ARTICLES RELATING TO MAHMUD ABBAS

Abbas wants ICC to probe arson that killed Palestinian toddler

2015-07-31 14:33

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas says he would appeal to the International Criminal Court to investigate Friday's arson attack by suspected Israeli settlers in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler.

Pope meets 'angel of peace' Abbas

2015-05-16 14:26

Pope Francis has met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, calling him "an angel of peace," days after the Vatican said it was preparing to sign its first accord with Palestine.

Hamas blames Palestinian Authority for Gaza violence

2015-03-15 07:27

The Hamas-held interior ministry in the Gaza Strip has accused security forces reporting to the rival Palestinian Authority of being behind a wave of violence in the coastal enclave.

Palestine pushes UN to end Israeli occupation

2014-12-17 09:48

Palestine is to push a draft UN resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation despite warnings the US is ready to veto the measure.

Palestinian official dies after Israeli beating

2014-12-10 15:25

A senior Palestinian official has died after being beaten by Israeli forces during a protest march in the West Bank, medical and security sources say.

Kerry, Abbas meet as Israeli-Palestinian tensions soar

2014-11-13 14:10

US Secretary of State John Kerry has met Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in Jordan for talks aimed at calming a wave of violence gripping Israel and occupied territories.

Hamas trying to destroy our unity: Abbas

2014-11-11 20:31

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has accused the Islamist movement Hamas of trying to destroy efforts to broker national unity through a series of bomb blasts.

Clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque

2014-10-08 17:22

Clashes have broken out at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound as Palestinians protested against Jews visiting the flashpoint holy site.

Sisi: stalled Mideast peace process fuels jihadists

2014-09-04 10:28

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has blamed the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process for fuelling regional militancy, as US tries to shore up support to combat ISIS jihadists.

Abbas: Israel must stop Gaza ground operation

2014-07-18 08:58

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has called on Israel to stop its ground operation in the Gaza Strip, saying it would cause more bloodshed and complicate efforts to end the conflict, a report says.

 

Abbas sees no place for Hamas in new govt - French FM

2015-06-22 12:39

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has told visiting French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius that any new Palestinian unity government should not include Hamas, France's top diplomat says.

Abbas: Two-state solution impossible with Netanyahu

2015-03-19 16:14

A two-state solution to the Middle East conflict will be impossible with an Israeli government headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas says.

Palestinians eye Israel vote with hope, scepticism

2015-03-12 14:26

Palestinians throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip are hoping Israel's general election will bring about change, but even if it does, many still doubt their lot will improve.

Abbas backs Egypt crackdown on Gaza tunnels

2014-12-12 09:43

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas says he supported Egypt's crackdown on tunnels linking the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to the Sinai Peninsula.

Israel blames Abbas for synagogue attack

2014-11-18 14:10

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas after a deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, saying it was the 'direct result' of his incitement.

West Bank mosque torched in 'revenge attack'

2014-11-12 15:43

Suspected extremists torched a West Bank mosque in an apparent revenge attack, as the Palestinian leader and the US top diplomat were to meet Jordan's King Abdullah over the spiralling violence.

Hamas responsible for Gaza attacks - Fatah

2014-11-07 17:25

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah movement says it holds Hamas responsible for a wave of bomb attacks in Gaza.

Abbas says may end unity with Hamas

2014-09-07 14:32

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the Islamist movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip.

UN Security Council holds urgent talks on Gaza

2014-07-21 15:39

The UN Security Council opened urgent talks on the escalating violence in Gaza, stepping up ceasefire efforts after more than 100 Palestinians died in a single day.

Abbas to meet Egypt's Sisi over Gaza crisis

2014-07-17 10:57

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas is set to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi amid intensifying efforts to end the deadly Israel military offensive on Gaza.

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