Osama Abu Arab, a well-known official at the Palestinian Authority’s military liaison office, was arrested by PA forces on Saturday after publically criticizing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's decision to attend Shimon Peres's funeral. Hours after Abu Arab’s arrest, an Abbas administration official said in an Israeli Radio interview that Abbas had “no regrets” in his decision to attend the funeral.
Attending Shimon Peres’s funeral has brought heavy backlash to Mr. Abbas from within his own party, across social media and in the Palestinian streets.
If Palestinians wept during Shimon Peres' funeral, it was for the sorry spectacle of Mahmoud Abbas' attendance.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made an unlikely peace offering Thursday, sending a request to Israeli authorities to attend the funeral of former statesman Shimon Peres on Friday, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu subsequ...
GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is feeling a backlash at home over his attendance at the funeral of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, who shared a Nobel prize for interim peace deals with the Palestinians.