Hours before President Donald Trump took the oath of office, the Obama administration directed $221 million to be sent to the Palestinian Authority, undercutting Republican opposition in Congress to the money transfer.
The Palestinian Authority spends roughly 10 percent of its annual budget paying terrorists who attack Israelis and supporting their families, according to expert testimony to congressional lawmakers.
The man who served as the Palestinian Authority’s first-ever foreign minister and currently sits on Fatah’s Central Committee asked on Feb. 1 if people need to resume hijacking planes and attacking airports to make the world once again care about the Palestinian cause for an independent state.
More than 30 dead in Israel as Palestinians armed with knives attack innocents. What’s responsible? A campaign of incitement, which slanderously accuses Jews of intruding on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and murdering Arab children in cold blood.
And who is legitimizing this campaign? None other than Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, whom President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have long held up as a peacemaker. “I think nobody would dispute that whatever disagreements you may have with him, he has proven himself to be somebody who has committed to nonviolence and diplomatic efforts to resolve this issue,” Obama told writer Jeffrey Goldberg in 2014.
RAMALLAH (Reuters) – In a potential blow to President Mahmoud Abbas, a Palestinian appeals court ruled on Wednesday in favor of maintaining parliamentary immunity for his rival Mohammed Dahlan, who has been charged with corruption.
The closing celebration for a Palestinian Authority summer camp featured children wearing military uniforms and posing with automatic weapons, according to images aired on Palestinian television in June and republished by an Israeli watchdog group on Monday.
The leader of a secret wing within Hamas said that the Palestinian unity government and its leader Mahmoud Abbas are “part of the siege on the Gaza Strip” and “part of the stumbling blocks on the way to its rehabilitation,” the Times of Israel reports.
JERUSALEM—In the next war with Hezbollah, the Lebanese-based militia will likely attempt sending large ground forces across the border to seize villages inside Israel, according to the outgoing head of Israel’s Military Intelligence research division, Brig. Gen. Itai Brun.
JERUSALEM—Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “a neighborhood bully” whose constant criticism of Israel fanned the flames of anti-Semitism in the Middle East and Europe.