidnapping of an American citizen, Issam Aqel, by the Palestinian Authority for selling land to Jews.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Cops and Border Police raided an illegal Palestinian Authority (PA)-funded conference in East Jerusalem.

The conference had taken place in the Silwan Club located in East Jerusalem’s Ras Al Amud neighborhood.

Police also arrested Adnan Rith, who serves as the PA’s ‘Governor of Jerusalem’. Continue Reading »

PLO Central Council suspends recognition of the State of Israel

The PLO said that it would rescind its recognition of Israel until the Jewish State recognizes the ‘State of Palestine’ at the pre-1967 lines with east Jerusalem as its capital; adoption of the PLO Central Council’s recommendation essentially brings the Oslo Accord to an end.

By TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon slammed the Palestinian Authority on Tuesday, after the PLO Central Council decided to suspend its recognition of the state of Israel late Monday night.

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon – Photo: Wikimedia\dikla bassist shafrir

The PLO said that it would rescind its recognition of Israel until the Jewish state recognizes the state of Palestine at the pre-1967 lines with east Jerusalem as its capital. Continue Reading »

Analysis: Abbas struggling to survive, convinced world conspiring against him

The aging Palestinian president, whose 4-year-term ended January 2009, is convinced that the whole world is conspiring against him – the Israelis, the Americans, Egypt, among several Arab countries, some Europeans, the special UN coordinator and many, many, Palestinians.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

It’s hard to believe that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas enjoyed last week’s Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha – a holiday he often loves to spend with his family, especially the grandchildren.

Just before the feast began, the first reports about an imminent truce agreement between Abbas’s rivals in Hamas and Israel started appearing in various Arab media outlets. Continue Reading »

Trump strips $200m in aid to the Palestinian Authority

Failing a review directed by President Trump “to ensure these funds are spent in accordance with U.S. national interests and provide value to the U.S. taxpayer,” the State Department cut  $200+ million in aid to the Palestinians.

By MICHAEL WILNER

 

WASHINGTON — The State Department has cut more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority “at the direction of the president,” the administration announced on Friday.

Mahmoud Abbas ultimately rejected President Trump’s message to the Palestinian Authority in Bethlehem, May 23, 2017. – Screenshot: White House:IsraelandStuff.

The aid cut is the result of a review of US assistance to the Palestinian Authority ” to ensure these funds are spent in accordance with US national interests and provide value to the US taxpayer,” said a State Department spokesman. Continue Reading »

Hamas to begin regular protests against Abbas’ PA – in his capital, Ramallah

Hamas journalist says Hamas has organized protests to begin Sunday in Ramallah, demanding Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority ‘protect Gazans from PA’s punishments’ i.e. reinitiate salaries & fuel costs for electricity and prepare the West Bank for a Hamas takeover of both PA and PLO institutions.

By Dalit Halevi

 

Hamas journalist Muhammad al-Qiq said that a protest against the Palestinian Authority (PA) will be held on Sunday in Ramallah.

The protest aims to push the PA into ceasing its punishments of Gaza.

Past protests against autocrat Abbas in Ramallah – Photo: AFP

Speaking with Hamas newspaper Al-Risala, al-Qiw said Gaza has taught Israel and its allies a lesson about military and lone-wolf terror, and that the protest was aimed at the PA leadership, which has taken steps against Gaza. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem District Court: Palestinian Authority to compensate torture victims

In a precedent legal decision, the Jerusalem District Court orders Abbas’ PA is to compensate 52 Arab torture victims, including a man with a Jewish mother who was tortured to death.
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By Eliran Baruch

 

The District Court in Jerusalem issued a precedent setting decision, finding that the Palestinian Authority (PA) tortured, imprisoned, and murdered dozens of Arabs suspected of collaborating with Israel. As part of its decision, the court ordered the PA to compensate the victims.

Attorneys Barak Kedem, Arye Arbus, and Nati Rom, who represented the plaintiffs, demanded that an indictment be filed against the PA for the human rights violations. Continue Reading »

Arab media reports PA despot Abbas refused phone call from Jared Kushner

According to the Arab media report, the PA autocrat’s secretary referred Kushner to a PLO representative in Washington, a childish & sarcastic move to highlight the US Sec of State’s notice that the PLO’s mission in Washington may be closed as a point of law, since the Palestinians breached a signed agreement, precipitating its closure.

By Nitsan Keidar

 

Arab media reported on Wednesday that Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas had refused a phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner.

According to the report, Abbas’s secretary referred Kushner to a Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) representative in Washington. Continue Reading »