Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said in a speech Saturday that the Palestinians would never recognize Israel as a Jewish state, Israel Hayom reports.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon had some harsh words for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the U.S.-led peace talks with the Palestinians, according to the Times of Israel, which cited a report in the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper.
Secretary of State John Kerry is reportedly offering Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas the right to relocate 80,000 Arab refugees back into Israel under a proposed peace plan.
Israeli Intelligence Affairs Minister Dr. Yuval Steinitz said on Sunday that the annual “Palestinian Incitement Index” shows the Palestinian Authority using media and education “to teach hate and encourage violence against Jews,” the Algemeiner reports.
Secretary of State John Kerry’s Middle East peace plan appeared to unravel late last week after Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas rejected “most” of the key details, according to regional experts and media reports.
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.