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News and updates about Israel-PA

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

PA to boycott meeting with Israelis over acceleration of construction approval

Top PA official threatens other measures in response to decision to accelerate the process authorizing construction in Judea and Samaria.

PA to boycott meeting with Israeli officials

PA chairman: The State of Palestine will continue going to international courts

Dozens of leaders and senior officials from Arab and Islamic countries gather in Cairo, criticize Israel.

'State of Palestine will continue going to international courts'

PA welcomes Barcelona boycott of Israel: This step puts pressure on the occupation

PA foreign affairs bureau praises Mayor of Barcelona's decision to suspend all institutional relations with Israel.

PA welcomes Barcelona boycott of Israel

Following UN request: ICJ sets initial dates for submissions on Israeli 'occupation'

ICJ takes next step after General Assembly voted in favor of seeking its opinion on the legality of Israeli "occupation".

ICJ sets initial dates for submissions on Israeli 'occupation'

PA officials reject pressure to resume security coordination with Israel

PA officials say decisions by PA leadership remain in place, notwithstanding pressure from the US administration and other parties.

PA officials reject pressure to resume coordination with Israel

Abbas to Blinken: We will not accept the continuation of the occupation forever

PA chairman tells US Secretary of State that he expects Israel's "unilateral actions" to stop.

'We will not accept the continuation of the occupation forever'

Top US official: We believe it’s important for PA and Israel to security coordination

US Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs on Jenin raid: We are urging de-escalation. It doesn't make sense to go international fora.

'Important for PA and Israel to retain security coordination'

Saudi Foreign Minister: Israel should work seriously to resolve conflict with PA

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister hopes Israel's government will see that resolving the conflict would be in its interest.

'Israel should work seriously to resolve conflict with PA'

State Department spokesperson: Israel's sanctions on PA have served to exacerbate tensions

State Department spokesperson Ned Price says US is against unilateral moves that exacerbate tensions between Israel and the PA.

'Israel's sanctions on PA exacerbate tensions'

PA blasts Smotrich: Offsetting PA funds for victims of terrorism is extortion

PA cabinet leader: The "Palestinian people" and its leadership will not deviate from the fight for the realization of their rights.

'Offsetting PA funds for victims of terrorism is extortion'

Top PA official: Israel revoked my travel permit

PA “foreign minister” Riyad al-Malki blasts Israel, says its actions are against international law.

'Israel revoked my travel permit'

Palestinian Authority: Israeli sanctions won't stop us from fighting the occupation

PA "foreign ministry" condemns sanctions imposed on it by Israel in response to its anti-Israel bid at the UN.

'Israeli sanctions won't stop us from fighting the occupation'

PA reiterates call for international boycott of Israel's government

PA urges international community to "reject any dealings with a government committed to carrying out international crimes".

PA calls for international boycott of Israel's government

Gantz speaks to PA chairman: Maintaining contacts is of paramount importance

Defense Minister tells PA chairman that international moves against Israel will make it difficult in promoting a peace process.

'Maintaining contacts is of paramount importance'

PA chairman: Don't deal with new Israeli government

Mahmoud Abbas: Don't deal with Israeli government that does not "recognize the principles of international legitimacy".

'Don't deal with new Israeli government'

PA envoy: We are at the end of the road for the two-state solution

PA's UN envoy says he expects Netanyahu's government to be "colonial, racist, and extremist".

'We are at the end of the road for the two-state solution'

Mahmoud Abbas: Netanyahu doesn't want peace, but I have to deal with him

PA chairman says he will have to deal with Netanyahu even though he believes Netanyahu is not interested in making peace.

'Netanyahu doesn't want peace, but I have to deal with him'

PA cabinet leader downplays Israeli elections

Mohammad Shtayyeh: The difference between the Israeli parties is the same as the difference between Pepsi-Cola and Coca-Cola.

PA cabinet leader downplays Israeli elections

Abbas at the UN: Israel is no longer a reliable peace partner

PA chairman attacks Israel at UN General Assembly, claims it is deliberately impeding progress toward a two-state solution.

'Israel is no longer a reliable peace partner'

Biden welcomes Lapid's UN speech: I could not agree more

US President welcomes Lapid’s support for a “two-state solution” during his UN speech: A courageous statement.

'I could not agree more'

Abbas spokesman: Israel is stealing the money of the Palestinian people

PA chairman's spokesman stresses that the PA will continue to support the terrorists imprisoned in Israel.

'Israel is stealing the money of the Palestinian people'

Macron calls for resumption of Israel-PA talks

In meeting with PA chairman, French President calls for resumption of talks that will result in a “just and lasting peace”.

Macron calls for resumption of Israel-PA talks

Report: Israel rejected US proposal for summit with PA

Barak Ravid of Axios reports that Israel rejected proposal by Biden administration to hold high-level summit with PA officials.

Israel rejected US proposal for summit with PA

Abbas to Shin Bet chief: I am unable to calm the tensions

PA chairman met Shin Bet chief Ronen Bar, told him that Israel should be the one to calm the tensions in the region.

'I am unable to calm the tensions'

Senior PA official: Israel is the 'enemy'

Hussein Al-Sheikh, who recently met Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, refers to Israel as an "enemy" of the Palestinian people.

Senior PA official: Israel is the 'enemy'

Hamas denounces PA-Israel meetings

Hamas says meetings between PA officials and Israeli ministers are "a betrayal".

Hamas denounces PA-Israel meetings

Lapid meets senior PA official Hussein Al-Sheikh

Hussein Al-Sheikh is in charge of the coordination with Israel and is close to PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Lapid meets senior PA official Hussein Al-Sheikh

PA seeks to disconnect from Israeli economy

PA cabinet leader says the PA's policy seeks to sever ties with the "occupation" and with the Israeli economy.

PA seeks to disconnect from Israeli economy

Bennett: I have no intentions of meeting Abbas

Prime Minister says he approved not only the meeting between Defense Minister and PA chairman, but also the location.

Bennett: I have no intentions of meeting Abbas

Shin Bet chief to cabinet: Israel should strengthen PA

Israel Security Agency chief Ronen Bar reportedly told ministers that PA is in a difficult situation and should be strengthened.

Shin Bet chief to cabinet: Israel should strengthen PA

Middle East Quartet: Avoid unilateral steps

Quartet mediators welcome Israel's gestures toward PA, but also urge both sides to avoid steps that undermine prospects for peace.

Middle East Quartet: Avoid unilateral steps

PA cabinet leader: Israeli occupation is the most critical long-term threat

Mohammad Shtayyeh uses speech at COP26 to attack Israel: Settlements and their waste are Palestine’s most significant environmental dangers.

PA cabinet leader: Occupation the most critical long-term threat

Gantz to Abbas: I want to be the new Rabin

Defense Minister reportedly told PA chairman he believes in the two-state solution, but "this government has limitations."

Gantz to Abbas: I want to be the new Rabin

Meretz Minister: Netanyahu offered the PA 800 million shekels

Minister of Regional Cooperation Esawi Frej says Netanyahu offered the PA a larger loan than the one given to it by the current government.

Meretz Minister: Netanyahu offered the PA 800 million shekels

Bennett tells Jewish leaders he'll reduce tensions with PA

PM speaks to leaders of US Jewish organizations and tells them he'll take steps to reduce the conflict with Palestinian Arabs.

Bennett tells Jewish leaders he'll reduce tensions with PA

Gantz meets Abbas: Israel seeks to strengthen PA’s economy

Defense Minister meets PA chairman to discuss security-policy, civilian and economic issues.

Gantz meets Abbas: Israel seeks to strengthen PA’s economy

China to step up its involvement in Israel-PA conflict

Chinese Foreign Minister: The two-state solution is the only viable way to resolve the Palestinian question.

China to step up its involvement in Israel-PA conflict

Abbas calls to congratulate Herzog

PA chairman phones Israel's new President to congratulate him on taking office.

Abbas calls to congratulate Herzog

Abbas phones Rivlin, expresses hope for peace

PA chairman calls Israeli President on the eve of his departure from office.

Abbas phones Rivlin, expresses hope for peace