Abbas' quoting the Quran at the end of this speech - “Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory” - was interpreted by his constituents as a sign to take to the streets. This speech sparked Palestinian rioting in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “We went to the Arab Republic of Egypt and held talks with the President and the relevant Palestinian factions - Hamas and the [Islamic] Jihad. Then we turned to Turkey and Qatar, where we continued working with the leaderships of the two countries and met with brother [Hamas leader] Khaled Mashaal in order to end the Israeli aggression and reach a cease fire, and then progress towards ending the siege, opening the [border] crossings, ending all forms of aggression – including honoring fishing rights in the sea – abrogating the so-called border separation zones (i.e., buffer zones), [bringing about] the release of the fourth phase of veteran prisoners [arrested before the Oslo Accords] and the [PA] Parliament (Legislative Council) members [held in Israeli prisons], acting immediately to bring in humanitarian aid, and holding an international donor conference for the purpose of rebuilding the Gaza Strip.”
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas Mahmoud Abbas concluded the speech with a quote from the Quran: “Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory.” [Sura 22:39, trans. Sahih International]
PA TV host: On the issue discussed in the media, that Netanyahu failed in his attempt to stir up the media around the so-called arms ship (Iranian shipment of arms to Gaza intercepted by Israel), and so he turned to the option of bloodshed, which explains the number of Martyrs (3 Islamic Jihad terrorists) who fell in 24 hours. In other words, he failed to draw the world's attention, and so resorted to the Israeli occupation's traditional method - killing Palestinians in order to provoke a hurried Palestinian reaction. How do you see this?
Member of Fatah Central Committee Abbas Zaki: Netanyahu went and provoked an uproar, like [when] he drew a nuclear bomb [and said] this is what Iran wants. He failed in the Iranian issue, and tried to improve his situation with the Palestinian issue... These Israelis have no belief, no principles. They are an advanced instrument of evil. They say, the Holocaust, and so on - fine, why are they doing this to us? Therefore, I believe that Allah will gather them so we can kill them. I am informing the murderer of his death.