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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.
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."
PMW exposed that when Abbas spoke with Israeli students he talked about the shared desire for peace, but previously, when he spoke to Palestinians he praised the murderer of two Israeli students as a “heroic brother.”
It was not immediately clear whether PA President Mahmoud Abbas had accepted the resignation of Hamdallah.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
In New York, Abbas said the United Nations must provide the Palestinians with an international protection force, he remarked on Monday.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Abbas revealed that a Palestinian suspect was served with an Interpol “red notice” a few days ago. However, he did not mention the name of the suspect.
Five key moments in the powerful relationship between Jewish son-in-law of U.S. President Donald Trump and Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia.
“When the new law takes away the right of Palestinian widows to inherit the pensions of their deceased husbands, it asks them indirectly never to ever get married again,” al-Dababseh said.
By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.
By MEDIA LINE
And if we did “vanquish” Hamas, then what? No one is even suggesting that Israel take over Gaza.
By SHULAMIT S. MAGNUS
By MICHAEL M. COHEN
The U.S. has already recognized Abbas’ direct connection to terror. The time has come to announce to the world that Abbas and all PA leaders involved in funding terror are not welcome there.
By ITAMAR MARCUS AND NAN JACQUES ZILBERDIK
PA leads claims Israel, US and Hamas are out to undermine him, yet some Palestinians see him playing double game.
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