'Abbas issued directives to undermine attacks against Israelis'  (Photo: MEMO)
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Gaza, 28 Dzulhijjah 1436/12 October 2015 (MINA) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued directives to Palestinian Authority security services to prevent attacks against Israel, Haaretz revealed on Sunday.

Quoting a senior official in the Israeli Shabak intelligence agency, Haaretz reported him telling Sunday’s coalition cabinet meeting that not only does Abbas not support “terrorist attacks” but also tells PA security services to “undermine” anti-Israel protests as much as possible.

“The Shabak official said that the northern part of the Islamic Movement in Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Movement Hamas are inciting attacks against Israeli troops on the West Bank and Israel,” reported the left-of-centre Israeli newspaper, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

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Earlier, Abbas apparently told a meeting of the PLO’s Executive Committee that the PA is seeking to reach a solution only using peaceful ways in order to protect the country from danger, which would affect all sides. (T/P002/R04)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)