Claiming it has run out of diesel fuel required for electricity producing generators, Hamas orders a hospital in northern Gaza to end operations.
– Abbas’ Palestinian Authority rejects Hamas’ claims, drawing attention to the funds recently transferred to Gaza specifically for the purchase of more diesel to keep the generators going.
– In the meantime, UNRWA organizes a march for its workers and Gaza residents to protest against the United States’ decision to withhold some funding until Palestinian leadership agrees to engage in Peace Talks.
By Elior Levy and Reuters
The Hamas terror group has begun ratcheting up pressure on the Palestinian Authority and the international community to resolve the deepening humanitarian crisis taking shape in Gaza, after the former ordered the Health Ministry Monday to halt activities in a hospital located in the north of the strip and to transfer all patients to other hospitals in the area. Continue Reading »
Friction between the White House and the Palestinians is growing as PLO chief, PA head negotiator and master Palestinian propagandist Saeb Erekat spins President Trump’s threat to cut UN funding, as seeking to “starve Palestinian children in refugee camps and deny their natural rights to [continued free] health and education.”
By TAMAR BEN-OZER
Top Palestinian Authority (PA) official Saeb Erekat claimed that United States President Donald Trump has threatened to “starve Palestinian children in refugee camps and [to] deny their natural rights to health and education” if the PA doesn’t endorse his terms, according to a press release issued by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) on Wednesday. Continue Reading »
Israel’s UN Ambassador spotlights PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ anti-American inflammatory rhetoric as latest excuse to avoid upcoming peace negotiations planned by White House for early 2018.
– WATCH PM Netanyahu address misplaced Palestinian entrenchment.
By Elad Benari
Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, on Wednesday criticized the statement by Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
“The Palestinian Authority is doing all it can to avoid any chance for negotiations and is actively thwarting initiatives towards reconciliation,” Ambassador Danon said.
“The international community must not allow Chairman Abbas to evade direct negotiations yet again. It must be made clear to the Palestinian leadership that they must stop their dangerous incitement which threatens the stability of the region,” he added. Continue Reading »
PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi told an Arab news service that the PLO decided to submit an official request to the International Criminal Court in the Hague, to investigate “illegal Israeli settlement activity” and Israel’s “ongoing war crime” of “ethnic cleansing and racial segregation.”
By Elad Benari
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has decided to submit an official request to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate what it calls “illegal Israeli settlement activity”, PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi told the Ma’an news agency.
Ashrawi told the news agency that the committee had made the decision to move forward with submitting an official investigation request to the ICC, which is based in The Hague. Continue Reading »
PLO executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi is a proliferator that Jesus was Palestinian, that Israel is the “ancestral” land of the Palestinians – not the Jewish People, and that the 800,000 Jews who were exiled from Muslim countries after Israel beat the Arab armies in 1948, all ‘left their ancestral homes voluntarily.’
By JPOST EDITORIAL
According to PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi, Israel holds the Palestinian people captive, denying its historical rights and the imperative to get real about peace. Her weekly diatribe happened to coincide with Jordanian King Abdullah’s first visit to Ramallah in five years, which demonstrated that the rest of the Arab world could not care less about history. Continue Reading »
Feeling emboldened following UNESCO’s recent resolutions ignoring Jewish historical ties or rights to the Western Wall and the Cave of the Patriarchs, the Palestinian leadership calls on the int’l community to reject any Israeli candidacy for any international role considering, in their statement, that “Israel was established on the ruins of the Palestinian people.”
By Dalit Halevi
The Palestinian Authority (PA) government, headed by Rami Hamdallah, on Tuesday warned against Israel’s “escalating policy” following UNESCO’s recent resolutions recognizing the Muslim right to the Temple Mount and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron, while ignoring the Jewish connection to those sites. Continue Reading »
Pointing out the obvious deception, Danny Danon, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN articulated, “These are lies and incitement from those who are paying terrorists to kill innocent Israelis.”
By DANIELLE ZIRI
NEW YORK – “Hamas and the PFLP are not terrorist organizations,” Saeb Erekat, secretary- general of the PLO, said on Thursday at the “UN Forum Marking 50 Years of Occupation.”
Erekat made the comment in response to a question from The Jerusalem Post regarding recent Israeli allegations that some of the organizations participating in the event were linked to the two groups.
Earlier during the forum, he called Hamas a “Palestinian political party.”
“We are a people who strive to achieve our independence, and our choice in the PLO, the Palestine Liberation Organization, is to achieve peace peacefully through negotiations,” he added. Continue Reading »
Israel’s reconnection to African countries, in counter-terrorism, clean-water technology, green-energy, internet-connections, medicine and agriculture has the Palestinians enlisting the Arab League to ‘warn them.’
• “Israel is trying to enlist African support for its policies at the Palestinians’ expense,” says representative.
By Daniel Siryoti
Concerned by the increasingly warm relations between Israel and African nations and Israel’s bid to rejoin the African Union as an observer state, the Palestinians have asked the Arab League to hold an emergency session.
The league is set to meet in Cairo next Monday to discuss the matter.
Former Foreign Ministry Chairman Dore Gold with President of the Republic of Guinea, Prof. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Knowing that Abbas and Hamas would promote falsehoods to the Trump gov’t and the American public, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu shared a couple of videos, one detailing the extent of Abbas’ lies and another exposing the ‘Fake News’ Al Jazeera & American news media has been reporting about Hamas.
By Noah Beck
The two main political groups that claim to represent Palestinians – the Islamist terror group Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA) – have embarked on new campaigns of deception in order to gain greater international acceptance.
PA President Mahmoud Abbas met with President Donald Trump last week to discuss the peace process. Continue Reading »
For refusing to rule against Israel, FIFA Congress came under attack by Palestinian football chief Jibril Rajoub, who told delegates, ‘We are looking for full recognition of our right that no Israeli clubs play in our territory.’
By i24NEWS – AFP
The Palestinian Football Association on Thursday accused FIFA of succumbing to “political pressure” following its decision to postpone a ruling on the contentious issue of Israeli clubs playing in the West Bank.
“We are disappointed that FIFA has decided to allow political pressure to win over the FIFA statutes,” it says in a statement, after FIFA’s annual Congress voted to back — by a majority of 73 to 27 percent — a proposal that pushed football’s governing body to report by March 2018. Continue Reading »
Jacques De Maio, who heads the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation to Israel and the PA, clears up inaccuracies expressed to the ICRC about Israel: ‘There are no IDF orders to shoot suspects to kill, as political officials have tried to convince us’.
– De Maio also rejects claims of apartheid: ‘There isn’t a regime here that is based on the superiority of one race over another; there is no disenfranchisement of basic human rights based on so-called racial inferiority.’
By Sever Plocker
With an annual budget of about $2 billion and 16,000 staff, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is the biggest humanitarian organization in the world. Continue Reading »
The Taylor Force Act is named after the former US Army officer who was stabbed to death by a Palestinian during a knifing rampage in Jaffa.
– Senator Lindsey Graham, “The Palestinians need to decide – do they condemn these horrible acts or do they reward them? You can’t be a partner in peace when you are paying people to commit terrorist acts.”
By MICHAEL WILNER
WASHINGTON – Republican lawmakers reintroduced a bill on Tuesday that would eliminate US funding for the Palestinian Authority critical to the organization’s ability to operate if it continues providing stipends to terrorists and their families. Continue Reading »
After a year working and living in Israel as a journalist covering the conflict with the Palestinians, New England born & raised Hunter Stuart was forced to rethink his positions after seeing first-hand the truth about the conflict.
A View From The Frontlines, By Hunter Stuart
IN THE summer of 2015, just three days after I moved to Israel for a year-and-a-half stint freelance reporting in the region, I wrote down my feelings about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A friend of mine in New York had mentioned that it would be interesting to see if living in Israel would change the way I felt. Continue Reading »