Abbas has not visited the enclave since his forces were pushed out in 2007 by Islamists Hamas, who have controlled it ever since.
West Bank attack: The incident was unusual in that the 37-year-old man had been issued an Israeli work permit – a process that entails security vetting – unlike most of the Palestinians involved in a wave of street attacks that began two years ago.
The gunman was also shot in the incident but his condition was not immediately clear, Army Radio said.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued a warning in his address to the United Nations last week, saying that with hopes running out for an independent Palestinian state, he might have no choice but to seek a single, binational state with Israel.
In Sunday’s statement, Hamas spoke of the “dissolution” of the administrative committee, which was seen as a rival government to Abbas’s administration.
The spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Abu Rdeneh says Abbas “wants clarity” on the two-state solution, the cornerstone of international diplomatic efforts for the past two decades.
Palestinians armed with an automatic weapon and knives assaulted officers on duty near Jerusalem’s Old City in June. Staff Sgt. Maj. Hadas Malka, 23, was rushing to respond to the initial attack when a Palestinian assaulted her with a knife.
Palestinians danced, chanted ‘God is Great’ and set off fireworks after some security devices were removed early Thursday morning. It dismantled metal detectors there earlier this week.
To a question about Palestine’s expectations from India, he said, “What we are expecting is the government to continue to have a positive attitude for the Palestinian cause. And about the relationship between this government and Israel, I can say it could interfere in the situation.”
“India has been an old friend of Palestine and supported our cause and people for long. We are not worried about the growing ties between India and Israel as long its (New Delhi’s) attitude towards Palestine remains unchanged,” Palestinian envoy Adnan Abu Alhaijaa said
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the senior Muslim cleric who oversees Al-Aqsa compound both dismissed the new Israeli measures and demanded all of them be removed.
Audio released by Haaretz, revealed that Netanyahu, during a close-door session with leaders from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia told them: “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he needs water for his people. ‘Where will I get it? Ramallah? No’.”
Israeli security forces on Saturday raided the home of the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death three Israelis and restricted movement for Palestinians from his West Bank village, the military said.
One of the two had been evacuated in serious condition and later succumbed to his wounds, medical sources said. Official Palestinian news agency Wafa identified the Palestinians shot dead as Saad Salah, 21, from the city of Jenin, and Aws Salame, 17, from the Jenin refugee camp.
The Israeli military says troops came under attack early Wednesday in the Jenin refugee camp. It said assailants opened fire and hurled explosives at them and the troops returned fire.