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Abbas said to refuse to take phone call from Trump

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly refused to take a phone call from US President Donald Trump ahead of the White House’s expected release of a Mideast peace plan rejected by Ramallah as one-sided in favor of Israel.
The report by the state-run Turkish Anadolu Agency on Monday came ahead of separate meetings that Trump is…

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Explosive device attached to balloons from Gaza land near Ashdod

Israeli police neutralized an explosive device attached to several balloons launched from Gaza into Israeli territory on Friday, The Jerusalem Post’s sister publication Maariv reported on Friday.

Earlier during the day, police announced that several balloons launched from Gaza landed in an open field near the city of Ashdod and that bomb-disposal…

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4 mortar shells fired from Gaza at Israeli towns; none injured

Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired four mortar shells toward southern Israel on Wednesday afternoon, causing neither injury nor damage, the military said.

Two of the incoming projectiles were intercepted by the military’s Iron Dome air defense system. The other two appeared to strike open fields in Israel’s Sha’ar Hanegev region, east…

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Israel’s arrest of Palestinian terrorist leader highlights ‘extensive overlaps’ between BDS and terror groups

(December 18, 2019 / JNS) The announcement on Wednesday by Israel’s Shin Bet security agency that it has arrested some 50 members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) capped off a months-long targeting of the terror group for its role in the deadly terror attack on Aug. 23 that killed an Israeli teenager hiking with her…

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Egyptian official on Palestinian TV denies Jewish history in Israel

An Egyptian official has accused Israeli Jews of falsifying Jewish links to the land of Israel.

Speaking in an interview on PA TV, Egyptian Foreign Affairs Council member and former Foreign Minister’s aide Raja Ahmed Hassan claimed that Jews forged historical artifacts in a bid to construct a false narrative over Jewish ties to the land of…

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Palestinian teen suicide bomber honored with plaque at Bethlehem school

A Palestinian teenage suicide bomber has had a plaque in her honor placed at a school in Bethlehem.

17-year-old Ayyat al-Akras murdered two Israelis and injured 28 others when she blew herself up near a supermarket in Jerusalem on March 29, 2002. One of her victims was also a teenage girl and the other was a 55-year-old security guard who…

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P.A. TV marks World Children’s Day by calling on kids to become ‘martyrs’

(December 3, 2019 / PMW) The Palestinian Authority marked World Children’s Day last week by calling on Palestinian children to become “martyrs.” On the Nov. 20 episode of the children’s program “The Best Home,” which aired on P.A. TV, two children recited poems encouraging martyrdom for “Palestine.”

One poem, recited by a girl of around 10 years…

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Mortar shell fired from Gaza strikes open field in southern Israel

Terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired a mortar shell at southern Israel Monday evening, apparently striking an open field in the Eshkol region, Israeli authorities said.

The Israel Defense Forces confirmed that one projectile had been fired from the Palestinian enclave, but didn’t comment on where it landed.

An Eshkol Regional Council spokesperson…

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Netherlands cuts aid to Palestinian Authority over terrorist salaries

The Dutch government has cut funding for the Palestinian Authority over its salaries to terrorists serving time in Israeli jails.

The aid ministry announced the move Wednesday during annual budget talks.

In 2017, the Palestinian Authority paid about $198 million to a fund for the families of terrorists killed during their attacks and about $160…

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Netherlands halts aid to PA over payments to terrorists

The parliament issued a statement expressing its objection to providing ongoing funding to the PA when some of the aid was earmarked for terrorists “who commit terrifying acts of murder,” the Israeli media said.

The move comes a day after the Dutch parliament passed a motion criticizing a recent European Union ruling that EU countries must…

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Palestinian who converted to Judaism arrested, badly beaten by PA forces

The 50-year-old man, who appears to be a grandson of a Palestinian who helped save Jews during 1929 Hebron massacre, has been held for the past 2 weeks on pretext of assaulting his brother; meanwhile, the man says his siblings mercilessly beat him, while PA police gave him burns on his arms and legs

A Palestinian from the West Bank who converted…

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Palestinians riot on Gaza border; 48 said wounded

Over 4,000 Palestinian demonstrators took part in weekly protests Friday along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, with several hundred rioting and clashing with Israeli troops.

Rioters threw rocks and explosive devices at troops who responded with tear gas and live fire.

The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza said 48 Palestinians were…

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Palestinian man rams IDF armored vehicle near Ramallah, is shot by troops

Immediately after the attack, local Arabs began throwing firebombs and other objects at Israel Defense Forces, which responded with riot-control measures.

(October 17, 2019 / JNS) A 20-year-old Arab man from eastern Jerusalem who attempted to run over Israeli soldiers near Ramallah in the West Bank early on Wednesday morning was shot and…

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A new house and huge terror salaries – the PA’s rewards to a family of murderers

Even while the Palestinian Authority was facing a self-inflicted financial crisis, the PA coffers were still full enough to fund the reconstruction of the houses of terrorists demolished by Israel as a means of deterrent.

Making good on promises made by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the PA has financed the rebuilding of the home of a terrorist, who…

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Israel will reopen economic agreements with Palestinians

Israel’s consent to adjustments to the Paris Agreements, as urged by the defense establishment, has paved the way to a compromise on fund transfers to the Palestinian Authority.

As part of the move that recently enabled the transfer of tax receipts to the Palestinian Authority, Israel agreed to reopen the Protocol on Economic Relations, also…

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Palestinians to resume taking Israeli collected tax money

PA stopped taking money because of dispute with Israel over stipends paid to families of Palestinian terrorists, but souring financial situation and increasing instability force Ramallah to reconsider its policies.

The cash-strapped Palestinian Authority (PA) will once again accept tax revenues collected on its behalf by Israel, after rejecting…

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PA wipes Peace Agreement form schoolbooks, encouraging incitement and intolerance

The Palestinian Authority has removed any mention of past agreements with Israel from their school textbooks, with the exception of the Oslo Accords, which are mentioned in far less detail than in previous editions of the schoolbooks, according to a new report by Yedioth Aharonot.

The new curriculum, which has been progressively implemented…

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Neo-Nazi protestors in Germany call for Palestinian help against Israel

Dozens of neo-Nazis marched through the German city of Dortmund on Monday, calling for Palestinian support to eradicate Israel.

The demonstration, which came on the heels of an anti-fascist protest in the western German city, involved approximately seventy neo-Nazi activists marching through the streets, holding flags of the Third Reich flag and…