Is the PA Chairman made of Teflon? You bet. Because Mahmoud Abbas represents the dying hope for a two-state solution, so he can kill and maim as many innocent Gazans as he wants.
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In other words, since Mahmoud Abbas is freezing payments to Egypt and Israel for fuel and electric supply, Israel should make up the difference out of its own pocket.
"The continued exploitation of humanitarian aid by [Hamas] harms Palestinian civilians and sabotages the efforts of the international community."
'After years of inaction on the part of public representatives, embarrassing confusion, and, for the first time in Israel, a blatant failure in exerting efforts to return IDF soldiers, we have decided to unite and act to bring our boys home.'
With Abbas' insistence, Gaza residents are now down to a maximum of three-hour electric service daily.
Apparently, the folks in Gaza can go without their refrigerators, as long as somebody does something about those pesky settlements.
Only 43% of the residents of the Gaza Strip feel personally safe and secure, compared with 53% in the Palestinian Authority. Believe it or not, though, these grim figures mark an improvement: three months ago, 38% of Gazans felt secure and in the PA only 50% did.
One operative was killed, three others wounded. The explosion reportedly blew their shoes off.
The driver refused to answer questions, and the license plates didn't match. At that point, Israeli security personnel began to search the vehicle.
An Israeli woman who was driving one of the vehicles was injured by the flying glass.
The delegation includes representatives from the Ministries of Interior, Finance, Works, Economy and the Energy Authority.
The permits are more needed than ever, with PA budget cuts impacting medical care in Gaza.
Egypt sent one million liters of the desperately-needed fuel to Gaza’s sole power plant 10 days ago.
Israeli personnel spotted him tossing away the knife he secreted in one of his socks.
"We must ... lead [Hamas] to the realization that keeping hostages is a burden, not an asset."
"In response to the immediate threat, the forces fired towards the suspect, resulting in his death."
Although this was the first attack on the southern front this week, it is the third attack on Israeli territory in as many days.
'In light of sizeable gaps, lack of trust, and an absence of readiness for serious compromises from the Palestinian side, and the fact the Palestinian Authority is unable to provide an effective response to terror threats, it is difficult for me to envision the possibility of reaching a political agreement in the coming years.'
'We left the Gaza Strip, and we said that if terrorism would originate from there we would obliterate them; more than a few promises were made, including from me, which weren’t backed up.'
We should note that in order for everything to start getting better, the Gaza Strip Hamas government needs to announce that it has abandoned its plans to push the Jews of Israel into the sea, and agree to the effective demilitarization of Gaza.
In a stormy Knesset session, MK Zoabi said 'he who places a siege on Gaza is a terrorist'; Minister Levin responded: 'If you had any integrity you would give up your Israeli citizenship.'
“The Security Council has provided a platform to anti-Semitic comments and a malicious blood libel,” the Ambassador said.
PA leader Mahmoud Abbas refused to pay more than 70 percent of the previous bill, saying Hamas does not send him the payments for the electricity that Gaza residents remit to their government in the enclave.
"We should designate Hamas as a terrorist organization in a resolution, with consequences for anyone who continues to support it. That is how we can help build a more peaceful Middle East."
The move comes in the wake of a refusal by Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas to pay for more than 70 percent of the prior amount.