Tag: Mahmoud Abbas

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. […]

Netanyahu: It’s Time That the World Condemn Abbas

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday night strongly condemned Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who sent a letter of support to the family of the terrorist who shot Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick.   “When we are trying to calm the situation, Abu Mazen sends condolences over the death of one who tried to perpetrate […]

Abbas says Glick shooter will go to heaven as martyr

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinian man who shot Temple Mount activist Yehudah Glick would go to heaven as a martyr.   “With anger, we have received the news of the vicious assassination crime committed by the terrorists of the Israeli occupation army against [your] son Mu’taz Ibrahim Khalil Hijazi, who will go to […]

Israel’s Netanyahu accuses Abbas over Jerusalem car attack

Mr Netanyahu said Mahmoud Abbas had provided encouragement for incidents such as the killing of the three-month-old by a Palestinian driver. The man drove his car into a crowd at a tram stop, injuring eight others. He died hours after being shot by police. A spokesman said the incident was being treated as a “terrorist […]

Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric

Abbas has staked his decade-long presidency on the pursuit of an independent Palestinian state through negotiations with Israel. But he seems out of ideas after another failed round of talks that collapsed in April, a war that boosted the popularity of the rival Hamas, and a bumpy attempt to win new recognition at the United […]

Jews Visiting Temple Mount ‘Herd of Cattle’

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman called Jews visiting the Temple Mount a “herd of cattle” on Saturday, less than 24 hours after he incited violence against Jews visiting Judaism’s holiest site and called to prevent their access “by all means.” “The Palestinian leadership will be taking the necessary legal measures, at the international level, regarding the aggression […]

If Security Council bid fails, we may end security cooperation with Israel

President Mahmoud Abbas vowed Tuesday to join the International Criminal Court at the Hague in the event that his efforts at the UN Security Council to set a timetable forcing the withdrawal of Israel to the pre-1967 lines should fail. The Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency quoted Abbas as telling reporters in Ramallah: “We started work […]

Palestinian leader accuses Israel of ‘genocide’ at UN

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Israel of carrying out a “war of genocide” in Gaza in his speech at the UN General Assembly.   Mr Abbas said Israeli “war crimes” in Gaza should be punished, but stopped short of saying he would take the issue to the International Criminal Court.   His speech […]