Tag: Mahmoud Abbas

PLO to End Security Cooperation with Israel

The Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) central council decided Thursday to end security cooperation with Israel, AFP reported.   The PLO council decided “to stop security cooperation in all its forms with the occupying power” which it urged to “take over full responsibility for the Palestinian people in the occupied State of Palestine, the West Bank, […]

Abbas rejects Western push to restore Palestinian Authority rule over Gaza

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rejected an international effort to impose his government’s rule on the Gaza Strip, it was learned on Thursday.   Western governments sought to advance a United Nations Security Council resolution that would confer upon the Ramallah administration a mandate to rule Gaza, which is currently in the hands of Abbas’ […]

Verdict against Palestinian Authority could spell trouble for Abbas at ICC

Whether the ICC intervenes is viewed as an open question, and the overall diplomatic and legal situation could have a big impact.   On one hand the ICC is not (yet) viewed as unabashedly biased against Israel like many UN organizations, such as the UN Human Rights Council, UNRWA and the UN General Assembly.   […]

Tel Aviv terror attack a result of wild incitement coming from Palestinian Authority

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu placed responsibility for Wednesday morning’s stabbing attack in Tel Aviv on the shoulders of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for allowing vicious incitement against Israel.   “This same terrorism tries to hit us in Paris, Brussels, and elsewhere,” he said.   Netanyahu and Abbas walked together in the front line in […]

Hamas Blames Abbas for Gaza Siege

Senior Hamas MP Fathi Hammad on Wednesday accused Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, along with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) unity government Hamas formed with Abbas, of being part of the “siege” on Gaza.   Hammad, formerly Hamas Interior Minister, told the Palestinian Arab Ma’an News Agency that Abbas and the unity government are cooperating with the blocking of […]

Does Abbas really want to take Israel to The Hague over Gaza?

In fact, it actually may deny the Palestinians the chance to request an investigation into the IDF’s behavior during the Gaza conflict and other operations. On January 2, 2015, the Palestinian Authority became party to the Rome Statute and therefore the International Criminal Court. Three days earlier, Abbas had submitted a request to join the […]

Abbas in Turkey vows to return to Security Council with renewed statehood bid

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Monday that the Palestinians would become full members of the International Criminal Court as of April 1.   Abbas made the announcement during a joint press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara.   Abbas said that the Palestinians would soon go back to the UN […]

US Jewish Groups Condemn Abbas for Incitement

A range of Jewish groups in the United States have come out recently in condemnation of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accusing him of incitement. The groups have also expressed growing concern over the escalation of terror and violence throughout Israel, and particularly in Jerusalem. In the past month, there have been two car terrorist attacks, an […]

Kerry to Meet Abbas in Jordan – But Not Netanyahu

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas is to meet Washington’s top diplomat to discuss the upsurge in violence in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, his spokesman told AFP on Wednesday.   The meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry will take place in the Jordanian capital at 1:00 pm (1100 GMT) on Thursday, Nabil Abu Rudeina […]

Abbas: Arafat shrine will be moved to Jerusalem

Meanwhile, on Sunday, the Fatah movement said the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the death of Arafat in Gaza would be canceled, Ma’an reported. The ceremony was scheduled to occur on Tuesdy and would have been the first commemoration of Arafat’s death allowed in the Strip since Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007. […]