Mahmud Abbas

This handout picture provided by the Palestinian Authority's Press Office (PPO) shows Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas (L) posing with the newly appointed Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa, in Ramallah on March 14, 2024. - Abbas has appointed Mohammed Mustafa, a long-trusted adviser on economic affairs, as prime minister, the official Wafa news agency said. (Photo by PPO / AFP)

Fatah hits back at criticism of new PM by Hamas, other Palestinian groups

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party hit back at criticism on Friday by Hamas and other factions over his appointment of a new prime minister they said could deepen divisions as the
4 months ago
Soldiers man a checkpoint at the entrance of Ain el-Helweh Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon's southern coastal city of Sidon on September 9, 2023 following renewed clashes between the Fatah movement and Islamists. - Fresh violence broke out late September 7 in Ain al-Helweh, on the outskirts of the coastal city of Sidon, just weeks after deadly clashes pitted members of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah movement against Islamist militants. (Photo by Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)

Two dead as renewed clashes hit Lebanon Palestinian camp

Two people were killed Saturday in clashes that erupted again after a relatively calm night at Ain al-Helweh, a restive Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon's south, official media reported.
11 months ago
Smoke billows during clashes between Fatah movement and Islamists inside the Ain al-Helweh Palestinian refugee camp, Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp, in the southern coastal city of Sidon on July 30, 2023. (Photo by Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)

Lebanon clashes kill six in Palestinian refugee camp

At least six people were killed Sunday in clashes in south Lebanon's restive Ain al-Helweh Palestinian refugee camp, said Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah movement and a source at the camp.
12 months ago
Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas (C) speaks during a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah on September 25, 2017 Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah will travel to Gaza on October 2 as part of a fresh push to end a decade-long split between Fatah and Hamas, which runs the enclave, his government said.ABBAS MOMANI / AFP

Abbas to make landmark Jenin visit after deadly Israeli raid

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas is due Wednesday to visit the northern West Bank city of Jenin for the first time in over a decade, a week after the largest Israeli raid there
1 year ago
Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas (C) speaks during a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah on September 25, 2017 Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah will travel to Gaza on October 2 as part of a fresh push to end a decade-long split between Fatah and Hamas, which runs the enclave, his government said.ABBAS MOMANI / AFP

Palestinian president Abbas visits Israel’s Gantz in rare trip

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas made a rare visit to Israel Tuesday for talks with Defence Minister Benny Gantz, that the defence ministry said focused on security and civil matters.
3 years ago
Pope Francis speaks with journalists on board an Alitalia aircraft enroute from Bratislava's Milan Rastislav Stefanik International airport in Bratislava, Slovakia, back to Rome on September 15, 2021. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / POOL / AFP)

Vatican urges peace talks as Abbas meets Pope

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas held a private audience with Pope Francis Thursday and met with top Vatican officials, who emphasised the importance of resuming peace talks with Israel.
3 years ago
Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on August 22, 2021. (Photo by GIL COHEN-MAGEN / POOL / AFP)

Palestinian president, Israeli defence minister hold rare talks

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in the West Bank on Sunday for the first official Israeli-Palestinian talks since Prime Minister Naftali Bennett took office in June.
3 years ago
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during an emergency meeting of the Fatah Central Committee and the PLO Executive Committee in the occupied West Bank City of Ramallah, on May 12, 2021. - Gaza militants have launched more than 1,000 rockets since the beginning of this week according to Israel's army, which has carried out hundreds of air strikes in the crowded coastal enclave of Gaza. (Photo by Abbas MOMANI / AFP)

Biden tells Abbas Hamas must ‘cease firing rockets into Israel’

President Joe Biden told Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Saturday that Islamist group Hamas must stop rocket attacks on Israel, the White House said...
3 years ago
[FILES] US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at a news conference to announce the annual International Religious Freedom Report at the State Department in Washington, DC, on May 12, 2021. (Photo by Andrew Harnik / POOL / AFP)

Blinken urges ‘need to end rocket attacks’ in call with Abbas

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday he spoke with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, urging an end to rocket attacks fired from Gaza by Hamas militants amid escalating tensions with Israel.
3 years ago
Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas (C) speaks during a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah on September 25, 2017 Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah will travel to Gaza on October 2 as part of a fresh push to end a decade-long split between Fatah and Hamas, which runs the enclave, his government said.ABBAS MOMANI / AFP

Palestinian leader says ‘cutting all relations’ with US

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Saturday announced a cut in all ties with Israel and the United States, including security cooperation.
4 years ago
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