Palestinian militant groups are pushing for a “third intifada” in Israel to combat what they call the “Judaization” of Jerusalem, according to Arabic reports.
The group Islamic Jihad rallied hundreds of Palestinians in support of an uprising against Israel during a gathering Thursday evening at the Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza, according to the Palestinian Press Agency.
A terror group tied to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s political party is threatening to launch a series of attack on Israel starting Friday, according to a statement released by the group.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas claimed in a recent newspaper interview that Israel is engaged in an “evil and dangerous plot to destroy” the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and replace it with a Jewish temple.
Update, 1:50 PM June 21: After abruptly announcing his resignation, Hamdallah abruptly retracted his resignation, according to Haaretz.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has failed to take action after a bipartisan collation of lawmakers called on him earlier this month to fire a senior official who honored a Palestinian terrorist for murdering an Israeli civilian.
Hamas has reportedly reelected a prominent Qatar-based official to head its inner circle, further solidifying ties between the terror group and the wealthy Islamic government.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is reportedly considering firing his reform-mind Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and forming an entirely new government as President Barack Obama wraps up his three day visit to the region, according to media reports.