News and updates about PA

Brazil adopts free trade agreement with the PA

Brazil ratifies agreement between the Mercosur trade bloc of South America and the PA that had been signed in 2011.

Brazil adopts free trade agreement with the PA

PA displeased with Jewish visitors at Judaism's holiest sites

The PA Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs said that Jewish visits to the Temple Mount were 'attacks' on the site and that Israel was attempting to take control of the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

PA displeased with Jewish visitors at Judaism's holiest sites

Cabinet approves:

Sanctions against PA, regulation of five communities

Cabinet approves Smotrich's measures to combat the recognition of a Palestinian state and proceedings against Israel. They include sanctions against the PA, promotion of construction and other measures.

Sanctions against PA, regulation of five communities

PA chairman to visit Russia for the first time since 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin has in the past expressed a desire to mediate Israeli-Palestinian Arab peace talks.

PA chairman to visit Russia for the first time since 2021

Report:

Blinken pressed Netanyahu to release frozen PA tax revenues

The Biden administration is furious with Finance Minister Smotrich's decision to freeze tax revenues collected for the Palestinian Authority.

Blinken pressed Netanyahu to release frozen PA tax revenues

Grants for 'martyrs'' families

PA continues to fund families of terrorists

Ahead of the Eid al-Adha holiday, the PA General Intelligence Service in the Jenin district distributed grants to families of 25 'martyrs' and 11 imprisoned terrorists.

PA continues to fund families of terrorists

'Won't lead to Palestinian state'

PA issues rare criticism of Iranian leader's praise of 10.7

Office of PA Chairman Abbas says Ali Khamenei's praise of the massacre declares that the goal is to sacrifice Palestinian lives, which will not lead to a Palestinian state.

PA issues rare criticism of Iranian leader's praise of 10.7

PA seeks to join South Africa's ICJ case against Israel

Palestinian Authority files application with International Court of Justice to join South Africa as a party in its Gaza genocide case against Israel.

PA seeks to join South Africa's ICJ case against Israel

IDF furious

PA frees terrorist who murdered two soldiers

The terrorist who murdered two soldiers in a ramming attack turned himself into the PA police, who, after holding him for a day, released him.

PA frees terrorist who murdered two soldiers

Macron:

'Ready to recognize a Palestinian state if the PA makes reforms'

French President speaks to PA chairman, tells him he is ready to recognize a Palestinian state if the PA "implements necessary reforms.”

'Ready to recognize a Palestinian state if the PA makes reforms'

Will Smotrich's plan topple the Palestinian Authority?

Following European countries' promises to recognize a Palestinian state, Finance Min. Smotrich announces massive economic response. 'When they act against the state of Israel, there must be a response,' spokesman says.

Will Smotrich's plan topple the Palestinian Authority?

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Abbas’ advisor threatens Israel with more massacres

PA chairman's advisor Mahmoud Al-Habbash warns that "October 7 can repeat itself 100 times".

Abbas’ advisor threatens Israel with more massacres

Ambassador Erdan criticizes

UN to vote on motion granting PA the rights of a state

Israel’s UN Ambassador Gilad on expected vote in the General Assembly: If UN grants the PA the rights of a state de facto, the US must stop funding the UN.

UN to vote on motion granting PA the rights of a state

Over veto at UN:

Abbas threatens to 'reconsider' ties with US

PA chairman announces the PA will "reconsider" its relationship with the United States after Washington vetoed a PA bid for full UN membership.

Abbas threatens to 'reconsider' ties with US

Over Gaza war:

PA seeks FIFA sanctions against Israel

Palestinian Authority’s soccer association planning to call on FIFA to sanction Israel due its “international law violations".

PA seeks FIFA sanctions against Israel

'Unethical and unjustified'

PA blasts US veto at the UN Security Council

PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas blasts the US after it vetoed a UN Security Council resolution which would have accepted the PA as a full member state.

PA blasts US veto at the UN Security Council

The PA's delusional demand:

'Release all prisoners, including Nukhba terrorists'

Palestinian Authority accuses Israel of "kidnapping" Palestinians from the Gaza Strip since October 6 last year and of using sexual violence against them.

'Release all prisoners, including Nukhba terrorists'

Palestinian Authority:

'Seize weapons from all settlers'

The Palestinian Authority Foreign Ministery noted that 'the organized terrorism of the colonialists (i.e. Jewish residents) has reached an unprecedented level under the protection of the occupation forces.'

'Seize weapons from all settlers'

In conversation with Abbas

Blinken urges further PA reforms

Secretary of State welcomes new PA cabinet, says revitalized PA is essential to delivering results for the Palestinian people.

Blinken urges further PA reforms

PA seeking UN vote on full membership

Palestinian Authority envoy says he is seeking a Security Council vote on April 18 to make PA a full member of the world body.

PA seeking UN vote on full membership

Hamas accuses PA of sending security men to Gaza

Hamas accuses its PA rivals of sending security officers into northern Gaza under cover of securing aid trucks. PA denies.

Hamas accuses PA of sending security men to Gaza

New PA cabinet leader:

'We will work to gain control over Gaza'

Muhammad Mustafa declares his intent to strengthen the PA's "firm stand" in Jerusalem, the Jordan Valley and Area C.

'We will work to gain control over Gaza'

PA Officers by day, terrorists by night -exposé

Nearly 80 officers of the Palestinian Authority Security Forces have been killed or arrested while carrying out terror attacks against Israeli citizens and IDF soldiers in the past three years. Report.

PA Officers by day, terrorists by night -exposé

Report:

Abbas to appoint financial advisor as PA PM

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is expected to appoint his financial advisor Mohammad Mustafa as Prime Minister amid US pressure to form a cabinet made of professional ministers instead of politicians to reform the PA.

Abbas to appoint financial advisor as PA PM

Sentenced to suicide

I once read that Jews excel in every field but politics. There could be some truth to that. Israel must stop compromising and utter a firm and definitive 'No!' to a Palestani State. Op-ed.

Sentenced to suicide

Report:

PA cabinet to resign in favor of technocratic gov't

Hamas has reportedly agreed to the creation of a technocratic government tasked with the reconstruction of Gaza and the restoration of security in the region.

PA cabinet to resign in favor of technocratic gov't

PA aiming for united Arab front against Israel

Deputy PA cabinet leader says that only the establishment of a Palestinian state will ensure security and stability in the region.

PA aiming for united Arab front against Israel

MK Sukkot's move against the Palestinian Authority

Religious Zionist MK submits bill similar to the Taylor Force Law in the US, which will give the Minister of Finance the power to deny payments to the Palestinian Authority.

MK Sukkot's move against the Palestinian Authority

PA livid after US veto at Security Council

Palestinian Authority warns that the American veto on resolution calling for ceasefire in Gaza constitutes "a threat to the world and a danger to security and international peace."

PA livid after US veto at Security Council

Chairman Abbas:

'We will not allow another Nakba'

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas told Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani that he will prevent the displacement of Palestinians at all costs.

'We will not allow another Nakba'

PA demands sanctions on 'settlements'

PA cabinet leader calls for sanctions to be imposed on "the entire settlement enterprise" after US sanctioned several residents of Judea and Samaria.

PA demands sanctions on 'settlements'

PA cabinet leader:

'Elimination of terrorists in Jenin is a war crime'

PA cabinet leader criticizes Israel for eliminating three terrorists who planned an attack inspired by October 7.

'Elimination of terrorists in Jenin is a war crime'

The Monaco Solution in post-war Gaza, no Hamas or PA

The Monaco solution is a practical model for those interested in genuine peace that is sustainable. It provides for self-government, independence and sovereignty, as well as, security for all parties concerned.

The Monaco Solution in post-war Gaza, no Hamas or PA

PA cabinet leader urges sanctions against Israel

PA cabinet leader Mohammad Shtayyeh calls on international community to act to promote the recognition of “the state of Palestine”.

PA cabinet leader urges sanctions against Israel

Cabinet approves sending PA funds to Norway

The plan, backed by the USA, calls for funds to Gaza to be held by Norway until the end of the war and the rest transferred to the Palestinian Authority.

Cabinet approves sending PA funds to Norway

'You're not welcome here'

Blinken 'welcomed' in Ramallah by protesters

Blinken met with PA Chairman Abbas and told him that he supports steps that would lead to an independent Palestinian state.

Blinken 'welcomed' in Ramallah by protesters

How ‘innocent’ are Gaza’s civilians?

The fixation on Gaza’s innocent civilians too quickly absolves the entire population of responsibility for Hamas' rise and success. Op-ed..

How ‘innocent’ are Gaza’s civilians?

What I saw in Israel in the 1980s: A Christian woman's memories

I already supported Israel, but was open to seeing all sides of the issues in its relationship with Arab residents and neighbors. Memoir.

What I saw in Israel in the 1980s: A Christian woman's memories

Smotrich:

'Not one shekel will go to Gaza'

Finance Minister says that, in his opinion, the State of Israel should fully control the Gaza Strip after the war.

'Not one shekel will go to Gaza'

What Is wrong with us

Mistakes that Israel must correct - and can - immediately, if not sooner.

What Is wrong with us

PA chairman rejects proposal to establish government of experts

PA leadership rejects proposal to establish a government that will oversee the Gaza Strip in cooperation with Hamas.

PA chairman rejects proposal to establish government of experts

Lindsey Graham:

'Abbas' Palestinian Authority is dead to me'

South Carolina Senator says a future Palestinian state should not be governed by either Hamas or the PA: I wouldn't invest 15 cents in it.

'Abbas' Palestinian Authority is dead to me'

Likud MK to US news website:

'Establishing a Palestinian state would be rewarding Hamas'

In op-ed for The Hill, MK Dan Illouz explains why Israel must resist international pressure to establish a Palestinian state.

'Establishing a Palestinian state would be rewarding Hamas'

Top Israeli pundit:

'Biden's dreams will harm our reality'

Amit Segal explains why it is more likely for Hamas to take over Judea and Samaria than for the PA to take over Gaza.

'Biden's dreams will harm our reality'

PLO official:

'The Palestinian Authority should control Gaza'

Secretary of PLO Executive Committee says the Palestinian Authority should be allowed to control the Gaza Strip after the end of the war.

'The Palestinian Authority should control Gaza'

PA cabinet leader:

'Hamas is not a terrorist organization'

PA cabinet leader says the Palestinian Authority is working to achieve national unity in which Hamas will be a central element.

'Hamas is not a terrorist organization'

PA calls for sanctions to be imposed on Israel

PA cabinet leader says Israel will not achieve diplomatic goals in this war and is seeking revenge by killing Palestinians.

PA calls for sanctions to be imposed on Israel

Abbas is ready to rule Gaza, Netanyahu: 'Not on my watch'

PA sources told Sky News that its chairman is ready to take control of the Gaza Strip.

Abbas is ready to rule Gaza, Netanyahu: 'Not on my watch'

PA Chairman Abbas denies Israel's right to self-defense

In an address for the Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Abbas called for an immediate stop to the 'Israeli aggression.'

PA Chairman Abbas denies Israel's right to self-defense

PA responds to Netanyahu:

'The state of Palestine already exists'

PA "foreign ministry" blasts Netanyahu after he said he would thwart the establishment of a Palestinian state.

'The state of Palestine already exists'

Prime Minister Netanyahu:

'Any future administration in Gaza will not deny massacre'

Prime Minister responded to PA Chairman's claim that Israel was behind the Oct. 7th massacre.

'Any future administration in Gaza will not deny massacre'

Chairman Abbas:

'PA will be part of the solution in the Gaza Strip'

Mahmoud Abbas states the Gaza Strip is an 'integral part of the State of Palestine.'

'PA will be part of the solution in the Gaza Strip'

Following Cabinet decision:

PA refuses to accept tax money from Israel

PA cabinet leader Mohammad Shtayyeh refuses to accept tax money from Israel due to the decision to offset the funds intended for Gaza.

PA refuses to accept tax money from Israel

In contrast to Smotrich:

Defense Minister Gallant calls to continue funding PA

Defense Minister says transfer of funds to PA vital for maintaining stability in Judea and Samaria.

Defense Minister Gallant calls to continue funding PA

Due to support of Hamas:

Finance Minister Smotrich calls to stop funding PA

Finance Minister Smotrich instructed to halt transferring funds that are collected for the PA until the cabinet decides on the matter.

Finance Minister Smotrich calls to stop funding PA

Abbas:

'Hamas actions do not represent Palestinian people'

In second condemnation of Hamas massacre, PA chairman says the PLO is the "sole representative" of Palestinian Arabs.

'Hamas actions do not represent Palestinian people'

When no one was looking:

Israel gives additional concessions to the Palestinian Authority

Israel cut the gas tax on the PA in half and has transferred a budget of 350 million NIS since the current government came to power.

Israel gives additional concessions to the Palestinian Authority

Saudi envoy to PA:

'We're working towards Palestinian state'

Saudi envoy to PA visits Ramallah for the first time amid Israeli-Saudi normalization talks.

'We're working towards Palestinian state'

Amid normalization talks:

Saudi delegation to visit PA chairman in Ramallah

Saudi delegation, led by Saudi envoy to PA, to visit PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah this week.

Saudi delegation to visit PA chairman in Ramallah

The lessons of Oslo

Israel is in a region where peace between countries does not prevail, and using force is an alternative for resolving conflicts. Op-ed.

The lessons of Oslo