Mahmoud Abbas

Mahmoud Abbas is the head of the Palestinian Authority, a position he undertook in January 2005. He is a member of the Fatah, and has been a chairman of the PLO since November 2004, succeeding Yasser Arafat. He was born in Safed, and fled with his family to Syria in 1948 when Israel's independence day war broke out. He studied law at the University of Damascus and obtained a PhD degree at the Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow, where he wrote a dissertaion on the "secret relationship between zionism and nazism." Abbas is married to Amina Abbas and has three sons - two living, and one deceased.
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Bennett: UN must stop serving terrorists' agenda

In meeting with US diplomats, Abbas threatens to cut ties with Israel

Blinken pushes for Temple Mount calm in calls with Israel, Jordan, PA

Israel has faced criticism across the board following recent tensions on the Temple Mount.

PA’s Abbas ‘outraged’ as Hamas takes center stage in mediation efforts

Abbas “did not hide his anger” over being sidelined during the mediation efforts with his rivals in Hamas, according to an unnamed official.

PA’s Abbas ‘outraged’ as Hamas takes center stage in mediation efforts

Abbas “did not hide his anger” over being sidelined during the mediation efforts with his rivals in Hamas, according to an unnamed official.

Palestinian Authority warns Israel against ‘dividing’ Temple Mount

Palestinian officials believe Israel plans to divide Temple Mount in the same way that the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron is divided.

Abbas to convene PA leaders amid calls for ending security cooperation

The Fatah leaders said that Israel’s latest actions and policies “confirm the failure of the plan for confidence-building measures” between the Palestinians and Israel.

Palestinians seek to link terror attacks to Jerusalem tensions - analysis

Palestinian groups seek to depict attacks as a natural and inevitable response to Israeli “crimes” and “provocations.”

 PA President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz

Israel to help Palestinians if peace is maintained on Temple Mount, Gantz tells Abbas

Earlier on Tuesday, Gantz approved Palestinian family visits and praying at Temple Mount during Ramadan.

05/04/2022

Open letter to Abbas: Release Evangelical Pastor Shahwan from prison

ALL ARAB NEWS editorial says pastor has been "unfairly accused."

By ALL ARAB NEWS STAFF
05/04/2022

PA won’t halt security coordination despite tensions, Ramallah official tells 'Post'

Jerusalem affairs adviser in the PA president’s office warns against Israeli “massacres” against Muslim worshippers at al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan.

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