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While Hamas's long-term goal remains, as always, the destruction of Israel, Ghaith al-Omari and Grant Rumley argue that the organization's ongoing conflict with Mahmoud Abbas is the factor most likely to lead to an escalation in violence in Gaza. Thus, Hamas's massive border protest on Friday was ...

According to the official, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' punitive economic measures against the Gaza Strip and Hamas have turned the humanitarian crisis in Gaza into a powder keg ready to explode. To that she added the 70-year anniversary of what the Palestinians call Nakba Day on May 15, ... intel reconciliation
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas keeps telling the world what he thinks. The curious thing is not that he makes statements in which he delegitimizes Israel's existence as a “colonial project,” as he did in January, or that he called the US ambassador to Israel a “son of a dog,” as he did two weeks ... intel reconciliation
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday held both Israel and the US responsible for the deadlock in the Middle East peace process, Palestinian media reported. Abbas' remarks were made in a meeting with Foreign Minister of Morocco Nasser Bourita in the West Bank city of Ramallah, saying ... intel reconciliation
Despite Mahmoud Abbas' peaceful overtures, rhetoric and actions, the second Palestinian president is about to leave the political stage without peace in his lifetime. REUTERS/Yves Herman. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gives a press statement before a meeting with European Union foreign ... intel reconciliation

Its top officials are contending that the “two-state solution” is not even deserving of a conversation. “We are done with that,” said Israel's education minister, in recent remarks to students in New York. “They have a Palestinian state in Gaza.” The Palestinian Authority (PA) of Mahmoud Abbas was, thus, left ... intel reconciliation
Hamas is worried by Mahmoud Abbas' intention to impose tough sanctions on the Gaza Strip and drag it into a war with Israel. Hamas is preparing to torpedo Abbas' plan with a mass march on Israel's border. The PA chairman's claim that Hamas is responsible for an assassination attempt on Prime Minister ... intel reconciliation
Headlines are focusing on the curse Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hurled Monday at senior officials in the Trump administration. According to Abbas, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, is a “son of a dog.” This came after the Palestinian leader once said about U.S. President Donald ... intel reconciliation
Egypt and Saudi Arabia are putting mounting pressure on the chairman of the Palestinian Authority to accept President Donald Trump's “deal of the century.” Senior Fatah sources reckon that Mahmoud Abbas will not compromise on Palestinian “red lines,” and when he retires from political life he will be ... intel reconciliation
In recent months there has been a deterioration in the health of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who will be 83 at the end of the month. Information about his health has been submitted to Israeli political and security officials. Although the security cooperation between Israel and the PA ... intel reconciliation
Amid speculation about the health of 82-year-old Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the Fatah Central Committee has designated a successor, according to Yisrael Hayom. In the event that Pres. Abbas can no longer carry out his duties, his deputy Mahmoud al-Aloul will take his place as ... intel reconciliation
Mahmoud Abbas should send two bouquets of flowers: one to Israeli Police Chief Roni Alsheikh, and one to Shlomo Filber, currently a state's witness in a corruption case that may implicate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Alsheikh and Filber have turned Netanyahu into a lame duck on his shameful ... intel reconciliation
The battle for the succession of Mahmoud Abbas in the Palestinian Authority is heating up. This was apparent from Fatah Secretary-General Jibril Rajoub's recent attack on Egypt, which supports the candidacy of Palestinian politician Muhammad Dahlan for the position of next PA chairman. The Israeli ... intel reconciliation
President Abbas says Hamas orchestrated attack on prime minister's convoy, prompting Hamas to call for elections. 20 Mar 2018. Mahmoud Abbas said that if the "assassination attempt" had succeeded, the attack would have opened the door for a bloody civil war [File: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters]. President of the ... intel reconciliation
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2018 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. A series of recent health scares have raised new concerns about octogenarian Abbas, reviving anxiety ... intel reconciliation
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called the US ambassador to Israel a "son of a dog" because of his support for Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank. Mr Abbas, speaking at a Palestinian leadership gathering, also blamed Hamas for a bomb attack last week on the convoy of ... intel reconciliation

President Mahmoud Abbas called US ambassador to Israel David Friedman a 'settler', 'son of a dog' to Palestinian leaders in Ramallah on Monday. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images. The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has called the US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, a “son ... intel reconciliation
United Nations, New York, USA, February 20 2018 – Moment of Silence by Senior Advisor to President Trump Jared Corey Kushner and Nikki R. Haley, United States Permanent Representative to the UN in Honor of the Survivors of the Massacre in Florida During the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle ... intel reconciliation
Faced with the radicalization of the pro-Iranian axis and with a recent surge of violence in the West Bank, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas finds himself between a rock and a hard place. While he does not want to appear reluctant to join a possible regional cycle of uprising, violence is actually the last ... intel reconciliation
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has stepped up his diplomatic offensive to secure support for international sponsorship of the peace process. ... Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) greets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Feb. 12, 2018. intel reconciliation
Narendra Modi became India's first prime minister to visit the occupied West Bank where he met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday. The Palestinian leader said he was counting on India's support for multi-country sponsorship of future Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, which could ... intel reconciliation
On Monday February 12, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Sochi, Russia's southern resort city located on the Black Sea. The place and date for this meeting are not insignificant. Almost everything the Russian president does is layered with meaning. intel reconciliation
Ramallah: The US has disqualified itself from being an "honest broker" in the Middle East peace process, Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas has said ... Mahmoud Abbas lashed out at the United States' decision to declare Jerusalem as Israel's capital and slashing the aid package to the Palestinians as ... intel reconciliation
Just a month later, though, on January 14, 2018, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas publically confirmed that such an offer was made, or in his own words: “In one case we were offered Abu Dis.” Reacting to President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Mahmoud ... intel reconciliation
NEW DELHI: Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Palestine, the first by an Indian premier, as "historic and important", Palestinian presidency today said Modi and president Mahmoud Abbas will hold talks on the latest developments in the political process in the region as also other international ... intel reconciliation
File - In this Jan. 14, 2018, file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council in the West Bank city of Ramallah. A former Palestinian intelligence chief and the head of the West Bank bar association have sued the government of President ... intel reconciliation
First, there is not, nor has there ever been, a state with the name of Palestine. Jerusalem was never a capital for the Palestinians, who are a recently established nation that never took advantage of the right to self-determination they are claiming, even though it was offered to them several times. Jerusalem ... intel reconciliation
22 with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on European Union member states to recognize the State of Palestine. Abbas' adviser for diplomatic affairs Majdi al-Khalidi, who ... intel reconciliation
Nabil Abu Rdeneh, spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said the Palestinians would not accept the presence of "one Israeli soldier" on sovereign Palestinian lands. "Either there will be full Palestinian sovereignty or there will be no security, no peace and no stability," he said. Advocates of ... intel reconciliation
1. While US Vice President Mike Pence visited Israel, PA President Mahmoud Abbas flew to Brussels, seeking to enlist European Union recognition of Palestinian statehood and to sideline US peace efforts. For whatever it's worth, EU officials are backing Abbas on Jerusalem, but are not throwing US ... intel reconciliation
Mahmoud Abbas urges EU to 'swiftly recognise' Palestine as US announces plan to move embassy to Jerusalem by 2019. ... Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, has urged European Union (EU) countries to "swiftly recognise" the state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital. intel reconciliation
“Arabs have a long, unbroken history, with many ups and downs. They are used to waiting. Patience is a mighty instrument.” by Uri Avnery. January 22nd, 2018. By Uri Avnery. Comments. When I first met Yasser Arafat in besieged Beirut, in the summer of 1982, Abu Mazen was not present. But when I met him again in Tunis, ... intel reconciliation
A ceremony was held in Ramallah honoring Karim Yunes and Maher Yunes, two terrorists with Israeli origins who are serving long prison terms for the murder of an Israeli soldier. One of them, Karim Yunes, is the longest-imprisoned terrorist in Israel, who in May 2017 was appointed to Fatah's Central ... intel reconciliation
This is the larger tragedy of Mahmoud Abbas. In him, the world saw a reformist, a leader who could get the Palestinians to the table and possibly clear the hurdle for the two-state solution. Instead, he has morphed into a bureaucratic tyrant at home, hostile to America and downright incendiary towards Israel. intel reconciliation
Palestinian leaders called on President Mahmoud Abbas to withdraw recognition of Israel and break off security cooperation, in a move that follows the Trump administration naming Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. The Palestine Liberation Organization's Central Council declared it should no longer be ... intel reconciliation
AFP-JijiRAMALLAH, West Bank (AFP-Jiji) — Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas denounced U.S. President Donald Trump's peace efforts as the “slap of the century” at a key meeting Sunday on the White House's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. In a wide-ranging two-hour speech, Abbas ... intel reconciliation
The threat came as Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday denounced Donald Trump's peace efforts as the “slap of the century” at a meeting on the White House's decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In a two-hour speech to the Palestinian Central Council in ... intel reconciliation
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denied a Jewish connection to Israel in a speech to the Palestinian leadership. “Israel is a colonial project that has nothing to do with Jews,” Abbas said during a more than two-hour speech in Ramallah, to a meeting of the Palestine ... intel reconciliation
President Mahmoud Abbas, above center, of the Palestinian Authority said that Israel had killed the 1990s Oslo peace accords. But he reserved his most scathing words for the United States. “Damn your money!” Mr. Abbas said of President Trump. Mr. Abbas also confirmed a recent New York Times report ... intel reconciliation
The speech by Mahmoud Abbas ratcheted up what has been more than a month of harsh rhetoric toward Trump since the president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Relations between Washington and the Palestinians have sunk to a new low, boding poorly for a peace plan the White House ... intel reconciliation
Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has called on Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to condemn Tuesday night's killing of a Jewish settler and stop “financing murderers and their families”. “Herein lies the true root of the conflict – the refusal to recognise the state of Israel within any borders ... intel reconciliation
The PA's request had been taken Israel by surprise. Until recently, the Palestinian reconciliation process had reportedly remained stuck over President Mahmoud Abbas' refusal to remove the sanctions on Gaza, until control over the armed forces in Gaza was resolved. Israel had based all its plans on these ... intel reconciliation
To hear Palestinian leaders tell it, their relationship with the Trump administration has now been simplified. “We will sever all ties with the Americans,” Ahmed Majdalani, a confidant of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, told me, “this means the end of the peace process and the U.S. role there. intel reconciliation
The passage of a new law requiring a supermajority of 81 votes out of 120 in the Knesset to approve ceding any part of Yerushalayim in peace talks was the occasion for another dire prediction of the death of the peace process from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday. intel reconciliation
At the recent meeting of the Organization for Islamic Co-operation held in Istanbul, Turkey, Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, stated that Jews were excellent at fabricating history, citing the Qur'an as his authority. In September of 2015, he said of Jews visiting the Temple Mount, ... intel reconciliation
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has accused Israel of “declaring war” on Palestinian people after its parliament approved a law that would make it harder to divide Jerusalem. The amendment, which passed on Tuesday, requires a supermajority in order to cede control over any part of the Middle ... intel reconciliation
At the recent meeting of the Organization for Islamic Co-operation held in Istanbul, Turkey, Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, stated that Jews were excellent at fabricating history, citing the Qur'an as his authority. In September of 2015, he said of Jews visiting the Temple Mount, ... intel reconciliation
In a report issued on 23 December, the Israeli website cited its sources in Washington as stating that President Trump had decided to sever contacts and relations with the PA and President Mahmoud Abbas. According to Debkafile, the Israeli-Palestinian peace plan under preparation in Washington will not ... intel reconciliation
The United States has “disqualified” itself from the Middle East peace process by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said. Mr Abbas said the US was “no longer an honest mediator” and declared his government “will not accept any plan put forward” by ... intel reconciliation


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