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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”
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...”
Jan 17, 2018
Fatah official: "On its 53rd anniversary the Fatah Movement says that it is not putting aside its options of struggle"
Official PA TV, special broadcast following US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, hosting Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of NGOs Dalal Salameh Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of NGOs Dalal Salameh: “Certainly, there...”
Dec 31, 2017
Fatah official on Hamas disarmament: “As long as there is an occupation, it is forbidden to cancel any of the expressions of the resistance... It is necessary to keep the weapons... and honor them only when it will be worthwhile for us”
“The Al-Quds monthly (i.e., the magazine of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon) conducted an interview with Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki… [Question:] Have you discussed the matter of Hamas’...”
Nov 30, 2017
Fatah offiical glorifies Arafat; "The struggle [will be waged] through all of the types of operation, not just the rifle"
Official PA TV, on the 13th anniversary of the death of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, interview with Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: "Our culture and idea as Fatah members, led by our teacher and master, the great Yasser..."
Nov 11, 2017
Fatah official: Abbas, like Arafat, used to support “armed struggle,” but now supports “popular resistance… [but] we have not given up the option of the rifle… the means need to serve the political goal”
Official PA TV host: “I’m returning with you, [Fatah Movement Spokesman] Dr. Osama Al-Qawasmi, to the history of Yasser Arafat.... At the time of the self-sacrificing operations and armed struggle, Yasser Arafat and the Fatah Movement were at the head of the self-sacrificing operations that dealt...”
Nov 10, 2017
Abbas encourages Jerusalem riots: “We are with you in all that you have done and are still doing, you are causing us pride”
“At the beginning of a meeting of the [PA] leadership yesterday evening [July 25, 2017], [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas said that as long as the situation in Jerusalem does not return to being as it was before July 14, , there will be no changes whatsoever (refers to Israeli security measures...”
Jul 26, 2017
Fatah official explains Abbas condemned terror attack on Temple Mount “to protect Palestinian interests” – not out of sincerity
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Mattar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily, written in response to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ condemnation of a terror attack committed on the Temple Mount on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israeli border policemen were...
Jul 16, 2017
Abbas: We will cancel the security coordination with Israel, but I personally am in favor of it
[Q:] "Your Honor the President… we will ask you about the circumstances of the issue of Martyr (Shahid) Basel Al-A'araj (i.e., head of terror cell killed while shooting at Israeli soldiers who came to arrest him, see note) and his five comrades that is preoccupying the Palestinian street... Do we..."
Mar 16, 2017
PA PM sends “greetings of honor and admiration on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas, the [PA] government, and myself to our heroic prisoners”
"[PA] Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah said… in the speech that he gave at the Third International Prisoners' Conference today, Wednesday [March 15, 2017], in Ramallah…: 'First, allow me to direct greetings of honor and admiration on behalf of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, the [PA] government, and..."
Mar 15, 2017
Fatah Deputy Chairman: "Popular resistance in all of its modes (i.e., including violence – Ed.) is a legitimate right"
Headline: “Al-Aloul: The popular resistance in all of its modes is Fatah and the leadership’s choice” “Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul emphasized that the need for the continuation of the resistance in order to curb the Israeli occupations’ crimes and plans is the choice of Fatah...”
Feb 19, 2017
Fatah official: If there is no Palestinian state through a political agreement, it will be attempted through "other means" which will likely be a "bloody confrontation"
Fatah Central Committee member and Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Ideology and Chairman of the PA-supported Yasser Arafat Foundation Nasser Al-Qidwa: "If the Palestinian people does not succeed in realizing its national independence in its [sovereign] state through a political..."
Feb 16, 2017
Fatah official calls for "comprehensive confrontation against the settlement colonialism" using "all forms of struggle"
Headline: "Palestinian and international responses condemn the 'Settlement Regularization Law,' and calls to turn to the International Criminal Court" "Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Nasser Al-Qidwa said that the Palestinian response to the Israeli law regarding settlement (i.e., the..."
Feb 9, 2017
Fatah official: the struggle against Israel must be carried out through “all the legal ways and means of struggle, by resistance in all of its forms”
Headline: “Fatah: The struggle against the regulation of the settlements will be carried out through our unity and the consolidation of a comprehensive national plan" "Head of the Information Committee of the [Fatah] Mobilization and Organization Commission Munir Al-Jaghoub said that the struggle...”
Feb 7, 2017
Fatah Central Committee member: "Our struggle is legitimate in every form"
Headline: "Dalal Salameh: The Seventh General [Fatah] Conference constituted a turning point in the history of the Fatah Movement" Q.: "What is the message that you are conveying to the Fatah Movement members in the homeland and the diaspora?" Fatah Central Committee member Dalal Salameh: "On this..."
Jan 19, 2017
PPLF politician: “Resistance in all its forms is legal… at times one form [of resistance] trumps another”
"Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) political bureau member Khalida Jarrar… said during the program The Difficult Questions with colleague [Director of the Ma’an independent Palestinian news agency] Dr. Nasser Al-Lahham: …'As long as there is an occupation, the resistance in all..."
Dec 12, 2016
Fatah: We adhere “to our people’s right to legitimate resistance… alongside our campaign in the arena of international law”
Headline: “Fatah on the anniversary of Arafat’s [death]: We are going to the conference with a revolutionary and creative vision, which is consistent with the revolution’s achievements” “The Palestinian National Liberation Movement Fatah said in a statement for the 12th anniversary of the death as...”
Nov 10, 2016
Fatah official: Shimon Peres was a "murderer and a criminal," Abbas attended his funeral because of international pressure
Official PA TV program State of Politics, hosting Fatah Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul, on the criticism against PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for attending the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres on Sept. 30, 2016 Fatah...
Oct 11, 2016
Analyst on PA TV: Abbas visit to Peres' funeral will bring us positive international attention, just like our humanitarian treatment of Gilad Shalit
Official PA TV program Inside, about the treatment of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ participation in the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, hosting political analyst Hani Abu Zaid Political analyst Hani Abi Zaid is asked about the criticism...
Oct 1, 2016
PA Ministry of Information: Second Intifada is a legitimate milestone in Palestinian struggle
Headline: "Ministry of Information: The Al-Aqsa Intifada is a milestone in our struggle" "The [PA] Ministry of Information stated in a notice yesterday [Sept. 28, 2016] that the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) is one of the milestones in our national and legal struggle to get..."
Sep 29, 2016
Fatah official: We must pursue the occupation “by all the ways and means at our disposal,” whether directly or indirectly through international institutions
Official PA TV News, on funeral of Palestinian terrorist murderer Yasser Hamdouni who died while in prison Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad: “This crime really drives us to continue pursuing the occupation by all the ways and means at our disposal, whether by direct confrontation with...”
Sep 27, 2016
PA TV airs song: The "knife will express our rage and will not allow the Al-Aqsa Mosque to be harmed"
Official PA TV program Holiday Morning, hosting poet Abdallah Qishta Poet Abdallah Qishta begins to recite the poem "A Homeland That is Tired of Waiting" Poet Abdallah Qishta: "Oh my enemy, others are brighter than you… You are a Nazi, do not lie and do not call for peace The chaos of your..."
Sep 13, 2016
Fatah Central Committee Member: Fatah "chooses the appropriate time and the appropriate path for choosing the appropriate method of the struggle"
Official PA TV program To Palestine Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi: “There are 30 methods of struggle, starting with demonstration and ending with the most extreme, armed struggle, and what is between them. Every one of these methods has its own factors, its own political conditions,...”
Aug 22, 2016
Palestinian political analyst legitimizes murder of Israeli civilians: "Since it is a colonial, settler, racist, occupying entity, all of those in it are soldiers"
Headline: “Tel Aviv operation (i.e., terror attack, 4 murdered) – between the sanctification of the weapon and its definition as a crime” Op-ed by senior Palestinian political analyst and columnist Hani Al-Masri “If the main method of activity is appropriate for a certain period, that doesn’t mean...”
Jun 15, 2016
Spokesman of the PA Security Forces: `[Hamas leader] Khaled Mashaal agreed to peaceful popular resistance, but nobody has said that we have renounced the armed struggle… However, the conditions do not allow us to continue it today, as they say`
Headline: "Watch the full interview: Al-Damiri speaks about security coordination, Hamas, ISIS, thwarting the operations, the government, the resistance, and the Gaza Strip" "[Official Spokesman of the PA Security Forces] Adnan Al-Damiri spoke in an exclusive interview with Donia Al-Watan (i.e., an..."
Jun 12, 2016