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News and updates about Palestinian Authority

Abbas to Arab countries:

'Re-examine relations with Israel'

Palestinian Authority chairman calls on Arab countries that maintain diplomatic relations with Israel to cut them off immediately.

'Re-examine relations with Israel'

Netanyahu on UN resolution:

‘We will not give a reward for Oct. 7 massacre'

Israeli government rejected UN decision to upgrade Palestinian Authority’s status. Netanyahu attacked: "We will not give a reward for Oct. 7 massacre. We will not let them establish a terrorist state."

‘We will not give a reward for Oct. 7 massacre'

Israel's proposal to the PA for the Rafah crossing

The Palestinian Authority rejected an Israeli proposal to manage the Rafah crossing, among other reasons, due to the imposition of conditions and the freezing of funds by Minister Bezalel Smotrich.

Israel's proposal to the PA for the Rafah crossing

Palestinian Authority turns down offer to control Rafah Crossing

US pressured Israel to turn control of Rafah Crossing over to Palestinian Authority - but the PA rejected the proposal, report says.

Palestinian Authority turns down offer to control Rafah Crossing

UN votes to grant PA the powers and rights of a UN member state

Israeli Ambassador Gilad Erdan strongly criticized the proposal: 'With this new precedent, we may see here representatives of ISIS or Boko Haram that will sit among us.'

UN votes to grant PA the powers and rights of a UN member state

Finance Min. to PM:

Don't block plan to lower cost of living in Israel

Finance Min. Smotrich pens letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu, demanding PM keep agreement to use confiscated terror funds to lower cost of living for Israelis.

Don't block plan to lower cost of living in Israel

Abbas spokesman:

'Israel must be punished for crimes in Gaza'

Nabil Abu Rudeineh blames US for Netanyahu's continued determination to demolish the last of Hamas's military power in Rafah, demands international action to prevent op.

'Israel must be punished for crimes in Gaza'

Angry mob forces European ambassadors from Palestinian university

Dozens of Palestinians violently expelled the German and Portuguese ambassadors during their visit to Birzeit University.

Angry mob forces European ambassadors from Palestinian university

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PA police enter the security zone around Susya

Dozens of armed Palestinian police approaching the Israeli town of Susya met by a locally stationed battalion and civilian security force.

PA police enter the security zone around Susya

Special Interview

Amb. Friedman: There is a path forward - full Israeli sovereignty

Former US ambassador to Israel David Friedman analyzes the course of the war and the hopes for the future of the Middle East in a special interview with Arutz Sheva - Israel National News.

Amb. Friedman: There is a path forward - full Israeli sovereignty

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'

Ambassador Erdan:

'If Hitler were alive today, he would sing the UN's praises'

Israeli ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan presents photograph of Hitler and the Mufti together at UN during meeting on Gaza war, PA request for member status.

'If Hitler were alive today, he would sing the UN's praises'

Fatah militant arm:

'We will pursue you wherever you are'

Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, military arm of Fatah, reports on its daily fighting with the IDF forces in Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip, including firing mortars at the IDF in the Shifa Hospital complex.

'We will pursue you wherever you are'

Almog Boker: 'We're done with the lesser evil'

Commentator Almog Boker rejects the idea of the Palestinian Authority taking control of the Gaza Strip after the war.

Almog Boker: 'We're done with the lesser evil'

Smotrich vs. Sanctions:

USA reduces sanctions against Judea and Samaria residents

The USA has significantly reduced the sanctions it imposed on residents of Judea and Samaria following Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich's threats of economic sanctions against Palestinian Authority banks.

USA reduces sanctions against Judea and Samaria residents

Report:

Smotrich is bringing down the PA's banks

Finance Minister Smotrich is acting to collapse the Palestinian Authority's banks, contrary to the security establishment's position.

Smotrich is bringing down the PA's banks

Palestinian PM:

'Our goal is allowing refugees to return'

The newly appointed Palestinian Prime Minister has written to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to formally accept the responsibility for forming a new government.

'Our goal is allowing refugees to return'

Abbas names Mohammad Mustafa as PA cabinet leader

US welcomes appointment of new PA cabinet leader as it pushes for reforms in the PA.

Abbas names Mohammad Mustafa as PA cabinet leader

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

Head of PA intelligence considered to run Gaza

Israeli security officials are considering backing Majid Faraj, a close confidant of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, to manage civilian life in the Gaza Strip.

Head of PA intelligence considered to run Gaza

National Security Council opposes victims suing PA

The National Security Council added a paragraph to a law regarding reparations for victims of terror, saying that the PA can only be forced to pay from money Israel had frozen already.

National Security Council opposes victims suing PA

PA Official:

'Hitler had obvious reasons for the Holocaust'

A Palestinian official claimed that he was 'no fan of Hitler', but that there were nonetheless 'obvious reasons' for causing the Holocaust.

'Hitler had obvious reasons for the Holocaust'

Binyamin Region:

'An environmental and public health disaster'

Residents of the Binyamin region warn that a massive garbage fire set illegally by Palestinians over August will soon be reignited.

'An environmental and public health disaster'

Ki Tisa: Favoritism and Tikun Olam

The chances of a national state of Indians in the heartland of America are more probable than a “Palestinian” state bordering on Israel. Never!

Ki Tisa: Favoritism and Tikun Olam

Samaria activist given three more months detention

Ariel Danino, who coordinated civilian reports of alleged Palestinian Authority terrorism, was supposed to be released from administrative detention after 4 months. Instead, he will remain in prison for another 3 months.

Samaria activist given three more months detention

PA official rejects Netanyahu's Gaza plan

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, Palestinian Authority information chief, calls Netanyahu's 'day after' plan an attempt to exile 'Palestinians' from Gaza, insists it lacks a political future.

PA official rejects Netanyahu's Gaza plan

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

PA, Hamas:

'Netanyahu's post-war plans doomed to fail'

PA and Hamas both denounce Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's proposal for the "day after" Hamas, which was discussed by the Political-Security Cabinet.

'Netanyahu's post-war plans doomed to fail'

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

First publication

Amsalem orders: Exclude PA from scholarship program

Minister Dudi Amsalem orders that Palestinian Authority be excluded from the Ministry of Regional Cooperation's scholarship program for students.

Amsalem orders: Exclude PA from scholarship program

PA: Limiting worshipers could lead to holy war

Palestinian Authority religious authorities claim that the limitations on the number of Muslim worshipers on the Temple Mount during Ramadan could cause increased tensions.

PA: Limiting worshipers could lead to holy war

1 billion NIS transfered to PA goes to terrorists

A court hearing revealed that close to one billion NIS that is transferred every year to the Palestinian Authority, ends up in the hands of terrorists and their families.

1 billion NIS transfered to PA goes to terrorists

Pres. Herzog presents:

'End of the Jews' book found in Gaza home

At Munich Security Conference, Pres. Herzog presents antisemitic texts found in Gaza home; cover depicts swords and daggers piercing through Stars of David, and Jews drowning in a sea of blood.

'End of the Jews' book found in Gaza home

Palestinian Authority:

Netanyahu is using negotiations for political gain

The Palestinian Authority claims that Prime Minister Netanyahu is uninterested in negotiations for a Palestinian state and suggested them only for personal political game.

Netanyahu is using negotiations for political gain

The "Palestinians" are just an excuse

Why are America and the West the ones who give Palestinian Arabs millions annually while 25% of the world, 1.8 billion Muslims (as opposed to the Jews who are 0.2 of the world's population in a tiny land), ignore those they claim to care so much about? Op-ed.

The "Palestinians" are just an excuse

Abbas:

'Gaza an inseparable part of the State of Palestine'

PA chairman urges the Biden administration to allow humanitarian aid, food and medicine to enter the Gaza Strip and to provide water, electricity and fuel.

'Gaza an inseparable part of the State of Palestine'

PA criticizes Smotrich and Ben Gvir

PA foreign affairs bureau welcomes decision of President Joe Biden to impose sanctions those accused of involvement in attacks on Palestinian Arabs in Judea and Samaria.

PA criticizes Smotrich and Ben Gvir

Israel's plan for a military government in Gaza

One of the plans for the day after the war would see a temporary Israeli military civil administration of Gaza gradually hand the area over to a new Palestinian state.

Israel's plan for a military government in Gaza

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

Report:

Palestinian Authority to accept funds from Israel

The Palestinian Authority has agreed to accept the tax monies transferred to it by Israel, even without the funds intended for Gaza.

Palestinian Authority to accept funds from 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

PMW director:

'The massacre was a result of PA education'

The director of the Palestinian Media Watch explains how the Palestinian Authority is responsible for the October 7th massacre.

'The massacre was a result of PA education'

Riots and gunfire follow mosque sermon

A call to conquer Jewish farms on Friday was followed by a large, orderly attack over Shabbat and gunfire towards IDF forces.

Riots and gunfire follow mosque sermon

Smotrich's plan to resolve PA tax revenue crisis

Finance Minister proposes plan to transfer PA tax funds to third country, allow PA to receive all of the money on condition none of it is transferred to Gaza.

Smotrich's plan to resolve PA tax revenue crisis

PA rejects US demands for reforms

PA chairman's spokesman: What is really required is to reform US policies towards the Palestinian people.

PA rejects US demands for reforms

Judea and Samaria towns reject Palestinian labor

An open letter by the heads of several towns states that the towns demand additional restrictions on Palestinian Arab workers entering Judea and Samaria.

Judea and Samaria towns reject Palestinian labor

Defense Minister calls to strengthen PA

Minister Yoav Gallant's remarks during a situational assessment at the Judea and Samaria Division sparked heavy criticism among his fellow benchmates.

Defense Minister calls to strengthen PA

'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

PA report: 1,330 buildings demolished in 2023

A Palestinian report on Israeli activity over 2023 claims more than 12,000 attacks by Israelis against Palestinians and their property in Judea and Samaria.

PA report: 1,330 buildings demolished in 2023

Former terrorist:

'Drive the Gazans into Sinai until they change'

A former Fatah terrorist says that the only way to defeat terrorism is to conquer territory and expel the population.

'Drive the Gazans into Sinai until they change'

Joshua's Altar vandalized by Palestinian Authority Arabs

The historical site was used to burn tires and defaced with Palestinian Authority flags and Arabic graffiti.

Joshua's Altar vandalized by Palestinian Authority Arabs

Proposal:

Former Palestinian Authority official to rule Gaza after war

International sources propose Salam Fayyad, former Palestinian Authority leader, rule Gaza following Israel-Hamas war.

Former Palestinian Authority official to rule Gaza after war

Finance Minister:

'I respect the US, but I won't transfer money to Hamas'

'So long as I am Finance Minister, not a single shekel will be passed to the Nazis in Gaza,' Finance Min. Smotrich promises.

'I respect the US, but I won't transfer money to Hamas'

US working to prepare PA to rule Gaza

The attempt faces an uphill battle to replace many PA officials and convince a reluctant Israeli government to agree.

US working to prepare PA to rule Gaza

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'

PA cabinet leader:

'Israel wants the PA to coexist with the occupation'

Mohammad Shtayyeh calls for temporary plan to end the "occupation" and recognize the "state of Palestine".

'Israel wants the PA to coexist with the occupation'

Biden admin: PA to prepare local force in Gaza after the war

Biden also wants 87-year-old Abbas to inject "new blood" into the PA leadership.

Biden admin: PA to prepare local force in Gaza after the war

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'

Mein Kampf in Gaza - and beyond

A best seller in the Palestinian Authority areas, HItler's vile book is a guide studied by Hamas terrorists. People of the book?. Op-ed.

Mein Kampf in Gaza - and beyond