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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.
The Palestinian Authority had hoped the EU would support its policy of providing merit-based payments to security prisoners.
Trump has nothing to offer us, Netanyahu doesn’t believe in peace, says Abbas
Al-Kafarneh was forced to ask one of his sons to drop out of university. “My message to President Abbas: Lift the sanctions imposed on the families of the martyrs, wounded and prisoners."
The demonstrators called on the Palestinian Authority to pay the full salaries of public sector employees in Gaza and demanded that the electricity supply be replenished in full.
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Christians jostle with Mahmoud Abbas for control over their affairs.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Confluence of sensitive circumstances and events could spell trouble come springtime
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It expects to file its complaint in The Hague on Wednesday.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
The move is a "huge crime against the homeland and the Palestinian citizen."
"With the help of Allah, every shaheed (martyr) will be in heaven, and every wounded will get his reward," Mahmoud Abbas said.
By ZACHARY KEYSER,PIERRE REHOV
“We have the first and last word on the Palestinian cause,” he stressed. “No one can represent us or speak on our behalf.”
Last week, PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah submitted his government’s resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas.
Abbas accepts PM's resignation.
It was not immediately clear whether PA President Mahmoud Abbas had accepted the resignation of Hamdallah.
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