Tag: Mahmoud Abbas

Abbas Will ‘Drop a Bomb’ on Israel at the UN

A senior member of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction said that Abbas will “drop a bomb” against Israel at the UN General Assembly on Friday.   The senior official, Jibril Rajoub, said in an interview on Palestinian Arab media that the move would be an integration of the international community into “the […]

Give Gaza back to Abbas, end the war

“There are many different elements (among the Palestinians) and no real connections because there’s no real army, so there’s no real government,” he said. “I hope at the end of the day, the other side will also reach the conclusion that the biggest victory is to end the war with diplomatic negotiations and peace on […]

Netanyahu urges international community to condemn Hamas

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the international community on Tuesday to condemn Hamas, and call on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to dismantle his unity government with the Islamist movement… Read More: Netanyahu urges international community to condemn Hamas – Israel News, Ynetnews

Livni Meets with PA Officials in London

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni ignored backlash from last month’s meeting with Palestinian Authority (PA) officials, Walla! News reveals Friday, and has met once again with Hamas-Fatah “unity government” representatives in London. Several senior PA officials told the Israeli daily that Livni has, in fact, been in constant contact with government ministers, mainly by telephone. Over the past […]

Abbas accuses Israel of ‘pulling region into violence’ following Gaza airstrike

The office of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned Israel and accused it of escalating the violence in the region for its airstrike on Gaza Wednesday that killed a Palestinian militant… Read More: Abbas accuses Israel of ‘pulling region into violence’ following Gaza airstrike | JPost | Israel News

Not Much Abbas Can Do About Rockets

The U.S. State Department condemned on Wednesday the rocket fire from Gaza, but also said that Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas cannot do much to stop the attacks, despite having signed a unity pact with Hamas. “We condemn all rocket fire from Gaza. It is unprovoked aggression against civilian targets and is totally unacceptable […]

Netanyahu plans to counter US acceptance of Palestinian unity by blocking West Bank elections

The US and European decision to continue funding the Palestinians under their new, Hamas-backed government, is a landmark: For the first time, the US and Europe will be bankrolling an organization branded under their own laws as terrorist, as well as its armed militia, the Ezz e-Din al-Qassam, DEBKAfile’s counterterrorism sources note.

Report: Kerry and Abbas to Meet in Jordan

United States Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to start a two-day visit to Jordan Wednesday, where he will meet with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Jordanian daily newspaper al-Arab al-Yawm reported Sunday.   The report, cited by the Ma’an news agency, quoted a “high-profile” Jordanian official as saying that Abbas and Kerry […]

Abbas, Kerry speak ahead of Palestinian unity government formation

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was scheduled to meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Amman on Wednesday, Jordanian newspaper al-Arab al-Yawm reported on Sunday. Meanwhile the two spoke hours before the Palestinian were set to swear in their new unity government Monday. Kerry and Abbas were expected to discuss the now-defunct Israeli-Palestinian […]

Livni and Abbas discuss Fatah-Hamas unity gov’t in meeting in London

Chief Israeli negotiator Tzipi Livni and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met briefly in London on Thursday night, in the first meeting between Israeli and Palestinian officials since peace talks failed last month, Channel 2 reported. Read More: Livni and Abbas discuss Fatah-Hamas unity gov’t in meeting in London | JPost | Israel News.