Abbas spokesman “salutes” Palestinians “who have risen up in order to protect their Al-Aqsa Mosque” and "particularly those carrying out Ribat"
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Oct. 8, 2015

 
Headline: "The popular uprising and the flying of the Palestinian flag at the UN are important steps toward independence"
     "The Fatah Central Committee held a meeting yesterday led by President [Mahmoud] Abbas, which began with the reading of the [Quranic Sura of] Al-Fatiha for the souls of our righteous Martyrs (Shahids)…
[Spokesman for PA Chairman Abbas and] Fatah Central Committee member and its official spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina stated that President Mahmoud Abbas… repeated and stressed his position, to which he referred in his UN speech, regarding agreements signed with the Israeli government, and that if this government sticks to its non-commitment to these agreements, we will review them again. However, if Israel will ratify the rights of our people according to these agreements, international law, and UN decisions, cease its violations at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and in Jerusalem, and [its] settlement, free the fourth group of prisoners in accordance with agreements – and in this regard the Central Committee sent greetings of respect and appreciation to our prisoners, the heroes in the Zionist occupation's prisons (among them terrorists who have murdered Israelis –Ed.) – we will definitely be prepared to reach permanent peace on the basis of [the realization of] the undisputable rights of our people.
Abu Rudeina said that the Fatah Central Committee salutes the vast masses of our people who have risen up in order to protect their Al-Aqsa Mosque and the sites holy to Islam and Christianity in Jerusalem, and particularly those carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) there. In addition, the committee saluted the masses of our people, who have come out against the terrorist settlers who are murdering [Palestinians] in all the refugee camps, cities, and villages of the brave West Bank. The committee emphasized that the Fatah movement is, as ever, at the head of the national project, and it unites today with the masses of our people in defending their holy sites, land, homes, lives and farms. In addition, he [Rudeina] called to maintain the character of the popular resistance as part of a comprehensive national strategy and non-deterioration to the Israeli cycle [of violence].”

In August 2013, Israel agreed to release 104 Palestinian terrorists from prison, which was the PA's precondition for renewing peace talks. The terrorists were released in stages. The first group of 26 was released on Aug. 13, 2013. The second group of 26 was released on Oct. 30, 2013. The third group of 26 was released on Dec. 30, 2013. The fourth group was scheduled to be released on March 29, 2014, but Israel delayed their release while negotiating the terms for continuation of the peace talks. When the PA submitted requests for admission as a state to several international bodies, Israel cancelled the release.