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Fatah delegation to Syria briefs members on US attempts to “eliminate the Palestinian cause, and support the presence of the Zionist entity that is desecrating” holy sites “every day,” expresses support for regime
Source: Facebook page of Abbas Zaki, Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations, Apr. 19, 2019
Posted text: “A Fatah delegation led by Abbas Zaki visited the Fatah branch in Damascus, in the Syrian Arab Republic. The delegation included Fatah Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner of Popular Organizations] Tawfiq Tirawi, [Fatah] Revolutionary Council member [and Secretary-General of the PA Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places] Hanna Issa, and [Chairperson of the PA] Environmental Protection [Authority with the rank of] Minister Adalah Atteereh…
Zaki briefed the members of the Fatah branch in Syria about the central political developments in the Palestinian arena, and the pressure and sanctions that are being implemented against the Palestinian leadership and [PA] President brother Mahmoud Abbas. He also briefed them about the American administration’s attempts to execute the deal of the century (refers to US President Donald Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan –Ed.), eliminate the Palestinian cause, and support the presence of the Zionist entity that is desecrating the sites that are holy to Islam and Christianity every day... The delegation emphasized that Syria’s victory is Palestine’s victory, and that today Syria is recovering from the alleged Zionist-American ‘[Arab] Spring.’”

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PA Foreign Ministry against US Secretary of State: "Hostility towards the Palestinian people is Antisemitism... Semitism is not exclusive to the original Jews... Zionism itself [is] antisemitic"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 29, 2019
      "The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates… said in a statement that… American Secretary of State [Mike] Pompeo has voiced a series of false positions, about which the minimum that can be said is that they are colonialist and absolutely contradict international legitimacy and international law... The Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized that hostility towards the Palestinian people is Antisemitism, and that the ugly, recurring, and deliberate Antisemitism that [US President Donald] Trump’s administration is committing against Semitic Palestine is also Antisemitism. In addition, the American administration has no right to ignore the fact that Semitism is not exclusive to the original Jews, but also includes the Arab Palestinians, and therefore any manifestation of hostility towards Palestinians is an explicit manifestation of Antisemitism. Moreover, since Zionism is hostile to Palestine, its people, and the establishment of a national homeland for the Palestinian people on the land of its homeland, this makes Zionism itself antisemitic."
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PA daily op-ed writer ‘apologizes’ for op-ed in which he called US special envoy a “mongoloid”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 8, 2019
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: "Love, peace, and apology"
      "A friend asked me about the misunderstanding that arose among some of the relatives of people that suffer from Down Syndrome and the workers and administrators of the special schools and institutions dedicated to them as a result of the confusion that arose from inaccurate reading of the message and goal of my article from four days ago, titled 'The American Prattle Syndrome.' This article intended to emphasize the failure of the American administration to pass the deal of the century (i.e., US President Trump's as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan) and all of its plans that are striving to harm the rights and fundamental principles of our Palestinian Arab people."

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Fatah official expresses PA's support for Syria, which face the same "enemy", the US and Israel; states "We must reexamine our positions... in order to deal with this enemy, who understands only the language of violence"
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 6, 2019
Headline: “Abbas Zaki talks about the government, the reconciliation, and the deal of the century”
     “Fatah Movement Central Committee member and [Fatah] Movement General Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki said that our relations with Syria are growing closer each day since the enemy is the same enemy, Israel and the US who want to bring down Syria… Zaki also said that during the Fatah delegation’s visit to Syria… the relations between Fatah and the [Syrian] Arab Socialist Party and the other parties that support Syrian President Bashar Assad became closer…
At the end of the interview, Abbas Zaki said: ‘We must reexamine our positions and establish the concept of national unity in order to deal with this enemy, who understands only the language of violence. This is because popular resistance has brought down many empires, and there must be true national unity and true unification around President Mahmoud Abbas and the PLO.’”

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Fatah official: Transferring the US embassy to Jerusalem is “a war against the Palestinian people [and] constitutes blatant aggression against the Arab nation and Islamic nation”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 5, 2019
Headline: “Fatah Revolutionary Council: The Trump administration’s policy in Jerusalem threatens the security and stability in the region”
       “Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary Fayez Abu Aita said that the current American administration’s policy and actions in occupied Jerusalem constitute a war against the Palestinian people… and threaten the security and stability in the region.
Abu Aita emphasized in a statement to [the official PA news agency] WAFA that the transfer of the American consulate to what is called ‘the American embassy in Jerusalem’ (i.e., merger of the US consulate general in Jerusalem with the US embassy on March 4, 2019) is not only a war against the Palestinian people, but rather constitutes blatant aggression against the Arab nation and Islamic nation.”

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US presidential envoy “is a mongoloid” - op-ed in official PA daily
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 3, 2019
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

      “Anyone who follows the prattle of [US Special Representative for International Negotiations] Jason Greenblatt, [US] President [Donald] Trump’s envoy in the matter of the deal of the century (i.e., referring to Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan), sees that his condition is very similar to Down Syndrome, which strikes children with mental limitations. This syndrome was classified in 1862 by British doctor John Langdon Down who published a detailed report on the matter in 1866 and at first called it Mongolism or Mongoloid Imbecility. Among other things, it causes Alzheimer, a short life expectancy, speech difficulty, and aspects connected to the shape of the eyes, chin, [and] the round high facial structure. Anyone who looks at the American envoy [Greenblatt] discovers that he has external and inner characteristics similar to those suffering from Down Syndrome: He is short, his eyes are similar to Mongoloid eyes, he prattles unrestrainedly, and is politically retarded even though he is the heir of American administrations that established an empire by Yankee standards.
The ill Greenblatt is not the only one who has Down Syndrome, for it strikes all the components of the American administration...”
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PLO Prisoners’ Affairs director emphasizes “the Palestinian leadership's adherence to its obligation to the prisoners… and to not conceding to the Israeli and American pressures calling to stop the Martyrs and prisoners' salaries”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 1, 2019
Headline: "Ramallah: Honoring the military financial staff that works on the prisoners' cause"
      "Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr honored Head of the IT Department in the Military Financial Directorate Jihad Yusuf and Director-General of Military Salaries Anis Nayfeh on Thursday [Feb. 28, 2019] at his office in Ramallah as a sign of honor for the efforts they have invested in serving the prisoners' cause and supporting them.
During the meeting… Abu Bakr emphasized the Palestinian leadership's adherence to its obligation to the prisoners and their relatives and to not conceding to the Israeli and American pressures calling to stop the Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners' salaries (rawatib) and allowances (mukhassasat) (referring to implementation of Israeli Anti “Pay-for-Slay” law that deducts terror salaries; see note–Ed.)."

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Op-ed: Israel law is “a reflection of the principle of theft and robbery as the Israeli regime’s MO since the establishment of the first armed Jewish terrorist organization, but also... of the imperialist state that sponsors Israel (i.e., the US)"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 19, 2019
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily

     “The occupation government’s decision to implement the law to deduct and freeze money that the Palestinian government pays to the families of the Martyrs (Shahids) and the prisoners… is not only a reflection of the principle of theft and robbery as the Israeli regime’s modus operandi since the establishment of the first armed Jewish terrorist organization, but also a natural reflection of the modus operandi of the imperialist state that sponsors Israel (i.e., the US)… The [Israeli] Cabinet’s decision, on the other hand, is a reflection of a modus operandi of expulsion, settlement, and colonialist occupation, which the white settler invaders implemented on the American continent when they eliminated the original residents, the Indians, by murderous means… The goal here is to make the Palestinian people without identity and without a homeland, without land and an address, and this in itself is the greatest crime of theft in history, exceeding the crime of exterminating the Indians… and the Palestinian who is prevented from returning to his home and land… is killed a thousand times today, at a time when there are human rights laws in the world.”
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PA TV filler glorifies Martyrs, praises Abbas’ reaction to terror salary law, attacks US peace plan: “The Martyrs and prisoners are the holy ones of the Palestinian memory”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 19, 2019
Official PA TV, filler

The screenshot shows the funeral of a dead terrorist wrapped in a Palestinian flag and keffiyeh (Arab headdress).
Text on screen: “The Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners are the holy ones of the Palestinian memory”


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Editorial in PA daily supports Abbas’ stance against US, tax cuts: “Palestine's money will go first to its sons, to the Martyrs and prisoners, Israeli-US policy is "delusion of the despicable racist arrogance”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 19, 2019
Excerpt of editorial by the official PA daily

      "The American administration will resort to harsher and graver pressure against [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas so that he will accept [US President Donald] Trump's Zionist deal (i.e., referring to Trump's as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan), and we are relating to this and emphasizing it because the Israeli decision to steal the Palestinian tax money today [Feb. 19, 2019] (referring to implementation of Israeli law to deduct terror salaries from PA tax money; see note below –Ed.) is nothing but an American decision basically, and President Mahmoud Abbas knows this… The American administration must understand once and for all that President Mahmoud Abbas will not be like Faust who made a pact with the devil after selling his soul to him, because the believing soul of President Mahmoud Abbas is the soul of Palestine, which is not for sale or to be bargained over… Palestine's money will go first to its sons, to the Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners. 'If we have only one penny left, it will go to these righteous people' – this is President Mahmoud Abbas' firm decision, from which he will not retreat in any way… The American-Israeli theft of Palestine's money is nothing but a delusion of the despicable racist arrogance..."

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Fatah official expresses support for Syrian regime; supports various methods of "struggle", including with weapons; condemns US peace conference and "normalization" with Israel
Source: Facebook page of Fatah’s branch in Syria, Feb. 19, 2019
Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki: “Syria’s tragedy is the Palestinian tragedy…
We have never had the fighter’s rest. We are fighting and bearing the flag in turn: once with weapons, once with popular resistance, and once with diplomatic, political, and organizational activity. If the flag falls in one arena, it is raised in another arena. Our custom is to continue [with the struggle] without relating to what is taking place around us... We have sworn that we would boycott the US, refuse the deal of the century (refers to US President Donald Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan –Ed.), and condemn anyone who attempts to implement normalization [with Israel] or bypass the PLO… No one will dare to publicly declare their treason, because their people will slaughter them even before we take any step.”
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PLO Chief Negotiator: Israeli decision to cut tax monies is “part of the Israeli-American plan to destroy the PA… Those carrying out normalization with Israel are sticking a knife in the back of the [Palestinian] people”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 18, 2019
        “PLO Executive Committee Secretary Saeb Erekat said yesterday [Feb. 17, 2019]: ‘The deduction of the salaries of the prisoners and Martyrs’ (Shahids’) families from the tax money (refers to Israeli law deducting terrorist salaries from PA tax money; see note below –Ed.), which Israel intends to carry out, is part of the Israeli-American plan to destroy the PA, in parallel with disconnecting the Gaza Strip from the West Bank. This plan is the “deal of the century” (refers to US President Donald Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan –Ed.).’
In statements that he gave to [the official PA] radio [station] The Voice of Palestine, he added that Israel will carry out this step after it has denied all of the signed agreements… Erekat turned to the Arabs and said: ‘Those who are going to Warsaw – what are they going for? You spoke about the Arab Peace Initiative. What has changed that you are rewarding [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu?’ He emphasized that those carrying out normalization with Israel are sticking a knife in the back of the [Palestinian] people.”
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PA daily op-ed: "The fact that Trump took Israel's fence as a model [for proposed Mexico wall] confirms once again how Zionist this president is… and also the racism and denial of the other that he contains"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 17, 2019
Excerpt of op-ed by Bassem Barhoum, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: "Israel and Trump's fences are racist"
      "We would be silent about the wall that American President [Donald Trump] will build on the border with Mexico and for which he declared an emergency situation. We would be silent and consider this an internal affair if Trump had not taken the racist Israeli occupation fence as an example of a successful model! And the moment Trump entered our territory, as they say, it is now our right too to respond to his racist and arrogant wall.
The fact that Trump took Israel's fence as a model confirms once again how Zionist this president is and how saturated he is with the Zionist project and believes in it, and also the racism and denial of the other that he contains within him. This president has an unprecedented insistence on the American policy and its bias in favor of and blind siding with the Zionist colonialism..."

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PA Foreign Ministry condemns Israeli decision to cut tax transfers to PA as “stealing”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 12, 2019
Headline: "The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates: We will protect our people's money according to international law"
      "The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatiates condemned the occupation's decision to steal the Palestinian tax money (i.e., refers to Israeli law to deduct terror salaries from PA tax money; see note below) under false excuses and pretexts, and in a way that contradicts all of the agreements that were signed and the Israeli commitments on this matter. It also considered this an inseparable part of the occupation's comprehensive and open war against our people, its leadership, and its firm and legal national rights, and as an attempt to destroy the foundations of our people standing firm on all of the land of our homeland and its adherence to the basic principles of its national rights.”
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Editorial in official PA daily: US-led Warsaw Conference is "a plan to carry out a 'holocaust' against this [Palestinian] cause"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 10, 2019
Excerpt of editorial by the official PA daily 

     "The [American] administration can’t do this. Through the Warsaw Conference it wishes… to establish new alliances for the purpose of false wars and the consolidation of an arrangement for the Palestinian cause, while relying on [US President Donald] Trump's Zionist deal (apparently referring to Trump's as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan –Ed.) as a basis for this arrangement, which is nothing but a plan to carry out a 'holocaust' against this cause, the most just cause of the current age…
Perhaps it is not a coincidence that Warsaw will serve as the site for the convening of this conference [on] the American administration's failed deal; this is the just ruse of history, which wishes to remind humanity that the holocausts of racist eradication that Nazi Germany carried out in Poland can happen again today as a result of this American policy. It wishes to turn Warsaw – as the Nazis did – into an arena of holocaust of eradication against a small, oppressed, and tortured people, the Palestinian people."
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Palestinian factions oppose US calls on PA to participate in international conference in Warsaw
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 10, 2019
Headline: “The [Palestinian National and Islamic] Forces in Ramallah and El-Bireh: Whoever is present at the Warsaw Conference is outside of the national consensus”
     “The [Palestinian] National and Islamic Forces of the Ramallah and El-Bireh district condemned Washington’s calls to hold the Warsaw Conference (see note below –Ed.) in order to present parts of what is called ‘the deal of the century’ (refers to US President Donald Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan –Ed.). They again expressed their opposition to any mediation, effort, or idea of the US due to its full partnership with the occupation… In a statement, the forces yesterday [Feb. 9, 2019] warned against the attempts to bypass the Palestinian people’s legal bodies. They said that anyone who is present at this conference is outside of the national consensus and only represents himself.”
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PA daily editorial: Trump is threatening world peace
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 3, 2019
Official PA daily editorial

     “After US President Donald Trump suspended his country’s commitments in the framework of the intermediate-range nuclear missiles treaty (i.e., the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty), and threatened to completely leave it within six months… it is clearly seen that Trump and his current administration are seeking nothing but to create crises for the entire world. Moreover, he is now threatening world peace, and through these positions he is paving the way for a new arms race, and perhaps for a war that will not be cold…
A fact that the international community must recognize is that when American President Trump, together with his current administration, announced the deal of the century (referring to Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan –Ed.), he just declared war against a just and possible peace in the Middle East.”

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PLO Chief Negotiator: “The US is the one that has destroyed the peace process… and is not fit to serve as a partner or mediator in the peace process”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 3, 2019
      “PLO Executive Committee Secretary [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat said… that the US is the one that has destroyed the peace process following all of its decisions regarding the Palestinians, and therefore it is not fit to serve as a partner or mediator in the peace process.”

Saeb Erekat also holds the position of PLO Chief Negotiator.
Fatah official glorifies Fatah’s history of terror attacks; PA is “proud of the fact that we are the only ones in the world that have said ‘no’ to Trump”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 3, 2019
Headline: “Abu Rudeina: Fatah will overcome all of the plots to eliminate our national cause”
     “Fatah Movement Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Ideology Nabil Abu Rudeina said that Fatah – thanks to its leadership that has adhered to the national principles, thanks to the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) blood and the prisoners’ sacrifice, and thanks to the resolve of its activists and young people – will continue to defend the national enterprise and overcome all of the plots to eliminate our national cause… Abu Rudeina noted: ‘Fatah, which has triumphed over all of its enemies since the beginning of its activities in 1965, is now capable – in responsibility and competence – of defending the land and protecting our national unity. We can be proud of the fact that we are the only ones in the world that have said ‘no’ to [US President Donald] Trump and to everyone that is attempting to nullify our existence, our rights, and our national enterprise, which will triumph due to the motivation of the young people and the spirit of the Palestinian people.’”

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Fatah official: US is leading “plots” against the Palestinians, including recognizing Jerusalem as “the capital of the Zionist entity”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 2, 2019
Headline: “Zaki welcomes the chairman of the General Union of Palestinian Communities in Europe”
       “Fatah Movement Central Committee member and [Fatah] General Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki welcomed Chairman of the General Union of Palestinian Communities in Europe Ali Al-Qadi yesterday [Jan. 1, 2019]… Zaki welcomed Al-Qadi’s visit to Palestine… and briefed him on the difficult and dangerous situation of the Palestinian cause as a result of the plots that the US, led by [US President Donald] Trump, is leading against the Palestinian people’s legitimate rights – which began with his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Zionist entity and transfer of his embassy to it… Zaki emphasized that the situation necessitates Palestinian unity… in order to deal with the Zionist lobby, which is working to harm the image of the Palestinian national struggle.”

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PLO official: US is trying to eliminate the PA through lawsuits
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 25, 2019
      "Secretary-General of the [Palestinian] Popular Struggle Front and PLO Executive Committee member Ahmed Majdalani said: '[US President Donald] Trump's administration, in constant coordination with the occupation state, is striving to destroy the Palestinian national economy by opening cases and submitting lawsuits one after the other against the PA (i.e., apparently referring to the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act of 2018; see note below), as part of its plan with many goals to eliminate the Palestinian cause, target the leadership, and bring down the PA.'
Majdalani said this yesterday [Jan. 24, 2019] during a meeting at his office in Ramallah with Moroccan Ambassador Muhammad Hamzaoui and Tunisian Ambassador Habib Ben Farah… Majdalani also condemned what is called 'the Warsaw Conference,' for which the American administration is calling, titled Middle East Security,' as what threatens the stability and security in the Middle East is the occupation's terror, which is supported by the Americans; and the path to peace and security in the Middle East passes through the resolution of the Palestinian cause. He again emphasized the call to Arab states not to participate in the summit, and to adhere to the Arab Peace Initiative as it stands."
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Palestinian factions express support for Venezuelan dictator: "The Palestinian and Venezuelan peoples face the same enemy – which is the US"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 25, 2019
          "Dozens of citizens participated yesterday [Jan. 24, 2019] in a solidarity vigil before the Venezuela Delegation in Ramallah in protest against the failed coup attempt against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro (Maduro's reelection in 2018 is not recognized by most of the international community, and the US and others have encouraged support for the opposition leader; see note below –Ed.), and blamed the US for sponsoring this coup. The participants in the vigil, which was organized by the [Palestinian] National and Islamic Forces, waved slogans that condemn the coup attempt, support President Maduro, and express appreciation for Venezuela’s positions in favor of our people. They also again voiced calls of anger and condemnation over the interference of the US and its president, Donald Trump, in the internal affairs of some states..."
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PLO official supports Venezuelan president and attacks US's condemnation
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 25, 2019
      "Secretary-General of the [Palestinian] Popular Struggle Front and PLO Executive Committee member Ahmed Majdalani… said in a statement: 'The blatant American interference in states' affairs, as is happening in Venezuela, is a direct continuation of the policy of [US President Donald] Trump’s administration, whose goal is to usurp the will of the peoples.' He added that the principle of states' sovereignty and non-interference in their internal affairs is a democratic diplomatic norm, and that the coup attempt against the legitimacy of elected [Venezuelan] President Nicolás Maduro (Maduro's reelection in 2018 is not recognized by most of the international community, and the US and others have encouraged support for the opposition leader; see note below –Ed.) is worthy of condemnation, at a time when the entire world is calling for freedom and democracy, while the Trump administration is acting with 'political arrogance.' Majdalani continued: 'We are the greatest victims of the policy of the Trump administration, which has proven to the entire world that it does not protect human rights or democracy, but rather is acting as if it is the world's policeman that wants to impose agendas, take over peoples' resources, and steal their freedom.'"
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Fatah attacks US envoy to Middle East who responded to PMW bulletin
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 10, 2019

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “[US Envoy to the Middle East Jason] Greenblatt wrote on his personal [Twitter] page about Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman [and Fatah Central Committee member] brother Mahmoud Al-Aloul ‘Abu Jihad’ that he was present at a ceremony where pictures of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and [US President Donald] Trump and the deal of the century (i.e., Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan) were burned in Nablus.”

Text in tweet: “Mahmoud Al-Aloul, a Fatah/PA leader, was recently at a ceremony where a coffin with photos of @POTUS & @Netanyahu were burned. Disgraceful & disgusting. Stunts like this only harm Palestinians. Once again – time to get serious if you want to help Palestinians.”

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Op-ed: Western colonialism tried to "erase the Palestinian identity, history, and existence" and established Israel "to serve the goals of the capitalist West at the expense of the Jews, who were misled in the name of religion"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 8, 2019
Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

   "Western colonialism in general, and British colonialism in particular – in cooperation with the Zionist movement, and later with its physical base, the colonialist State of Israel – attempted during the 30 years of the Mandate, from 1917 to 1948, to change the social, demographic, economic, and legal systems on the ground in order to erase the Palestinian identity, history, and existence, and to establish the rogue state [Israel]. This was in order to serve the goals of the capitalist West at the expense of the Jews, who were misled in the name of religion, and in the name of slogans preparing the groundwork for negating the other – such as 'a land without a people for a people without a land,' 'the promised land,' and 'your land, Israel, from the Nile [River] to the Euphrates [River].' Simultaneously, hundreds of thousands of Jewish, Zionist, and other immigrants, some of whom were escaping – to anywhere – from the tragedy and hell of European fascism and Nazism, were brought [to Palestine]… They established the colonialist State of Israel."
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Abbas’ Fatah deputy participates in burning of coffin with photos of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and US President Trump
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 3, 2019

Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Nablus commemorates the 54th anniversary of the L aunch (Intilaqa) of the Fatah Movement and the Palestinian revolution in the presence of [Fatah] Movement Deputy Chairman and Fatah Movement Central Committee member brother fighter Mahmoud Al-Aloul”

The image shows Fatah Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul addressing the crowd at the event in Nablus for “the Launch” (Intilaqa) of Fatah, commemorated on the day of its first attempted terror attack. Members of the crowd are waving Palestinian flags and Fatah flags bearing the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas; Palestinian flags and Fatah flags are also hanging over the crowd.
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PA district governor: Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as “a capital for the Jews” was “the most dangerous thing in history”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 24, 2018
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, special episode for Christmas at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, hosting Bethlehem District Governor Kamel Hamid

Bethlehem District Governor Kamel Hamid: “The plot against our people has not ended. That is to say, the most dangerous [plot] - that has served as a precedent - when American President [Donald Trump] announced the transfer of the [US] embassy [to Jerusalem]. He did not [just] transfer the embassy; he [also] announced that [Jerusalem] is a capital for the Jews – and this is the most dangerous thing in history.”

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PA daily op-ed glorifies terrorists that killed 3 as “heroic Martyrs”, attacks Trump and demonizes Israelis
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 15, 2018
Excerpt of op-ed by Yahya Rabah, a columnist for the official PA daily and member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza

    "The significance of the spilling of Israeli blood lies in the fact that it occurred after the reverberating failure of the American proposal at the [UN] General Assembly, which wanted to mark Hamas as a terror [organization] (see note below –Ed.). This American resolution failed in a shameful manner... Therefore, we saw [US President Donald] Trump agitated and pitiful because his proposal failed, and this idiot returned to babbling about what he has already babbled about in the past, and threatened to punish the states that voted against his resolution and brought it down with great shame! By Allah, is this man suitable to be the president of the US? He does nothing but fail, and only receives slaps on the cheek!
The second criminal, [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, sent his army in great numbers and laid siege to the Ramallah and El-Bireh district! […]
Heroic Martyr (Shahid) Ashraf Na'alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) and heroic Martyr Saleh Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered baby and wounded 7)… are Palestinian Martyrs, who came from the Palestinian time and experienced the bitter Palestinian experience. Each one of them is a rose that grew out of a wound, and the wound is Palestinian, and they will be born one million and one times in the names of new heroes that will be born in the fields of Palestinian creativity."
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PLO Chief Negotiator celebrates the UN’s failure to condemn Hamas and its actions, calls US Ambassador Haley’s defense of Israel “shameful and unethical”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 8, 2018
Headline: "The PLO: What took place at the UN is a victory for the Palestinian unity against the American-Israeli arrogance"

"PLO Executive Committee Secretary [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat emphasized that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, the PLO Executive Committee, the Fatah Movement Central Committee, and the Palestinian [PA] national unity government granted a victory to the Palestinian unity and placed the supreme Palestinian interests above all other considerations. This was when they stood against the unjust American-Israeli attempts to consider the Hamas Movement a terrorist movement, which [US Ambassador to the UN] Nikki Haley hoped would be the high point of her blind bias in favor of the occupation and her shameful and unethical defense of the war crimes that the occupation authority, Israel, commits. Erekat said in a statement yesterday [Dec. 7, 2018]: 'History will remember unfavorably Nikki Haley’s approach towards the Palestinian people’s legal national rights and its right to freedom, independence, and the realization of the independence of the State of Palestine in the June 4, 1967 borders, whose capital is East Jerusalem.’"

Saeb Erekat also holds the position of PLO Chief Negotiator.

UN Resolution condemning Hamas - The US proposed a resolution to condemn the terror organization Hamas for firing rockets into Israel and inciting violence, and demanding that it and other terrorist groups such as Islamic Jihad cease their terror activities, including the use of airborne incendiaries. The proposal was voted on by the UN General Assembly on Dec. 6, 2018. Although it received a majority of the votes, the proposal did not receive the two thirds needed to be ratified.
Op-ed in official PA daily: Hamas is carrying out a “legitimate struggle,” failed US sponsored resolution declaring Hamas a terror organization heralds Trump’s disgrace and Netanyahu’s fall
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 8, 2018
Excerpt of op-ed by Yahya Rabah, a columnist for the official PA daily and member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza

    "And thus the day of the vote at the UN General Assembly on the American proposed resolution, which is 100% in Israel's favor, arrived.
The Palestinian leadership invested a supreme effort through Palestinian diplomacy and through its international connections in order to thwart the proposed resolution – which means thwarting American President Donald Trump and his diplomacy that is losing its grip – this proposal, which sought to accuse Hamas of terror over a legitimate struggle it is carrying out, and which is the right of every people that is under occupation according to international law and the international bodies (sic., apparently refers to Palestinian claim that UN Resolution 3236 legitimizes violence; see note below). The US suffered this failure for Israel and Trump suffered this slap on behalf of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, and the failure of the American resolution opened an especially wide door, whose title is that every failure of Netanyahu is Trump's failure, and every disgrace of Trump is a warning about the fall of Netanyahu."

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Fatah official condemns US-led anti-Hamas resolution; says Fatah "opposes making any accusation of terror against Palestinians in any form;" condemns Arab countries’ normalization with Israel
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 21, 2018
      “Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner of Treasury and Economy] Muhammad Shtayyeh said two days ago [Nov. 19, 2018] that Fatah is ready for a full national reconciliation [with Hamas]… He emphasized that the Palestinian position, which opposes the so-called ‘deal of the century’ (referring to US President Donald Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan –Ed.), was adopted following the decisions and steps that the Trump administration actually took... Shtayyeh added: ‘America wanted to lead us to a political massacre, through which it would eliminate the Palestinian national cause.’
Shtayyeh emphasized that Fatah opposes the draft resolution being formulated in the American Congress to condemn the Hamas Movement. He explained that the [Fatah] Movement opposes making any accusation of terror against Palestinians in any form…
Shtayyeh also spoke about the topic of normalization. He said that it is sad to see that the Arab Peace Initiative is being ignored, and that Israeli is being given what it desires without paying the political price. He also noted that the secret normalization process has become overt, and this means that the Arab Peace Initiative has been cancelled and that the Palestinians must depend on themselves.”

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Fatah official denies having said that the US terror list is “a badge of honor on the chest of everyone whose name was included”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 15, 2018
Headline: “Zaki denies statements that were attributed to him regarding those who were put on the terror lists”

“Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki denied that he gave any statements on the matter of who was put on the terror lists.
He called on all of the media outlets to be careful about precision when quoting statements and giving information.”
Fatah official declares US terror lists are “a source of pride to our Palestinian people and a badge of honor” to those named as terrorists
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Nov. 14, 2018
Headline: “Abbas Zaki: The American terror lists are a badge of honor for Saleh Al-Arouri”

“Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki said that the American terrorist lists that were published yesterday (Tuesday) [Nov. 13, 2018] are a source of pride to our Palestinian people and a badge of honor on the chest of everyone whose name was included on these lists.
In a press statement, Zaki explained that the American decision to put the senior [Hamas] official [and founder of the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing] Saleh Al-Arouri on the terror lists reflects the arbitrary American bias [in favor of Israel], and [America’s] practical contribution to the hostile treatment of our people and standing against its aspiration for freedom.
Zaki called on the free people of the world to come out against the American actions, which sponsor terror, and not to recognize any list that is published on the basis of its solidarity with the Israeli project in the region.
Zaki explained that the American decisions will not affect our people’s struggle and its leaders’ path.”
Pictures of Trump and Netanyahu with red crosses on their faces at event honoring Arafat at Nablus branch of Al-Quds Open University
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 10, 2018

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Official PA TV reporter: “The activities to mark the 14th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of founding commander Yasser Arafat (i.e., founder of the PLO and Fatah terror organizations in the 1960s, and former chairman of the PA) and the 30th anniversary of the [Palestinian] declaration of independence continue. Here, at the Nablus branch of Al-Quds Open University, the student union council and the [Fatah] Shabiba Student Movement are holding an exhibit of photographs that presents the commander’s life.”

Visual: In the screenshot showing the exhibit, pictures of US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are seen on the floor with a red “X” over each one.

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Op-ed in official PA daily claims US President Trump “suffers from intellectual and ideological emptiness,” and has made the US into a “direct enemy state”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 10, 2018
Excerpt of op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza

Headline: "The normalization competitions with Israel are cheap competitions"

"These days people are ascending the world stage who are plotting terrible plots against us – new players, the most prominent of whom is [US President] Donald Trump who has moved the US from the role of the mediator to a direct enemy state, and who suffers from intellectual and ideological emptiness. He has formed an alliance with Christian-Jewish groups in the US that espouse a different Christian school of thought and believe in the Jewish myths much more than many sectors among the Jews themselves."
Balfour depicted as Dracula in PA daily cartoon
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 10, 2018

The cartoon shows former British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour depicted with bloody vampire fangs, and wearing a black Count Dracula cape.
Text on cartoon in English and Arabic: “Balfour”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate “responsible for putting into effect the declaration,” which led to the UN vote in 1947 and the establishment of the State of Israel.
PA daily op-ed to Jewish Israelis: “You are victims of a plan of fraud” by the “colonial powers” since Balfour “made a promise to your foreign forefathers who have no right to the land of our homeland Palestine”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 4, 2018
Excerpt of op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, a Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily

     "With the passing of 100 years since the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), the message must be conveyed to the Jewish Israelis, and particularly those among them who were and still are victims of systematic fraud. We say to them with full sincerity: You are victims of a plan of fraud by the greatest colonial powers in the world, since British Foreign Secretary [Arthur] Balfour made a promise to your foreign forefathers who have no right to the land of our homeland Palestine, and until [US President Donald] Trump, who promised you to destroy our spirit, our culture, and our identity when he realized his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of your state… Jewish Israelis, what you need to know is that Great Britain scorned your human value when it used your forefathers as a colonial pawn in the region. That is what Balfour did, who whispered to you unprecedented hatred and prevented you from seeking refuge in Britain during the period when you fled from the rest of Europe. All Balfour did was to export your problem to our land, and colonialist Britain did indeed succeed in using you. Today, Donald Trump is using you so that he will be able to execute his colonialist agenda."

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Fatah and PLO official says the Balfour Declaration “still inspires the occupation to continue the acts of ethnic cleansing and eliminating the Palestinian presence”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 3, 2018
Headline: “On the 101st anniversary of the Balfour Promise: demanding that Britain correct the historical error”

“The Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) demanded that Britain recognize the Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem and the return of the refugees to their homes according to the decisions of the international bodies.
In a statement for the 101st anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the Palestinian National Council again emphasized its demand that the British government act to correct the historical error that it committed when it deceitfully gave the Jews a right to establish a homeland for themselves in Palestine, as part of a historical precedent of injustice, ethnic cleansing, aggression, and violation of the principles of international law…
PLO Executive Committee Secretary Saeb Erekat emphasized that our people, wherever it is located – in the homeland, in the diaspora, and in the refugee camps – will remain fortified in its historical right to self-determination on its land and will not leave, regardless of the price…
He added: ‘Over 100 years ago, Britain facilitated the process of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, and with blatant contempt for the global principles of justice, it celebrated this “event” last year and adhered to and took pride in its colonialist error and its denial of our Palestinian people’s rights. Unfortunately, the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) still inspires the occupation to continue the acts of ethnic cleansing and eliminating the Palestinian presence, alongside the unlimited support of the American administration and its peace team in eliminating the Palestinian cause and redefining it according to a modern colonialist criterion.’”

Saeb Erekat also serves as Fatah Central Committee member and PLO Chief Negotiator.
Fatah Movement: “the Balfour Promise was tantamount to the elimination of the Palestinian national identity”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 2, 2018
Headline: “The factions on the anniversary of the ominous Balfour [Promise]: The Palestinian right will not be revoked, not by Balfour's promises nor those of Trump”

“The Fatah Movement again emphasized that the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) is a historic crime, and a crime of the elimination of the Palestinian people’s political and humanitarian rights in broad daylight. It also demanded that Britain recognize the independent and sovereign State of Palestine whose capital is Jerusalem, as a first sign of a practical apology for the crime that it committed 100 years ago.
In a Fatah statement that was published by the [Fatah] Commission of Information, Culture, and Ideology for the 101st anniversary of the Balfour Promise that occurs every year on November 2, it was stated: ‘The Palestinian people believes in its historical and natural right to its homeland of Palestine, and that the colonialist logic of force that imposed the Balfour Promise and led to the establishment of the colonialist settlement entity on our land will not remain forever.’
Fatah added in its statement: ‘The world understands along with us that the Balfour Promise was tantamount to the elimination of the Palestinian national identity in broad daylight, and did not rely on any legal justification according to international law. We considered and still consider it the basis of the conflict in Palestine, and the beginning of the Palestinian people’s humanitarian tragedy and suffering and the creation of the refugees’ issue.’”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.”

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Abbas: “The Martyrs and their families are sacred, [so are] the wounded and the prisoners. We must pay all of them”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 28, 2018

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas:
"I say this to everyone – the salaries of our Martyrs, prisoners, and wounded are a red line. They [Israel] try by all means, and exert pressure by all means, and they continue to exert: 'It cannot be that you will pay.' And they’ll even deduct our money that’s in their hands. They’ll deduct from it the amount that we pay to the Martyrs. We have said that this is a red line and we will not allow [it]. From 1965 until now, this matter is sacred to us. The Martyrs and their families are sacred, [and so are] the wounded and the prisoners. We must pay all of them. If one penny remains in our hands it is for them and not for the living."
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Palestinian student movement workshop named after terrorist teaches youth about the “ominous Balfour Promise”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 26, 2018
“The Fatah Movement’s Qalqilya branch held a workshop yesterday [Oct. 25, 2018] for the [Fatah] Shabiba Student Movement and for the staff training and preparation committee regarding the history of Palestine, the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel), the displacement, and the establishment of the [Fatah] Movement, under the name ‘Martyr Abu Ali Iyad Workshop,’ at the branch’s official building in Qalqilya…
During the workshop the guides surveyed the history of the Palestinian cause, and particularly the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) in 1917, which led to the establishment of the Israeli entity on the land of Palestine and the expulsion of its [Arab] residents to exile.”

The article includes an image from the workshop. The poster on the wall behind the guides features a picture of former PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat on the left, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on the right, and in the middle is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Abu Ali Iyad was appointed head of Fatah military operations in 1966 and was responsible for several terror attacks. The attacks included a bombing in the town of Beit Yosef in northern Israel on April 25, 1966 (injuring 3 people), and placing bombs in the town of Margaliot in northern Israel on July 19, 1966. He was killed in 1971 in Jordan by the Jordanian army when it forced Fatah members out of the country.


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PLO attacks US anti-terror law
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 12, 2018
   “The [PLO] Executive Committee condemned the fact that US President Donald Trump ratified the war on terror law, in whose framework any American citizen can sue any external body that he accuses of terror, supporting terror, or responsibility for any act of terror – which requires a comprehensive reexamination of the acceptance of aid from the US to Palestine (it is unclear whether the US or the PA should reexamine the acceptance of aid.” The US law referred to is from early October 2018 which allows US courts to seize assets from entities receiving foreign aid, enabling American terror victims to sue the PA –Ed.).”
PLO calls US President Trump’s Middle East peace plan “humorous and dubious,” says one of the goals of the Palestinian national project is “the release of all of the prisoners”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 12, 2018
Headline: “The [PLO] Executive Committee emphasized its absolute rejection of the plan to divide the Gaza Strip from the West Bank and Jerusalem”

“The PLO Executive Committee emphasized its absolute rejection of the plan to divide the Gaza Strip from the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and considered this the fulcrum of the humorous and dubious ‘deal of the century’ (refers to US President Donald Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan –Ed.) and of the racist [Jewish] nation-state law, whose goal is to destroy the Palestinian national project – a project that is expressed by the realization of the independence of the sovereign State of Palestine, whose capital is East Jerusalem, in the June 4, 1967 borders, a resolution of all the final status issues, including the issue of the refugees according to UN Resolution 194, and the release of all of the prisoners.”

Jewish Nation-State Law – law passed by the Israeli Parliament on July 19, 2018, which codifies in Israel's Basic Law that Israel is the home of the Jewish nation with Jerusalem its capital, and the Hebrew calendar its official calendar. It establishes Hebrew as the sole official language and grants Arabic a special status, and it recognizes Jewish and Israeli holidays, memorial days, and the Jewish Sabbath as national holidays and days of rest - while guaranteeing the right of all Israeli citizens and residents to celebrate their holidays and days of rest. The law, which passed with 62 in favor, 55 against, and 2 abstentions, has sparked controversy within Israeli society.

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Editorial in official PA daily rejoices at the news of US Ambassador Haley leaving her post, calling her the “the most ugly, arrogant, and conceited racist voice”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 11, 2018
Excerpt of an editorial of the official PA daily

Headline: “Bye bye, Haley”

“Whether US Ambassador to the UN [Nikki] Haley quit or was fired – and that is the more reasonable option – the house of international legitimacy [the UN] is finally rid of the most ugly, arrogant, and conceited racist voice…
In effect, Haley was nothing more than a source of tension at the UN, and what is more – a source that incites to more violence and aggression, especially regarding her frantic defense of Israel, whose army snipes at children on the Gaza border (apparently refers to defensive measures against violent March of Return protests; see note below –Ed.)! We have no doubt that the house of international legitimacy is living in a relaxed atmosphere now…
The possibility that Haley was fired is more reasonable and logical than that she submitted her resignation of her own will because she ‘wants to rest.’ There are international political circles in which it is said that states with considerable importance in the international community advised the US to remove Haley from the UN. According to other news items, financial and administrative corruption by Haley and her differences of opinion with the [US] State Department are hiding behind the dismissal. Regardless of the situation, today Haley is out of history, which says to her: ‘Bye bye, Haley.’”

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley announced her resignation on Oct. 9, 2018. The announcement was made in a joint briefing with US President Donald Trump, who said Haley had informed him of her decision to resign citing her desire “to take a break,” and that Haley’s resignation would take effect by the end of 2018.

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Cartoon portrays Trump snatching US aid from a young boy representing Palestinians
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 10, 2018

The cartoon shows US President Donald Trump - with an Israeli military jet with a Star of David on it depicted as a bird of prey perched on one arm. With his other arm, he is snatching US aid away from a Palestinian boy who's kicking a stone at him.
This refers to the recent US decision to stop providing funding to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East).
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PLO committee “emphasized its pride in the legendary resolve of our brave prisoners… [and] will continue to take care of the families of the Martyrs, the prisoners, and the wounded,” despite the US and Israel
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 8, 2018
     “At its meeting yesterday [Oct. 7, 2018] in Ramallah, led by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, the [PLO] Executive Committee repeated its previous decisions and that which was said in President [Abbas’] speech before the [UN] General Assembly – in other words, resistance to the American administration being a partner or mediator in the peace process. It considered [the administration] part of the problem and not part of the solution… [The committee] emphasized its pride in the legendary resolve of our brave prisoners, who are continuing in their struggle and in their defiance towards the Israeli jailor in all areas. It also emphasized that it will continue to take care of the families of the Martyrs (Shahids), the prisoners, and the wounded, regardless of how much the American administration and the Israeli government exaggerate in the policy of blackmail and thuggery.”
US President Trump depicted as shark in official PA daily cartoon
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 7, 2018
Cartoon posted in the official PA daily

The cartoon shows a depiction of US President Donald Trump, recognizable by his hair, as a shark with its mouth gaping open and only its fin showing above water. On its fin is perched a dove with an olive branch in its beak.
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PA Foreign Ministry attacks US Ambassador Friedman: “A typical extremist right-wing Israeli, first a Jew and then an American despicable racist”… Friedman’s “ilk” are “the enemies of humanity”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 3, 2018
      “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said that the statements of extremist US Ambassador [to Israel] David Friedman, who emphasized that Israel’s security takes precedence over the establishment of a Palestinian state (see note below –Ed.), ‘prove that he is the senior official who is most dangerous to the Palestinian cause, to our people’s rights, and to peace, stability, and security in the region.’ It added that ‘His positions are a mark of shame on the forehead of the US.’ In a statement it published yesterday [Oct. 2, 2018], the ministry condemned the blind American bias in favor of the occupation and settlements, and Friedman’s ominous statements to the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation. It emphasized that his positions are not surprising, as he is a typical extremist right-wing Israeli, first a Jew and then an American, and belongs to the racist settlement movement that denies the existence of the Palestinians on this land. The ministry said that despicable racist thinking like this is expressed only by Friedman’s ilk, the enemies of humanity who belong to a culture of hatred, racism, blind enmity, and anti-enlightenment towards everything Palestinian…"

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US embassy is “American settlement” says Palestinian journalist union
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 1, 2018
Headline: “The [Palestinian] Journalists’ Syndicate calls to boycott the meeting to which ‘the American settlement’ in Jerusalem issued invitations”

“The [Palestinian] Journalists’ Syndicate demanded to boycott the meeting to which ‘the American Settlement’ in Jerusalem (i.e., the US embassy) invited a few Palestinian journalists.
In a statement that it published yesterday evening [Sept. 30, 2018], the syndicate condemned the fact that ‘the American settlement’ dared to invite a few Palestinian journalists to the meeting. It viewed this as unprecedented insolence, ‘as the American administration (the administration [of US President Donald] Trump) [parentheses in source] is acting to eliminate all aspects of the Palestinian cause – political, national, and historical – and despite this, is attempting to insult the intelligence by inviting Palestinian journalists to a meeting at its embassy, which it has transferred to Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the State of Palestine, in blatant violation of the international conventions and laws.’”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
The US embassy was transferred from Tel Aviv and opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 according to the Gregorian calendar.
Cartoon in official PA daily shows soldier with large nose marching in US President Trump’s tie, with background of destroyed buildings
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 30, 2018
Cartoon published in the official PA daily

The cartoon shows a soldier, apparently Israeli, with a seemingly large nose, marching on US President Donald Trump’s tie, the bottom of which drapes on the ground like a red carpet, as Trump points him forward. In the background are the ruins of buildings.
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Fatah youth movement makes statement in support of “providing full aid” to terrorist prisoners and families of martyrs, expresses “absolute rejection of all of the American administration’s attempts”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 28, 2018
Headline: “The [PA] president sent a handwritten letter to the young Palestinians through Fatah’s Shabiba”

“The secretariat of the Fatah Shabiba [Youth] Movement in the northern districts (i.e., the West Bank) emphasized in a press release that it is a national position and an obligation of every Palestinian who is committed to their basic principles and national rights to support the position of [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] in his national campaign against the racist American administration, the occupation state, and their aggression against the Palestinian people and its firm rights, and also in his decisive adherence to providing full aid to the families of the Martyrs (Shahids), the prisoners, the wounded, and the fighters, and in his absolute rejection of all of the American administration’s attempts, its crimes against Jerusalem – the capital of the future Palestinian state, and the bypassing of the [Palestinian refugees’] right of return through attempts to dry up UNRWA’s (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) sources of aid (refers to cutting of US aid to UNRWA; see note below –Ed.).”

US President Donald Trump's administration announced on Aug. 31, 2018 that it was immediately cutting all $360 million of annual American funding to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East). Explaining the decision, the US State Department said, "The fundamental business model and fiscal practices that have marked UNRWA for years – tied to UNRWA’s endlessly and exponentially expanding community of entitled beneficiaries – is simply unsustainable and has been in crisis mode for many years. The United States will no longer commit further funding to this irredeemably flawed operation."

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Op-ed in official PA daily calls US President Trump a "bully," says he "acts like a gang boss and like a highway bandit," and that his speech at the UN contained a "satanic and arrogant spirit"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 27, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

     “[US] President Donald Trump gave his speech two days ago [Sept. 25, 2018] at the opening meeting of the UN General Assembly’s 73rd session. If only he had not talked and not addressed the leaders of the states and nations, because it would have been more appropriate and dignified for the US if the populist and arrogant real estate man had been silent... In addition to this, in the same speech the new cowboy blatantly threatened a sovereign state – Venezuela – and its president. He announced that his administration will attack [Venezuelan] President Nicolás Maduro (sic., he announced additional sanctions on Maduro’s regime given the humanitarian crisis there), and unequivocally incited the army to carry out a coup against a president who was legally elected (sic., Trump did not call for a military coup). He also attacked socialism as if his capitalist system is in better shape… Regarding the Palestinian cause and the peace process, anyone who listened to Trump’s speech noticed that the man acts like a gang boss and like a highway bandit, and at the same time, like a terrified man who is afraid of Israel and its allies…
He declared that the US is an empire and the leader of the world, as if he was sending the following message to all of the central bodies in the world: ‘The US is your master, your leader, and your source of authority. You have no choice but to submit to its will!’ (sic., Trump said exactly the opposite; see note below) This satanic and arrogant spirit is what was contained in the populist Trump’s speech.”
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Cartoon in official PA daily depicts US President Trump as a bulldozer operated by an IDF soldier
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 22, 2018
Cartoon published in the official PA daily

The cartoon depicts US President Donald Trump as a bulldozer being driven by an Israeli soldier with a Star of David on his helmet. The bulldozer is approaching shacks, about to devour them.
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PA PM attacks the US administration: “The illegal American decisions come one after the other in order to deny the facts, and to attempt to subdue our people and break our resolve”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 20, 2018
Headline: "Hamdallah: The decisions of the US will not succeed in forcing our people to relinquish its rights"

"[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said that the US can stop its aid to our people, threaten to put an end to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East), and close our embassy in Washington, but it will not succeed in forcing our people to relinquish its rights…
During his speech at the ceremony [to award] the Palestine Exporter Prize for 2018 that was held yesterday [Sept. 19, 2018] in Ramallah, Hamdallah added: 'The plots around us are intensifying in order to bypass our people’s cause and prevent the establishment of our independent state in the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital. The illegal American decisions come one after the other in order to deny the facts, and to attempt to subdue our people and break our resolve.' He emphasized that this will not prevent us from following the diplomatic and legal path along which [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas is advancing."

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Abbas spokesman says Jared Kushner made “an attempt at deception and a forgery of the history of Jerusalem”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 15, 2018
Headline: “Abu Rudeina: There will be no peace without the two-state solution and East Jerusalem as the State of Palestine’s capital”

“Official [PA] Presidential Office Spokesman [and Fatah Central Committee member] Nabil Abu Rudeina said that [US Senior Presidential Advisor] Jared Kushner’s statements to the newspaper The New York Times show ignorance regarding the reality of the conflict, and constitute an attempt at deception and a forgery of the history of Jerusalem and its Islamic and Christian holy sites…
He also said: ‘The American understanding of the matters expresses an irresponsible policy that will lead to a destructive vacuum, and constitutes a true danger to the international legal system.’”
Op-ed in official PA daily refers to the “US and Israel’s plan to build ‘the greater Middle East’ and destroy and crush the Arab states”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 15, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “Oslo and Hamas”

“Whoever followed the Hamas Movement’s views on the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Oslo Accords noticed that its various levels of leadership declared positions condemning the Accords, and of course that this was the position at the time of their [the Accords’] signing at the White House on Sept. 13, 1993. The position of the Muslim Brotherhood Movement branch in Palestine was not summed up by [just] condemnation and rejection of the Accords, but rather they even dared to accuse the legitimate leadership of the PLO in its entirety, and [PLO and PA] President Mahmoud Abbas in particular, of treason…
Why has Hamas still not left behind the matter of the coup (refers to 2007 Hamas takeover of Gaza –Ed.), even though 12 years have passed? And who is running inside the maze of Israel and [US President Donald] Trump’s America, and passing the deal of the century (refers to Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan –Ed.) in exchange for statements in Gaza? Was the coup against the national legitimacy in the middle of 2007 not tantamount to the spearhead of the Muslim Brotherhood Movement’s entry into the US and Israel’s plan to build ‘the greater Middle East’ and destroy and crush the Arab states, Egypt, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Tunisia, Syria, and Yemen?”

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PLO official: “From now on we will return to using the expression ‘the American imperialism’ and not ‘the American administration’”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 15, 2018
Official PA TV program From the Interior, on the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel and the Palestinian national and Islamic factions calling for a general strike against the Jewish Nation-State Law on Oct. 1, 2018, hosting PLO Executive Committee member, Secretary-General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF), and head of the PLO Department of Labor and Planning Ahmed Majdalani

Official PA TV host: “Do you see that after all these developments there is a possibility for a two-state solution, particularly after [the displaying of] the American position that supports Israel?”

PLO Executive Committee member and head of the PLO Department of Labor and Planning Ahmed Majdalani: “Look, this is an issue of struggle, an issue of struggle with the Israeli occupation and with the American imperialism. From now on we will return to using the expression ‘the American imperialism’ and not ‘the American administration.’ This expression, which has been lacking in the Palestinian political literature in recent years – it is appropriate that it be honored again, because the American imperialism has not changed in the last 30 years. It is still the same imperialist policy.”

Jewish Nation-State Law – law passed by the Israeli Parliament on July 19, 2018, which codifies in Israel's Basic Law that Israel is the home of the Jewish nation with Jerusalem its capital, and the Hebrew calendar its official calendar. It establishes Hebrew as the sole official language and grants Arabic a special status, and it recognizes Jewish and Israeli holidays, memorial days, and the Jewish Sabbath as national holidays and days of rest - while guaranteeing the right of all Israeli citizens and residents to celebrate their holidays and days of rest. The law, which passed with 62 in favor, 55 against, and 2 abstentions, has sparked cont
PLO official instructs: Say “American imperialism” instead of “American administration”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 15, 2018

Official PA TV program "From the Interior"

PLO Executive Committee member and head of the PLO Department of Labor and Planning Ahmed Majdalani: “This is an issue of struggle. A struggle with the Israeli occupation and with the American imperialism. From now on we’ll return to using the expression ‘the American imperialism’ and not ‘the American administration.’ This expression – that has been absent from the Palestinian political literature in recent years – should be honored again, because the American imperialism has not changed in the last 30 years. It is still the same imperialist policy.”
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Op-ed in official PA daily compares US President Trump to a donkey, says US Ambassador to Israel revives the Shakespearean character of an evil Jewish moneylender
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 12, 2018
Excerpt of op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza

Headline: "The aggression and idiocy syndrome"

"(The following is a folk saying about two donkeys discussing which of them is the greater fool –Ed.) The doctor donkey said to his friend: 'I'm a simple fool because I'm a fool and know that I'm a fool. As for you, you're a "complicated" fool because you're a fool and don't know you are one.' It could be that this philosophical saying fits [US President] Donald Trump perfectly, because he is continuing to open the files of anarchy, and is causing the greatest extent of tumult and anarchy, in order to impose his one-sided positions…

All of this has created a pattern of aggressive actions and decisions by President Trump, beginning with the decision to give Jerusalem to Israel as a gift with the stroke of a pen, [and] the transfer of his embassy as a settlement outpost to [Jerusalem] (Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Dec. 6, 2017, and transferred the US embassy to Jerusalem on May 14, 2018; see note below –Ed.) so that it would fit the characteristics of real estate dealer [US Ambassador to Israel] David Friedman, who is reviving the character of 'Shylock’ (refers to an evil Jewish moneylender in a Shakespearean play who demands that a debtor repay him with a pound of his own flesh –Ed.), who was created by the greatest playwright in the English world, William Shakespeare."

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
The US embassy opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018.
PA official criticizes US President Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying it is “terror in and of itself”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 11, 2018
Headline: “Qalqilya: A meeting of the Executive Council”

“Qalqilya District Governor Rafe’ Rawajbeh led the regular meeting of the [Qalqilya District] Executive Council in his office yesterday [Sept. 10, 2018], in the presence of Deputy District Governor Husam Abu Hamda and members of the council.

Rawajbeh emphasized the important role that is being carried out by the Executive Council, and noted that the Palestinian cause is at a dangerous turning point in the shadow of the American bias in favor of the occupation that is being expressed by unfair decisions, the most prominent of which are the interference in UN matters and the stopping of the aid to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East). He added that the goal of this interference is to revoke the refugee status of thousands of refugees in the lands of the diaspora, and commented that the American administration’s declaration of Jerusalem, our people’s eternal capital, as the capital of the occupation is a historic injustice, and it is terror in and of itself.”
Cartoon of Trump flying a plane into “Palestine” with the text: “Trump’s decision to eliminate the Palestinian cause” posted on Fatah’s official Facebook page on Sept. 11
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 11, 2018
Cartoon and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The cartoon shows US President Donald Trump about to fly a plane into a building shaped like the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The building is painted in the colors of the Palestinian flag and smoke is already rising from it.

Text on cartoon and in Facebook post: “[US President Donald] Trump’s decision to eliminate the Palestinian cause”

Text on building: “The Palestinian cause”
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US President Donald Trump's administration announced on Aug. 31, 2018 that it was immediately cutting all $360 million of annual American funding to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East). Explaining the decision, the US State Department said, "The fundamental business model and fiscal practices that have marked UNRWA for years – tied to UNRWA’s endlessly and exponentially expanding community of entitled beneficiaries – is simply unsustainable and has been in crisis mode for many years. The United States will no longer commit further funding to this irredeemably flawed operation." The move came after the US froze two planned payments to UNRWA in early January 2018 for more than $100 million, and the US administration spoke about the need to reexamine and conduct a reform of the UN body. This occurred after the PA refused to negotiate with Israel and cut diplomatic ties with America following US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Dec. 6, 2017.
 
 
PA Foreign Minister passes letter from Abbas to Kim Jong-Un: “The President’s letter is a message of solidarity with the North Korean people in similar circumstances, in which international pressure is being applied to our two peoples by the US”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 9, 2018
Headline: "Al-Malki met with the vice president of the presidium in the Democratic Republic of Korea"
     "[PA] Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad Al-Malki met with Deputy Head of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly Kim Yong Dae in the capital of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (i.e., North Korea), Pyongyang.
Al-Malki emphasized the depth of the historical relations between the two states and the shared history of liberation. He emphasized that the Palestinian leadership is careful to be together with the Korean people on this important occasion (i.e., the 70th anniversary of the establishment of North Korea). Al-Malki gave a letter from [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] to his North Korean colleague Marshal Kim Jong-un... Al-Malki said: 'His Honor the President’s letter is a message of solidarity with the North Korean people in similar circumstances, in which international pressure is being applied to our two peoples by the US.'"
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PA PM: PA leadership refuses to surrender to US “extortion,” US is no longer a peace partner
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 28, 2018
Headline: "Hamdallah: We refuse to surrender to the American extortion, the Trump administration is a partner of the occupation"
     "[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah emphasized the refusal of the leadership – and primarily [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the [PA] government – to surrender to the American extortion and to the decisions that [US President Donald] Trump's administration has made and will make. He emphasized that it will not replace the firm national rights for political money. Hamdallah… again emphasized that the American administration is no longer a partner in establishing peace, and that at the moment it is a partner to the occupation and to undermining the stability – not only in Palestine, but in the entire region."
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Cartoon in official PA daily shows Trump as puppet of IDF soldier
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 28, 2018
Cartoon published in the official PA daily

The cartoon portrays US President Donald Trump as a puppet being controlled by a caricature of an Israeli soldier depicted with a grotesquely large nose.
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Fatah official warns against “an attempt by Israel to redefine a refugee in coordination with the American Congress” and that this is an attempt to “erase the refugees` issue”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 27, 2018
Headline: "Shtayyeh: [Neither] America nor any other will ever succeed in erasing the refugees' issue; we will never bend to extortion"

"Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner of Treasury and Economy] Muhammad Shtayyeh said that the continuation of the American and Israeli attempts to erase the refugees' issue and Jerusalem from the table will lead the Palestinian leadership to return to the starting point, which demands a political solution on the basis of historical Palestine, and not just a state in the 1967 borders.
Shtayyeh said yesterday [Aug. 26, 2018] in a statement to [the official PA radio station] The Voice of Palestine: '[Neither] America nor any other will ever succeed in erasing the refugees' issue. We will never bend to extortion and will never concede the right to return.' In this context, he warned against an attempt by Israel to redefine a refugee in coordination with the American Congress, and to cap the number of refugees at 40,000 (apparently referring to US legislation to redefine who are considered Palestinian refugees –Ed.).
He said that all of these American attempts are meant to please its ally, Israel, and to implement the first part of what is called ‘the deal of the century’ (i.e., US President Donald Trump's as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan)."
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PLO official says the US is “Israel’s partner in a plot against our people’s inalienable rights,” and that “no one has the right to concede our refugees` right to return"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 27, 2018
Headline: "Abu Houli: No one has the right to concede our refugees' right to return"

"PLO Executive Committee member and Head of the [PLO] Department of Refugee Affairs Ahmad Abu Houli said that the Palestinian refugees' issue is the core of the Arab-Israeli conflict in the region, and its solution will only be possible through the implementation of [UN] Resolution 194, which determines that the Palestinian refugees will return to their homes from which they were expelled in 1948…
He added: 'No one in the world has the right to concede our Palestinian refugees’ right to return to the homes from which they were expelled in 1948. The government of Israel will not succeed in absolving itself of the moral, legal, and political responsibility for the tragedy that has befallen the Palestinian refugees, and so too with the American administration, which has become the government of Israel’s partner in a plot against our people’s inalienable rights.'"

UN Resolution 194
(Chapter 11, Dec. 11, 1948) states that "the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return." Palestinian leaders argue this means that all Arabs who left Israel during the war (hundreds of thousands) and their descendants (a few million) have a "right of return" to Israel. Israel argues that the resolution only calls for a limited return and only under certain conditions, especially focusing on the words "wishing to return... and live at peace with their neighbors."
Palestinian National Council: “The American administration proves every day that it is a full partner of the Israeli occupation in its policy and in all of its crimes, and it will never be part of the solution but rather part of the problem”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 26, 2018
Headline: “Palestinian condemnation of the American ‘extortion’ after the cutting of financial aid”

“The Palestinian National Council viewed the American administration’s decision to cancel $200 million in financial aid (see note below –Ed.) as a continuation of ‘the financial sanctions war’ that [US] President [Donald] Trump’s administration is waging against our people and its leadership, so that they will agree to accept what is called ‘the deal of the century’ (refers to Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan –Ed.). The council emphasized our people’s right to continue its legitimate struggle until it achieves all of its legitimate rights.
The Council said in a declaration from its chairman yesterday [Aug. 25, 2018] that ‘The American policy of extortion and pressures will never succeed... The American administration proves every day that it is a full partner of the Israeli occupation in its policy and in all of its crimes, and it will never be part of the solution but rather part of the problem, and in this way it is distancing itself once more from peace and is biased in favor of the settlements and the occupation…’ The council viewed Washington’s decision to cancel the financial aid that is estimated at more than $200 million as ‘cheap extortion meant to achieve political goals…’”
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Protest held in Hebron against US President Trump’s yet unpublished Middle East peace plan
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 20, 2018
Headline: “Protest rally in Hebron as opposition to ‘the deal of the century’”

A picture is shown from the rally in which protesters are seen carrying a large poster. On the poster is a regional map of the Middle East and North Africa, and planted on the location of Israel is a large Palestinian flag.

Text on poster above map: “The Arab lands are my homeland”

Text on right side of poster: “The deal of the century (refers to US President Donald Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan –Ed.)… ‘No’ to all of the plans to eliminate the Palestinian cause
‘Yes’ to national unity (i.e., between Fatah and Hamas)
All of the conspiracies against the Arab nation will fail
Long live the PLO – the sole legitimate Palestinian representative
There is no replacement for Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state”

Text on bottom left corner of poster:
“The National Coordination Committee and the Popular Committees in the Hebron District”
 
 
Editorial in PA daily criticizing Hamas-Israel ceasefire compares Trump to Shylock
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 19, 2018
     "Ten years of Hamas against the national reconciliation [with Fatah], and only three months were required for Hamas to reach a reconciliation with the occupation (refers to ceasefire agreement under negotiation between Israel and Hamas -Ed.) in return for what can be called 'banking reliefs' - loans for improving its situation in power only! These are indeed loans, because Israel... will not give Hamas gifts and undoubtedly will not give it anything for free. Perhaps Hamas needs to read the story The Merchant of Venice by [William] Shakespeare today (refers to play in which the sly Jewish moneylender Shylock demands that a debtor repay him with a pound of his own flesh -Ed.), so that perhaps it will understand what it must pay in order to return these loans, particularly because this time Shylock is the merchant and the contractor [US President] Donald Trump!"
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Political analyst on official PA TV: US President Trump’s “entirely Jewish team” is “working to eliminate the Palestinian cause”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 8, 2018
Official PA TV program Talk of the Hour, on the employment crisis of UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) employees in “Palestine,” hosting publicist and political analyst Dr. Hani Al-Aqqad and supervisor of the UNRWA portfolio in the PLO Department of Refugee Affairs Muhammad Al-Subakhi

Publicist and political analyst Dr. Hani Al-Aqqad: “The letters exposed by the American paper Foreign Policy from [US Presidential Adviser] Jared Kushner speak about how UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) has become useless and a source of corruption, and therefore it needs to be ended [since] it is not carrying out useful tasks. Also when this man [Kushner] speaks, he speaks in the language of the Israelis, the language of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s government. He is not speaking an international language. You know and everyone knows that now the team, [US President Donald] Trump’s team, which is working to eliminate the Palestinian cause and end the struggle in favor of Israel, is an entirely Jewish team.”

The US news website Foreign Affairs published an article on Aug. 3, 2018, that exposed e-mails by US Presidential Advisor Jared Kushner discussing problems with UNRWA and calling for action against it.
PLO official rejects the US plan to take action against UNRWA, says “the American administration has no right to determine the fate of the mandate given to UNRWA”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 7, 2018
Headline: “Abu Houli: The UN will determine the fate of UNRWA’s activity, not the US”

“PLO Executive Committee member and Director of the [PLO] Department of Refugee Affairs Ahmad Abu Houli emphasized that the American administration has no right to determine the fate of the mandate given to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, apparently referring to exposed e-mails from US Presidential Advisor Jared Kushner; see note below -Ed.).

Abu Houli noted that the American administration’s accusations against UNRWA – according to which it has drawn out the problem of the refugees – are misleading, and their goal is to deceive the UN and execute [the American administration’s] plan to end UNRWA’s role and transfer its authorities to the governments of the states that are hosting the refugees…
Abu Houli rejected the White House’s call to change UNRWA’s mandate. He noted that this is coordinated with the hostile campaign that the occupation government is waging against UNRWA…
He emphasized that in accordance with the mandate that it was given by the UN, UNRWA will continue to provide services to the Palestinian refugees until the implementation of [UN] Resolution 194 and the return of the Palestinian refugees to their lands, from which they were expelled in 1948.”

The US news website Foreign Affairs published an article on Aug. 3, 2018, that exposed e-mails by US Presidential Advisor Jared Kushner discussing problems with UNRWA and calling for action against it.

UN Resolution 194 states that "the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return."

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PLO official releases statement emphasizing that UNRWA will continue to provide services, following article exposing that the US may take action against the agency
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 7, 2018
Headline: “Abu Houli: The UN will determine the fate of UNRWA’s activity, not the US”

“PLO Executive Committee member and Director of the [PLO] Department of Refugee Affairs Ahmad Abu Houli emphasized that the American administration has no right to determine the fate of the mandate given to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, apparently referring to exposed e-mails from US Presidential Advisor Jared Kushner; see note below -Ed.).

In a statement published yesterday evening [Aug. 6, 2018], Abu Houli noted that the American administration’s accusations against UNRWA – according to which it has drawn out the problem of the refugees – are misleading, and their goal is to deceive the UN and execute [the American administration’s] plan to end UNRWA’s role and transfer its authorities to the governments of the states that are hosting the refugees…
Abu Houli rejected the White House’s call to change UNRWA’s mandate. He noted that this is coordinated with the hostile campaign that the occupation government is waging against UNRWA…
He emphasized that in accordance with the mandate that it was given by the UN, UNRWA will continue to provide services to the Palestinian refugees until the implementation of [UN] Resolution 194 and the return of the Palestinian refugees to their lands, from which they were expelled in 1948.”

The US news website Foreign Affairs published an article on Aug. 3, 2018, that exposed e-mails by US Presidential Advisor Jared Kushner discussing problems with UNRWA and calling for action against it.

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Abbas aligns with Saudi Arabia against Canadian call to free human rights activists
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Aug. 6, 2018
Headline: "The [PA] president opposes the Canadian interference in the internal affairs of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia"
     "[PA] President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas emphasized that the Palestinian people and its leadership stand alongside the brothers in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the leadership of King Salman bin Abdulaziz and heir to the throne Prince Muhammad bin Salman.
His Honor [Abbas] expressed his opposition to and condemnation of the interference in the internal affairs of the kingdom by any party. He said that it is a blow to the sovereignty of the kingdom over its land and its people... and described it as blatant interference.
His Honor called on the Arab states to stand alongside the kingdom, and to oppose the Canadian interference in its internal affairs and to condemn it (referring to Canadian call to release detained rights activists; see note below -Ed.)."
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On July 31, 2018, the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) said that at least 15 human rights and women's rights activists had been arrested or detained in Saudi Arabia since May 15, 2018. On August 3, 2018, the Canadian Foreign Ministry called for their immediate release.
PA statement on US plan to end UNRWA activity: the goal of Trump’s Middle East peace plan is to “deny the Palestinian people all of its legitimate rights”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 5, 2018
Headline: “In response to the American plan to end UNRWA’s activity - the [PA] Presidential Office: The [PA] president and leadership’s position regarding the cause of Jerusalem and the cause of the refugees being the basis of any solution is firm”

“The Palestinian [PA] Presidential Office said that the exposé in Foreign Policy regarding the American plan to end UNRWA’s (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) activity (referring to an article exposing e-mails from US Presidential Advisor Jared Kushner about disrupting UNRWA; see note below -Ed.) proves that the plots to eliminate the Palestinian cause continue, and that they must be stopped and completely thwarted.
It added that the exposure of the internal e-mails of White House advisors – in which Jared Kushner called to get rid of UNRWA in order to remove the issue of the refugees from the negotiation table (sic., while the article asserted these points it did not quote Kushner as saying them) – confirms what [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas has warned about: The danger in what the American administration has named ‘the deal of the century’ (i.e., referring to US President Donald Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan), whose goal is to eliminate the Palestinian cause and deny the Palestinian people all of its legitimate rights.”

The US news website Foreign Affairs published an article on Aug. 3, 2018, that exposed e-mails by US Presidential Advisor Jared Kushner discussing problems with UNRWA and calling for action against it.
Following article exposing that the US administration might take action against UNRWA, the PA says Trump’s Middle East peace plan “is to eliminate the Palestinian cause and deny the Palestinian people all of its legitimate rights”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 5, 2018
Headline: “In response to the American plan to end UNRWA’s activity - the [PA] Presidential Office: The [PA] president and leadership’s position regarding the cause of Jerusalem and the cause of the refugees being the basis of any solution is firm”

“The Palestinian [PA] Presidential Office said that the exposé in Foreign Policy regarding the American plan to end UNRWA’s (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) activity (referring to an article exposing e-mails from US Presidential Advisor Jared Kushner about disrupting UNRWA; see note below -Ed.) proves that the plots to eliminate the Palestinian cause continue, and that they must be stopped and completely thwarted.
It added that the exposure of the internal e-mails of White House advisors – in which Jared Kushner called to get rid of UNRWA in order to remove the issue of the refugees from the negotiation table (sic., while the article asserted these points it did not quote Kushner as saying them) – confirms what [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas has warned about: The danger in what the American administration has named ‘the deal of the century’ (i.e., referring to US President Donald Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan), whose goal is to eliminate the Palestinian cause and deny the Palestinian people all of its legitimate rights.”

The US news website Foreign Affairs published an article on Aug. 3, 2018, that exposed e-mails by US Presidential Advisor Jared Kushner discussing problems with UNRWA and calling for action against it.

PA attacks US ambassador to Israel for visiting the family of a terror victim in an Israeli settlement
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 1, 2018
Published on the website of the PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs, July 31, 2018; the Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs, July 31, 2018; and in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 1, 2018 

  "The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates strongly condemns the provocative visits that the ambassador of Trump's administration to Tel Aviv David Friedman is making to settlements in the occupied West bank, with the latest provocative visit having taken place in the settlement of Adam. These official American visits are always welcomed by the leaders of the settlements, who consider the visit to be confirmation of the American administration's support for the settlement enterprise on the occupied land of Palestine."
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On July 30, 2018, US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, visited the grieving widow of Yotam Ovadia, who was murdered four days prior by a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist.

Yotam Ovadia - 31-year-old Israeli father of two, who was stabbed and murdered in Adam, north of Jerusalem, by Palestinian terrorist Muhammad Tareq Dar Yusuf on July 26, 2018. Yusuf also wounded two other Israelis, and was shot and killed by one of them.
PLO official criticizes proposed US bill to reduce the number of recognized Palestinian refugees from 5.2 million to 40,000
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 31, 2018
Headline: "The American Congress is attempting to eradicate the issue of the refugees"

"PLO Executive Committee member and Director of the [PLO] Department of Refugee Affairs Ahmad Abu Houli said that the American Congress has no right to determine the number of Palestinian refugees. He noted that the one that determines the number of refugees and manages their registration is UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East), as the international body experienced in taking care of them, assisting them, and employing them.
He added that the refugees' right of return includes all of the refugees' descendants, including the refugees that appear and those that do not appear in the UNRWA records.

In a notice published yesterday [July 30, 2018] in response to the activity of some American senators to legislate a new law – which will reduce the number of refugees to just 40,000 instead of 5.2 million – Abu Houli emphasized that the status of ‘refugee’ will continue to be attached to the Palestinians who were uprooted from their lands, their children, and their grandchildren as long as they are prevented from realizing their right of return. He added that this status will only be removed when they return to the lands from which they were uprooted in 1948, in accordance with [UN] Resolution 194."

In July 2018 US Representative Doug Lamborn proposed a bill to limit US money allocated to UNRWA until it works to resettle only the original Palestinian refugees.

UN Resolution 194 (Chapter 11, Dec. 11, 1948) states that "the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return."

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PLO official: US bill to reduce the number of recognized Palestinian refugees is “unacceptable and illegal”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 31, 2018
Headline: "After the cessation of its assistance to UNRWA – the US attempts to reduce the number of refugees"

"Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat said that the American plan to legislate a new law, which would recognize only 40,000 refugees instead of 5.2 million, is an unacceptable and illegal matter, which cannot affect the current situation one iota.
Erekat added that the move initiated by American Senator (sic., Representative) Doug Lamborn 'is an inseparable part of the deal of the century (referring to US President Donald Trump's as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan –Ed.), whose goal is to annul the refugees' right [of return], and it is consistent with the racist [Israeli] nation-state law (see note below –Ed.), which constitutes the cornerstone of the suspicious deal.'
He emphasized that the refugees' rights are protected in accordance with UN Resolution 194."

In July 2018 US Representative Doug Lamborn proposed a bill to limit US money allocated to UNRWA until it works to resettle only the original Palestinian refugees.

Jewish Nation-State Law – law passed by the Israeli Parliament on July 19, 2018, which codifies in Israel's Basic Law that Israel is the home of the Jewish nation with Jerusalem its capital, and the Hebrew calendar its official calendar.

UN Resolution 194 (Chapter 11, Dec. 11, 1948) states that "the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return."


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“The US partners with Israel in an act of terror against the Palestinian people,” says PA official
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 19, 2018

Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam:
"In the past we said the US sides with Israel. Today, the US partners with Israel in an act of terror against the members of our people and our land, and in a plot that is being woven against our Palestinian Arab Jerusalem and against all the members of our people."
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Editorial in official PA daily conducts detailed comparison of images showing Abbas and US President Trump in meetings with Putin
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 18, 2018
Headline: “Two pictures”

“The first picture is of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas with Russian President Vladimir Putin during bilateral talks. In this picture we see President Mahmoud Abbas in his full political prowess… and the Russian president listening with attention and obvious respect.

The second picture is of US President Donald Trump together with President Putin in Helsinki. In this picture Trump is very embarrassed, with his head almost bowed, a concerned and vague look on his face, and pursed lips, while his hands are trying to fit together in a way that will save him from the moment of concern that is seen in his eyes. There is no talking in this picture, and Russian President Putin is looking into the distance with his head raised, without relating to his counterpart, as if he is telling the entire world: Where is the US at today with this president! …
President Mahmoud Abbas, who does not have even one of the arsenals of the US – not military, financial, or other [weapons] – is glowing in his picture… as a statesman, a leader of a national liberation movement, and an international fighter for truth, justice, and peace. He is very sure of his political positions, of their correctness, of their justice, and of their necessity for potential just arrangements…
On the other hand, the US president with the financial and military empire does not look this way in the picture with the Russian president. He looks like a student after a rebuke from a teacher, and his embarrassment, which is seen in his angry facial features, is like the embarrassment of one who made a mistake and was unable to find an excuse!"
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Official PA daily reports on “the national campaign” to oppose pressure from Israel, US and other bodies to cease paying salaries to terrorists
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 18, 2018
Headline: “The national campaign to resist the theft of the money of the prisoners, Martyr’s families, and wounded was launched”

“Dozens of residents in Ramallah participated in a mass procession yesterday [July 17, 2018], in order to launch the national campaign to resist the theft of the money and allowances (mukhassasat) of the prisoners, the families of the Martyrs (Shahids), and the wounded from the tax revenues (refers to Israeli law to deduct the amount the PA pays in terrorist salaries from taxes collected for the PA –Ed.). The procession was also held in opposition to what is called ‘the deal of the century’ (refers to US President Donald Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan –Ed.). Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake announced the launching of the campaign… which will expand and include the rest of the homeland’s districts and cities [and] capitals and cities around the world, in order to thwart the decision [to deduct the PA tax money].
He emphasized the Palestinian leadership’s opposition to the Israeli blackmail and to the theft of our people’s money by the extremist right-wing occupation government. Karake said that all of the racist laws that the occupation is approving indicate an apartheid regime…
He emphasized that this will not prevent our people from standing by those who have sacrificed for the Palestinian cause.”

Law to deduct terrorist salaries from PA tax money - Israeli law stating that the PA payments to terrorists and the families of dead terrorists is a financial incentive to terror. The law instructs the state to deduct and freeze the amount of money the PA pays in salaries to imprisoned terrorists and families of "Martyrs" from the tax money Israel collects for the PA.
PA and Fatah officials at anti-US rally: “The PA will not abandon the prisoners and the Martyrs’ families, and will continue to pay their salaries”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 18, 2018
      “Thousands of citizens participated yesterday evening [July 17, 2018] in a rally to thwart ‘the deal of the century’ (refers to US President Donald Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan –Ed.) at Al-Shuhada Square (i.e., the Square of the Martyrs) in the center of Nablus…
Nablus District Governor Akram Al-Rajoub gave a speech on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas, in which he said… that the president… says ‘no’ to America, ‘no’ to Trump – to whom [even] large states are unable to say ‘no’ – and ‘no’ to the deal of the century, which fell the moment the Palestinian people told it ‘no’… He emphasized that the PA will not abandon the prisoners and the Martyrs’ families, and will continue to pay their salaries (rawatib) and the money that they deserve… Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman [and Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul said that the Palestinian people has turned the deal of the century into a slap on the cheek of the US, because [the Americans] do not understand that is impossible for the Palestinian people’s willpower to be broken… Al-Aloul also calmed the prisoners’ families and the Martyrs’ families, and said: ‘We will not abandon you. Your children have paid a heavy price for freedom, and your salaries will continue as they are.’”

Note: US President Donald Trump was burnt in effigy at this event.

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Palestinians hang and burn effigy of Pres. Trump
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 17, 2018

Official PA TV newsreader:
"Masses of our people in the Nablus district participated in the central rally that was organized by the Fatah Movement..."
Official PA TV reporter: "The official and popular Palestinian protest is strengthening, preparing the way for future activities given the attempts to harm the symbols of the [Palestinian] cause and its red lines."
Fatah rally speaker: “Nablus is now putting the deal of the century on trial!”
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Fatah officials participate in rally in which Trump was burned in effigy
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement's Nablus Branch, July 17, 2018
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

Posted text: “Mass participant rally in Nablus as a sign of support for the leadership and against the deal of the century (refers to US President Donald Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan –Ed.)”

The images show the Fatah rally in Nablus during which an effigy of US President Donald Trump was burned before the crowd. Several senior officials participated in the event, including Fatah Deputy Chairman and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul, Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of NGOs Dalal Salameh, and Israeli Arab Parliament Member and Chairman of the Joint [Arab] List party Ayman Odeh.
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PLO prisoners’ commission condemns Australian decision to cut aid to the PA over terror salaries; Israel is “head of the terror in the region and in the entire world”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 4, 2018
Headline: “After Australia announced the stopping of the financial aid to the PA under the pretext of ‘salaries for prisoners’ - the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: The world must not be dragged after Israel’s false stories and fraud”
     “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs said in a statement yesterday (Tuesday) [July 3, 2018] that the world’s states must not be dragged after Israel’s false stories and fraud, whose goal is to change the facts, or after its failed attempts to define the Palestinians' legitimate right to struggle as a crime, and particularly the attack against the allowances (mukhassasat) of the families of the Martyrs (Shahids), the wounded, and the prisoners (refers to Israeli law deducting terror salaries from tax money collected for the PA; see note below –Ed.).
The commission added: 'Israel is an occupation state, which is implementing the most despicable policy of abuse, oppression, and murder against the members of the Palestinian people, and it is the head of the terror in the region and in the entire world. The Australian position was a type of alignment with the view of the occupation and oppression state' (Australia announced it is ceasing direct aid to the PA on July 2, 2018, citing the PA’s terror salaries as the reason for this decision, and instead will transfer aid through the UN –Ed.)…"
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Abbas’ deputy to Americans: “We don’t want your flour, your wheat, or your aid"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 2, 2018

Fatah Deputy Chairman and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul:
“Mahmoud Abbas has told him [Trump], and we are telling him, that America is not fit to be a sponsor of peace… This American Trump is forming an alliance with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, the Israeli enemy, who is sowing havoc and destruction over the land by expropriation and building settlements… We want freedom. We want independence. We want an end to the occupation. We don’t want your flour, your wheat, or your aid.”
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Al-Aloul gave this speech at a Fatah demonstration in support of PA and Fatah Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and against US President Trump’s “deal of the century.” To his right is Archimandrite Abdallah Giulio and District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, and to his left is Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen, PLO Executive Committee member and Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front Wasel Abu Yusuf, Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of NGOs Dalal Salameh, and General Supervisor of the PA Official Media Ahmad Assaf.
Fatah Facebook posts cartoon criticizing Trump peace plan featuring a map of “Palestine” that erases Israel
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 2, 2018

Cartoon and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “#Palestine is not for sale”

The cartoon shows US President Donald Trump holding a suitcase with money coming out of it and looking up at a large PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, with a sign hanging on it from a nail.
Text next to Trump’s suitcase: “The deal of the century (refers to Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan –Ed.)”
Text on sign on PA map: “Not for sale!”
Abbas rejects US President’s Trump peace plan just as Arafat rejected deals for a state, saying, “Let the deal of shame fall”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 2, 2018
Headline: "Fatah: Independence, the state, Jerusalem, and the refugees are our causes, and the legal government is the address"

"Official Fatah Spokesperson and Fatah Revolutionary Council member Osama Al-Qawasmi emphasized yesterday evening (Sunday) [July 1, 2018] that the US, Israel, and several of their pawns are bypassing [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas' firm stance against the plot by means of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. He warned and reminded that only Israel and those who support it and conspire with it are the ones that want the Palestinian problem to be resolved from a humanitarian perspective, at the expense of the political issue, the rights, and the right to self-determination.
Al-Qawasmi said: ‘Hamas' very thought of making a deal with the occupation in return for an improvement in the humanitarian situation in Gaza is a thought of treason against the homeland, which we oppose and hope is not true. We in Fatah remind that when [former PLO and PA Chairman] leader Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat was offered many billions in order that he agree to the results of the Camp David [Summit] and to a state without Jerusalem, he refused and preferred Martyrdom (Shahada). Now, heroic [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas has been exposed to all of the temptations and threats so that he would agree to what is called 'the deal of the century' (referring to US President Donald Trump's as yet unpublished peace plan –Ed.), but his response, which echoes from every podium, has been “Let the deal of shame fall.” He has rejected the threats and the alleged aid.’"

Palestinians rally in rejection of unpublished US peace plan, PA district governor: No Palestinian state without release of all the prisoners
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 29, 2018
Headline: “A mass procession in Salfit as a sign of support for the [PA] president and rejection of the ‘deal of the century’”
     “A mass procession went out yesterday [June 28, 2018] from in front of the Fatah branch office in Salfit and traversed the city’s streets as a sign of support for [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas], rejection of the deal of the century (refers to US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, which has not been published yet –Ed.), and a presentation of national unity… Participating in the procession, which the Fatah Movement called for, were Salfit District Governor Ibrahim Al-Balawi and Fatah’s Salfit Branch Secretary Abd Al-Sattar Awwad…
District Governor Al-Balawi said that ‘The masses of Salfit district support the decision of the leadership, led by President Mahmoud Abbas, to reject the deal of the century.’ He also emphasized that there will be no Palestinian state without Jerusalem as its capital, stable and recognized borders, the return of the refugees, the stopping of the settlement, and the release of all of the prisoners.”
Fatah spokesman: “The conceit and arrogance of Trump’s administration will meet only with resistance from our people and its leadership”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 28, 2018
Headline: “Fatah: Only our people will determine its fate and its future”
       “Fatah Movement Spokesman Atef Abu Saif said… that only our people will determine its fate and its future, and that all of the attempts to eliminate the national cause will shatter on the rock of the Palestinian resolve.
He said in a statement: ‘No deal will determine our future for us, and no one will decide for us. The conceit and arrogance of [US President Donald] Trump’s administration will meet only with resistance from our people and its leadership. Those who thwarted all of the previous attempts to eliminate [the Palestinian cause] and struggled to defend the rights and principles will continue in their struggle, regardless of the price…’ The Fatah spokesman concluded his words by saying: ‘Only the Palestinian Arab people will determine the course. No power on the face of the earth can force something on us that will detract from our rights. These are the rights for which the Palestinian revolution broke out, and for which the Martyrs (Shahids) ascended [to Heaven], and they emphasize this in their wills.’”
Official Fatah Facebook page posts image which includes a crossed-out American flag, from the so-called “National Campaign to Thwart the Deal of the Century”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 27, 2018
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “#Down_with_the_deal_of_the_century”

The image shows an elderly woman covering her mouth with her headscarf. Behind her many tents – apparently a refugee camp – can be seen. In front of the woman is a logo that includes an American flag crossed out with a red line.

Text on logo in Arabic and English, error in source: “Down The Deal Of The Century Jerusalem is the Capital of Palestine”

The two texts refer to US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, which has not been published yet and Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Text on image: “#Down_with_the_deal_of_the_century

The sun will shine again,
And this nation will bury the deal of the century,
And will bury together with it the traitors who volunteered
To sign a concession on that which must not be conceded

The National Campaign to Thwart the Deal of the Century”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
The US embassy opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 according to the Gregorian calendar.
 
Official Fatah Facebook page posts image with the accompanying hashtag, “#Down_with_the_deal_of_the_century,” from the so-called “National Campaign to Thwart the Deal of the Century”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 27, 2018
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “#Down_with_the_deal_of_the_century”

The image shows two elderly Arab men – apparently refugees – sitting in the entrance to a tent. At the top left is a logo that includes an American flag crossed out with a red line.

Text on logo in Arabic and English, error in source: “Down The Deal Of The Century
Jerusalem is the Capital of Palestine”

The two texts refer to US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, which has not been published yet and Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Text on image: “Down with the deal of the century

The right of return has been made closer
And a right that has someone demanding it is not lost

The National Campaign to Thwart the Deal of the Century”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
The US embassy opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 according to the Gregorian calendar.
 
Image posted on official Fatah Facebook page in defiance of Trump’s Middle East peace plan shows refugees walking alongside security wall with the text: “The return is a permanent right that does not expire”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 27, 2018
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “#Down_with_the_deal_of_the_century”

The image shows a group of Arab people – apparently refugees – walking next to a wall while carrying bags. At the bottom center is a logo that includes an American flag crossed out with a red line.

Text on logo in Arabic and English, error in source: “Down The Deal Of The Century
Jerusalem is the Capital of Palestine”

The two texts refer to US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, which has not been published yet and Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Text on image: “#Down_with_the_deal_of_the_century

The return
Is a permanent right that does not expire
Down with the deal of the century

The National Campaign to Thwart the Deal of the Century”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
The US embassy opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 according to the Gregorian calendar.
 
Image on official Fatah Facebook page shows US President Trump’s Senior Advisor Jared Kushner with a large red “X” crossing out his face and an American flag crossed out with a red line
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 27, 2018
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “#Down_with_the_deal_of_the_century”

The image shows US President Donald Trump’s Senior Advisor Jared Kushner with a large red “X” crossing out his face. At the bottom right is a logo that includes an American flag crossed out with a red line.

Text on logo in Arabic and English, error in source: “Down The Deal Of The Century
Jerusalem is the Capital of Palestine”

The two texts refer to US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, which has not been published yet and Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Text on image: “#Down_with_the_deal_of_the_century

The deal of the century cannot withstand Palestine’s willpower

The National Campaign to Thwart the Deal of the Century”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
The US embassy opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 according to the Gregorian calendar.
 
Official Fatah Facebook page lists reasons US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan is dangerous, from the so-called “National Campaign to Thwart the Deal of the Century”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 26, 2018
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “For those who ask”

The image shows hazard tape at the bottom, and at the top is a logo that includes an American flag crossed out with a red line.

Text on logo in Arabic and English, error in source: “Down The Deal Of The Century
Jerusalem is the Capital of Palestine”

The two texts refer to US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, which has not been published yet, and Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Text on image: “The most dangerous things in the American deal of shame:
• A Palestinian state without sovereignty
• Abu Dis will be the capital of the Palestinian state instead of Jerusalem
• The occupation state will have full security sovereignty on the ground
• Revocation of the Palestinian refugees’ right of return
• Recognition of the occupation state as a Jewish state
• Turning the [Palestinian] cause from being political to humanitarian and economic
• Full normalization between the Arab states and the occupation state
• Establishing the plans to separate the two parts of the homeland
• Creating an alternative artificial leadership

The National Campaign to Thwart the Deal of the Century”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations. 
 
 
Fatah rejects US President Trump’s unpublished Middle East peace plan, calling it “the shameful deal”
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), June 14, 2018
Headline: "Al-Qawasmi: Hamas' attempts to pretend to be humanitarian are hypocritical and contradict the reality of the rift"

"The Fatah Movement emphasized that 'The Israeli, American, and internal pressures, which are supported by Hamas, to dissuade the Palestinian leadership from its position that rejects [US President Donald Trump's] shameful deal (his still unpublished Middle East peace plan –Ed.) are a plot doomed to fail.'
[Fatah Revolutionary Council member and] Official Fatah Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi emphasized that [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] and Fatah were and remain the greatest defenders of our people in Gaza, and that nobody is punishing its residents. He added: 'Hamas' attempts to pretend to be humanitarian are hypocritical and contradict what it is carrying out against our members and our people in the Gaza Strip since the [Hamas-Fatah] rift,' according to him.
Al-Qawasmi said that the attempts to force the Palestinian leadership to accept the shameful deal will fail, and added: 'What is happening is a true plot that is related to the president's determined position against the American-Israeli plan of destruction [of the Palestinian cause].’"
PA Ministry of Information attacks Rudy Giuliani: “The ministry wondered about the position of a jurist in a superpower [the US] who becomes an advocate of the occupation, incites against…our people, and violates the international laws…”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 8, 2018
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information: Giuliani is the advocate of the occupation”

“The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the statements of US President [Donald Trump’s] lawyer Rudy Giuliani that connected the establishment of the Palestinian state with terror and blamed the PA for being responsible for the ‘freezing of the peace process’ (sic., PMW found no record of this statement; Giuliani did note the PA has not done what was required of it to advance the peace process), are baseless nonsense…
The ministry emphasized in a statement yesterday [June 7, 2018] that Giuliani’s incitement against the members of our people was exposed in his speech at the Capital Market Conference organized by the Israeli paper Globes, in which he claimed that we ‘educate our young to murder,’ and that ‘In the end, there is not much that Israel can do to establish a realistic peace other than defending itself and emphasizing that it cannot live alongside a terror state’ (sic., PMW found no record of this statement; Giuliani did note that Israel understands the PA is not ready to take responsibility and that the PA has not done what was required of it to advance the peace process).
The ministry wondered about the position of a jurist in a superpower [the US] who becomes an advocate of the occupation, incites against the members of our people, and violates the international laws that oppose aggression and settlement!
It said that it is Giuliani’s legal duty to carefully examine the international laws that view Palestine as occupied, and to review the vote of the US on [UN] Security Council Resolution 2334, which again demanded that Israel immediately stop all settlement activity on the occupied Palestinian land, including Jerusalem (see note below –Ed.). He must at least review the latest picture of US Ambassador [to Israel] David Friedman, who took pride in wavi
Op-ed in PA daily: Trump is “racist, the copy of Hitler”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 3, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “Trump’s veto is fitting, because the dictator does not defend the victim”
    “[US President Donald] Trump’s representative at the [UN] Security Council [US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley] was completely honest and coordinated with her master and president’s policy when she said: ‘Of course we will vote against a resolution to defend the Palestinians’ (sic., PMW found no record of such a statement in Haley’s condemnation of a Kuwaiti resolution calling for “international protection” for Gaza; see note below –Ed.). This is because this racist [Trump], the copy of Hitler, does not want to see us free but rather dead, uprooted, expelled, and captive. He is happy to see us hungry, chasing the American sack of flour and leaving the principle of freedom thousands of miles behind us.”
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PA Ministry of Information accuses the US Administration of political extortion, says “Trump`s administration does not suffice with violating international law, but also behaves in the manner of gangs”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 25, 2018
Headline: "[PA] Ministry of Information: Washington is committing political extortion"

"The [PA] Ministry of Information said in a statement yesterday [May 24, 2018] that the American administration’s declaration, according to which it will examine the reduction of funding for two UN agencies and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) after Palestine joined them, is an act of political extortion.
The ministry emphasized that the White House's effort to reduce the aid to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) constitutes proof that [US] President Donald Trump's administration does not suffice with violating international law, but also behaves in the manner of gangs."

After the Palestinians joined the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the Chemical Weapons Convention, upheld by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in May 2018, a US official said on May 23, 2018: "We will review the application of US legislative restrictions related to Palestinian membership in certain UN agencies and organizations.”
Abbas advisor denies existance of Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, calls US ambassador to Israel an "imbecile," and calls all of Jerusalem an "Islamic waqf" until Judgement Day
Source: Official PA TV Live, May 25, 2018
Supreme Shari’ah Judge, Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "The so-called American Ambassador [David Friedman] in the so-called Israel, in Israel - you saw him and the world saw him standing ostentatiously and arrogantly, in a nauseating way, before a picture of Jerusalem, of the area of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. A picture that expresses the sick dreams of the colonialists, the occupiers - which expresses myths that never existed, a picture of Jerusalem in which the Al-Aqsa Mosque (sic., the Dome of the Rock) has been removed, and something symbolizing that which is called ‘the Temple' has replaced it (Friedman has clarified that he was unaware of the image in the picture thrust in front of him, and has called it unacceptable; see note below –Ed.)... The ambassador - or it could be said the American 'imbecile' (a play on words in Arabic; the words for ambassador and imbecile are very similar –Ed.) - the American imbecile called Friedman stands ostentatiously before a picture in which the Al-Aqsa Mosque (sic., the Dome of the Rock) does not appear - it is removed [...] We say clearly and unequivocally: All of Jerusalem, with all of its elements, especially with the Al-Aqsa Mosque, with all of its elements, with every millimeter of it, including the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount), which they claim is part of that which is called ‘the Temple' – this is the Al-Buraq Wall – all of this is an Islamic waqf (i.e., an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law) of this nation, until the time [of the Day of Judgment] comes... [W]hoever agrees that control of a millimeter of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, with all of its elements, be given to those who are not Muslims or Palestinians – such a person has not been born and will never be born..."

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Abbas’ advisor on religious affairs calls US Ambassador David Friedman a “terrorist settler,” says he is “disparaging” Islam
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 24, 2018
“Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash called on the Arab and Islamic governments, organizations, and peoples to respond to US Ambassador to the occupation state [Israel] David Friedman’s disparaging of the Islamic faith.
Al-Habbash said in a statement that Friedman’s appearance next to a large picture of the Jerusalem sanctuary (i.e., the Temple Mount), where the Dome of the Rock is removed from it and a picture of the alleged Temple is inserted in its place, is a provocative step that constitutes a racist insinuation and criminal incitement for the destruction of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque (Friedman has clarified he was unaware of the image that was presented to him and called it unacceptable; see note below –Ed.)…
He [Al-Habbash] said: ‘The removal of the sites that are holy to Islam in Jerusalem is a racist goal of the extremists and the extreme right-wing that rules in the occupation state. The awaited goal of these criminals, and among them settler terrorist David Friedman, is to make the Palestinians disappear from Jerusalem and cause them to migrate from it’…
Al-Habbash said: ‘We expect a historic Arab and Islamic response to this racist provocation by the American ambassador. We must not agree to less than an explicit apology from him personally and from the American administration, his final return [to the US], the cancelation of the American decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and the closing of the American settlement that was inaugurated in Jerusalem and falsely called an ‘embassy.’”
Abbas’ top advisor: “Every state that transfers its embassy to Jerusalem is committing a crime against international law” and the PA will “take steps against the states that commit this crime”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 22, 2018
Headline: “Widespread Palestinian rage and condemnation of the transfer of the Paraguayan embassy to occupied Jerusalem”

“Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash emphasized that Jerusalem was and will remain the eternal capital of the State of Palestine, and that the Israeli occupation state’s attempts to impose a false and imagined legitimacy on the city will fail.
Al-Habbash emphasized in a statement that every state that transfers its embassy to Jerusalem is committing a crime against international law and participating in aggression against the Palestinian, Islamic, and Christian rights in the holy city. He added that these states have disgraced themselves, and history will remember them as aggressive states that committed crimes against the Palestinian people.
He said that the leadership will take steps against the states that commit this crime, and will demand that the international community punish those who have violated the sanctity of the international decisions and strayed from the international consensus that has repeatedly emphasized that Jerusalem has been Arab Palestinian from time immemorial.”
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Paraguay transferred its embassy to Jerusalem on May 21, 2018, after the US and Guatemala did so on May 14 and May 16 respectively.
Abbas’ advisor in sermon: Balfour Declaration was “despicable act of oppression;” denies Jewish connection to land or to Jerusalem, which was founded by “us, the Jebusite Canaanite Arabs;” attacks the US
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 18, 2018
Official PA TV and YouTube channel of the Office of the PA Supreme Shari'ah Judge, Ramadan Friday sermon by Supreme Shari’ah Judge, Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice Mahmoud Al-Habbash at the mosque at the PA headquarters in Ramallah.

Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "More than 100 years ago a despicable act of oppression befell the Palestinian people, in which one who has no [right] gave a promise to one who does not deserve it, (i.e., the Balfour Declaration) about land to which they have no connection – land that they acknowledged was not theirs, and that they have no right to… except for a sentimental connection… But the oppression occurred, and the world conspired against the Palestinian people, and this people was uprooted 70 years ago, at the time of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel).... We and the world have seen the completion of the sins, the completion of the sin of Palestine’s Nakba, in that America came to transfer its embassy [to Jerusalem] and to falsely say… that it is the eternal capital of the Jewish people. This is what they are saying about Jerusalem! As if Jerusalem has no people, and has no owners, and as if it has no people, and as if they are the ones who built it; even though the facts of history determine that those who built Jerusalem are us, the Jebusite Canaanite Arabs, and they gave it its name, and they set it as their capital (sic., archaeological finds have proven a Jewish role in building and developing Jerusalem; the Jebusites and Canaanites were not Arabs)… The one responsible for all of this is first of all the USA. Our blood is on their neck and on their hands. They are responsible.”

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PLO official in Syria condemns move of US embassy to Jerusalem; “The people of Palestine will only be satisfied after the liberation of all of the Palestinian land”
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, May 16, 2018
     "The Fatah branch in Syria held a procession of rage today, Tuesday [May 15, 2018], in the Khan Danun refugee camp in [the Syrian governorate of] Rif Dimashq, as a sign of solidarity with our people in the homeland.
Secretary of the [Fatah] Syria branch Huda Al-Badawi, female members of the branch committee, and Director-General of the PLO Political Department Anwar Abd Al-Hadi headed the procession…
In an exclusive interview with the Fatah Information [and Culture] Commission, Al-Badawi emphasized that the right of return is a legal right of our Palestinian people, and noted that Fatah adheres to the fundamental principles and that there is no alternative to return…
Al-Badawi directed a message to [US President Donald] Trump and Israel that our cause will continue to be alive and kicking regardless of how much time passes, that Palestine belongs solely to the Palestinians, and that there is no alternative capital except for Jerusalem, and it does not matter how many embassies are transferred [to Jerusalem] and how many deals are signed... Abd Al-Hadi condemned the transfer of the American settlement (i.e., the US embassy) to Jerusalem, and emphasized that the people of Palestine will only be satisfied after the liberation of all of the Palestinian land and the establishment of its independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem."

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Op-ed in PA daily: Trump is “stupid;” “This outpost (i.e., the US embassy) that Trump has established in our Jerusalem will be uprooted”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “Donald Trump plants a settlement in our Jerusalem”
     “[US President] Donald Trump, who issued the ominous Jerusalem declaration (i.e., recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital) and talks about ‘the deal of the century’ (i.e., Trump’s as yet unrevealed Middle East peace plan), continues in his unparalleled stupidity to talk about peace.
We are continuing our just struggle. The US has no place in the Middle East peace. It has lost its position, qualification, and credibility. Donald Trump, who transformed it [the US] from a mediator into an enemy, is leading the hostility…
This outpost (i.e., the US embassy) that Trump has established in our Jerusalem will be uprooted, and what will remain is the face of free Palestine.”
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Op-ed in PA daily: Ceremony opening US embassy in Jerusalem was the “celebration of a Zionist gang of robbers who stole the history and land”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Bassem Barhoum, regular columnist for the official PA daily

       “Before I watched the Zionist ceremony establishing the American outpost in occupied Palestinian Jerusalem (i.e., the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018) I was very concerned like all of the Palestinians in the world watching their Jerusalem being Judaized in an attempt to eliminate our cause. However, after watching I calmed down again. The reason for this is that what I saw was nothing more than a gang of Zionist robbers celebrating its theft... What confirms this impression – that this is the celebration of a Zionist gang of robbers who stole the history and land – is the almost complete international absence… After I watched the gang of robbers I felt great relief, because what I saw was an isolated gang acting outside of the framework of time and space, outside of the framework of history and law; a gang led by [US President Donald] Trump and [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, together with blonde model Ivanka [Trump] and her little Zionist husband [Jared] Kushner.”
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Cartoon in PA daily: New US embassy in Jerusalem is a hand grenade
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2018

Cartoon published in the official PA daily

The cartoon shows three "domes" in Jerusalem: (from left to right: ) the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock, and a dome drawn as a large hand grenade, depicting the new “US Embassy” that opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018.
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US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
The US embassy opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 according to the Gregorian calendar.
Fatah: “The alleged American embassy in the occupied Palestinian capital is a new illegal settlement spot”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 15, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows US President Donald Trump planting rows of houses with red roofs, characteristic of Israeli towns in the West Bank. Trump is holding a spade and has a watering can next to him, and next to it is a box with more houses in it.

Text on image in Arabic and English: “The alleged American embassy in the occupied Palestinian capital is a new illegal settlement spot”
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“The alleged American embassy is a new outpost in the occupied capital”
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Image on Fatah’s Facebook page, protesting US embassy move to Jerusalem, depicts Israel as a shark
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 15, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a shark with its mouth open, and instead of teeth it has rows of houses with red roofs, characteristic of Jewish towns in the West Bank. The sparkle in the shark’s eye is in the shape of a Star of David.

Text on image in English: “The alleged American embassy in the occupied Palestinian capital is a new illegal settlement spot”
Posted text: “The alleged American embassy is a new outpost in the occupied capital”
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Fatah Facebook post calls the new US embassy in Jerusalem “a new outpost in the occupied capital”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 15, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows US President Donald Trump, who is wearing an American flag tie, letting a man with a Star of David on the back of his shirt stand on his back. The man is laying red roof tiles, characteristic of Jewish towns in the West Bank, on a house that he is building. More bricks and a bucket of cement are also on Trump’s back.

Text on image in English: “The alleged American embassy in the occupied Palestinian capital is a new illegal settlement spot”
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“The alleged American embassy is a new outpost in the occupied capital”
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Cartoon in PA daily depicts Trump cutting ribbon made of shot Palestinian's blood at new US embassy in Jerusalem
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2018

Cartoon published in the official PA daily

The cartoon shows US President Donald Trump cutting a red ribbon before a gate with a sign on it in English saying: "US Embassy." The ribbon is formed by a trail of blood streaming from a bullet that has pierced the body of a Palestinian demonstrator wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) around his neck and holding a Palestinian flag. The cartoon appeared the day after 62 Palestinian rioters were shot in Gaza when they participated in violent riots at Israel's border. (see below)
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Op-ed in PA daily calls opening of US embassy a “war crime,” accuses Israel of carrying out “massacres, wars, terror” for 100 years against Palestinians, and claims Trump belongs in a “mental hospital”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily

      “[US President Donald] Trump’s country may be the strongest country in the world, but it is the poorest country in terms of justice, the richest in terms of injustice, and the lowest on the ladder of human values…
How can it be that Israel’s future will be full of shining promises of peace, as [US Presidential Advisor Jared] Kushner said while representing his President Trump at the inauguration of an American military base (sic., the US embassy) in occupied Jerusalem? Those who were present at the inauguration ceremony of Trump’s embassy in Jerusalem are partners in a war crime…
Trump believes in the ability of the leaders of Israel to put an end to the Palestinian existence, as his ancestors did to the Indians, but did they tell him that 100 years of massacres, wars, terror, expulsion, and organized attacks against the Palestinian people have only strengthened the Palestinians’ connection to their eternal homeland... This man needs rehabilitation in a mental hospital or to be hospitalized in an asylum, because if he remains free, the world will see how he enjoys and takes pleasure like no other while the world goes up in the flames of his sadism and naivety!”
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Editorial in PA daily condemning US embassy move to Jerusalem demonizes the US as racist and violent
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2018
Excerpt of an editorial of the official PA daily

Headline: “Again the ugly American”
    “The US, in its various administrations, has never known a thing about qualities of chivalry or empathy, tolerance and human understanding. For a long time it has abused – and is still abusing – the poor and small peoples! […]
The reality is that it would be hard for us to tell all the stories of ‘the ugly American,’ which are full of blood, systematic violence, and a violence of abuse and bullying towards small peoples. This is currently being expressed in a most ugly fashion by its abuse of our people… It is going wild in its aggression towards [our people], which is being expressed by the American administration’s responsiveness to all of the Zionist activity’s demands. What is more, this administration – while transferring its embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem in contradiction to all the decisions of the international institutions, after it declared it the capital of the occupation state (!!) [parentheses in source] – has turned into a completely Zionist administration.”
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Op-ed in PA daily on Gazan riots and attacking US embassy move to Jerusalem: Israel is "satanic Zionist plant," Trump is a "moron"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2018
Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, a regular columnist for the official PA daily

    "Gaza, O the flag of nationalism and its symbol; Gaza, O the glory of the people and the nation; Gaza, O the pride of the men, women, and children; Gaza, O the symbol of giving and sacrifice…
Your enemies and the robbers of the land and the homeland are vampires who are shepherded by a rebellious cowboy (i.e., US President Donald Trump). On behalf of the Zionist-like Crusaders, they are attempting to execute you, Palestine, Jerusalem, and peace…
O sister of Jericho, Hebron, Jenin, Nablus, and Jerusalem - the proud capital as history is slaughtered, the facts are turned upside down in the name of the wretched promise of the moron Trump and his staff who are obsessed with Armageddon – sprinkle your pure blood over their putrid heads that are contaminated with the conduct of capitalists, that are mired in the bog of robbing the peoples and planting the satanic Zionist plant in the inhabited home and homeland… A curse on all the cowards from among the [Muslim] Brotherhood (i.e., Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood), the infidels, and the murderous children of Zion."
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Israeli Arab MP on PA TV: Israel is “fascist” that carries out massacres; “any alliance made with Israel or with the US by the Arab regimes is a satanic alliance”
Source: Official PA TV Live, May 15, 2018
Official PA TV Live program Topic of the Day, on the transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem, hosting Israeli Arab MP Aida Touma-Sliman from the Joint [Arab] List

Israeli Arab MP Aida Touma-Sliman: "First of all, before everything, it is important to me to emphasize that the celebrations of the Israeli side that we saw over the transfer of the American embassy [to Jerusalem] are the most reliable expression of this fascist government that leads Israel... On the other hand, unfortunately we see that the Arab world is almost silent in the face of what is happening and the massacre that is taking place (refers to the Israeli response to the violent “March of Return” protests; see note below –Ed.). When Netanyahu and his guests drank champagne at their celebrations within the embassy, the occupation army carried out a massacre on orders issued by the government and Prime Minister Netanyahu... In fact, the US has revealed its true face about which we have talked all along; it is not a positive and neutral mediator for what is called the negotiation process. It has personal goals and personal interests in the region with a connection to the Israeli loyalty to these interests. Israel in fact represents the policeman of the US in this region, and in practice any alliance made with Israel or with the US by the Arab regimes is a satanic alliance."

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US and Israel will drown in the ocean, because "Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine" – animation by Abbas’ Fatah
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 14, 2018

Text and video posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “#Jerusalem. is an Arabic & Islamic city, what ever you claim Mr. #Trump !!”

The video shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump floating on a white raft in the middle of the sea, with a sign on which is written in Hebrew, Arabic, and English: "US Embassy," and Israeli and American flags. He is holding a paper on which is written in English: “Jerusalem capital of Israel,” and is heard saying “and Jerusalem is Israel's capital.” Immediately after his declaration, the raft breaks in two, and Trump drowns together with the Israeli flag. Netanyahu jumps into the water as well and disappears. The sign flips, and the reverse side of it reads in English and Arabic: "Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine." A ship flying the UN flag and the flags of a number of countries including Ireland, Turkey, Lebanon, and other Arab countries then pulls up to stop by the raft. On the ship an elderly woman wearing a Palestinian flag and a younger woman dressed in black, meant to represent Ahed Tamimi, are seen waving.

This video was posted by Abbas’ Fatah Movement on Facebook on the day the US embassy opened in Jerusalem.
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Fatah photoshops Reuters’s photo to say US embassy in Jerusalem is an "illegal settlement," "Trump makes Israel more racist"
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 14, 2018

Picture and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The photoshopped picture shows American and Israeli flags and a sign pointing to the new American embassy in Jerusalem, on which the original text (see below) is replaced with the following text in Hebrew, Arabic, and English: "US settlement" - with a spelling mistake in the Hebrew. To the sign's right is a poster on which the original text (see below) is replaced with: "Trump makes Israel more racist"

Posted text: "The American settlement"
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Fatah posts images denigrating US President Trump
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 14, 2018
Images posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The first shows the burning of a photo of US President Donald Trump.

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Trump arrested by soldiers of “Palestine” in photoshopped image by Abbas’ Fatah
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 13, 2018
Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The photoshopped image shows US President Donald Trump being arrested on the Temple Mount by three masked men who are wearing military uniforms with a Palestinian flag shoulder badge. "Palestine" is written on their bulletproof vests in English. The Dome of the Rock is seen in the background.
 
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Note: Fatah photoshopped Trump's image into the above photo of the arrest of Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera in 2014. Original photo credited to Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images.
Cartoon depicts US President Trump as a crow sitting on Netanyahu’s arm
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 7, 2018

Cartoon published in the official PA daily

The cartoon depicts US President Donald Trump as a crow sitting on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s forearm.
Op-ed in official PA daily refers to the State of Israel as a “colonialist settlement enterprise” and Us Ambassador David Friedman as a “criminal”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 26, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “There is no coexistence under occupation”

“It is no surprise when colonialist diplomats or their allies turn the facts upside down in order to justify their occupation and crimes…
One of the examples of insolence, lawlessness, baseness, and contempt is the statement of US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, who stated on Monday [April 23, 2018, at an event] for the establishment of Israel on the ruins of the Palestinian people’s Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) at the Begin Heritage Center, that ‘There is an admirable model of coexistence in Jerusalem’! …
There is no need to explain who Friedman is and what his role is in the Israeli colonialist settlement enterprise, because it is already known to all, and his colonialist position exposes the emptiness, wretchedness, and bankruptcy in what the despicable American ambassador said. What coexistence is he talking about? And what is ‘admirable’ about it? Is it the series of violations and war crimes that the soldiers and officers in the Israeli army of death, border police, and Israeli police are committing? Or the theft of homes and their expropriation? Or the murder and burning of child Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Abu Khdeir (i.e., Palestinian teen murdered by Israeli extremists)? …
I would like to tell the criminal American ambassador that there is no occupation in the world that can be lived with in coexistence.”
Official Fatah Facebook praises Abbas for cursing Trump and US Ambassador
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 26, 2018
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows the PLO logo featuring a flame, the Palestinian flag, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
Text on logo: “The Palestinian Liberation Organization
National unity, national mobilization
Liberation”
Behind the logo is a view of Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock in the foreground and western Jerusalem behind it. Three Palestinian flags are in the bottom left corner.
Text on bottom of image: “Palestinian Liberation Organization”

Posted text: “The one who said no to the occupation
Said no to [US President Donald] Trump and added #May_your_house_be_destroyed (refers to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ curse directed at Trump on Jan. 14, 2018 –Ed.)
And said to the US superpower and its representative [American Ambassador to Israel David Friedman] #Son_of_a_bitch (refers to Abbas’ curse directed at Friedman on March 19, 2018 –Ed.)
From the Palestinian territories that are under occupation
And from the heart of the fortress of resolve and defiance and the Muqata’a [PA] presidential headquarters, where Martyr (Shahid) [former PLO and PA Chairman] Yasser Arafat fortified himself and waged the battle of determination to protect the state’s existence and its presence on the land of Palestine
Capable of making every decision that will serve the interests of our cause and our people, even about the land of our occupied state
#There_is_no_alternative
#Yes_to_convening_the_[Palestinian_]National_Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO)”
 
PLO official in Gaza on the PA’s payments of salaries to terrorists: “The Palestinian national leadership cannot give up on them and not pay salaries to these prisoners.”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 20, 2018
Director-General of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs in the Gaza Strip Bassam Al-Majdalawi: “First, the leadership’s position has not changed and was always firm in defending the prisoners’ cause. As my friend [Mustafa Al-Maslamani] Abu Al-Adib said, for many years the Palestinian leadership has been dealing with the issue of [prisoner] exchange [deals] and defense of the prisoners’ cause. Its first and last concern has been to empty the prisons so that no prisoners will remain within these prisons. Indeed, there is a cruel attack by the US and the State of Israel by exerting pressure on the Palestinian [PA] government and on the political national leadership – particularly r egarding the payment of the prisoners and Martyrs’ allowances (mukhassasat). But we say – and the Palestinian leadership has said before us – that these prisoners and Martyrs are the backbone of the Palestinian state. It is impossible to give up on these soldiers who paid the greatest and most complete price in the Palestinian cause. It is impossible that the Palestinian leadership would give up on the members of its people, particularly as it is a law that exists in the world that a family cannot be left without a provider and cannot be left so it will suffer in society. Therefore, in addition to them being a political national cause who defended the Palestinian land and paid with their best years, there are prisoners who are still imprisoned such as Karim Younes and Maher Younes (i.e., terrorists, murdered 1), and many veteran prisoners. Today they have been in prison for 36 years. The Palestinian national leadership cannot give up on them and not pay salaries to these prisoners.”
Fatah official says US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is “part of the American-Zionist plot to destroy the Arab states,” refers to Israel as “the Nazi enemy"
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Apr. 18, 2018
"[Q:] ‘How do you assess the Arab and international positions regarding the American decision on Jerusalem (i.e., to recognize it as Israel’s capital and move the US embassy to it)?’
[Fatah Central Committee Member Jamal Muhaisen:] ‘…The problem does not lie in the UN and in “Israel,” but rather in the Arab governments who until now are still dealing with the American-Israeli plot with words and not with actions, while the US is intensifying its steps against the central cause of the Arab nation and continuing to deepen the internal conflict in the Arab states in order to eliminate their capabilities, as part of the American-Zionist plot to destroy the Arab states so that “Israel” will remain the only state in the region. This is all in order to turn attention from the central conflict, which is the conflict with the Nazi enemy with tendencies of expansion that is occupying all of the lands of Palestine and much of the Arab lands in the Golan and Lebanon.’”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
The US embassy opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 according to the Gregorian calendar.

Jamal Muhaisen also holds the following positions: Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member
At event honoring Marwan Barghouti, Fatah official honors terrorist Abu Jihad: “[He] was and will remain our example and a role model,” opposes US demands regarding prisoners' salaries
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 16, 2018
      “The popular campaign to release leader Marwan Barghouti and the rest of the prisoners sitting in the occupation’s prison marked the 16th anniversary of Fatah Central Committee member Marwan Barghouti’s arrest yesterday [April 15, 2018] at a rally held at the Palace of Culture in Ramallah, with the participation of hundreds of members of our people.
Fatah Movement Deputy General Leader (i.e., Deputy Chairman) and [Fatah] Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul blessed prisoner Marwan Barghouti. He noted: ‘On the anniversary of Fatah Central Committee member Marwan Barghouti’s kidnapping, (i.e., terrorist who was arrested and imprisoned for orchestrating attacks in which 5 were murdered) we salute him and all the prisoners of freedom for their day – Prisoner’s Day that will take place in two days – since they are a symbol of our pride, and they are in the hearts of all our people.’ …
He added: ‘The anniversary of Marwan Barghouti’s kidnapping takes place at the same time as the anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of leader Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125)… Khalil Al-Wazir was and will remain our example and a role model… He emphasized that the leadership opposes all of the external pressures concerning the prisoners, which [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas emphasized: ‘If we will only be left with a few Dirhams (i.e., a currency in some Arab states), we will allocate them to the families of the prisoners as a sign of appreciation for their sacrifice.’"
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Op-ed in PA daily: Trump is "colonialist, neo-racist, Hitleresque, Balfouresque"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 15, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “The aggression against Syria – Israel is the fourth in number and benefits the most”
      “I do not believe that colonialist, neo-racist, Hitleresque, Balfouresque [US President Donald] Trump is interested in the welfare of a single Syrian and his right to live, since the same Trump justifies the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the officers of the occupation’s army, its soldiers, and its settlers, and he defends these crimes. He knows with certainty that these are orders of the political and military elite in the occupation state’s government. He is joining Israel in a rebellion against the international institutions, and is activating the terror of a superpower against those opposing his policy – so what brainless person would believe his claims that he cares about the Syrians’ right to live and is protecting them from chemical weapon attacks?”
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Fatah spokesman repeats libel: Israel wants to “crush” the Arab world, “steal its resources”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 15, 2018

Special broadcast from the 29th Arab League Summit in Saudi Arabia

Fatah Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi: "Israel is thinking about how to completely be done with the Palestinian people, and the issue of Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Church of the Sepulchre, in order to completely break the Arab dignity. Afterward, its aspiration will be to turn to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, and all of the Arab countries. Israel stands behind the American invasion of Iraq. Israel stands behind the American bombings in Syria. It wants the Arab countries to be crushed, and wants to steal their resources. It wants the Arab countries to be broken apart, poor, and involved in conflict with each other... It wants to completely unravel the Arab identity in order to guarantee its existence and aspirations and realize its economic, military, and political superiority in the region... Whoever views Israel as a friend is completely mistaken. Israel wants to divide the Arab states and it does not exempt anyone. It controls the American decision- making and the American Congress. It is pushing the American administration and planning the need for it to invade all of the Arab and Islamic countries."
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PA daily op-ed calls attack on Syrian chemical weapon facilities “barbaric,” accuses an “Anglo-Saxon-Israeli colonialist plot” of being behind violence in the region
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 15, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

    "The US, Britain, and France – and by implication Israel too – perpetrated an imperialist and barbaric act of aggression against the Arab republic of Syria. Warships launched 110 missiles from the Mediterranean Sea towards several civilian and military targets (sic., three chemical weapon facilities were attacked) in Syrian territories, but the criminal attack was a resounding failure and did not succeed in achieving any of its political goals, and its message arrived weak and wretched.
However, the problem was not the scope and level of the message, but a problem of principle – a violation of the sovereignty of an independent state and UN member. The attacking states did not receive any mandate from the UN for the attack in Syria. The talk about the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian civilians in Douma on April 7 [2018] is a big outright lie... The regime does not bear sole responsibility for the present situation; the Anglo-Saxon-Israeli colonialist plot and its mercenary Takfiri (i.e., A Muslim who accuses other Muslims of heresy, referring to organizations such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda) pawns are the most responsible for Syria's present situation."

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PA Mufti: Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and Palestine are "an Islamic waqf until Judgment Day," and forbids selling or relinquishing it to "enemies"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 13, 2018
     "[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and Supreme Fatwa Council Chairman Sheikh Muhammad Hussein has forbidden easing the transfer of ownership of Jerusalem and the land of Palestine to enemies.
The mufti stated yesterday [April 12, 2018]: 'Palestine, that includes within it Jerusalem, is waqf (i.e., an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law) land [and] it is forbidden by Shari’ah law to relinquish it or ease the transfer of ownership of it to enemies, because it is part of the Islamic public property. Granting ownership over Islamic territory or part of it to enemies is invalid and constitutes treason.'
He added: 'Whoever sells his land to his enemies or takes compensation for it sins, as in doing so he aids in the removal of Muslims from their homes. Almighty Allah connected those who remove Muslims from their homes and those who aid in doing so to those who fight against Muslims because of their religion.' He [the Mufti] also emphasized that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine, and that the American declaration regarding Jerusalem and considering it the occupation's capital is an invalid and illegitimate decision, as one who has no ownership cannot transfer something that belongs to someone else."
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Official Fatah Facebook page: Trump is the "source of terrorism"
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 12, 2018
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted English text: "Source of terrorism"

The image shows US President Donald Trump's face with an angry expression superimposed over clouds of smoke rising in front of a crowd of Palestinian protesters. The protesters appear to be participants in the March of Return riots in Gaza. In the upper right corner is a red warning sign, with "occupation" written under it in English.

Text in upper left corner: "#We_will_surely_return"

Text at bottom of image in English and Arabic: "Source of terrorism"

The March of Return protests – massive violent riots in Gaza that began on March 30, 2018, in which thousands demonstrated on the border and attempted to breach the security fence.
 
PA TV and radio rebroadcast Abbas' 2014 call for violence for the Al-Aqsa Mosque 41 times following US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel`s capital
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 3, 2018

On Dec. 6, 2017, the day US President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, official PA radio and TV started rebroadcasting Abbas' 2014 call for violence and rebroadcast it 41 times in the next 4 weeks.

Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine - 28 times between Dec. 6, 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "This is our Sanctuary, our Al-Aqsa and our Church [of the Holy Sepulchre]. They have no right to enter it. They have no right to defile it. We must prevent them. Let us stand before them with chests bared to protect our holy places."

Official PA TV - 13 times between Dec. 17, 2017 - Jan. 2, 2018
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "We must all carry out Ribat in the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]... This is our Sanctuary, our Al-Aqsa and our Church [of the Holy Sepulchre]. They have no right to enter it. They have no right to defile it. We must prevent them. Let us stand before them with chests bared to protect our holy places."
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Abbas’ spokesman: US decisions, including decision to condition aid on cutting salaries to terrorists, are “a type of declaration of war on the Palestinian people”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 28, 2018
Headline: “Abu Rudeina: The decisions of Congress and the American administration regarding stopping the aid are a declaration of war on our people”
       “Official [PA] Presidential Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said that the recent American decisions, and particularly Congress’ decision that calls to stop the direct aid to the PA (i.e., the Taylor Force Act) and add $700 million for the benefit of the Israeli occupation army (refers to omnibus spending bill allocation for US-Israeli missile defense programs –Ed.)… are a type of declaration of war on the Palestinian people and support for the policy of the occupation and aggression."

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PA Ministry of Information: Taylor Force Act is “political blackmail”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 26, 2018
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information: The signing of the [Taylor] Force [Act] turned Washington into a partner of the occupation”
      “The [PA] Ministry of Information said that US President Donald Trump’s signing of that which is called the ‘[Taylor] Force’ Act – which forbids the American Department of State from transferring aid to the PA and to the members of our people (sic., the law allows certain humanitarian aid to continue while stopping all other aid until the PA stops paying terror salaries) – constitutes a strengthening of the political blackmail, and a continuation of the hostility towards our people from Washington, its denial of our legitimate rights, and its rebellion against international law."

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Op-ed in official PA daily says Trump "the ugly racist" is "exacerbating America's crisis" by choosing the "despicable John Bolton as national security advisor"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 25, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: "Bolton's ominous curses"

"[US President Donald] Trump the ugly racist is looking for those similar to him who are most racist, who threaten America's fate even more than they threaten the world's fate. By choosing the despicable John Bolton as national security advisor, he is exacerbating America's crisis and is shooting himself in the foot."
Fatah movement opposes Taylor Force Act, Fatah official: “The White House [is] competing with the Israeli Parliament and the Israeli Cabinet in displaying hatred and racism”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 25, 2018
     "The Fatah Movement said in a statement that it 'is not at all surprised by the American Congress’ latest decision, which connects the American aid with stopping the financial aid to the families of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids) (refers to the Taylor Force Act, which was passed into law on March 23, 2018; see note below –Ed.).' The movement emphasized that our brave prisoners and heroic Martyrs fought for freedom and independence, and that the rights of their families are not up for bargaining or negotiation… Fatah Revolutionary Council member [and Fatah Spokesperson] Osama Al-Qawasmi said that Congress and the White House are competing with the Israeli Parliament and the Israeli Cabinet in displaying hatred and racism against the fighting and resolute Palestinian people."
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PLO delegate to US defends payments to terrorists, says “the Palestinian leadership…is committed to letting them live in dignity, and will not submit to financial extortion” of Taylor Force Act
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 25, 2018
      "Head of the PLO General Commission in the US Husam Zomlot said in response to the Taylor Force Act, which stops the aid to the PA because of its payments to the families of the Martyrs (Shahids) and the prisoners, that the Palestinian leadership is committed to the rights of the families of the Martyrs and the prisoners, is committed to letting them live in dignity, and will not submit to financial extortion. He emphasized that the Palestinian people’s legitimate rights are not for sale…
He said: 'The Taylor Force Act arises from political motives, and Congress is attempting to use it as a means of political pressure, especially given the efforts to pass what is called “the deal of the century” (refers to US President Donald Trump's as yet unpublished peace plan –Ed.), whose goal is to eliminate the Palestinian cause.'"
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Several PA and PLO officials attack Taylor Force Act and appointment of John Bolton, defend payments to terrorists: "New American thuggery against Palestine"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 24, 2018
Headline: "New American thuggery against Palestine"

"Palestinian opposition to the American blackmail: The Martyrs and prisoners are sacred symbols of freedom and struggle

The American administration is continuing its aggressive steps against Palestine: The American Congress has conditioned its aid to the PA on stopping payment of the Martyrs’ (Shahids) and prisoners' allowances (mukhassasat), while US President Donald Trump has announced the appointment of hardliner John Bolton – who has a long history of hostility towards the Palestinians – as his national security advisor."
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Full page of official PA daily shows pictures of Palestinian rioters burning tires and throwing rocks, with the text "Trump's declaration will not pass"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 24, 2018
Images published in the official PA daily

Headline: “[US President Donald] Trump’s declaration will not pass”

The text refers to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and decision to move the US embassy there.

A full page of the official PA daily is dedicated to pictures of Palestinian rioters waving Palestinian flags, burning tires, throwing rocks, and using slingshots, and at the bottom right is a picture of Israeli soldiers.

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
On Feb. 23, 2018, the US State Department announced that the US embassy will open in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. The date is the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 according to the Gregorian calendar.

PA Ministry of Information attacks Taylor Force Act, says “the freedom Martyrs and our brave prisoners are not highway robbers or gang members, but rather one of the elements of the legitimate resistance to the occupation”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 24, 2018
     "The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the American Congress’ demand to stop paying the Martyrs’ (Shahids) and prisoners' allowances (mukhassasat) in return for the continuation of the aid to the institutions of the Palestinian state is a continuation of the political extortion, extremism, and support for the occupation.
It said that the decision proves that Washington and [US] President [Donald] Trump's administration are not just biased in favor of the occupation and the settlement enterprise, but have become a part of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu's government, officially joined the extremism and racism, and ignored the fact that the American Constitution promotes freedom and justice. The ministry emphasized that the freedom Martyrs and our brave prisoners are not highway robbers or gang members, but rather one of the elements of the legitimate resistance to the occupation, which is supported by international law."
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Official PA TV news reports on PA spokesman condemning the Taylor Force Act, defending the PA government’s payments to terrorists
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 23, 2018
Official PA TV News, on Official Spokesman of the PA Government Yusuf Al-Mahmoud’s condemnation of the US Congress passing the Taylor Force Act on March 23, 2018

Official PA TV newsreader: “Official Spokesman of the [PA] National Unity Government Yusuf Al-Mahmoud expressed the government’s opposition and condemnation of the continued American aid to the State of Palestine’s institutions b eing conditioned on the allowances (mukhassasat) to the Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners being stopped.
Al-Mahmoud emphasized that the American Congress should have demanded the end of the occupation and stopping of the suffering of the members of our people, and set as a condition before the occupation authorities the stopping of aid if they continue their occupation and settlement. Al-Mahmoud emphasized that the Martyrs and prisoners are sacred symbols of freedom and struggle, and that all of these titles are noble human titles and a right guaranteed for all people, and they will not be sold or bought for all the money in the world.”
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The Taylor Force Act - a bill named after US citizen Taylor Force who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist in Tel Aviv on March 8, 2016, which calls to cut almost all funding to the PA if it continues paying salaries to terrorists and allowances to families of "Martyrs." On March 23, 2018, the bill was approved by the American Congress and signed into law by US President Donald Trump.
PA Ministry of Information attacks US Ambassador David Friedman, calling to put him on the global terror list
Source: PA Ministry of Information website, Mar. 22, 2018
Headline: "The [PA] Ministry of Information: Friedman is the ambassador of the settlements and the advocate of extremism"

"The [PA] Ministry of Information threw light on US Ambassador in Tel Aviv David Melech Friedman's life story, whose name has become prominent in [US] President [Donald] Trump's administration, and who is known for his extremist positions which support the settlement enterprise and which contradict international law and the resolutions of the [UN] Security Council and General Assembly.
Friedman is a Jewish lawyer with expertise in bank failures. He is one of the four sons of [the late] Morris Friedman, rabbi of the conservative synagogue Temple Hillel in New York…
What stands out in the life story of the ambassador who is biased in favor of the occupation is his volunteering to head the institute American Friends of the Beit El Institutions (sic., American Friends of Beit El), which gives $2 million annually to a settlement that was established on lands north-east of occupied Ramallah, and at whose checkpoints dozens of Palestinians have died as Martyrs (Shahids), been wounded, and been tortured. Friedman claims that there is no problem of occupation…
The American ambassador writes a column in the notorious newspaper Arutz Sheva, which is published in the Beit El colony, and which constitutes a platform for incitement against the members of our people. Through it, Friedman presents opinions that oppose the two-state solution…
The [PA] Ministry [of Information] calls to put Ambassador Friedman on the global terror list, as he violates international law, supports the settlement enterprise, and promotes ethnic cleansing, and dark racism.”
Oped by PLO official: US Ambassador Friedman is “the most loyal propagandist of the occupation, the settlers, and the criminals” for demanding PA condemn terror attacks
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 21, 2018
Excerpt of op-ed by Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake

Headline: "The American ambassador in Tel Aviv condemns!"

"American Ambassador in Tel Aviv David Friedman condemned the fact that the PA did not condemn the operations (i.e., terror attacks) against the settlers. He made this condemnation while wearing a settler hat and carrying a gun and hoe, after registering as a member of the price tag and hilltop youth settler organizations, which kidnapped and burned Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Abu Khdeir and the Dawabsheh family (sic., the attacks referred to were not committed by any organizations; see notes below –Ed.).
The American ambassador is the most loyal propagandist of the occupation, the settlers, and the criminals. He does not think about the Palestinians killed as [in his eyes] our dead are not living creatures. Only the Israelis are good and they have priority among the creations. We are the lowly Arabs . The Israelis' blood is different and their souls are different, and therefore they must be given everything. The land, the promise, and the skies belong to them. They are allowed to kill, commit crimes, occupy another people, and remain alive.
Mr. Ambassador… the aggressor, foreigner, and murderer does not become the victim who is in need of your condemnation and tears…

PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs declares US Ambassador Friedman’s behavior "the ugliest kind of Antisemitism"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 21, 2018
Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates: Friedman’s positions are antisemitic and racist and disqualify him”

“The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said in a statement that US Ambassador [to Israel] David Friedman’s statements, positions, and hostile behavior towards the Palestinian people and its national rights and human rights constitute a blatant deviation from diplomacy and its conventions, the ugliest kind of Antisemitism, and a scandalous violation of international law…
The statement also said: ‘From day to day Friedman proves that he is an ambassador of the settlers and their gangs. He holds the ideology and positions of the extremist right-wing in Israel, which are based on perpetuating the occupation and the settlement enterprise, on enmity towards the Palestinian people, and on negating its national and human existence.’”

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Abbas’ Fatah Movement attacks US for cutting aid to UNRWA and closing the PLO offices in Washington
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 21, 2018
Headline: “Fatah: The US is behaving with political hypocrisy of the highest order”

“The Fatah Movement said that the American administration is behaving with political hypocrisy of the highest order towards the Palestinian people and [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas. Fatah Movement Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi noted in a press release yesterday (Tuesday) [March 20, 2018] that the White House stops the aid to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) and our people, and [then] convenes a conference for saving the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip; it closes the PLO offices [in Washington] in accordance with the decision of Congress that defines the PLO as ‘terrorist,’ and then invites the president to visit the US and move forward in the political process. He emphasized: ‘The slap of the century (in Arabic rhymes with “the deal of the century,” US President Donald Trump’s as yet unannounced Middle East peace plan –Ed.) will not pass. We are united around President Mahmoud Abbas and his brave, firm, and clear positions facing this Israeli-American aggression.’”

In early January 2018, the US froze two planned payments to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) for more than $100 million, and the US administration spoke about the need to reexamine and conduct a reform of the UN body. This occurred after the PA refused to negotiate with Israel and cut diplomatic ties with America following US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Dec. 6, 2017.

PLO US office closure - On Nov. 17, 2017, the American administration announced that the PLO has violated a 2015 Congressional mandate, which states that the PLO cannot operate an office in Washington if the Palestinians try to get the International Criminal Court to prosecute Israelis for crimes against the Palestinians
Abbas: US Ambassador to Israel is "son of a bitch"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 19, 2018

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' speech at a meeting of the Palestinian leadership at the PA headquarters in Ramallah


PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “They [the US] decided to transfer their embassy to it [Jerusalem], cut their allocations to UNRWA, and consider settlement legal. This was said by more than one American official, the first of them is their ambassador here in Tel Aviv, David Friedman, who said: "They are building in their land." Son of a bitch! (Lit: “son of a dog”) They are building in their land? He is a settler, his family are settlers, and he is the US ambassador in Tel Aviv, so what do we expect of him?”
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Abbas’ advisor supports right of return. rejects unpublished US peace plan
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 12, 2018
      "[PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas'] advisor on Foreign Affairs and International Relations Nabil Shaath said that occupation [Israeli] Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wishes through his statements – in which he demanded to carry out an additional cut in the support provided to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) and to transfer its offices to Jordan (sic., Netanyahu reportedly called to transfer UNRWA authority and funds to other bodies such as the Jordanian government and UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency); see note below –Ed.) – to complete his settlement enterprise in Palestine, and to put an end to the issue of the refugees and their right of return. Shaath emphasized in a statement to the [PA] state radio station The Voice of Palestine that no one can ignore the refugees' right of return… Shaath said that the American proposal to settle the refugees as part of what is called the ‘deal of the century' is a real crime (Details of the US plan are unknown as it has not yet been published –Ed.). He explained that the leadership has not been waiting for 'the lie of the century,' as it put it, and rejected the American role and [US President Donald] Trump's plan even before he has announced it."

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Fatah official attacks US over Jerusalem decision, demonizes Israel, and accuses Israel of “defilement of the sanctified places in Jerusalem,” and calls riots and terror attacks as “epics of courage”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 6, 2018
Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs Jibril Rajoub: “What American President [Donald Trump] did when he omitted Jerusalem with a single stroke from the final resolution issues provides a recipe for continuation of the war and adds fuel to the fire, and this is inappropriate conduct... The US, led by Trump, is working to cover up for the organized state terror that is being led by a government that includes extremist fanatics, while the actions of murdering and arresting children, destroying homes, and expropriating lands constitute the height of terror, which requires international intervention to restrain its wild behavior... The official, settlement, rabbinic, and Jewish extremism is what feeds the phenomena of extremism in the region, through that which the settlers are committing with the support of the occupation government: arson, murder, expropriation, imprisonment, humiliation, and defilement of the sanctified places in Jerusalem – and especially the incessant invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is thanks to American support and partnership…
The people of Jerusalem – who in July 2017 recorded epics of courage with their bared chests by defending the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem (refers to riots and terror attacks; see note below –Ed.) – raise their eyes to the young Muslims through you (i.e., participants at the conference) with much hope, faith, and resolution.”

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Fatah official: US President Trump is "Gestapo," "ignoramus"
Source: YouTube channel of Al-Mayadeen TV (Lebanon), Mar. 6, 2018
YouTube channel of Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV, Talk of the Hour program, hosting Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki

Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV host: "This 'deal of the century,' does Trump expect you to accept it?" ...
Fatah Movement Central Committee member Abbas Zaki: "Yes, he thinks that all he saw among the Arabs was that they dance and forget themselves. He takes their money and tricks them... He says: 'There is no Iraq. There are rival factions.' Iraq is the second largest oil reserve in the world, estimated at 15 trillion. [And Trump says:] 'It is ours. We will not retreat, it is ours.' If they besiege him and make an arrangement for you, he will say: 'They should pay a trillion - a trillion and a half immediately.' What is this? He is Gestapo. O Allah, expose and reveal this! When your opponent is an ignoramus, by the way, you win."
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PA Prime Minister claims "there is a monetary and political blockade" imposed by the US, and that the PA has not received aid from the US in two years
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 3, 2018
Official PA TV News, on the Palestinians being unwilling to trade their principles for financial support

Official PA TV newsreader: “[PA] Prime Minister [Rami Hamdallah] emphasized that the leadership is withstanding political and financial pressures that the US has been exerting on Palestine through a monetary blockade for approximately two years. He emphasized his opposition to trading the basic national principles in exchange for political money.”

PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah: “As much as we are facing a difficult situation, and as much as there is a monetary and political blockade. – By the way, the US blockade is not from this year. For two years they have not been paying us. We are making do and everything is fine. We always say that it is impossible to trade firm national positions in exchange for any political money. We do not want political money. Will we relinquish Jerusalem in exchange for political money? It is impossible to relinquish Jerusalem, or one grain or bit of our land.”
PA government holds US “fully responsible” for “consequences” of transferring US embassy to Jerusalem, refugee issue is “root and heart” of the conflict
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 28, 2018
Headline: “The [PA] government emphasizes its support for the [PA] president’s initiative and holds Washington responsible for the consequences of transferring the embassy to Jerusalem”
     “The [PA] government… held the American administration fully responsible for the consequences of transferring the embassy to Jerusalem. It demanded that the international community oppose this declaration and translate this opposition into action – particularly the EU states – by hurrying to recognize the State of Palestine in the 1967 borders whose capital is East Jerusalem…
The government emphasized that the issue of the refugees is the root and heart of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which will only be resolved when a just and agreed upon solution is found for the problem of the refugees, according to UN General Assembly Resolution 194.”

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PA Mufti warns of “disasters of wars, anarchy, and instability” in region following US embassy move to Jerusalem, urges Palestinians and Muslims to “sacrifice all that is dear to them”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 26, 2018
         “[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories, preacher at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, [and Palestinian Supreme Fatwa Council Chairman] Sheikh Muhammad Hussein warned against the severity of the American administration’s decision on transferring its embassy to occupied Jerusalem, which was set for Nakba Day (see notes, Ed.). He said that this testifies to the insolence that those who are biased in favor of the occupation have reached, while they continue to do an injustice to our people and its holy sites and to blatantly harm the Palestinian cause in an attempt to eliminate it. The mufti emphasized that this arbitrary behavior will have severe consequences that the American administration will bear. He explained that the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem, if it is carried out, will not be an attack on the Palestinians alone, but rather a blatant attack on the Arabs and Muslims throughout the world…and that it will not serve peace and security in the region, but rather bring upon it disasters of wars, anarchy, and instability. Sheikh Hussein added that the residents of Jerusalem and all of the Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims will not submit to this blatant attack, and will sacrifice all that is dear to them in order to confront the American stubbornness.”
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Op-ed in PA daily: Trump’s political decisions, including decision to transfer US embassy to Jerusalem, stem from a “complex, impulsive, unbalanced, and mentally unstable personality”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 25, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “Washington is the first loser”
      “We will do no injustice to American President Donald Trump if we say that his political decisions, and particularly those that are connected to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, stem from a complex, impulsive, unbalanced, and mentally unstable personality, and in our opinion these are the main characteristics of the racist personality.
Trump is proving that he is not only aggressive, rude, and controlling, but that he is a combination of a mentality of theft and of a denial of the rights of others, and these are exactly the characteristics of the Zionist personality....”
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Trump is leading a war against the Arab and Islamic nation; US and Israel are the only enemies, Trump is "fascist, Nazi, and a lunatic,” says Fatah official
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 25, 2018
 

Official PA TV program
Topic of the Day, on US President Donald Trump being an “enemy” of the Palestinians, hosting Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen

Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen:
“It was incumbent on [US President] Trump - if he wasn’t a fascist and Nazi in his thinking - to respond to brother [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech and initiative at the [UN] Security Council by taking back or at least giving a positive interpretation to what he said and the ideas that he proposed… A large state like the US, which is supposed to act in order to implement international decisions and world peace, is today the one harming world peace due to this blind bias in favor of the occupation… The The US only pursues its interests, which are to destroy the Arab region so that Israel – which was planted in the region by colonialism – will rule the region and the Islamic nation will be destroyed... Therefore I say: The only enemy – and it is clear why I say the only enemy – the only enemy and only danger to the region, to peace in the region and in the world, is Israel and the US.”
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PA Presidential spokesman and PLO chief negotiator slam US decision of date for US embassy move to Jerusalem
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 24, 2018
Headline: “A new aggression: America chooses Nakba Day to transfer its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem”
       “Official [PA] Presidential Spokesman [and Fatah Central Committee member] Nabil Abu Rudeina said in response to the US decision to transfer its embassy to Jerusalem in May [2018] that any unilateral step will not contribute to establishing peace and will not legitimize anyone…
PLO Executive Committee Secretary, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat said: ‘The American administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to choose the date of Nakba Day (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the Palestinian people (the US embassy in Jerusalem is set to open on May 14, 2018, on the anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence according to the Gregorian calendar, Palestinians mark Nakba Day on May 15. -Ed.) to take this step constitutes an arbitrary violation of international law… and the continuing destruction of the two-state solution. The choice of this date constitutes a provocation of the sensibilities of all the Arabs and Muslims, something which we most adamantly condemn.’’”
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PLO Chief Negotiator: Trump administration “constitutes a true danger to the security, stability, and integrity of this region and of its peoples”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 24, 2018
Official PA TV News, on the US moving its embassy to Jerusalem in May and how it is endangering the Middle East, hosting PLO Executive Committee Secretary, Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat

PLO Executive Committee Secretary, Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat: “The states have understood that [US] President [Donald] Trump’s administration is threatening the interests, threatening the international security, peace, and stability. This is the truth. Therefore our next steps, particularly when we will have a conference held in Riyadh- it’s impossible that we as the Palestinian side will allow the situation to continue as it is. We are part of this region. Our children and grandchildren are an inseparable part of this region’s security and stability for the coming generations. We have no choice but to conduct a true self-examination so that we’ll be able to stand against this danger. This administration constitutes a true danger to the security, stability, and integrity of this region and of its peoples, in the full sense of the word.”

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Palestinian National Council: US decision of date to transfer embassy to Jerusalem is “blatant defiance towards the international, Arab, and Islamic will”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 24, 2018
Official PA TV News, on the Palestinian National Council’s response to the decision of US President Donald Trump’s administration to transfer the US embassy to Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, on the 70th anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence

Official PA TV newsreader: “The Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) considered the American administration’s declaration on the execution of its decision to transfer its embassy to occupied Jerusalem as blatant defiance towards the international, Arab, and Islamic will, and as an intensification of the aggression towards the rights of our people. The Council emphasized that the American administration’s insistence on carrying out the aggressive decision proves again that it has chosen isolation and to distance itself from peace in favor of the occupation, and has made it responsible for the consequences of this. The Council demanded that the Arab and Islamic nation defend Jerusalem and its holy sites, and harness their full abilities and connections in order to prevent the execution of this decision…
[The Council] pointed out that the transfer of the embassy at the same time as the anniversary of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel. The US embassy is set to open on May 14, the anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence. Palestinians mark Nakba Day on May 15 -Ed.) was meant to add to the contempt for the national sensibilities of our people who are confronting the occupation’s terror and its settlers.”
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Cartoon published in official PA daily shows US President Trump pointing a gun at a dove, a symbol for peace, implying Trump is killing the potential for peace
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 24, 2018
Cartoon published in the official PA daily

The cartoon shows US President Donald Trump standing in an open grave and holding a dove, which symbolizes peace, while aiming a handgun at its head.

This cartoon was previously published by Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on Feb. 6, 2018.
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Op-ed published in official PA daily attacks the US, speaks about its "excess of stupidity" and its attempt "to destroy the native people"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 22, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and regular columnist for the official PA daily, on the Israeli and American responses to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech before the UN Security Council on Feb. 20, 2018

Headline: “Your honor the [PA] president, what did you do to them?”

“What did you say, what did you do, that those who rebel against international law rushed to shoot poisoned arrows at you?
They watched the [PA] president of peace, the man Mahmoud Abbas, convince the hearts and minds of the representatives of the states of the world about the Palestinian people’s historical and natural right to its homeland, Palestine…
However, due to the their great hostility and the excess of stupidity that is characteristic of the oppressors from the colonialist twins – the representative of the occupation state (Israel) [Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon] and the representative of the US [US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley] – they emptied all of the poisoned words in their arsenal and fired indiscriminately, exactly as they fire their shells, their rockets, and their bullets at the chests and heads of our young people and our children. Here they are at the peak of an attempt to politically eliminate you before the world, while you sit at the [UN] Security Council chair and speak about your people’s rights…

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Abbas speech to UN Security Council demonizes Israel, slams US, but proposes international peace plan
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Feb. 20, 2018
This transcript of PA Chairman Abbas' speech before the UN Security Council on Feb. 20, 2018 was published by Wafa, the official Palestinian Authority news agency, on Feb. 20, 2018.

"Seventy years have passed since Palestine’s Nakba, from which 6 million Palestine refugees continue to suffer from the cruelty of exile and loss of human security. They continue to wander the world after the loss of their peaceful and stable lives in their homeland. They are part of the 13 million Palestinians, whose country has not yet been recognized as full Member State of the United Nations, despite the numerous resolutions reaffirming their right to self-determination and statehood on their national land.
We are the descendants of the Canaanites that lived in the land of Palestine 5,000 years ago and continuously remained there to this day. Our great people remain rooted in their land. The Palestinian people built their own cities and homeland and made contributions to humanity and civilization witnessed by the world. They established institutions, schools, hospitals, cultural organizations, theaters, libraries, newspapers, publishing houses, economic organizations, businesses and banks, with wide regional and international influence.
All of this existed before and after the Balfour Declaration issued by the British Government in 1917, a declaration by which those who did not own, giving to those who had no right. The British Government bears responsibility for the catastrophic consequences inflicted on the Palestinian people as a result..."

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Op-ed in official PA daily calls Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital an “unprecedented mistake,” claiming it turned the US from a mediator into an enemy
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 17, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “Donald Trump continues with his mistakes”

“US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a severe error and unprecedented mistake, because through this declaration… he suddenly and dramatically turned the administration that he leads from a mediator – which has made great efforts to keep this role for itself – into an enemy. This was his first mistake in the field of foreign policy…
Trump, at the head of his administration, has moved on to the second mistake – also regarding Jerusalem – through the transfer of the American embassy to it this coming May 14 [2018], the day on which the Palestinian Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel. This date is the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence according to the Gregorian calendar; Palestinians mark Nakba Day on May 15) took place 70 years ago. This was Trump’s second mistake, at the start of the second year of his term. The first turned America from a mediator into an enemy, and the second turned America into a taunting enemy.

But the two mistakes, the first and the second, are in the same context – Trump and [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu are exchanging poisonous presents between themselves at the expense of our Jerusalem, our people, and our rights. They think that these poisonous presents are the only chance to save them from a bad and bitter fate: Netanyahu wants to escape from the cases that are tightening around his neck… As for Trump, in addition to his old cases regarding how he reached the White House… his most serious case has appeared – his decision to arm the teachers at tens of thousands of schools in the US.”

PLO official: US pressures on PA include measures against salaries to terrorists
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 13, 2018
   “The [Palestinian] People’s Party (i.e., a PLO faction) held processions yesterday [Feb. 12, 2018] in the cities of Gaza and Khan Yunis for the 36th anniversary of its establishment. They finished in a rally before the UN headquarters in Gaza, in protest over the American-Israeli policy that targets the Palestinian rights, including the attempt to eliminate UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East)… During the rally, many speeches were made, among them PLO Executive Committee member and Director of the [PLO] Department of Refugee Affairs Zakariya Al-Agha praised the Palestinian resolve before the American pressures and extortion… Al-Agha talked about how the American pressures on the Palestinians have escalated recently, including the closure of the PLO offices in the capital Washington in November 2017, the stopping of the annual aid that the US gives to the PA in order to force it to stop paying financial aid to the families of the Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners, and the large cut in the participation of the US in the UNRWA budget.”

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Fatah official, speaking on Abbas' behalf: US embassy move and recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will be "thwarted;" Zionism "is striving to take over the world's resources by force"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 7, 2018
    "In his speech on behalf of the president [Abbas], [Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki said that US President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and transfer his country's embassy to it will be thwarted thanks to the Palestinian resolve, thanks to the resolve of the entire world – Muslims, Christians, and Jews – against this foolish decision, and by imposing international isolation on the US and the occupation… He said: 'Our conflict is not with the Jews, but rather with Zionism, which has no values and principles, and which does not attach importance to rights and laws. It includes people that are not Jews and is striving to take over the world's resources by force… [Zaki] said: 'Our position is strong - we reject that any mosque should constitute an alternative to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. One hundred and thirty-eight states in the world recognize the State of Palestine, and we demand that they revoke their recognition of Israel…' He added that the Palestinian leadership has objected to the decision to denounce [Chairman of Hamas’ Political Bureau] Ismail Haniyeh as a terrorist (he was added to the US terror list; see note below –Ed.)."
Fatah official: Due to its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, US is full "partner in the daily spilling of Palestinian blood"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 6, 2018

Fatah Revolutionary Council Secretary Majed Al-Fatiani:
"[Mahmoud Abbas] emphasized tonight that the US, through its recognition of Jerusalem [as Israel's capital] and also its attempts to skip over the topic of the refugees, will not succeed in removing the topics of Jerusalem and the refugees from the international equation, but rather it has simply removed itself from the political process and become a partner in the full sense of the word in the daily spilling of Palestinian blood."
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PLO official “emphasized that it is necessary to escalate the intifada and the resistance in all of its forms” in response to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Feb. 5, 2018
Headline: “Wasel Abu Yusuf: The Palestinian people and its leadership are capable of thwarting all of the American attempts”

“Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf… warned against [US President Donald Trump's] deal of the century whose goal is to eliminate the Palestinian cause through American decisions and reduce Washington’s aid to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East). He emphasized that the Palestinian people everywhere it is located adheres to the right of return, to the fact that Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine and that it is necessary to deal with the dangers surrounding the issue – and particularly to all that concerns the American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the occupation entity…
Abu Yusuf emphasized that it is necessary to escalate the intifada and the resistance in all of its forms (‎i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror‎) against the occupation, until [US President Donald] Trump’s decision is brought down. He also emphasized that the people and factions will thwart the deal of the century, and that all of the plans to eliminate the Palestinian cause will receive a response.”

In early January 2018, the US froze two planned payments to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) for more than $100 million, and the US administration spoke about the need to reexamine and conduct a reform of the UN body. This occurred after the PA refused to negotiate with Israel and cut diplomatic ties with America following US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Dec. 6, 2017.

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Editorial in official PA daily attacks US Administration: Starting with [US Envoy Jason] Greenblatt and ending with [US Ambassador to the UN Nikki] Haley, the illusion of the racist arrogance i s growing like cancerous growths grow
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 4, 2018
Excerpt of an editorial by the official PA daily

Headline: “Incitement – the nonsense of racism”

“Only the arrogance of racism causes US President Donald Trump’s administration to think that there is no one in the world who n eeds to say ‘No’ to the American policy. The shock that this arrogance absorbed was that this word was indeed spoken, and that the president of a state that is still under occupation… is the one that said it to this administration in the clearest and most emphatic manner!

Starting with [US Envoy Jason] Greenblatt and ending with [US Ambassador to the UN Nikki] Haley, the illusion of the racist arrogance i s growing like cancerous growths grow…
US Representative [to the UN Nikki Haley], for whom it is not right and unbefitting to fulfill any role other than the one in charge of the Guantanamo detention camp, wants for the Palestinian people a leadership ‘that will recognize the hard facts’ – in other words, that will relinquish Jerusalem, the rights of the refugees, and everything that will lead to the free and independent State of Palestine! The reality is that this representative [Haley] needs to recognize the simple and exposed Palestinian facts: The Palestinian people, with its just resolve, cannot accept this type of leadership – not even as a passing thought… There is no security, peace, stability, or sovereignty without the State of Palestine whose capital is East Jerusalem, while ensuring a just solution to the problem of the refugees according to UN Resolution 194 and the Arab Peace Initiative.”

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PA Security Forces Spokesman: Wearing a tie with an American flag is an act of “open betrayal”
Source: Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, Feb. 3, 2018

Text and shared post on the Facebook page of official spokesman of the PA Security Forces and General Political Commissioner of the PLO Political and National Guidance Authority Adnan Al-Damiri

Posted text:
“Open betrayal, the American flag is the bridle of the [Muslim] Brotherhood”

Text in shared post: “Dr. Fuad Rashid of the leaders of the non-Muslim Brotherhood in the halls of the American Congress as part of a delegation of Brotherhood leaders who came to submit a complaint against the Egyptian state”

The shared post includes a picture of Dr. Fuad Rashid wearing an American flag tie, which has been marked with a red oval.
PLO official condemns the American decision to add the head of Hamas terror organization to “terror list”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 2, 2018
Headline: “The PLO factions oppose that Haniyeh is being added to the terror list”

“The PLO yesterday [Feb. 1, 2018] announced its opposition to the American decision to add Hamas Movement political bureau Chairman Ismail Haniyeh to what is known as ‘the terror list’ of the American Department of the Treasury.
The National and Islamic Forces and factions also condemned the decision. PLO Executive Committee Secretary, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat expressed his condemnations of and opposition to the American decision in a statement.
Erekat called to ‘remove the causes for division [between the factions] and to realize the national unity in order to defend the Palestinian national project and deal with the plots to eliminate it.’”

Palestinian National and Islamic Forces - an unaffiliated coordinating body comprised of representatives from factions in the PLO and outside the PLO. The Palestinian National and Islamic Forces were established in 2000 shortly after the start of the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada, 2000-2005), under the authorization of Yasser Arafat and the leadership of terrorist Marwan Barghouti. During the PA terror campaign it played an active role in coordinating political efforts and terror attacks against Israel, but since the end of the campaign it has been less significant and its activity is primarily centered in Gaza.
PLO official attacks US for describing head of Hamas terror organization as a terrorist
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 1, 2018
Headline: "Khaled: The US is giving Israel a green light to renew its terror operations"

"PLO Executive Committee member and member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) Political Bureau Tayseer Khaled condemned the fact that the American administration has put Chairman of Hamas' Political Bureau [Ismail Haniyeh] on its black list (i.e., the US terror list). He described this decision in his post on social media as a green light to Israel to renew its policy of assassinations and terror operations against the Palestinian leaders.
He added and explained: 'In a new escalation by American President Donald Trump’s administration, the US put Chairman of Hamas' Political Bureau brother Ismail Haniyeh on what it calls “the black list of terrorists,” according to what American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced, when he said that the chairman of Hamas' Political Bureau “is threatening the stability of the Middle East” and “undermining the peace process” with Israel.'
Khaled wondered: ‘What peace process is the American administration talking about, when it is the one who has destroyed all the opportunities to reach an arrangement regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict throughout the decades in which it took on itself the sole patronage of the negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis, during which it carried out a policy of blind bias in favor of the Israeli government’s policy of aggression, settlement, and hostility to peace?’”


Fatah official in Lebanon: Violence in Jerusalem is "heroic," and a result of Israeli "racist" policies such as "Judaization," and Trump’s "Nazi decision" to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Jan. 31, 2018
Headline: "The north"
      "The Fatah Movement organized a mass procession in the Nahr Al-Bared refugee camp that set out from Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat Square in the old refugee camp, with the participation of the Palestinian popular factions and committees in northern [Lebanon]…
Leader of the north branch and Secretary of the factions and Fatah in Nahr Al-Bared Abu Salim Ghneim gave a speech on behalf of Fatah and said: …‘We see the Jerusalem Intifada and its heroic popular resistance as a national achievement that came in response to the racist and criminal policies, the summary executions, the burning of families, the continuation of settlement, and the Judaization and tearing apart of Jerusalem, and also as a natural response to [US President Donald] Trump's Nazi decision to consider Jerusalem the capital of “Israel,” and his threat to transfer his country's embassy to Jerusalem.’"

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Antisemitic Fatah op-ed: Shakespeare's Shylock was an accurate description of the Jews; Theresa May is a "hostile and sinful woman" for supporting the "ominous" Balfour Declaration
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Jan. 31, 2018
Op-ed by Mahmoud Al-Assadi

     "Today, 100 years after the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), stands British Prime Minister Theresa May, who bears the name of 'Mother Theresa' - but how great is the difference between the two. While Mother Theresa was a saint and an ascetic woman who sacrificed her life to help the poor and oppressed, do justice with them, and give them civil rights such as justice and equality, present British Prime Minister Theresa May is a hostile and sinful woman, who brags shamelessly about how she and her conservative government are proud and take glory in the fact that the government of Britain approved the Balfour Declaration in 1917...
While Britain's colonialist history is full of people like [former British Foreign Secretary Arthur] Balfour, [Baron] Rothschild, [former British Prime Minister] Tony Blair, and Theresa May, the greatest playwright William Shakespeare correctly described the deceitful, greedy, trickster, extortionist, and lowly character of the Jews in the story The Merchant of Venice in the 16th century."
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Fatah official on US aid to the PA: “This…money is a right and an obligation of the US,” refers to Israel as “Zionist gangs”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 31, 2018
Official PA TV program From Gaza, on America cutting the funding to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) and the Dec. 21, 2017 UN General Assembly vote condemning America’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, hosting Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary Fayez Abu Aita and political analyst Tawfiq Abu Shomar

Official PA TV host: “Many states have said that the American money is not for blackmail and that the decision-”

Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary Fayez Abu Aita: “It is important that we, our people, and our leadership will say these things, and we have said this, that the American and other money is not for the blackmailing of our Palestinian people. We say that all of the US money - not that which it is giving UNRWA - is not worth a grain of dirt from the land of Jerusalem to the Palestinian people. Therefore the Palestinian people will not submit to this blackmail, and we say more than this: This American money is a right and an obligation of the US and of the members of the international community. What is important is that this is a moral, human, and legal obligation towards the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) for which the international c ommunity and the UN are responsible. [The UN] is the one that gave Britain the mandate over Palestine, and therefore it was required to protect the Palestinian people and help it declare independence. However, the international policy unfortunately led to the theft of Palestine and the Zionist gangs taking control…"
Official PA daily attacks the New York Times for publishing an article highlighting corruption in the PA
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 30, 2018
Headline: "The New York Times spits poison…”

"The [PA] Ministry of Information said: 'The New York Times paper and journalist Roger Cohen did not act objectively and harmed the Palestinian people when the paper published deceptions (An article was published noting corruption and other issues in PA Chairman Abbas’ government; see note below –Ed.)…
[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas is the elected president of a people that is under a despicable occupation, which is supported by an American administration that has lost its direction as a power that guarantees the world's security and global peace…'

The ministry emphasized: ‘The Palestinian people has much understanding and awareness, and it knows well the meaning of freedom and good governance. It is not waiting for Cohen or The New York Times in order to determine the appropriate type of Palestinian democracy or the character of governance in Palestine, which yearns for freedom and independence. This is a people that is determined to fulfill this role in a democratic manner, and it held elections despite the occupation.’

[The ministry] said: 'We hoped that The New York Times, the leading paper with a history, would act objectively and credibly, and would write about the occupation, its crimes, its violation of international conventions and the decisions of the [UN] Security Council, and about the intentional burning of children, such as the Dawabsheh family and the youth Muhammad Abu Khdeir. (These were crimes committed by individuals, not the State of Israel -Ed. See below.) [We hoped] that this paper would carefully check the laws of terror and racism against the Palestinian people and its interests, which the occupation's parliament is discussing.’"

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President of Al-Quds University on Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: The US "must understand that the Palestinian people will resist this decision… whatever the cost of its resistance"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 30, 2018
Headline: "The president of Al-Quds Open University speaks at a conference on the latest developments in the Palestinian arena"

"President of Al-Quds Open University and [Fatah] Revolutionary Council member Prof. Younes Amr spoke at a conference organized yesterday [Jan. 29, 2018] by the [Fatah] Shabiba Student Movement and the student council at the Yatta branch of the university on the latest developments in the Palestinian arena…
He said that [US President Donald] Trump's promise (i.e., recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and promise to transfer the US embassy to it; see note below) is more dangerous to the Palestinian people than the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), by virtue of which Britain gave Palestine to the Jews, and therefore Trump and his racist administration – which is biased in favor of the occupation – must understand that the Palestinian people will resist this decision with all of its strength and will not let it pass, whatever the cost of its resistance to the decision may be. At the moment we are at the stage of popular resistance to the decision, and it is possible that it will move on to a different stage.
He explained that the Canaanite Palestinian people has been under many occupations, all of which have passed, and that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas spoke correctly when he said: 'We are remaining here and will not leave; the occupation is the one that will leave. Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of the occupation is meaningless, and our people and its leadership will continue to defy and stand firm. The Jews have no religious connection to [Jerusalem], and their connection to it is a connection of military occupation (sic., the last sentence in this quote was said by Younes Amr, not Mahmoud Abbas).'

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Palestinian “activists” disrupt American delegation visiting the Bethlehem district following US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
Source: PNN Palestine News Network (independent Palestinian news agency), Jan. 30, 2018
Headline: “Following the expulsion of an American delegation from Bethlehem, the American State Department said that it opposes the turn to violence as a means of expressing political positions”

“The American State Department responded in a statement to the expulsion of an American delegation that visited the Bethlehem district Chamber of Commerce and Industry this morning, Tuesday [Jan. 30, 2018], and said that it opposes the turn to violence as a means of expressing political positions.

The American State Department said in a notice from its spokesperson: ‘The program that the American Consulate General in Jerusalem organized in Bethlehem was thwarted by lawless protesters.’
According to the American State Department, this program is part of the long-term American assistance in creating economic opportunities for the Palestinians…
A group of Palestinian activists in Bethlehem this morning, Tuesday, expelled an American delegation that was visiting the Bethlehem district Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The activists broke into the Chamber of Commerce building and one of the halls in which a workshop of a group of senior American officials at the American consulate was being held and drove them out of the room. Afterwards, they threw eggs and tomatoes at the American consulate vehicles and hit the American diplomatic vehicles with their hands and feet while repeating calls condemning the American position…
The Fatah Movement secretary at the Aida refugee camp said that the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Industry, led by Samir Hazboun, welcomed the American State Department delegation at its building. This decision contradicts the national decision that called not to welcome the Americans, whose President [Donald Trump] declared Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. He added: ‘The Palestinian people will not welcome any American party.’”
Image on Fatah’s Twitter shows group of Palestinians attacking American delegation during visit to Bethlehem in response to US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Jan. 30, 2018
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Twitter account

Posted text:
“With tomatoes and eggs, the expulsion of an official American delegation from the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce.”

The images show a confrontation at the Bethlehem chamber of commerce on Jan. 30, 2018, in which Palestinian activists disrupted a workshop held by an American delegation and attacked the delegation’s vehicles as they left. The protest came in response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
 
 
Fatah official: Trump and UN Ambassador Haley have begun an "organized and planned attack against Abbas," similar to "attack against Arafat... that preceded his assassination by Israeli poison"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 27, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “The day that Mahmoud Abbas overcame Trump’s arrogance”
         “[US President Donald] Trump’s representative at the [UN] Security Council [US Ambassador to the UN] Nikki Haley said in these words: ‘Palestinian [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas insulted US President Donald Trump when he opposed Washington’s role in the peace process (sic., Haley said Abbas insulted Trump in a speech in which he said: “May your house be destroyed!”).’… We must not forget a most grave matter, which is that the words of Haley and Trump will be a sort of beginning of an organized and planned attack against President Mahmoud Abbas, which reminds us of the attack against [former PA] President Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat, may his memory be blessed, that preceded his assassination by Israeli poison… They are liable to harm President Mahmoud Abbas, as they did President Yasser Arafat, but who told them that a Palestinian leader who is as great as the homeland is afraid to die for the freedom of the people and the liberation of the land? They are indeed arrogant.”
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PLO official attacks US President Trump for his claim that aid to the PA is conditional, says the international aid constitutes “the debt of the international community” to the Palestinian people
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 26, 2018
Headline: "Erekat: Trump's statements are an insult to all Arabs"

"Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat said that American President Donald Trump’s statements during his meeting with occupation [Israeli] Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the Davos [World] Economic Forum that was held in Switzerland confirm his lack of suitability to sponsor any peace process (Trump said Jerusalem is “off the table,” and that US aid to the PA is conditional on it returning to negotiations with Israel; see note below –Ed.)…
Erekat strongly condemned Trump's statement that ‘The American money will remain on the table as long as the Palestinians do not play with us,’ and said: …'The issue of the money and aid that the US gives to our people is not a kindness or a donation as Trump thinks. The international commitment and funding are not grants and donations, but rather a purely political matter, and they express the debt of the international community and its legal and political obligation to our people until the occupation ends and our people is given sovereignty over its land, resources, economy, borders, and airspace.’"

Donald Trump held a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, and stated: "We took Jerusalem off the table.” When asked by a reporter whether Jerusalem being “off the table" meant that none of it would be part of a future Palestinian state, Trump refused to elaborate, responding: "Next question." Trump also said that the US would stop providing financial aid to the PA if they did not return to negotiations with Israel.
Image on Fatah Facebook page shows Trump with the text: "Jerusalem…is more precious than you, your accounts, and your money," referring to the cut in US aid to UNRWA
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 25, 2018
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text and text on image:
“Jerusalem, our eternal capital,
is more precious than you, your accounts, and your money”

The image shows US President Donald Trump, and refers together with the text to aid to the PA that Trump has threatened to cut if the PA does not return to negotiations with Israel, and to the US freezing two planned payments to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) for more than $100 million in early January 2018.

On Jan. 25, 2018, US President Donald Trump held a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. During it Trump said that the US would stop providing financial aid to the PA if they did not return to negotiations with Israel. Trump also said: "We took Jerusalem off the table,” and when asked by a reporter whether Jerusalem being “off the table" meant that none of it would be part of a future Palestinian state, Trump refused to elaborate, responding: "Next question."
 
Image on Fatah Facebook page shows a young boy screaming at Trump with the accompanying text: "Jerusalem is a red line"
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 25, 2018
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
“Mr. [US President Donald] Trump, Jerusalem is a red line
[Spokesman for PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah Central Committee member
Nabil] Abu Rudeina: ‘If Jerusalem is not on the table, the US will also not be on the table’”

The image shows US President Donald Trump and a boy to his left shouting with such force that Trump’s hair is flying. The Dome of the Rock is seen behind the boy. The image refers to Trump saying on Jan. 25, 2018, that he took Jerusalem “off the table” by recognizing it as Israel’s capital; see note below.

Text on image: “Jerusalem is a red line”

On Jan. 25, 2018, US President Donald Trump held a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Trump told Netanyahu: "We took Jerusalem off the table.” When asked by a reporter whether Jerusalem being “off the table" meant that none of it would be part of a future Palestinian state, Trump refused to elaborate, responding: "Next question." Trump also said that the US would stop providing financial aid to the PA if they did not return to negotiations with Israel.
 
 
Cartoon published in official PA daily shows Trump threatening the UN logo with a dollar sign sword
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 25, 2018
Cartoon published in the official PA daily

The cartoon shows US President Donald Trump as a victorious Roman gladiator – dressed in a roman toga and sandals. He is holding a sword with a dollar sign on its hilt, and a wreath around his head, transferred there from the UN logo below his foot, which is missing its wreath. He has one foot on the UN logo, which is also used by UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency) – which provides support to Palestinian “refugees.” This refers to the US notifying UNRWA on Jan.16, 2018, that it was withholding $65 million of a planned $125 million funding installment.
 
 
The Foreign Ministry of the Palestinian Authority attacks US VP Mike Pence
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 25, 2018
Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Pence’s speech reveals the influence of Zionist Christianity on American policy”

“The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates emphasized that American Vice President Mike Pence’s speech [to the Israeli Parliament] is a missionary speech that came from the mouth of a religious preacher who is closely connected to Zionism and saturated with ideological terms full of racism and hatred of the other…
The ministry said that Pence represents Zionist Christianity and the missionary Evangelical Church that believes in Jesus’ return, and thinks that his return will only be realized under the sovereignty of the State of Israel whose capital is Jerusalem. This missionary Messianic logic is what stands behind [US] President [Donald] Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the State of Israel’s capital, because the conservative Christian stream that Pence represents thinks that this will hasten Jesus’ return.”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
Op-ed in official PA daily: Mike Pence is trying to "incite winds of war and death… as a prelude to the appearance of Jesus."
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 24, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: "Pence the pirate"

"US Vice President Evangelist Mike Pence concluded his visit to the states of the region with a visit to the Israeli colonialist state on Sunday evening [Jan. 21, 2018]…
From an examination of the aspects of the visit, including the statements and the despicable American speech in the Israeli Parliament, it can be seen that Pence is from among the most right-wing and Zionist ruling group in the administration of [US President Donald] Trump, and he surpasses the Zionist Jews [Trump's Senior Advisor Jared] Kushner, [US Ambassador to Israel David] Friedman, and [Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason] Greenblatt in his coordination and solidarity with the policies and actions of the extremist right-wing coalition that rules in Israel. In this criminal act, he not only contradicts the policies of the previous American administrations, but also the decisions of the international bodies and the sources of authority of the peace process. This is not just due to colonialist economic and financial motives to serve the American businesses and interests, but also in order to incite winds of war and death among the peoples and states of the region in order to hasten the arrival of Armageddon as a prelude to the appearance of Jesus.
Fatah official: “Activities of rage against Trump’s decision on Jerusalem, and against the unwanted visit of his VP Mike Pence will continue”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 24, 2018
Headline: “Muhaisen: The activities of rage will continue”
       “Fatah Movement Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization [in the West Bank, Fatah] Central Committee member, [and PLO Central Council member] Jamal Muhaisen said that the activities of rage against US President Donald Trump’s decision on Jerusalem [declaring it Israel’s capital], and against the unwanted visit of his Vice President Mike Pence will continue in all of the districts…
Muhaisen emphasized that ‘the various national activities and their continuation are part of the Palestinian struggle to end the occupation, because in his latest declaration Trump put an end to America’s role as any sort of a mediator in the political process.’”
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PA daily editorial accuses Israel and US of racism, calls VP Pence “crazy”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 24, 2018
Excerpt of an editorial of the official PA daily

     “The Israeli democracy of oppression and racism made US Vice President [Mike] Pence happy when it forcibly removed the Arab members of the Israeli Parliament – who were protesting Pence’s visit and his [US] President [Donald] Trump’s decision to recognize Palestinian and Arab Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – from the Israeli Parliament plenum! (After they disrupted Pence's speech; see note below –Ed.)...
The US is today forming the alliance of baring teeth and arrogance against the Palestinian people with Israel and the racist and extremist right-wing. Through this exclusionary democracy… [the US] is striving to realize the plans of this evil alliance… With the same arrogance and baring teeth, Pence declares that peace is more possible now after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem! On this matter we say to Pence what the people of our country say: ‘A crazy person speaks and an intelligent person listens.’ What peace is possible, Vice President Pence, without Jerusalem being the capital of the State of Palestine? […] The racism of the occupation and its ally the US will not be a decree of fate under any circumstances.”
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PA Mufti on Pence visit to Western Wall: The Wall is “an inseparable part of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and that it is an Islamic site”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 24, 2018
Headline: “A strike throughout Jerusalem and Palestinian flags wave above the Al-Aqsa Mosque during Pence’s visit”
       “The [PA] Mufti of Jerusalem and the Islamic (sic., Palestinian) Territories [and Deputy Secretary-General and acting Secretary-General of the PLO Popular National Conference of Jerusalem] Sheikh Muhammad Hussein said to [the official PA daily] Al-Hayat Al-Jadida that Jerusalem, with its history and culture… will not change due to American steps.
The mufti added: ‘We are standing today in the plazas of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, at the same time as US Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount), in order to emphasize that the Al-Buraq Wall is an inseparable part of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and that it is an Islamic site.’”
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Fatah official protests US Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel, says the US is an enemy of the Palestinian people
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 23, 2018

Headline: “Protest vigil in Nablus against Pence’s visit to the region”
     “Dozens of Nablus residents yesterday [Jan. 22, 2018] participated in a protest vigil against US Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the occupation state and the region.
The participants waved… signs against the visit and chanted slogans condemning the visit and the American pressures on the Palestinian people…
Secretary of the Fatah branch [in Nablus] Jihad Ramadan emphasized… that the Palestinian leadership and people will not agree to the US remaining a mediator or partner. He also emphasized that [the US] is an enemy of the Palestinian people and its aspirations for freedom and independence.”
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The article includes a picture from the vigil in which participants are waving Palestinian flags and holding a poster showing pictures of US President Donald Trump and US Vice President Mike Pence with red “X”s over them, and pictures of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Dome of the Rock Mosque, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in between them. In the bottom left corner of the poster is the PLO logo that features a flame, the Palestinian flag, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. Text on logo: “The Palestinian Liberation Organization
National unity, national mobilization
Liberation”
Text on poster in English: “Jerusalem is the heart, Soul, and Capital of Palestine”
Op-ed in official PA daily: “Anything can be expected… in the age of the Hitleresque and Balfouresque Trump, who think that the Earth is a cake that they have the right to divide and give pieces of to whomever they want”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 23, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “The Arab members of the Israeli Parliament – the frontline of Jerusalem”

“Yesterday [Jan. 22, 2018] the people of Palestine made US Vice President [Mike Pence] hear what he must hear from the Palestinians, the original owners of the land… certainly when the voices of the Palestinian (i.e., Israeli Arab) members of the Israeli Parliament, the native residents of the land, shattered the [US President Donald] Trump – [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu map, and eliminated the statement: ‘a Jewish state’ (the Arab members of the Israeli Parliament disrupted Pence’s speech and were removed; see note below –Ed.). That is on the assumption that the one who stood at the [Israeli Parliament] podium (i.e., Pence) has… the intelligence of a diplomat in a superpower, who is supposed to be wise… But this cannot be hoped for from the vice president of the country of [US Ambassador to the UN] Nikki Haley with her high heels (refers to her remark that her heels are in order to protect Israel at the UN –Ed.)... Here, in this [place] that the world calls ‘Israel’ even though it has no borders, there are two million Arab Palestinians whose historical roots sprouted here the first time the sun rose on the world after the great flood [of Noah from the Bible].

Anything can be expected from those who have committed the historical crime and from the leaders of the new US in the age of the Hitleresque and Balfouresque Trump, who think that the Earth is a cake that they have the right to divide and give pieces of to whomever they want however they want. Those who inherited the colonialist mentality in the American continent and are silent about the crime of the destruction of the Indians will cer
Fatah: US Vice President Pence “defiled the Al-Buraq Wall”
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission‎, Jan. 23, 2018

Linked article and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture

Posted text: “[US Vice President Mike] Pence defiles the Al-Buraq [Wall] (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount) plaza, and the occupation forces reinforce their presence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque
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Fatah official: US Vice President Pence “proved that the American administration is part of the problem and not part of the solution”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 23, 2018
Headline: “The US vice president was witness to the expulsion of the Arab members of the Israeli Parliament from the Israeli Parliament, and bragged that the [US] embassy will be transferred to Jerusalem by the end of 2019 – Erekat: Pence’s racist attack at the Israeli Parliament is a gift to the extremists, the US is part of the problem”

“Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat yesterday [Jan. 22, 2018] criticized the speech that US Vice President Mike Pence gave before the Israeli Parliament. He described it as ‘a crusade’ that constitutes ‘a gift to the extremists.’ Erekat said that the attack that Pence led in the Israeli Parliament… proved that the American administration is part of the problem and not part of the solution. He added that Pence’s message is clear: Violate the law and international decisions, and the US will reward you.”
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During US Vice President Mike Pence’s speech before the Israeli Parliament on Jan. 22, 2018, the Arab members of the Israeli Parliament disrupted his speech by waving posters showing a picture of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Dome of the Rock with the following text in English and Arabic: “Jerusalem is The Capital of Palestine.” They were quickly removed from the plenum.
Fatah official: VP Pence’s visit to Western Wall is an “attack” against the Palestinians, falsely claims Jews have no connection to Wall
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 23, 2018
       “Fatah Movement Central Committee member, [Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member] Jamal Muhaisen said in a phone call with [the official PA news agency] WAFA that Pence's visit to the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount) is an attack against the Palestinian people, as he is visiting East Jerusalem – the capital of the State of Palestine – at a time when the Palestinian leadership and people are not welcoming him. [Muhaisen added that] the British committee determined in 1929 that the wall belongs to the Muslims and that the Jews have no connection to it or place there (sic., the 1930 Wailing Wall Commission did not rule out the Jewish connection to the Western Wall; see note below –Ed.)."
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Abbas’ Deputy says now is a good opportunity to disconnect from US, “They have not given us a thing”
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Jan. 23, 2018
Headline: “Al-Aloul: The US became a partner of the Israeli occupation after it recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital”


Al-Quds magazine met with Fatah Movement Central Committee member and Fatah Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul ‘Abu Jihad’ so that he could brief us on the recent developments in the current issues.

[Q:] ‘How do you assess the Palestinian political situation after [US President Donald] Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as "Israel's" capital?’

[Mahmoud Al-Aloul:] ‘Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a good opportunity for us to disconnect from the US, as we no longer have the least doubt that nothing good will come to the Palestinian people and the Arab nation from the US. After this step that it has taken, it is no longer [just] biased in favor of the Israeli occupation as we knew in the past, but rather it currently constitutes a partner to the occupation. Whoever looks at the relations with the US through all of the American administrations will find that we have nothing to lose, as they have not given us a thing. They have always made promises during elections and the presidential inauguration that have quickly dissipated due to the pressures of the Zionist lobby’…
Fatah mocks US President Trump over Jerusalem decision, posts image calling Trump an “irrelevant clown”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 22, 2018
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Twitter account on Dec. 20, 2017. The same images were posted on Fatah's official Facebook page on Jan. 22, 2018.

Posted text: “#Jerusalem_the_eternal_capital_of_Palestine
(The following is in English –Ed.)
[US President Donald] trump is an irrelevant clown #HandsOffJerusalem”

The first image shows a sign showing US President Donald Trump and a red stamp reading “Veto!” over his mouth.


Text on image:

“Trump is an irrelevant clown
#HandsOffJerusalem”
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Image on official Facebook page of Fatah Movement – Nablus branch people people burning a picture of US Vice President Mike Pence, waving Palestinian flags
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement's Nablus Branch, Jan. 22, 2018
Image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

The image shows people burning a poster with a picture of US Vice President Mike Pence while holding Palestinian flags.
Text on poster in English: “Pence you are desecrating our land
Pence go home”

The image refers to Pence’s Jan. 21-23, 2018, visit to Israel. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was scheduled to meet with Pence during his visit but refused to meet him following US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Dec. 6, 2017.
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Image on official Facebook page of Fatah Movement – Nablus branch shows people burning a picture of US Vice President Mike Pence
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement's Nablus Branch, Jan. 22, 2018
Image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

The image shows people burning a poster with a picture of US Vice President Mike Pence, while others hold a Palestinian flag in the background.
Text on poster in English: “Pence you are desecrating our land
Pence go home”

The image refers to Pence’s Jan. 21-23, 2018, visit to Israel. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was scheduled to meet with Pence during his visit but refused to meet him following US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Dec. 6, 2017.
Speech by Egyptian Imam broadcast on official PA TV: US administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “will feed the violent extremism and cause its spread throughout the world”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 22, 2018
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, a video is shown of a speech by Imam of the Egyptian Al-Azhar Institute Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb at a conference for Jerusalem held in Cairo

Imam of the Egyptian Al-Azhar Institute Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb: “We completely reject the American administration’s recent decisions, which nothing more than [a piece of] paper for the Arab and Islamic world and the free people of the world. Therefore, they are completely rejected… The conference [participants] and all of the Arabs, Muslims, and free people of the world in the east and west are behind them, warning that if those who published this decision (i.e., to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital) do not hurry to take back their decision immediately, it will feed the violent extremism and cause its spread throughout the world from the east to the west.”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
Image on official Facebook page of Fatah Movement – Bethlehem branch shows someone stepping on a picture of US Vice President Mike Pence
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Jan. 21, 2018
Image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

The image shows a person standing on a poster featuring a picture of US Vice President Mike Pence.
Text on poster in English: “Pence you are desecrating our land
Pence go home”

The image refers to Pence’s Jan. 21-23, 2018, visit to Israel. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was scheduled to meet with Pence during his visit but refused to meet him following US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Dec. 6, 2017.
 
 
Fatah Deputy Chairman in interview: “The American administrations have not given the Palestinians anything of substance”
Source: Al-Quds Al-Arabi (London newspaper), Jan. 20, 2018
Excerpt of the full text of an interview conducted by the London newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi with Fatah Deputy Chairman and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul

Headline: “Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul: We will not confront the Arab countries that are going in the direction of normalization [with Israel], we will leave that to their peoples”
Q: ‘Had you known in advance, would you have recommended to him [Abbas] to use this expression [“may your house be destroyed”]?’
[Al-Aloul:] 'Maybe I would have recommended to him to use other stronger expressions. I don’t know why the expression is being focused upon. It expresses the feelings and level of disappointment, and this is most clear in this context. Recently we were forced to review all of our relations with the American administrations in recent years, and not just the Trump administration. We assessed that nothing good will come from them for the Palestinian people and the nation, and this is completely clear.'
Q: ‘Is that your assessment or the assessment of the Palestinian leadership?’
[Al-Aloul:] 'It is the assessment of the entire Palestinian leadership. If we review the relations with all of the American administrations, we see that they have not given the Palestinians anything of substance but rather worked in order to pull the rug out from under their feet by exerting pressures on them, and that with all their might they support [the Palestinians’] enemy that is occupying their lands.'
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Fatah cartoon mocks Trump, calls him "mentally deranged"
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Jan. 20, 2018

Cartoon published on the website of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon

Headline: “The mental fitness of one who does not recognize the Palestinian people and its legal and historical right in Jerusalem, the capital of Palestine, is questioned!”
Text in upper right corner of cartoon: “The publication of a book that casts doubt on [US President Donald] Trump’s mental fitness.”
The cartoon, which refers to the book Fire and Fury (see note below) shows an angry US President Donald Trump saying “I’m a genius” while holding a lit match to an open book, as small Twitter icons are seen rising from the flame. On the page Trump is burning is written: “Mentally deranged.”
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Fatah spokesman: US VP Pence is “unwanted” for being “racist and extremist,” and for considering Jerusalem to be “the historical and religious capital of the Jewish people”
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 20, 2018
Headline: “Fatah: Pence is unwanted; we demand that the Arabs not welcome him”
        “Fatah Movement Spokesman and [Fatah] Revolutionary Council member Osama Al-Qawasmi said on behalf of Fatah and the Palestinian people that US Vice President Mike Pence’s visit is unwanted in the region.
Al-Qawasmi added in a statement to [the independent Palestinian news agency] Ma’an that Pence has made racist and extremist statements against the Palestinian people, and that he considered Jerusalem the historical and religious capital of the Jewish people, amid a clear violation of all the international conventions and agreements… [Al-Qawasmi] emphasized that there is incessant aggression from US President [Donald Trump] and his vice president against the Palestinian refugees, which was expressed in the latest decisions about cutting the aid to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) and stopping all of the aid presented to the members of our people… He also called on all of the Arab brothers not to welcome [Pence].”
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Abbas: “Jerusalem is the gate to peace… only when it will be the capital of the State of Palestine, and …it is, God forbid, the gate to war, fear, and the lack of security and stability if it is not”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 17, 2018
Official PA TV, special broadcast for the Al-Azhar Conference in Cairo, on US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “After [the US] has stood unequivocally alongside the occupation and imposed a reality upon us that leaves us no choice but to turn to all of the other options available to us to defend our rights, we will turn to all of the options – but we will not turn to terror and violence. Indeed violence and terror are rejected [by] all states of the world and us, but we have our other means through which we will turn to receive our rights, with all of these options – [to turn] back to our nation’s public so they will fulfill their role in defending Jerusalem, in addition to internationalizing the conflict with the occupation, and continuing to join the international organizations and alliances as an authentic right of the State of Palestine…
[US] President [Donald] Trump’s decision does not give Israel any legitimacy in Jerusalem and does not give the occupation a right to its land or its skies. This Jerusalem has always been a Palestinian, Arab, Islamic, and Christian city. And it is the eternal capital of the State of Palestine, and without it there cannot be peace in the region nor in the entire world – as long as Jerusalem is not liberated in all of its borders that we want from the Israeli occupation. Jerusalem is the gate to peace for everyone only when it will be the capital of the State of Palestine, and it is also the gate to war if it is not already- it is, God forbid, the gate to war, fear, and the lack of security and stability if it is not [the capital of Palestine]. It is the gate to war and peace and Mr. Trump must decide.”

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PA government rejects US review of Palestinian schoolbooks, purpose of curriculum is to “strengthen the content of national and historical identity,” not promote terror
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 17, 2018
      “During its weekly meeting that was held yesterday [Jan. 16, 2018] in Ramallah, led by [PA] Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah, …the [PA] government expressed its rejection of American Comptroller General [Gene] Louis Dodaro’s statements and the intention of his country to ask the occupation - through [US] Senator James Risch, Chairman of the [US Senate Foreign Relations] Subcommittee on Fighting Terror in the Middle East and Asia (i.e., Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism) - to check and examine the State of Palestine’s schoolbooks, on the pretext that they include materials that are ‘antisemitic and incite to terror and violence.’ The government said that the Palestinian curriculum was methodically and objectively designed by national hands and expert Palestinian committees and minds, according to the international laws and conventions regarding education. This is in order to adapt the Palestinian education system to the global level on the one hand, and to strengthen the content of national and historical identity on the other hand, and not to incite terror as the occupation claims.”

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Image posted on official Fatah Facebook page shows President Trump in front of the White House; text across the screen reads, “Trump’s house will be destroyed”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 14, 2018
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text and text on image: “#Trump’s_house_will_be_destroyed”

The text refers to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech on Jan. 14, 2018 to the PLO Council, in which he cursed US President Donald Trump and said: “May your house be destroyed” –Ed.

The image shows US President Donald Trump, and behind him the White House with the text “Trump’s house will be destroyed” added.
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Abbas curses Trump: “May your house be destroyed”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 14, 2018

Official PA TV, excerpt of a speech given by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Jan. 14, 2018, at the PLO Central Council in Ramallah


PA Chairman Abbas
: "Let them [the US] not do us a favor by paying us money... We do not want anyone to pay us. And may [Trump] not tweet at me on Twitter, saying: 'We will not pay money to the Palestinians because they are refusing negotiations.' May your house be destroyed! When did we refuse?"
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Abbas made this statement in response to US President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Dec. 6, 2017 and his following threat to cancel aid to UNRWA and the PA unless the PA returned to the negotiations with Israel.

"May your house be destroyed" is an insult, meaning anything from “Damn you” to “Come on now!”
Abbas: The US “committed a crime” when it declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 14, 2018

Official PA TV, excerpt of a speech given by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Jan. 14, 2018, at the PLO Central Council in Ramallah


PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "We will not accept the deals the US wants to impose on us. We will not accept its mediation after the crime it committed against Jerusalem [by declaring it Israel’s capital] … We will not agree to be an Authority without authority, and will not accept an occupation without [exacting] a price from the occupation forces."
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Abbas: The PA must cut relations with any country that recognizes Jerusalem as Israel`s capital
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 14, 2018

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in speech to PLO Central Council:
"We made a decision at the [Arab] Summit in Amman in 1980 that every state that recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, or that transfers its embassy to it – we must cut our relations with it."
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Abbas made this statement in response to US President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Dec. 6, 2017. Trump instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
Abbas attacks US Ambassadors David Friedman and Nikki Haley
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 14, 2018

PA Chairman Abbas in speech to PLO Central Council:
"There are two names that I don’t want to mention, but my conscience is bothering me, so I have to mention them. American Ambassador [to Israel] David Friedman... He says: "There is no occupation, who said there’s an occupation? Israel is building on its lands." ... The second name, their [US] Ambassador to the UN Ms. [Nikki] Haley… who said: 'I wear high heels not for fashion, [but] only to hit whoever attacks Israel.' I say to her – and may she hear me – [our] response is going to be worse, but not by way of high heels. The response will be worse... I say that these two are an insult to an [American] administration that respects itself, if it wants to respect itself."
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Op-ed in official PA daily defends terrorist who murdered Israeli, while insulting US Ambassadors Friedman and Haley
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 11, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “Friedman the settler”

“US Ambassador [to Israel] David Friedman’s attack on the PA following the shooting operation (i.e., terror attack, 1 murdered, see note below) in which an Israeli settler was killed two days ago [Jan. 9, 2018] was unsurprising. This is because he is a partner to the Israeli colonialist Zionist viewpoint, since he himself was a settler in Jerusalem before he received his current role as a representative of the American administration (sic., Friedman has owned a home in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Talbiyeh, which is not over the 1949 Armistice line)…
I have thousands of questions to ask this American-Israeli settler. Where is he and where are human rights? Where is he and where is peace? And what peace is he talking about? Is the Palestinian victim required to remain a captive of the American and Israeli colonialist logic? When his rights are violated is he required to lower his head before the dictates of the US and Israel and ‘apologize’ or ‘condemn’ an act done by a citizen who could no longer bear the situation, and who had all of his interests and private and public life violated?
The Palestinians completely reject the logic of masters and slaves. They will continue to defend their national rights and interests every day, and will not agree to [US President Donald] Trump, Friedman, that ugly woman [US Ambassador to the UN Nikki] Haley, [US Vice President Mike] Pence, [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, [Israeli Minister of Education Naftali] Bennett, or [Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor] Liberman forcing their will on them.”


PLO slams US call to investigate UNRWA schoolbooks for incitement
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 11, 2018
Headline: “The [PLO] national committee emphasized its opposition to the American interference in the identity of the Palestinian schoolbooks”
     “The Palestinian [PLO] National Committee for Education, Culture, and Science warned against the danger inherent in the American support for the occupation’s ongoing violations against the Palestinian education system and Palestinian schoolbooks, whose goal is to erase their national identity and Israelize them through [the occupation’s] fabricated narrative. The committee said this in response to American Comptroller General [Gene] Louis Dodaro’s statement and his state’s intention to ask the Israeli occupation through Head of the Subcommittee for the War on Terror in the Middle East and Asia (i.e., Chairman of the Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism) Senator James Risch to check and examine the PA schoolbooks (sic., see note below). This is on the pretext that they include material that is ‘antisemitic and incites to terror and violence.’"

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Fatah official in Gaza after US recognition of Jerusalem: “All the options for defending and protecting this Palestinian, Arab, and Islamic right [to Jerusalem] are open”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 10, 2018
Official PA TV, program Palestine This Morning, report from official PA TV studio in Gaza on the responses and protests to US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and transfer the US embassy to it, interview with Fatah Supreme Leadership Council in the Southern Districts (the Gaza Strip) member Najah Aliwa

Official PA TV host: “Let’s talk about the things that were organized yesterday [Dec. 9, 2017] and before then that stood out: the processions and protests against the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem.”
Fatah Supreme Leadership Council in the Southern Districts (the Gaza Strip) member Najah Aliwa: “First of all, I want to direct a blessing of honor to our Palestinian people that is standing firm, our people that [launched] a spontaneous uprising, without orders and instructions – this is Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a red line. Anything that touches Jerusalem touches the entire Palestinian people. It touches the heart and soul of the Palestinian people…
The Palestinian people is well aware of its rights. It knows well that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Palestinian state, and therefore there is no concession. Jerusalem is a red line, no one can approach it. All of the options stand before the Palestinian people. All the options for defending and protecting this Palestinian, Arab, and Islamic right are open... Fatah will not veer from the wise decision of the Palestinian leadership. All of the options are open, until the American leadership or American administration takes back its irresponsible decision that was made – I think – in a moment in which clear vision was absent in the American administration.”

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Official PA TV hosts mock US President Trump: Is a man of this mentality capable of determining the fate of the world… or of Jerusalem?
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 8, 2018

Official PA TV, Palestine This Morning on the book
Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

Official PA TV host 1: "What especially has drawn attention [in the book Fire and Fury] is the topic that compares [US President] Trump with a small boy with needs, who goes to sleep at 6:30 p.m. and loves cheeseburgers and eats them. Similarly, his behavior is like a child’s and he is unable to make decisions. He is not fit to fill this role."
Official PA TV host 2:
"He always gets angry according to the book... I call on everyone to read it as it gives us inside information about the White House which no one has spoken about previously – but [these behaviors] are to be expected of Donald Trump."
Official PA TV host 1: "Yes, it is clear in his personality many times, and this brings us to the big question: Is a man of this mentality  capable of determining the fate of the world, especially that which is connected to Jerusalem, which will remain the eternal capital of the State of Palestine?"
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Fatah official: “We in the Fatah Movement are continuing in our struggle and resistance to the ominous American announcement on Jerusalem”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 8, 2018
Headline: “Fatah: The US and Israel will not be able to force the check of submission on our people and its leadership”

“The Fatah Movement emphasized that for the Palestinian people, the battle of Jerusalem is a battle for existence, national identity, and the state, and [Jerusalem] is the political capital of the State of Palestine and an inseparable part of the occupied territories of the State of Palestine, and there is no solution without Jerusalem as our eternal capital.
[Fatah] Movement Spokesman and [Fatah] Revolutionary Council member Osama Al-Qawasmi said in a press statement yesterday [Jan. 7, 2018]: ‘We in the Fatah Movement are continuing in our struggle and resistance to the ominous American announcement on Jerusalem; to all of the racist Israeli decisions and steps that are directed against our existence, our history, and our authentic narrative; and also to their attempts to falsify history and produce facts that are the product of their imagination.’”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
Op-ed in official PA daily attacks the US for its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, attacks Israel using antisemitic themes
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 6, 2018
"The courageous Palestinian leadership is rejecting the American extortion now, and where are you [Hamas]? Where are your views regarding a practical response - and not through exaggerations and talk? Where is your alternative money for the $370 million that are given by the US? Why don't you gather it first and talk only afterwards? Why aren't you raising initiatives in response to the American administration? Have you recalled your ambassadors from [the US]? Have you made threats regarding trade, money, oil, or relations?…
The American administration is now twisting the PA's arm, and the battle of 'who will give way first' has begun. The PA says unanimously: ‘No to the sale of Jerusalem, not for gold and not for billions,’ and it says this while standing on the brink of the abyss.…
Israel is a fascist, colonialist, racist regime – do you understand that? And why aren't you dealing with it face-to-face - before it enters your capital cities and annihilates your people - and also with [the US] the one committing the extortion and who wants Jerusalem in return for the $370 million that he pays to the PA, '[US President Donald] Trump'? Have you not read Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice with the Jewish hero Shylock, and how he wanted to punish a man by removing a pound of flesh from his body because he could not pay him?
They want Jerusalem in return for aid… If [Jerusalem's] people will not defend it, others will defend it, as the other non-Muslim religions and peoples will not allow that it [Jerusalem] fall into the hands of the murderers of the prophets, and the murderers of Jesus in particular…
There is no reason for Mahmoud Abbas' slogan to be 'millions of Martyrs [are marching to Jerusalem],’ and that he will give them as fuel for the new Nazi oven, which Israel inherited from Hitler so that his fire would not go out
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Op-ed in official PA daily: “The colonialist West created the colonialist State of Israel” to destroy the Arab world; US aid to the PA “is not meant to protect the interests of the Palestinian people”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 6, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “The philosophy of financial aid”

In order to serve its colonialist project in its old and new forms, the colonialist West created the colonialist State of Israel in the heart of the Arab homeland – at the expense of the interests and the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the Palestinian Arab people – following World War II. This was in order to tear apart the states and peoples of the Arab nation, plunder their resources, ensure that they would continue to serve as a market for its merchandise and products, and prevent the consolidation of the pan-Arab awakening project.
What is more, the aid states and the loans that are provided by the capitalist states in general, and the US in particular, never came out of piety or because of the beautiful eyes of the poor peoples. This was systematic and calculated aid that was meant to serve their strategic goals and interests. Therefore, the financial and economic aid to the Palestinian Arab people by the US is not for free, and is not meant to protect the interests of the Palestinian people. This is conditional aid, and its price is defending the essential interests of the US in the region, not endangering them, and accepting the American sponsorship of the peace process, including recognition of Israel and holding negotiations with it in order to reach a political solution.”
Abbas’ advisor mocks the US: World said no to US “oppression and arrogance,” “world not for sale”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 5, 2018

Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash:
"The entire world has recently had its say in the face of the oppression and arrogance that the American administration is attempting to impose on us and on the world. The world is not for sale or purchase. The world's honor is not for sale… The world said: 'No.' We send our greetings to the peoples of the world that stood with the Palestinian right. We send our greetings to the states, governments, figures, and organizations that stood with the Palestinian right… As for those who have sold themselves cheaply – there is still room on the trash heap of history."
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Abbas’ advisor’s statement came in response to US President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Dec. 6, 2017 and his following threat to cancel aid to UNRWA, the PA and countries voting in favor of UN condemnation of the American recognition. Trump instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.

On Dec. 21, 2017, the UN General Assembly held a vote on a resolution condemning US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. 128 countries voted in favor of the condemnation, 9 voted against it, 35 abstained, and 21 did not participate in the vote.

Al-Habbash is Mahmoud Abbas’ adv
Abbas’ advisor mocks US aid: “What idiocy has taken control of your minds to delude you that Jerusalem is for sale”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 5, 2018


Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash:
"Do what you want, do what you want. This money that you are threatening to cancel and stop - do you imagine that we might bargain over Jerusalem? What idiocy has taken control of your minds to delude you that Jerusalem is for sale, or that one grain of sand from Palestine, all of Palestine, is for sale, or purchase, or bargaining?"
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PA attacks US Ambassador to the UN’s statement that the US will stop funding UNRWA: Jerusalem is “not for sale”
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Jan. 3, 2018
Headline: "Abu Rudeina: Jerusalem is not for sale - not for gold and not for silver"

"[PA] Palestinian Presidential Office official Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said that Jerusalem and its holy sites are not for sale - not for gold and not for silver.
He said this in response to the statements by the US [made by US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on Jan. 2, 2018] which stated that it will make a decision to stop the funding of UNRWA
(UN Relief and Works Agency) if Palestine does not return to negotiations with Israel.
Abu Rudeina said that the true peace and negotiations are based on the Arab and international legitimacy on the way to establishing an independent Palestinian state whose capital is East Jerusalem.
The official spokesman of the presidential office emphasized that if the US cares about its interests in the Middle East it must adhere to the principles and sources of authority of the UN Security Council and General Assembly; otherwise it will push the region to the brink of an abyss."
Fatah official in Lebanon: Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by Trump, "the crazy fool," was a “cruel decision”
Source: Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, Jan. 1, 2018
Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine program We Shall Return, on the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, interview with Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Popular Committee of the Ein Al-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon Samer Al-Sayid

Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Popular Committee of the Ein Al-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon Samer Al-Sayid: “We emphasize that this decision [recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital], which was declared by the crazy fool [US President Donald] Trump, is a cruel decision.”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
Fatah Rev. Council member: Israeli narrative that Jerusalem was a Jewish capital is “false” and a “lie,” which Pres. Trump is "aiding"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 31, 2017
Official PA TV, special broadcast on US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, hosting Fatah Revolutionary Council member Osama Al-Qawasmi

Official PA TV host: “Mister Osama [Al-Qawasmi,] President [Mahmoud Abbas] said that Jerusalem will remain the eternal capital of the Palestinian state...”
Fatah Revolutionary Council member Osama Al-Qawasmi: “Yes certainly, [that is] the heart of the conflict, and I want to honestly tell you, the Palestinian people, and all those who are listening to us – why are they insisting on Jerusalem [as] the capital of the occupation, [which is] a lie and falsehood? And why is [US President Donald] Trump at this time aiding this false Israeli narrative, which they fabricated from their hearts, when it has no foundation, no [support in] religion, nor in history, and not even in international law. They want to establish the Israeli narrative and the refutation of the Palestinian narrative about this land being ours, because they have promoted a lie for 100 years that this is the Promised Land, that history is with them, and that [Jerusalem] was their capital – and this is not correct at all, not in history, not in religion, and not in international law. And regarding [Israel], this ecstasy that they feel over Trump’s aid about Jerusalem being theirs, it is an attempt to spread that this Israeli narrative is the correct one and that the Palestinian narrative is false. They are also simultaneously demanding that we [recognize] the Jewishness of this state in order to refute the Palestinian narrative about this land being Arab, Canaanite, Jebusite, and Palestinian. They want to say that it is Jewish, [and this is] a lie and falsehood.”

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Trump portrayed as Nazi with swastika covering his face in Bethlehem procession
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 29, 2017
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
“From the procession today [Dec. 29, 2017] in Bethlehem
Continuing for Jerusalem
Freedom for our heroic prisoners”

The image shows the procession, which includes a large poster showing US President Donald Trump with a Nazi swastika over his face and the American flag behind him.
Text on poster in English:
“Zionism = Nazism = fascism
USA = ISIS = Terror”

The post refers to US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
 
 
PLO and Fatah in Nablus invite Palestinians to participate in “the Friday of rage and defiance,” to protest US decision on Jerusalem
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Nablus branch, Dec. 28, 2017

Image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

Text on top of logo: “The Palestinian Liberation Organization”
Text on middle of logo: “National unity, national mobilization”
Text at bottom of logo under the PA map: “Liberation”

Text on image:
“Jerusalem is Arab and the capital of the Palestinian state
The PLO factions and institutions and activists of the Nablus district invite you
To say the Friday prayers
The Friday of rage and defiance
As a sign of emphasizing Jerusalem’s Arabness
And as a sign of rejecting the American decision [recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital]

Date: Dec. 29, 2017
Place: Al-Shuhada Square

So that we will continue the confrontation and escalation”
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PA Parliament Member: Trump is “stupid… [not] worth a woman’s shoe”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 27, 2017

Official PA TV, Palestine This Morning

(PA TV reporter): "What do you think about the ominous Trump announcement [recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital]?"
PA Parliament Member Jihad Abu Zneid: "This man is stupid. This is the leader who wanted to present himself as a leader, the president of the US. As far as we’re concerned he isn’t worth a woman’s shoe or the shoe of a prisoner’s mother. This man was educated on bullying and barbarity.
Therefore when he wanted to give the Israelis a gift [ Jerusalem], we told him: ‘You can’t give this gift because it doesn’t belong to you.'"
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US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Dec. 6, 2017, and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
Fatah official compares Trump to Balfour, Trump is a “predatory beast,” "the Palestinian people is stronger than any weapon... thanks to... the blood of our righteous Martyrs" in Jerusalem
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 27, 2017

Official PA TV program
Palestine This Morning, broadcast from the Qalandiya refugee camp on the responses to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, interview with Fatah Secretary of the Qalandiya Refugee Camp Zakariya Fayala

(PA TV reporter):
"What do you think about the ominous Trump announcement?"
Fatah Secretary of the Qalandiya Refugee Camp Zakariya Fayala: "Someone [Trump] pops up who has no ownership and he gives Jerusalem - the place of Prophet Muhammad's Night Journey - as a gift to one who has no right [Israel]... We will follow the steps of this predatory beast."
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Op-ed in PA daily calls President Trump “stupid,” following his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 25, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “The great lie”
     “There is no greater lie in the Israeli media than the lie of ‘unified Jerusalem’… You have Jerusalem and we have Al-Quds. [Former Israeli Presidents and Prime Ministers Levi] Eshkol, [Menachem] Begin, [Yitzhak] Rabin, [Yitzhak] Shamir, [Ehud] Barak, and [Benjamin] ‘Bibi’ [Netanyahu] have not succeeded in unifying it… There is no border strip that separates east and west [Jerusalem], no reinforced cement separation wall, and no trenches . You drive in your car from Sha’ar Hagai, through Abu Ghosh, and enter western Jerusalem. You travel and find yourself in front of a celestial wall that tells you: ‘Here begins Arab Jerusalem.’ The atmosphere changes, a breeze scented with the fragrance of history blows, and then you say: ‘How stupid is this man whose name is [US President Donald] Trump!’
Several years ago I was visited by Dr. Jamal Al-Assadi… who translated my collection of stories A Rose to Hafeeza’s Eyes into English, together with American author Martha Moody and her little son. While we were eating lunch I said: ‘I think that [former US] President George Bush, the son, is the stupidest president that America has known.’ The author’s son stopped eating, looked at me in amazement, and said to his mother: ‘I play a game with my friends in the schoolyard [called] Stupid President Bush!’
What are the children in America playing today?”
Fatah official: US threats to cut aid to the PA are “extortionist”
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Dec. 25, 2017
Headline: "Azzam Al-Ahmad: The PA will not be dismantled and the battle is open against the Trump administration"
      "Fatah Movement Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad said that the American administration is planning to take a series of steps in order to pressure the PA, among them stopping the aid and cutting off ties and relations between the sides… He noted that the American administration is talking today about ‘stopping the aid to the PA, and this is a decision that congress has already voted on previously,’ and he said: '[US President Donald] Trump's extortionist mentality regarding stopping the aid does not scare the Palestinians, who cannot be bought for money by anyone.'"

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Fatah deputy chairman: “Nothing has come from the US but troubles for the Arab nation and the Palestinian people”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 24, 2017
Official PA TV program State of Politics, hosting Fatah Deputy Chairman and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul

Fatah Deputy Chairman and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul: “Now, what’s the story? We must s eriously return to our story with the Americans. I’ll tell you something, and everyone needs to know this very clearly… ‘But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you’ (Quran, Sura 2:216, Sahih International translation). This is an opportunity for us to get into an argument with the USA. If someone has an illusion or belief that the US – up till now – that something good might come from it to the Palestinian people or to the Arab nation – let them come debate us. The matter has been clarified. Nothing has come from the US but troubles for the Arab nation and the Palestinian people... Let someone examine the connection with the US, not just with [US President Donald] Trump [but rather with] all of the American administrations that have come one after the other... Let whoever has something to say [backing the claim] that something good has come from the Americans over the years for us [Palestinians] and for the Arab nation - whoever has something [backing this claim], let them come and say, ‘Here we are!’ Let them tell me what has come from the Americans in the years that have passed. Nothing at all! […] For the sake of Jerusalem we have been forced to deal with this challenge that the USA has placed. We ask the people, for Allah’s sake, we beg of you, [pay attention that] our compass [as Arabs] is towards Jerusalem. We have no enemy other than the Israeli occupation and the policy of the USA is a partner to [Israel] in the occupation. This is our main enemy.”

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Op-ed in PA daily, criticizing US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, compares Trump to Shylock
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 23, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily

         “With disparaging stubbornness, matters reached the point that Trump stood before the cameras in the White House and announced this foolish and wretched decision, as if Trump premeditatedly – as the jurists say – decided to choose from among the models the model of Shylock - the American Shylock, in the style of the Jewish Shylock, whose character was precisely outlined by the great playwright Shakespeare in his famous play The Merchant of Venice, which is read by millions, and in all languages (in the play, the Jewish character Shylock is a sly moneylender who demands that a debtor repay him with a pound of flesh, before later being defeated and forced to convert to Christianity –Ed.)…
Is a man like this, like Donald Trump, fit to be the US president?”

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Abbas in France: “The US is no longer a fair mediator in the peace process… We are the ones who are disseminating the culture of peace instead of war… Israel is our neighbor and we want to make peace with it”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 23, 2017
Excerpt of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ statement at a joint press conference together with French President Emmanuel Macron on Dec. 22, 2017, in France

       "[PA President Mahmoud Abbas:] 'As a result of [US] President [Donald] Trump's determination that Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel and decision to transfer the embassy there, I have emphasized before His Honor [French] President [Emmanuel] Macron that the US is no longer a fair mediator in the peace process, and that we will not agree to any plan from it as it is biased [in favor of Israel] and violates international law… Whoever presents such a plan, according to which united Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel, and transfers its embassy there in violation of all of the international decisions - I do not think that he is capable of presenting a just and reasonable solution for establishing peace in the Middle East…
Everyone knows that we are among the official parties in the world that are fighting violence and terror throughout the world... We are the ones who are disseminating the culture of peace instead of war, and that is how our people is now characterized. Therefore, you see that all of the demonstrations that have been held in the Palestinian territories have been peaceful demonstrations (sic., the demonstrations have included rioting and rock throwing, and been accompanied by stabbings and stabbing attempts)… We want peace with Israel. Israel is our neighbor and we want to make peace with it and live in peace with it.'"

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Cartoon tweeted by Abbas’ Fatah shows Trump holding Israeli flag walking away from a club bearing the UN symbol
Source: Official Twitter account of Fatah, Dec. 22, 2017
Cartoon and text posted on the official Fatah Twitter account

Posted text in English: “#HandsOffAlQuds #JerusalemCapitalOfPalestine”

The cartoon shows US President Donald Trump holding an Israeli flag and crying while walking away from a big club with the UN logo on it held by two hands above his head. A large bump on Trump’s head indicates that he was just hit by the club. The cartoon refers to a UN General Assembly vote on a resolution on Dec. 21, 2017, condemning Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. 128 countries voted in favor of condemning Trump’s decision.

In the UN General Assembly vote on a resolution on Dec. 21, 2017, condemning the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, 128 states voted in favor, 9 voted against, 35 abstained, and 21 did not participate in the vote.

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Cartoon tweeted by Abbas’ Fatah shows Trump and Netanyahu crushed by the number 128 symbolozing the UN and a woman wearing a Palestinian flag
Source: Official Twitter account of Fatah, Dec. 22, 2017
Cartoon and text posted on the official Fatah Twitter account

Posted text in English: “#JerusalemCapitalOfPalestine”

The cartoon shows US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – who is wearing an Israeli flag tie – being crushed by the number “128,” which has “in favour” written on it, together with the UN logo. Trump and Netanyahu are making angry expressions as black smoke rises from their heads indicating their mood. A woman wearing a Palestinian flag and brandishing a cane is sitting on top of the number while saying, “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine!” The cartoon refers to a UN General Assembly vote on a resolution on Dec. 21, 2017, condemning Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. 128 countries voted in favor of the condemnation.

In the UN General Assembly vote on a resolution on Dec. 21, 2017, condemning the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, 128 states voted in favor, 9 voted against, 35 abstained, and 21 did not participate in the vote.

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Abbas’ advisor mocks America and other states that voted against UN resolution on Jerusalem
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 22, 2017

Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash:
"Thank you to the civilized world that yesterday said a decisive word [in UN vote condemning the US recognition of Jerusalem], and shame on the nine usual voices – America and a few other satellite states that I tried hard to find on the map and didn’t find their names. Palau, Malau (i.e., meant mockingly), Micronesia - states that no one has heard of! Perhaps the number of their residents equals the number of residents of a ruin, or a small village, or even a street in a Palestinian city. Are these states that will decide the fate of Jerusalem? These thsings, these names of no value? Micro-nesia, micro, small. Someone wrote: ‘I thought that was the name of an antibiotic.’"
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Abbas’ advisor’s statement came in response to US President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Dec. 6, 2017. Trump instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.

Al-Habbash is Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, Supreme Shari'ah Judge, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice.
Abbas’ advisor: “America will not remain America… Jerusalem is Palestine’s capital forever”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 22, 2017

Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash:
"Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque are greater than history, and greater than all of the nations and peoples… The one who determines the fate of Jerusalem is not the American president, and not America, and not all of the states of the world… The one who determined the fate of Jerusalem is Allah… Jerusalem is Arab, Islamic, Palestinian, and also Christian forever! Forever!... Trust in Allah, the balance will change. America will not remain America, and the present world will not remain as it is…  The most important, permanent, and influential factor in the battle for Jerusalem – and I say this to the entire nation – is the factor of religion and faith… The victory in Jerusalem is coming, it is coming. And Jerusalem is Palestine’s capital forever! Forever! And the rubbish of the American president isn’t worth – I say again – isn’t worth the urine of one Jerusalem child."
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Abbas’ advisor: "Jerusalem is only ours… We were in Jerusalem more than 5,000 years"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 22, 2017

Official PA TV, excerpt of sermon by Supreme Shari’ah Judge, Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice Mahmoud Al-Habbash at the mosque in the PA headquarters in Ramallah

Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash:
"Jerusalem is only ours, only ours. They [the Americans] know it. It is a strange thing that a state that is only a little older than 200 years. takes a stand toward a city that is 5,000 years old. Where was America when Jerusalem was built, that it should decide whose capital it is? And where was Israel when Jerusalem was built? Jerusalem was here before America and before Israel and before Europe and before this entire world. We were in Jerusalem more than 5,000 years ago, and we have not left it... America, which - as they say - was born yesterday, wants to decide the fate of a city whose age is greater than history."
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Abbas’ advisor belittles US aid to Palestinians
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 22, 2017

Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash:
"Yesterday you saw, brothers, how the world returned a slap to American President [Trump], how the entire world that the American president had threatened, stuck its tongue out at him and said: 'We are not bought with your dollars, and we are not bought with your aid. From the outset, you did not give us aid because of our beautiful eyes. You aid us for your own interest, and out of your own interests and calculations. So stop this aid!'"
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Abbas’ advisor’s statement came in response to US President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Dec. 6, 2017. Trump instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
Abbas' advisor attacks US, Israel in sermon on US Jerusalem recognition, denies Jewish history, fabricates ancient Palestinian history there
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 22, 2017
Official PA TV, Friday sermon by Supreme Shari’ah Judge, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice Mahmoud Al-Habbash at the Mausoleum Mosque near former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat’s grave in Ramallah

Supreme Shari’ah Judge, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "Yesterday you saw, brothers, how the world returned a slap to American President [Trump], how the entire world that the American president had threatened, stuck its tongue out at him and said: 'We are not bought with your dollars, and we are not bought with your aid. From the outset, you did not give us aid because of our beautiful eyes. You aid us for your own interest, and out of your own interests and calculations. So stop this aid!"

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PA Security Forces spokesman: Trump is “the enemy of the world”
Source: Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, Dec. 21, 2017

Text posted on the Facebook page of official PA Security Forces Spokesman and General Political Commissioner of the PLO Political and National Guidance Authority Adnan Al-Damiri

Posted text: “[US President Donald] Trump stole from the states their freedom and is blackmailing the UN
Trump is the enemy of justice, freedom, and peace
Trump is the enemy of the world”
US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley depicted as a vulture in PA daily cartoon
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 21, 2017

Cartoon published in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida

The cartoon depicts US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley as a vulture, with the UN headquarters in NY shown in the background.
This cartoon is in response to Nikki Haley's statements about countries voting in the UN General Assembly on Dec. 21, 2017, against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
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Photo posted on Fatah Twitter account shows a building labeled ‘UN,’ presumably the UN headquarters in New York, slapping Trump
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Dec. 21, 2017
Cartoon and text posted on the official Fatah Twitter account

Posted text:
“#Palestine #United4Quds (the following hashtag is in Arabic –Ed.) #Jerusalem_capital_of_Palestine #JerusalemEmbassy #HandsOffAlQuds”

The cartoon shows an image of the UN headquarters in New York, which is labeled “UN,” slapping US President Donald Trump while saying “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine!” All of the flags in front of the UN building are Palestinian flags. The cartoon refers to a UN vote on Dec. 21, 2017 rejecting Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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PLO Chief negotiator attacks US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 21, 2017
Official PA TV, special broadcast on the UN General Assembly vote on Dec. 21, 2017, which called on the US to cancel its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, telephone interview with Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat

Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat: “This is a day on which everyone is witness to international law and international legitimacy... Honor and pride to the states of the world and the great majority that refused the language of extortion and threats used by [US] President [Donald] Trump’s administration. The truth is that US Representative [Ambassador to the UN] Nikki Haley has decided to replace the principles of international law with the principles of billionaire extremist Zionist gambler Sheldon Adelson, and decided to stand alongside the settlements and occupation instead of standing alongside peace, justice, and international law.”

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Palestinians step on images of Trump
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Dec. 20, 2017

Images posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

The images show Palestinians from Bethlehem stepping on a large poster featuring the American flag, US President Donald Trump, and US Vice President Mike Pence.
Text on poster in English: “US = ISIS = Terror”
Op-ed in PA daily mocks US, Trump, and his mannerisms
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 20, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “This is America”
     “This is America, more Jewish than the ultra-Orthodox Jews… This is America – more Zionist than ‘rebellion’ (see note below –Ed.), the hilltop youth, the herds of settlers, and the execution-without-trial organizations, which openly say that a good Palestinian is a dead Palestinian…
[US President] Donald Trump – despite his promises, and despite his ridiculous theatrical [hand] gestures when he stands in front of cameras and the stupid pantomime movements that he does – has brought nothing new.”

Rebellion” refers to a small group of young Jews in the West Bank, which the Israeli Security Agency (ISA) referred to as “rebellion” in 2015 when it claimed they were planning to topple the Israeli government by sparking violence. Several were held in administrative detention for months and later released without evidence or indictments having been submitted against them.
PLO official accuses US of acting like a “mafia” over UN vote on US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 20, 2017
Official PA TV, special broadcast, hosting PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi

Official PA TV host: “In everything related to the [UN General Assembly] meeting tomorrow [Dec. 21, 2017, about US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital], according to the media outlets there are threatening messages from Washington to the states that will vote tomorrow at the UN General Assembly.”
PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi: “This is cheap and very shameful extortion. Undoubtedly this [US Ambassador to the UN] Nikki Haley - I don’t know who appointed her as the world’s police officer. She undoubtedly told the states in closed meetings, and afterwards stated in her Twitter account, that ‘We will be following the vote of every state and I will submit a report to the president [Trump], and when you submit a request for aid or any type of special request, we will settle accounts with you over your vote now’ (See note below –Ed.). In other words, this very cheap and shameful extortion, the threat, and the warning are befitting of a state whose nation has declined, whose international level - whose rhetorical, ethical, political, and legal level [has declined] to this level. It acts as if it is a mafia.”

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Op-ed in official PA daily says one would think Nikki Haley ordered the assassination of Rabin, that she is an “extremist” and a “racist”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 20, 2017
Excerpt of op-ed by Bassem Barhoum, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: "Haley retroactively assassinates Rabin"

"Whoever listened to [US President Donald] Trump's representative in the UN, [US Ambassador to the UN] Nikki Haley, in the two meetings of the [UN] Security Council regarding Jerusalem will think that she is the one that ordered the assassination of [former Israeli Prime Minister] Yitzhak Rabin. If Rabin and [former Israeli President] Shimon Peres were alive, they would advise Haley to rationally examine Israel's interests, and not out of Zionist extremism…
Haley is not [only] biased in favor of Israel, because all of the US representatives were biased. She does not [only] adopt the Zionist ideology and enterprise; she is by her existence Zionist, extremist, and racist. Many Israelis think that Haley hates the Palestinians even more than they themselves do…
Haley is not only Zionist and an extremist Zionist; she is a racist that hates the Palestinian people, which she blames as the one that rejects the peace proposals, and not [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu's government, the government of settlements and expansion. This extremist Zionist views the role that the US played in the past in the peace process – [a role] that is known for being biased in favor of Israel – as a betrayal of the American conscience. [She thinks that] the fact that the American presidents in the past did not transfer their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem also constitutes a betrayal of the conscience. What conscience is Haley talking about? Undoubtedly she views Rabin's signing of the Oslo [Accords in 1993] as a betrayal of Zionism, and therefore the assassination of the traitor was necessary."

Photo posted on Fatah Facebook page shows woman wearing Palestinian flag hitting Trump with her sandal
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 19, 2017
Cartoon and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Israeli occupation state Ambassador [Benny Dagan] calls the editor in chief of the Danish newspaper Politiken and demands that he remove this picture from their website and apologize”

The cartoon shows a woman with a Palestinian flag on her dress spanking US President Donald Trump with a shoe and saying in English: “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine!”
This refers to Trump officially recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Dec. 6, 2017.

The mention of Israel's Ambassador to Denmark’s complaint to the Danish paper Politiken over a cartoon is mistaken. The Ambassador complained over a cartoon that drew a stereotypically antisemitic image of a Jew. [Politiken (Denmark), Dec. 16, 2017]

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
 
Fatah Revolutionary Council on US Jerusalem decision: “Yes to an escalation of the popular resistance ‎(term which also refers to violence)‎, Jerusalem is more precious than our souls“
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 19, 2017
Excerpt of a Fatah Revolutionary Council notice

Headline: “The Fatah Revolutionary Council: The American administration is a main partner of the occupation in persecuting the members of our people”
     “In the name of All Merciful Allah
A notice from the Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council
Wednesday [Dec. 20, 2017] [will be] a day of rage against the discriminatory American decision [recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital]
Yes to an escalation of the popular resistance ‎(i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror)‎
Jerusalem is more precious than our souls..."

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PA Presidential spokesman attacks US veto at UNSC vote on recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 19, 2017
Headline: “Washington – ‘Zionist veto’ to increase the anarchy and extremism
The [PA] presidential office: The American veto against the international consensus constitutes an absolute bias in favor of the occupation and aggression”
      “The [PA] presidential office condemned the American veto of the proposed [UN Security Council] resolution regarding Jerusalem [rejecting the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital] and saw in it contempt for the international community…
Official [PA] Presidential Office Spokesman [and Fatah Central Committee member] Nabil Abu Rudeina said that the American veto yesterday [Dec. 18, 2017] at the Security Council of a proposed resolution regarding [US President Donald] Trump’s declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel opposes the international consensus and is in opposition to the decisions of the international institutions… Abu Rudeina added: ‘This American step is negative, and it contains defiance towards the international community. It will contribute to an increase of the anarchy and extremism instead of security.’”

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Fatah cartoon depicts Jesus chasing Trump out of Jerusalem
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Dec. 18, 2017

Fatah’s cartoon shows Jesus chasing Trump out of Jerusalem with a whip in a scene reminiscent of the Christian Biblical narrative when Jesus cleanses the Temple, driving out the merchants and the money changers. In the background are three men wearing suits behind a desk with four name tags bearing the names of American banking companies: “Citi[bank],” “Wells Fargo,” “JP Morgan Chase,” and “Goldman Sachs.” The text on the cartoon says “Jerusalem is not yours to give to anyone.” Fatah repeated this in its tweet, adding the hashtag "#HandOffJerusalem."
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Palestinians burn photos of US VP Pence
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 18, 2017

Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows Palestinians at the Church of the Nativity plaza in Bethlehem burning a poster featuring a picture of US Vice President Mike Pence.
Text in English on poster:
“Bethlehem Welcomes the Messengers of Peace
Not the Messengers of War
Pence go home”
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Fatah student movement tears down USAID sign at Al-Quds Open University
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 18, 2017

Video and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The [Fatah] Shabiba Student Movement at Al-Quds Open University in Tulkarem expels an institution supported by the Americans – USAID – from the university buildings in protest of [US President Donald] Trump’s decision regarding Jerusalem [recognizing it as Israel’s capital].”

Video:
Fatah Shabiba Student Movement activist: “This is not welcome among us at Al-Quds Open University. There was a clear decision by University President Dr. Younes Amr to officially boycott the Americans... Take this [USAID sign] down… This course doesn’t interest me. Whoever relinquishes and sells our Al-Aqsa Mosque, for which Martyrs (Shahids), prisoners, and wounded have fallen, and in the end relinquishes it and recognizes it as the capital of the State of Israel does not honor us by being among us. Be well.
(He turns to women in the room:) Girls who agree to sit in a meeting like this, that’s your business, but this course that is supported by the Americans - and the Americans recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel two days ago [Dec. 6, 2017].”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
Head of the Supreme Muslim Councilresponds to US official's statement on Western Wall being part of Israel in future: The Western Wall "is an Islamic waqf that will remain as such until Judgment Day"
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Dec. 18, 2017
Headline: “The Supreme Muslim Council: The Al-Buraq Wall is an Islamic waqf and will remain as such”
        “Head of [the independent organization] the Supreme Muslim Council and [head] preacher in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Ikrima Sabri came out with a statement in response to what was reported in the media outlets regarding the claim of senior American officials that ‘The Al-Buraq Wall (sic., the official said “the Western Wall,” see below for actual quote) will be part of Israel in the end !’
He said: ‘This is a false claim and arrogance that has crossed all lines, and these loud ones do not understand that the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount) is part of the western wall of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and that it is an Islamic waqf (i.e., an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law) that will remain as such until Judgment Day.’
He added: ‘No one in the world has a right to do as they please with the Al-Buraq Wall, whether he is a Muslim or not a Muslim, and whether it’s the US or someone else, as all of these are completely invalid acts.’”

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Fatah official calls to implement same “peaceful and non-violent“ policies towards Israel as towards South Africa, compares Trump to “colonialist“ Balfour
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 18, 2017
        “Fatah Movement Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub demanded to strengthen the solidarity with our people, by the international community taking decisive steps regarding Israel.
Rajoub emphasized that the time has come for the same policy that succeeded in South Africa to be implemented, and the same peaceful and non-violent methods that the solidarity movements and states throughout the world use should be implemented.
He added that the time has also come to impose sanctions on those who violate the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people.
He said this during his participation in the 54th election conference of the ruling party [in South Africa], the African National Congress, on behalf of the PLO and Fatah, and as [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ representative… He asked: ‘Who is [US President Donald] Trump to determine the status of Jerusalem [by recognizing it as Israel’s capital]? One hundred years ago a British colonialist [Foreign Secretary] called Arthur James Balfour decided to give Palestine, which was not his land, to a movement that is not affiliated with our land (i.e., the Zionist movement.) We say to them - Jerusalem is not yours. Jerusalem is holy to the three monotheistic religions, and it is occupied land according to international law.’”

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Editor-in-Chief of official PA daily after US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital: “Interference with its history or attempt to change its status… will lead to violence and an explosion of the region... this will open the gates of Hell”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 17, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the PA media campaign for Jerusalem

Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida Editor in Chief Mahmoud Abu Al-Haija: “There is a very important slogan and we adhere to it: ‘If the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) passed, the Trump promise [recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital] will not pass.’ We will act on this basis in the official and private Palestinian media and Arab media… The future of Jerusalem is the future of the peace and stability in the region. Any interference with its history or attempt to change its status in any way other than the negotiation table will lead to violence and an explosion of the region in a way whose end will be bad. Simply, the message is: Jerusalem is the gate to peace in the region and the world; and at the same time, Jerusalem is the gate to war, and to violence and terror, if it does not achieve its freedom and its historical status regarding Palestine as the capital of the State of Palestine, and as a great city of tolerance and peace for the whole world…
It cannot be that we will be dragged into the matter of religious struggle, as this will open the gates of Hell in the region. When faiths clash with each other, there is much bloodshed… It is foolishness to think of changing the history and identity of Jerusalem… Jerusalem is a great city of all of the religions, not only of Islam and Christianity; it is a great city of all of the religions.”

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PA Ministry of Information: US VP Mike Pence’s planned visit to the Western Wall is “a violation of international law,” Jews have no connection to the Temple Mount or Wall, US promotes Israeli "war crimes"
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Dec. 16, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information: The Al-Buraq [Wall] is part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the US can give Israel the White House”
       “The [PA] Ministry of Information said that US Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to make an official visit to the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount) is a violation of international law, a further step in the provocation of the world, and a continuation of the blind bias in favor of the occupation.  The ministry emphasized that the Al-Buraq Wall was, still is, and will remain Palestinian, Arab, and Islamic as UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) determined when it rejected any historical connection between the Jews and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., the Temple Mount) and this wall. The ministry said that [US] President [Donald] Trump and his Vice [President] Pence can give Israel the White House in its entirety or give it the capital, Washington. But to do as they please with a land, history, present, and future that do not belong to them is support for terror and encouragement to commit war crimes and ethnic cleansing against the members of our people, particularly in Jerusalem.”

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PA daily cartoon depicts Trump as Santa, gifting Dome of the Rock and the Holy Sepulchre to Israel
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 14, 2017

Cartoon published in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida

The cartoon shows US President Donald Trump dressed as Santa Claus giving the Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to Israel, represented by a soldier with Israeli flag on his helmet.
The cartoon is in response to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and his decision to move Jerusalem there.
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US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump gave a speech formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stating that he had instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump concluded by stating that the US is still fully committed to the peace process in the Middle East. Following his speech, Trump signed the waiver to delay the transfer of the embassy, and apparently will continue to do so until preparations for the transfer have been completed.
Fatah compares President Trump to Hitler
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Dec. 14, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Twitter account

Posted text in English (all errors in source): “I dont see any different, do you ? #HandsOffAlQuds”

The image shows a photo of US President Donald Trump at the top, and a photo of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler at the bottom. The post comes as a response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, see note below.
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US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
Fatah officials call for Intifada in the wake of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 14, 2017
“Hundreds of citizens gathered yesterday [Dec. 13, 2017] in the center of Jericho in order to condemn US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the occupation state.
Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council Secretary [and] District Governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley Majed Al-Fatiani and Fatah Secretary [in Hebron] Jihad Abu Al-Asal participated in the mass procession that passed through the streets of the city…
Al-Fatiani said that it is our people’s fate to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) on the land of Palestine, stand firm in it, and protect its Islamic and Christian holy sites. He added that this role was placed in the hands of our fighting Palestinian people and we will defend Jerusalem with our souls and our bodies, and Jerusalem was and will remain the capital of our Palestinian state.
Al-Asal emphasized that our people, with all of its components, is required to carry out intifada and to rise up to defend Jerusalem, the capital of the Palestinian state and the first direction of prayer. He also emphasized: ‘We say to the entire world that Jerusalem is Arab and Palestinian, with the Islamic and Christian holy sites, and the latest American decision does not give anyone [else] the right [to it].’”

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Fatah official in response to Trump recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: “Jerusalem; Without it, fire and revolution”
Source: Facebook page of Mahmoud Al-Aloul, Fatah Central Committee Member, Dec. 14, 2017

Image posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul as the page’s cover photo

The image shows the Temple Mount.

Text on image:
“Jerusalem
Without it, fire and revolution
#Jerusalem_the_capital_of_Palestine”

The image was posted in response to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Jerusalem and his decision to move the US embassy there.

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
PA Supreme Fatwa Council rejects US recognition of Jerusalem: “Jerusalem is an inseparable part of the occupied Palestinian land, and there is no legality to the existence of the occupation on any bit of it”
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Dec. 14, 2017
Headline: “The Supreme Fatwa Council: Jerusalem belongs to us by virtue of an irrefutable divine decree”
      “The [PA Palestinian] Supreme Fatwa Council adamantly rejected American President [Donald Trump’s] decision to give occupied Jerusalem as a capital to the Israeli occupation entity state. It explained that this decision - which was given by one without ownership to one without a right – is illegal and constitutes a grave threat to the peace and stability in the region and a blatant attack against the rights of the Palestinian people and of the Arab and Islamic nation that are behind it.  This is because Jerusalem is an inseparable part of the occupied Palestinian land, and there is no legality to the existence of the occupation on any bit of it, and it and its holy sites - and the diamond in its crown, the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque - will remain in the souls of the Muslims and Arabs and will not be relinquished or bargained over. Our people, its leadership, and its factions refuse to hand over the keys to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to any foreign party, regardless of the cost and the sacrifices.”

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PA daily cartoon depicts Trump as a trash can
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 13, 2017

Text on cartoon in English and Arabic: “Trump & his Deal”

The cartoon shows US President Donald Trump’s head as a trash can. A Palestinian wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) is seen stepping on Trump’s tongue that acts as a foot pedal to open the lid of the trash can, which is Trump’s hair, in order to throw away a crumpled ball of paper signifying Trump’s “peace deal.” The cartoon comes in response to Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and transfer the US embassy to it.
Abbas: Jerusalem is “a Palestinian, Arab, Islamic, and Christian city”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 13, 2017
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “A hundred years have passed since this decision [the Balfour Declaration]. Now comes a different promise, which is given by [US President] Donald Trump to the Zionist movement in order to give it Jerusalem as an additional gift, as if he is giving one of the cities of the US as a gift… President Trump’s unilateral steps do not grant any legitimacy to Israel in Jerusalem. It is a Palestinian, Arab, Islamic, and Christian city, the eternal capital of Palestine. It is impossible to have a state of Palestine without Jerusalem being its capital. We won’t agree to that. There will not be peace in Jerusalem or in the world without it…  We have no doubt that these unilateral and misdirected steps will encourage the extremist and non-extremist groups to turn the struggle from a political struggle into a religious struggle. And then the world will bear the responsibility. As long as they want a religious struggle, it should bear the responsibility. This is what we have always warned it about and taken care to refuse. We ask a simple question: Who is the one that is setting the religious struggle in motion in the world? Who is the one who invented the terror organizations in the world? We are all asking and we all know the answer…"

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Fatah official against Trump deciison on Jerusalem: Jerusalem must be called Al-Quds, there will be a "volcanic eruption"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 13, 2017
Official PA TV, special broadcast, hosting Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub

Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: “Since the first day we have said that the role of the US has ended (i.e., following US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; see note below.) [PA President] brother Mahmoud Abbas spoke and said [this], right? Regarding the subject of the US and the subject of the American role, the US is the one that distanced itself… We need struggle and resistance that will maintain the flame which contains hope, and it needs to burn this occupation, end it, and sweep it away… However, we will not agree that the US will be the sole mediator on behalf of the world after what it did… I hope that after today none of us will say Jerusalem [in English] or Jerusalem [in Hebrew]. Its name is Al-Quds, and we must assert the word Al-Quds, so that they will say Al-Quds in all the languages and not say Jerusalem… They cannot understand that in every one of us there is a small Arafat. He threw a rock towards water he thought was still, but discovered that there is a volcanic eruption there and a situation in which the sparks blew up in his face.”

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PLO official: Transfer of US embassy to Jerusalem is a “declaration of war,” the “popular uprising” will become an intifada
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Dec. 12, 2017
      “Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf emphasized that the Palestinian leadership firmly refuses any meeting with American Vice President [Mike Pence] or any party from the American administration. He also said that the American administration’s decision to transfer the US embassy to Jerusalem is a sort of declaration of war against our Palestinian people, and a prelude to carrying out the plots that strive to eliminate the Palestinian cause through what is called ‘the deal of the century’ or ‘the regional solution.’
Abu Yusuf said in an interview with the media outlets that the popular uprising in response to [US President Donald] Trump’s decisions will continue and become an intifada of return, freedom, and independence...”
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Director of the Palestinian Women’s Union in Gaza on US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: “Jerusalem is being raped by the Israeli occupation”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 12, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, report from studio in Gaza, interview with Director of the Palestinian Women’s Union in Gaza Amal Hamad

Director of the Palestinian Women’s Union in Gaza Amal Hamad: “(Amal Hamad is asked about the influence of Palestinian women on the issue of Jerusalem –Ed.) Women are a main engine. Women are 50% of the force of society… I view Jerusalem as being raped. Jerusalem is being raped by the Israeli occupation. And the word ‘rape’ for us, as women, has great significance. Therefore women are required to struggle against this rape and for the Palestinian people’s right to liberation and getting rid of the Israeli occupation’s rape of Jerusalem. America now is absolutely not a patron of the peace process, it no longer has a true role, and it is not a mediator. It has already become a partner and ally of the occupation state, and it is a party in the conflict. The Palestinian leadership has clear standpoints: It is not meeting with American Vice President [Mike Pence], and this is a responsible and clear position. Secondly, [the leadership] has said that America has removed itself from the peace process…"

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Fatah Facebook page calls for the ‘rage’ to continue, with image of a Palestinian with a rock in his hand
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 11, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text:  “The rage continues
#Jerusalem_is_our_capital”

The image shows a Palestinian with a rock in his hand. He is wearing a mask featuring the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. On his head is a keffiyeh (Arab headdress). In the bottom of the image is written “The Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission.”

Text on image: “#The_rage_of_Jerusalem
The rage continues”
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Fatah Facebook page calls for ‘Rage for the Al-Aqsa mosque,’ with image of a Palestinian aiming a slingshot
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 11, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

 
Posted text: “Rage for the Al-Aqsa Mosque”

The image shows a masked Palestinian wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and aiming a slingshot prior to firing it. A Palestinian flag is seen behind him, and an upraised fist is seen next to him. In the bottom of the image is written “The Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission.”

Text on image: “#The_rage_of_Jerusalem”
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Fatah Facebook page posts photo of Palestinian carrying a bar with fire in the background, with the words: “Nothing will break us”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 11, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: “Nothing will break us
#Rage_for_the_Al-Aqsa_Mosque”

The image shows a masked Palestinian wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and carrying a bar, with flames in the background. In the bottom left corner appears an raised fist. In the bottom of the image is written “The Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission.”

Text on image: “Nothing will break us
This morning we will triumph, and we will unite the flags and the sad nations with a Palestinian banner
#The_rage_of_Jerusalem”
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Fatah Facebook page posts image of masked Palestinian with the words: “Jerusalem is our capital”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 11, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: “#Jerusalem_is_our_capital”

The image shows a masked Palestinian in the center, and to the right a Palestinian raising his arm and wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress). In the bottom of the image is written “The Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission.”

Text on image: “Jerusalem is our capital”
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Fatah official to Hezbollah head’s call for intifada over US announcement on Jerusalem: “We will not disappoint you”
Source: Al-Mayadeen (Lebanon), Dec. 11, 2017
     “Palestinian Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki said that the [Fatah] Movement is no longer interested in any relations with the US, as it and Israel are currently two sides of the same coin. He also said that [US President Donald] Trump will no longer have a role in the political process or a [peace] agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians.
Zaki’s statements came after Hezbollah Secretary-General Mr. Hassan Nasrallah’s speech at a mass demonstration for Jerusalem held in the southern quarter of Beirut, in which he called on the Palestinian people to carry out a third intifada in response to American President Donald Trump’s recent decision, as part of which he recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Zaki addressed the secretary-general of Hezbollah and said: ‘We will not disappoint you.’”
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PA daily: Israel is the "occupied Palestinian Interior," goal of US recognition of Jerusalem is “to ignite a religious war and attack all of the [Arab] residents of Jerusalem”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 11, 2017
   “National and religious figures from Jerusalem and the occupied Palestinian Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) unanimously agreed yesterday [Dec. 10, 2017] to come out against US President Donald Trump’s decisions against occupied Jerusalem, whose goal is to ignite a religious war and attack all of the [Arab] residents of Jerusalem.”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump gave a speech formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stating that he had instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump concluded by stating that the US is still fully committed to the peace process in the Middle East. Following his speech, Trump signed the waiver to delay the transfer of the embassy, and apparently will continue to do so until preparations for the transfer have been completed.
Cartoon in PA daily shows Trump as a caveman dragging an unconscious dove in one hand with a club in the other, accusing Trump of ‘killing’ potential peace
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 11, 2017
Cartoon published in the official PA daily
The cartoon shows US President Donald Trump depicted as a caveman with a club in hand dragging an unconscious dove representing peace, after evidently clubbing it. The cartoon refers to Trump’s declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and beginning the transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem.
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US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump gave a speech formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stating that he had instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump concluded by stating that the US is still fully committed to the peace process in the Middle East. Following his speech, Trump signed the waiver to delay the transfer of the embassy, and apparently will continue to do so until preparations for the transfer have been completed.
Fatah secretary threatens violence: Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem “is declaration of war… we are prepared for the return to the prisons and arenas of Martyrdom-death”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 11, 2017
Official PA TV program The Occupied Capital

Secretary of Fatah in Jerusalem Shadi Mattour: “We in the Fatah Movement and in all the echelons of the Movement and the leadership have said that this [American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital] is a declaration of war. It’s the collapse of the peace process. This will blow up the street. The Fatah Movement has begun a chain of meetings with all of the leaders on the ground in the regional branches, the [Fatah] Shabiba [Movement], and all of its offices. The issue of Jerusalem is a central issue for all of the Muslims, all of the Arabs, and all of the free people in the world. Whoever wants to play with fire in Jerusalem will bear the consequences of this [American] decision and will deal with the transfer of the American embassy to the holy city [of Jerusalem]. We believed in politics and believed in peace, but we see now that peace is killing our dream of establishing our state, and that the world recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of the occupation state. [Therefore,] we will deny politics and peace and we will return. We are prepared for the return. The leadership has said that we are prepared for the return to the prisons and arenas of Martyrdom-death (Shahada). This is an honor for us.”

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PFLP supports Nasrallah’s speech calling for “forming a covenant that will unite all of the factions of resistance to the Zionist-American project in the region”
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Dec. 11, 2017
Headline: “The Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades: We add our voices to that of Nasrallah for the establishment of a covenant that will unite all of the resistance factions”
      “The Martyr (Shahid) Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades (i.e., military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a member of the PLO) expressed appreciation for the content of [Secretary-General of Hezbollah] Hassan Nasrallah’s speech, and emphasized that ‘they completely agree with him and add their voice to his voice in everything regarding forming a covenant that will unite all of the factions of resistance to the Zionist-American project in the region, and the need to unite in order to create a united struggle strategy as part of a comprehensive plan of action of the resistance, in which everyone will receive a role in the great confrontation with the Zionist occupation and the American project.’ The brigades emphasized in a notice the importance of the Palestinian unity of the ranks, with all of its factions and people, and its mobilization for a comprehensive confrontation and intifada against the assassination initiatives, which are directed not only against our Palestinian cause but against the entire Arab nation. They also emphasized the need to take advantage of the state of Arab popular rage in order to enlist support for our people’s intifada and its continuation.”
PLO Official: “Trump’s decision regarding Jerusalem is worse than the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), and that it constitutes a catastrophe”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 10, 2017
Headline: “Karake: The prisoners’ freedom is part of our people’s right to self-determination, and the American position regarding Jerusalem is worse than the Balfour Promise

“Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said… in his speech at the start of the Fourth European Conference for Support for the Prisoners of Palestine… that Israel, as an occupying power, is carrying out organized crimes against the prisoners and their rights, violating international law, and acting in contradiction of human justice, which places the lives and fate of the prisoners in grave danger
He said that Trump’s decision regarding Jerusalem is worse than the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), and that it constitutes a catastrophe (Nakba) and disaster directed against the international institutions, a just peace, and human justice.”


Fatah official on US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital: “All the options are open,” if decision is not withdrawn it will be “open war” on Palestinians and the Arab world
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 10, 2017
Official PA TV, program Palestine This Morning, interview with Fatah Supreme Leadership Council in the Southern Districts (the Gaza Strip) member Najah Aliwa

Host: “What are the political options that currently stand before the Palestinian leadership in dealing with Trump’s decision regarding the matter of Jerusalem?”
Najah Aliwa: “As we have said, the first political step that the Palestinian leadership has taken is boycotting and not receiving any responsible party from America, and not only [US] Vice President [Mike Pence]. Any American responsible party – political, diplomatic – the Palestinian leadership will not receive them, and will not ascribe any importance to them, because the mere meeting with them is recognition of this decision, and this is a politically and internationally rejected decision… Therefore we adhere to our right, and all of the options are open, as we have said.
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Host: “If the American administration will not withdraw from this decision, what can the results on the ground be?”
Aliwa: “In this way it [the US] will declare an open war against the Palestinian people and Arab people. This decision, if [the US] adheres to it, is an open war. In this way they are cutting the line of peace in this region, in the entire region and not just from the Palestinian territories…
And as the proverb says: Whoever plays with fire is burned by it, and whoever ignites a fire must know how to put it out… I think that the one who made this decision and ignited a fire did not foresee the consequences that could follow this decision, and the war will be open, and all the options are open, and no one can foresee what will be in the end...”

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Abbas’ advisor: Abbas refuses to meet US VP Pence, US decisions on Jerusalem have “crossed red lines”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 9, 2017
Official PA TV News, on the cancellation of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence

Official PA TV newsreader: “Advisor to [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] on Diplomatic Affairs Majdi Al-Khaledi emphasized that President Abbas will under no circumstances receive American Vice President Mike Pence, who will visit the region in the second half of [December 2017]. Al-Khaledi said in a statement to [official PA radio station] The Voice of Palestine that there will be no meeting with Pence, and that the issue is greater than a mere meeting because the US - in its decisions relating to Jerusalem (i.e., to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and transfer the US embassy there; see note below) - has crossed red lines that it should not have crossed. Al-Khaledi rejected the American warnings regarding the consequences of cancelling this meeting, and emphasized that our people and its leadership reject any threat from anywhere.”
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Secretary of PLO Executive Committee: “The Palestinians will not speak with the US until US President Donald Trump takes back his decision regarding Jerusalem”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 9, 2017
Headline: “Erekat: There are no conversations with the American administration until it takes back its decision regarding Jerusalem”

“The [Qatari] news channel Al-Jazeera quoted Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat, who said yesterday [Dec. 8, 2017] that the Palestinians will not speak with the US until US President Donald Trump takes back his decision regarding Jerusalem. Erekat… added that the [PA] leadership is examining all of the possibilities in order to respond to Trump’s decision.”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump gave a speech formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stating that he had instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump concluded by stating that the US is still fully committed to the peace process in the Middle East. Following his speech, Trump signed the waiver to delay the transfer of the embassy, and apparently will continue to do so until preparations for the transfer have been completed.
Mahmoud Abbas welcomes the international condemnation of Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 9, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] president welcomes the international consensus condemning the American decision to consider Jerusalem the capital of Israel”

“[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the large international consensus condemning the American decision to consider Jerusalem the capital of Israel, which happened during a [UN] Security Council meeting held yesterday evening [Dec. 8, 2017] in order to discuss the decision…
The president said: ‘We again express our opposition to the American position regarding Jerusalem.’ He emphasized that with this position, the US is no longer fit to sponsor the peace process.”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump gave a speech formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stating that he had instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump concluded by stating that the US is still fully committed to the peace process in the Middle East. Following his speech, Trump signed the waiver to delay the transfer of the embassy, and apparently will continue to do so until preparations for the transfer have been completed.
Fatah Movement Spokesman: “US President Donald Trump’s declaration on his country’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel …is ‘a declaration of war against the Palestinian people.’”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 9, 2017
Headline: “Fatah: Trump’s decision is invalid and constitutes a declaration of war against our people

The Fatah Movement said yesterday [Dec. 8, 2017] that US President Donald Trump’s declaration on his country’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and on the transfer of the embassy there is ‘a declaration of war against the Palestinian people.’
[Fatah] Movement Spokesman and [Fatah] Revolutionary Council member Osama Al-Qawasmi said… that ‘Fatah completely rejects Trump’s decision’…
Al-Qawasmi emphasized that Trump’s decision has put an end to the role of the US as any sort of mediator in the political process, and destroyed the political process by violating international law.”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump gave a speech formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stating that he had instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump concluded by stating that the US is still fully committed to the peace process in the Middle East. Following his speech, Trump signed the waiver to delay the transfer of the embassy, and apparently will continue to do so until preparations for the transfer have been completed.
Fatah official: “There must be a comprehensive agreed upon national strategy;” Hamas official: “We are continuing our intifada against Trump’s decision [to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital]”
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Dec. 9, 2017
Headline: “Fatah: There is a need for one struggle strategy; Hamas: We will not stop the intifada”
     “Head of the Information Office of the Fatah Movement’s Mobilization and Organization Commission Munir Al-Jaghoub said that there must be a comprehensive agreed upon national strategy regarding what is happening in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Al-Jaghoub said in an interview with [the independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan: ‘There must be a comprehensive struggle strategy with all of the national and Islamic activity factions in order to reach one result, and that is the realization of national independence and getting rid of the Israeli occupation.’ He added: ‘The strategy must operate on three fronts - the first: strengthening the popular resistance on the ground... 
Hamas leader Dr. Ismail Radwan noted that the grave escalation that the Israeli occupation has carried out constitutes a continuation of the massacres and crimes against the Palestinian people.
He said: ‘We say to the Israeli occupation: Your crimes will not pass without a price and we will not stop the intifada for the freedom of Jerusalem and the West Bank, and we are continuing our intifada against [US President Donald] Trump’s decision [to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital], and this pure blood will be a curse upon him and fuel for the resistance.’ Radwan called on the Palestinian resistance in the West Bank to persecute the settlers in response to the aggression taking place in the cities.”

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Abbas’ advisor incites religious war: US President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel`s capital is “a crime against humanity... How do Muslims... allow this sin? … It will open the gates of hell”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 8, 2017

Official PA TV, Friday prayers at the mosque at the PA headquarters in Ramallah, sermon by Mahmoud Al-Habbash
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Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "This crime that American President [Trump] committed [by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital] is not only against Palestine, but also against all of humanity, against the Muslims, and against the Christians. How does he allow himself to give the keys to Jerusalem to those who are not its people? He wants to repeat the sin and crime of [former British Foreign Secretary] Balfour... How do the Muslims of the world allow this sin? How do the Christians of the world allow handing over the keys to [the Church of] the Holy Sepulchre to those who are not from Jerusalem, to those who are not Palestinians... It could be that everyone knows and everyone assumes that this sin, which the American president committed, will open the gates of hell, as Sheikh Al-Azhar said – not only in the East, but in both the East and the West. Nobody should think, wherever he is in the world, that he will be able to prevent the consequences of this sin... Jerusalem is ours and not yours. It has been ours for 5,000 years and it will remain ours until Allah will inherit the earth and whoever is on it."
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Fatah official: US VP Pence is not welcome in the PA, following US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 8, 2017
Headline: “Rajoub: The US vice president is not welcome in Palestine”
       “Fatah Movement Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub said that American Vice President Mike Pence, who is supposed to visit the region this month, is not welcome in Palestine. Rajoub said: ‘I say on behalf of Fatah that we will not welcome [US President Donald] Trump’s vice [president] in the Palestinian territories. He asked to meet with [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas on Dec. 19 [2017] in Bethlehem, but this meeting will not take place. We ask the rest of the Arab capitals not to meet with an American leader so long as he says that united Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel.’”
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Photo on Fatah’s official Facebook page shows an American flag being burned and an Israeli flag being hung beside it
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission, Dec. 8, 2017
Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The picture shows an American flag being burned, and an Israeli flag being hung next to it by masked men also to be burned. This comes after US President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stating his intention to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; see note below.
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Fatah Movement activists a short while ago locking up a club in Jericho that was funded by American institutions and burning the flag of the US and of the Israeli occupation”
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US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump gave a speech formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stating that he had instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump concluded by stating that the US is still fully committed to the peace process in the Middle East. Following his speech, Trump signed the waiver to delay the transfer of the embassy, and apparently will continue to do so until preparations for the transfer have been completed.
Fatah official: Trump is "crazy," his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is "completely rejected… Jerusalem will never be Jewish"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 8, 2017
       "Fatah Movement Central Committee member, [Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member] Jamal Muhaisen said: ‘From Al-Usoud Square in the heart of Ramallah and El-Bireh, these masses have come to say to America’s crazy man [US President Donald Trump] that his decision is completely rejected, has no legal or practical value, and Jerusalem will never be Jewish and will remain Arab Palestinian and Islamic-Christian.’
Muhaisen called on the American administration and [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s government to again review history and learn lessons from it, as the occupation’s American arsenal has not succeeded during 70 years of aggression in eliminating the identity, right, and struggle, and these strides will also not break the will of the Palestinian people.”
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Fatah Central Committee member says salaries and payments to terrorists and their families “cannot be neglected under any pressure”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 8, 2017
     “Fatah Movement Central Committee member, [Fatah Commissioner of National Relations (i.e., between Hamas and Fatah), and Fatah Commissioner for Relations with Lebanon] Azzam Al-Ahmad said that American President Donald Trump’s decision regarding Jerusalem is a type of kindling of a religious conflict and encouraging of terror and violence
Al-Ahmad referred to the fact that this American step comes at the same time as the decision published by Congress regarding reducing the amount of American aid to the PA (i.e., referring to the Taylor Force Act; see note below), in an attempt to apply pressure to stop the aid to the families of the courageous Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners, and said: ‘The Martyrs and prisoners are equal in value to the sanctity of the Palestinian land, and taking care of and aiding them cannot be neglected under any pressure.”
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Following US declaration on Jerusalem, Islamic Jihad terror org calls on Palestinians to “escalate the Jerusalem intifada... and strengthen and escalate the resistance”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 8, 2017
       “[Islamic] Jihad Movement Spokesman Daoud Shihab said at a press conference yesterday in Gaza City that it is necessary to come out decisively, in force, and by all means (‎i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror) against the plot to eliminate the Palestinian issue through what is called the American ‘deal of the century,’ which [US President Donald] Trump inaugurated in his declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He added: ‘We demand that the PLO, in light of this dangerous development, declare the failure of the attempts for a [peace] agreement, annul the Oslo Accords, and refuse to obey the obligations deriving from it, and particularly through providing security cooperation with the enemy in all its forms.’
He called on the Palestinian masses to escalate the Jerusalem intifada, integrate all of the national and Islamic activity factions into it, and strengthen and escalate the resistance throughout our occupied land, particularly in the West Bank.”
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PA Min. of Health spokesman, after Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital: US decisions that harm us are “declarations of war against the Palestinian people"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 8, 2017
Official PA TV host: “As long as [the US] does not take notice of the language of threats to its interests, it is likely that this [language] is something necessary from all the [Arab] states and brothers – that they do something like this [and] cause the American administration to feel that it will pay a price for these foolish, uncalculated, and ominous decisions, which are not based on law or legitimacy.”
PA Ministry of Health Spokesman Osama Al-Najjar: “In other words, they need to feel, as you noted, that every decision that is made that harms the Palestinian people is a declaration of war against the Palestinian people, against international legitimacy, and against the Arab and Muslim nation. We must make the US feel that all of its interests are in the sights of the Palestinian people and the Arab and  Muslim nation, and that its economy has also entered these sights. We, as the Palestinian people, must boycott everything that is connected to the US on all levels... Currently, the truth is that there is no American patron, and we have illusions that there is an American patron –there is an American enemy that does whatever it pleases against the members of our people, and does all that the previous American administrations could not do. Therefore, currently our Palestinian people must confront the US and Israel.”

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PA Parliament Member: “The US is the snake`s head”
Source: Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, Dec. 7, 2017

Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, A New Day,  special broadcast on US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, interview with PA Parliament Member Jihad Abu Zneid

PA Parliament Member Jihad Abu Zneid: "We have said in the past and we say today: As usual, the US is the snake's head. Therefore, this is not something new. The US is the one that plans. The US speaks about democracy, [but] it is the source of racism."
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US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
Official PA Security Forces Spokesman’s Facebook page gives message from Secretary-General of Hezbollah to Palestinian youth: “continue to condemn and reject Trump’s decision”
Source: Facebook page of Official Spokesman of the PA Security Forces Adnan Al-Damiri, Dec. 7, 2017
Text posted on the Facebook page of Official Spokesman of the PA Security Forces and General Political Commissioner of the PLO Political and National Guidance Authority Adnan Al-Damiri

 

Posted text: “[Secretary-General of Hezbollah] Mr. Hassan Nasrallah asked the young Arabs and Muslims to continue to condemn and reject [US President Donald] Trump’s decision on social media, as this has great impact. Thank you resistance!!!”
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Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital is second Balfour Declaration, says PA official
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 7, 2017

Official PA TV, program Palestine This Morning, on US President Donald Trump’s declaration recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and transferring the US embassy to Jerusalem, hosting Hanna Issa.

Secretary-General of the PA Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places and Fatah Revolutionary Council member Hanna Issa: "Yesterday was the second Balfour Promise or the Trump Promise, [in] which one who is not the owner gave to one who has no right."
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PA Minister of Religious Affairs: US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a “second Balfour Promise… given by one who has no ownership to one who has no right”
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Dec. 7, 2017
Headline: “Ida’is: The American administration has given that which does not belong to it to one who has no right to it”
      “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is said that the American administration’s decision against the holy city [of Jerusalem] constitutes a blatant provocation towards the Arabs and Muslims, and described it as the second Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), which was given by one who has no ownership to one who has no right. He emphasized that Jerusalem is Arab, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque is an Islamic mosque by virtue of a divine decision, and is not subject to any decision such as this or another.”
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Fatah military wings in Gaza: US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a “crime,” call for “armed confrontation”
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Dec. 7, 2017
Headline: “Fatah’s military wings: We call on our people to [wage] an armed confrontation against the occupation”
       “The Fatah Movement’s military wings in the Gaza Strip published a statement in which they condemned what they described as [US President Donald] Trump’s crime in declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel and transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Fatah’s military wings said that the American decision is worthless and is a kind of mercy killing of the peace process and agreement, and that the Palestinian people will adhere to what deceased [PA] President Yasser Arafat said: ‘There is not one among us who will concede an inch of Jerusalem, and Jerusalem will remain the eternal capital of Palestine.’ Fatah’s wings explained that Trump’s decision is a declaration of war not only against the Palestinians, but also against the Arabs and Muslims throughout the world, and they called on the Fatah members and the masses of the Palestinian people to [wage] an armed confrontation against the occupation in [all] places where it is located.”
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Palestinians burn an effigy of US President Trump, in image posted on Fatah Facebook page
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 7, 2017

Picture and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The picture shows an effigy of US President Donald Trump being burned by a crowd of Palestinians. This follows Trump’s official recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and statement of intent to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; see note below.

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PA daily op-ed: “Trump will be Balfour's successor; he has taken [Britain's] place as a colonialist country in order to complete the Zionist enterprise that began with the Balfour [Declaration] 100 years ago”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 7, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily

      “The most important thing at this historical moment is that the Palestinian and Arab public, and also the friends of Palestine and free people of the world, know that from our perspective, [that of] the Palestinians, [US President] Donald Trump will be [former British Foreign Secretary Arthur] Balfour's successor; he has taken down Great Britain and taken its place as a colonialist country in order to complete the Zionist enterprise that began with the British Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) 100 years ago…
We must always remember that the biggest losers will be the US and its pawn, the occupation state Israel, because through the crime of blowing up the bridges to peace… they are declaring war on dialogue and negotiations as a means to resolve disputes and establish peace between warring states.”
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PA daily: US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is “second version” of the Balfour Declaration
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 7, 2017
Headline: "Jerusalem from the Balfour Promise to the Trump Promise"
      "After 100 years, it seems that there is a second version of the [same] ominous promise [the Balfour Declaration]; 100 years after British General Edmund Allenby took control of Jerusalem, a month after the [100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise in which the British gave the Jews a national home in Palestine, US President [Donald Trump] issues an additional version of this promise."
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Fatah posts burning picture of Trump with text: "Jerusalem, Palestine's heart is not up for negotiations"
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission‎, Dec. 7, 2017

Text and picture posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Information and Culture Commission

The image shows a burning picture of US President Donald Trump with a red x over his face and the following text in English below his picture: "Jerusalem, Palestine's heart is not up for negotiations"
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Fatah posts picture of Trump poster with face crossed out, together with text: "Jewish Shill"
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 7, 2017

Picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The picture shows a poster being held with a picture of US President Donald Trump on it, with a red x over his face, and the following English text written over his face and the x: "Jewish Shill"
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US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump gave a speech formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stating that he had instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump concluded by stating that the US is still fully committed to the peace process in the Middle East. Following his speech, Trump signed the waiver to delay the transfer of the embassy, and apparently will continue to do so until preparations for the transfer have been completed.