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|Yasser pulled a gun on Jibril once and called him a Zionist spy|
|PA economic crisis begins affecting civilians|
|[Ynet] Analysts say the money received by the PA is political funding and donors base their support of the PA on their political agenda, cutting funds when they do not agree with Ramallah and that includes Arab countries as well.|
Due to the economic crisis the Paleostinian Authority (PA) is going through, civilians say the situation is increasingly affecting their daily lives.
The latest example came when Jibril Rajoub, the head of the Paleostinian Football Association (PFA), warned that the league’s new season, which is scheduled to begin at the end of August, might have to be canceled.
|Home Front: Politix|
|Trump Admin to Host Convicted Palestinian Terrorist Despite Outrage|
|[Free Beacon] The Trump administration says it will permit a Palestinian official known for endorsing terrorism and murder to enter the United States next week for a series of high-level meetings on the Israel-Palestinian peace process, a move likely to prompt outrage in the pro-Israel community.|
The State Department confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon late Thursday that it intends to permit Jibril Rajoub, secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, to participate in meetings with U.S. officials next week, despite his repeated calls for terrorism against Israel and a 15-year stint in Israeli prison for committing terror acts.
Arafat visited Washington. Rajoub will feel right at home within the beltway. Remember, it's just a short visit, not a full, four year congressional term. After eight years of Obama, what harm could there possibly be ?
|Palestinian Authority Names Youth Camp After Terrorist Who Killed 38 Israelis|
|[Breibart] TEL AVIV ‐ The Palestinian Authority named a youth camp this week after a female terrorist responsible for one of the worst terror attacks in Israel’s history, which claimed the lives of 38 civilians including 13 children.|
Known as the Coastal Road Massacre, the attack took place on March 11, 1978, when Dalal Mughrabi and several other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel’s coastal highway, killing 38 people and wounding more than 70.
On Sunday, Israeli NGO Palestinian Media Watch reported that the PA named the Jericho youth camp to honor Mughrabi’s memory.
The "Brothers of Dalal" youth camp in Jericho was initiated by the PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, headed by Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub (pictured), who is a known inciter to terror, making incendiary remarks in interviews on the PA’s official television such as describing terrorists as the "heroes and a crown on the head of every Palestinian" and musing, "If we had a nuke, we’d have used it [against Israel]this very morning."
|Top Palestinian Official Denied Entry to Egypt|
Jibril Rajoub, a senior member of Paleostinian president ' Fatah party, told AFP he was "surprised by the Egyptian security decision to ban me from entering Egypt."
Rajoub, who also heads the Paleostinian Football Association, said the Egyptian minister of youth and sports had been waiting at the airport to meet him.
An Egyptian airport official said Rajoub was rejected "on the instruction of one of the Egyptian security services," without giving further details.
Paleostinian Justice Minister Ali Abu Diak, who was scheduled to participate with Rajoub in the conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, announced that he was withdrawing in protest, a Paleostinian official said.
|At Fatah congress, Rajoub — and Abbas — walk away with big wins|
|[IsraelTimes] In pulling off conference without a hitch and sidelining rival Dahlan, PA president has good reason to be pleased... for now.|
The Paleostinian news agencies on Sunday published the first results in the Fatah Central Committee elections for key positions in the political party.
Coming in first place was Marwan Barghouti, held in Israeli prison for murder after orchestrating deadly terror attacks during the Second Intifada, followed by Jibril Rajoub, the head of the Paleostinian Football Association (PFA). For months, Rajoub has been seen as the most popular personality in Fatah, after Bargouhti, of course, and Paleostinian Authority President
|Hamas to West Bank members: Commit suicide attacks|
|[Ynet] -based terror organization attempts to further escalate friction by urging to bomb Israelis; squad recently in Hebron in possession of cash and explosives.|
Hamas has instructed its members and affiliates in the Fatah-controlled West Bank to perform s against Israelis in the West Bank and Jerusalem, Israeli officials told Ynet on Monday.
The instructions were given to Hamas s, mostly in the Hebron and Nablus areas, who can more easily reach Jerusalem. It is believed that Hamas will indeed attempt such attacks if they become operationally feasible.
In addition, a Paleostinian security official told Ynet that the Paleostinian security forces have recently arrested a Hamas squad in Hebron, finding money and explosives in their possession. The official also noted that the squad had at least six members, who admitted that they wished to die when interrogated. It was not immediately clear if they planned on performing a suicide terror attack.
Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar said on Sunday that it was necessary to turn the current popular intifada into an armed one. According to al-Zahar, Israeli society is generally armed -- from soldiers to and settlers -- and so the intifada must become armed as well.
Hamas media outlets have started to call for the replacement of stabbing attacks with vehicular terror attacks.
Fatah leader Jibril Rajoub has called recent lone-wolf attacks heroic. "I am proud of them and congratulate anyone who committed them," he said in an interview to Paleostinian television. He added that Paleostinian organizations have the ability to perform larger attacks, but that the world does not accept buses exploding in Tel Aviv, and so it's better to avoid them.
|Lawfare: Israeli group files war crimes claim against Palestinians|
|[Ynet] An Israel-based rights organization says it has filed a war crimes complaint against three top Paleostinian leaders it accuses of terrorism, torture and civil rights violations.|
The Shurat HaDin Law Center filed the complaint Monday at the in The Hague, Netherlands against PLO leaders
Jibril Rajoub, Majid Faraj and Rami Hamdallah, the current Paleostinian prime minister. The suit follows similar complaints the group previously filed against leader Khaled Mashal and Paleostinian President .
The move appears to be a long shot as the court receives thousands of such requests and rarely takes action. But it comes a week after the Paleostinians announced they would be joining the international court to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel.
The Paleostinians had no immediate comment to the allegations.
|Israel Revokes Palestinian General's VIP Pass|
|[IsraelTimes] In a rare move, Israel revoked on Tuesday the VIP pass of a senior Paleostinian Authority official after he compared Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to leader General Adnan al-Damiri, for the Paleostinian Authority's security services, made the remarks during a in the wake of last week's terror attack in which a Paleostinian driver killed two people waiting for a train.|
He also said that "Israeli racism toward the Paleostinian nation is more serious and dangerous than the Islamic State," and that Israel is the "Jewish Islamic State," the Haaretz daily reported.
The VIP pass allowed Damiri to move more quickly through the West Bank, and to enter Israel proper more easily.
Israel generally refrains from using the measure against Paleostinian officials, but felt his statements bordered on incitement to violence. Moreover, Damiri had ignored repeated warnings about his statements against Israel and its leaders.
Speaking to Haaretz Tuesday, Damiri remained defiant. "Netanyahu is supporting the most extreme in Israel, and they are leading to escalation, incitement, and religious conflict. I spoke based on facts. It is responsible for the killing of nine Paleostinian children [in the West Bank] since the beginning of the year, it destroys homes of Paleostinians who weren't tried, but doesn't destroy the homes of the killers of the child Muhammad Abu Khdeir. Netanyahu's decision proves that this is a weak government that cannot deal with statements in the media by a Paleostinian bureaucrat whose job is to talk to the media."
In June, after three Israeli teens were kidnapped, Damiri described Netanyahu's comments, in which he held Abbas accountable for the act, as "mad." In September, he accused Israel of "carrying out operations to kill and destroy houses," after IDF soldiers killed the three teens' kidnappers.
Israel revoked the VIP pass of two senior PA officials, Jibril Rajoub and Nabil Sha'ath, in 2012, for their incitement against Israel.
|Hamas, Fatah agree on return of unity government in Gaza|
|[ARABNEWS] Rival Paleostinian factions and Fatah said they reached an agreement for the return of their unity government in ahead of crucial negotiations with Israel next month.|
The Paleostinian rivals had set up a unity government of independents in June but it never took hold, with Paleostinian president accusing Hamas of running a "parallel" administration as de facto ruler in the Strip.
Hamas in turn accused Abbas's Paleostinian Authority, headquartered in Ramallah, of not paying its 45,000 employees in .
"Fatah and Hamas have reached a comprehensive agreement for the unity government to return to the Strip," Jibril Rajoub of Fatah said.
Senior Hamas official Mussa Abu Marzuk and Fatah's head of delegation, Azzam Al-Ahmad, confirmed that an agreement had been reached after two days of talks in Cairo.
The talks were crucial for internal Paleostinian divisions to be set aside and to agree on a unified strategy during talks with Israeli negotiators in October.
The October talks, under Egyptian mediation, are aimed at reaching a durable ceasefire between Israel and the Paleostinians after the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas.
|Hamas, Fatah Announce Return Of Unity Government To Gaza|
"Fatah and Hamas have reached a comprehensive agreement for the unity government to return to the Strip," Jibril Rajoub of Fatah told AFP.
Senior Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouk and Fatah's head of delegation, Azam al-Ahmad, confirmed that an agreement had been reached.
a senior Paleostinian official said President 's government, which runs the West Bank, will press forward with a bid to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of lands captured in the 1967 war, after efforts to enlist American support for the effort ran aground.
"Work with the Americans about the possibility of joint action in the Security Council has reached an impasse," said chief Paleostinian negotiator , adding that he expects the Paleostinian delegation in New York to propose a UN resolution on the issue within three weeks.
The purpose of the resolution is to set the groundwork for the formal establishment of a Paleostinian state.
The Paleostinian rivals had set up a unity government of independents in June but it never took hold, with PA President Abbas accusing Hamas of running a "parallel" administration as de facto ruler in the Strip.
Hamas in turn accuses Abbas's Paleostinian Authority, headquartered in Ramallah, of not paying its 45,000 employees in .
The two-day talks, which began on Wednesday, come after a joint Paleostinian delegation and Israel agreed to resume separate indirect talks in late October to thrash out a lasting truce after this summer's 50-day war between Hamas and Israel.
Officials said the two Paleostinian factions also agreed that the Paleostinian Authority will manage crossings to allow construction material and humanitarian aid to pass ahead of an international donor conference in October.
The talks between the two sides were crucial for internal Paleostinian divisions to be set aside and to agree on a unified strategy during talks with Israeli negotiators in October.
Under Egyptian mediation, Israel and the Paleostinians agreed on August 26 to a ceasefire that ended the July-August war which claimed the lives of over 2,000 Paleostinians -- half of them combatants, Israel says -- and 72 Israelis, including a four-year-old child.
The conflict ended with an agreement to hold future talks on Paleostinian demands to end an eight-year blockade of -- imposed by Israel and Egypt mainly to prevent weapons smuggling --and exchange prisoners in Israeli jails for the remains of two Israeli soldiers killed in .
|PA Makes 'Political Decision' to 'Slaughter Settlers'|
|[ISRAELNATIONALNEWS] A senior Paleostinian Authority (PA) official last Wednesday declared that his organization has made a "political decision" to support Arab "slaughtering" Jews living in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem.|
Jibril Rajoub, head of the PA Sports Authority and Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, made the statements on the independent Paleostinian Arab TV channel Awdah. Paleostinian Media Watch (PMW) exposed and translated the interview.
"OK, brother, here is the occupation, am I stopping you from slaughtering a settlement? No one is stopping anyone...our political decision is resistance in the occupied territories in order to bring an end to the occupation [using] all forms of resistance," Rajoub said.
|PA accuses Israel of 'collective punishment' in West Bank|
|[IsraelTimes] The Palestinian Authority on Thursday called Israels actions in the West Bank in recent days collective punishment, while a senior Fatah official said kidnappings were the only means to secure prisoner releases.|
Meanwhile Hamas threatened to open the gates of hell upon Israel should it deport group members it has arrested following the abduction of three Israeli teens near Hebron last Thursday.
The PA condemned the continuous arrests of Hamas operatives and closures in the West Bank as an infliction of collective punishment on the Palestinians.
In a statement from PA President Mahmoud Abbass office, the wide-ranging operation was denounced as an excuse to impinge on Palestinian rights.
Israel is using the disappearance of the three teenagers as an excuse to harm the rights of the Palestinians, the PA statement said, according to Ynet. Abbas also strongly criticized the arrest of ex-convicts freed as part of the prisoner exchange for IDF soldier Gilad Shalit in 2011, and called for international condemnation and intervention.
On Wednesday, Abbas came out in support of the security arrangements with Israel, calling for the return of the boys and claiming there will never be a third intifada. His statements were met by strongly worded denunciations by Hamas.
Meanwhile Fatah official Jibril Rajoub told a Palestinian TV station Thursday that After 20 years of talks, we understood that kidnappings are the only language Israel understands. It became clear to us that this is the only way to free our prisoners, whose numbers rise every day, from jail.
Still, Rajoub claimed that he did not condone abductions.
Also Thursday a Hamas spokesman warned Israel against deporting the prisoners in its custody, stating that it would open the gates of hell in response, and said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be sorry for the wave of arrests of its constituents.
Abbass statement on Thursday came as Netanyahu called on Abbas once again to dissolve his pact with the murderous terror organization.
Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon insisted the investigation to track down the three kidnapped students was progressing, but was unlikely to be over in the near future.
We know more today than we knew even a few days ago, but there is still ways to go, and we must have patience and perseverance, the prime minister said.
Yaalon said we are progressing. We will eventually reach the terrorists and our kidnapped boys, he pledged.
Quoting Psalms, Netanyahu said Here, near the city of our forefathers [Hebron], I promise you: We will pursue our enemies and overtake them, and we will do everything to bring our boys home.
Israeli forces have embarked on a massive campaign to locate the three kidnapped boys Eyal Yifrach, 19, Naftali Frankel, 16, and Gil-ad Shaar, 16 while simultaneously destroying parts of the Hamas terror infrastructure in the West Bank.
The military has been conducting nightly raids and sweeps in cities across the West Bank since the teenagers disappeared, arresting more than 250 suspected terrorists, many of them Hamas men, since last week.
The teenagers were last seen at a hitchhiking post in the Etzion bloc in the West Bank last Thursday night. Israel has maintained Hamas is behind the attack, but the terror organization has denied the allegations. In the past, abducted Israeli citizens were held as a bargaining chip for the release of incarcerated Palestinians held in Israeli prisons.