Palestinian rioters set fire to the building containing Joseph's Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus causing heavy damage to the structure before the fire is put out. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemns the attack.
PA forces douse the flames and disperse some hundred rioters, who caused heavy damage to the West Bank holy site
Times of Israel
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Israel kills senior Hamas official, Ismail Abu Shanab, by a missile strike in the Gaza Strip and sent tanks into the West Bank towns of Nablus, Jenin and Tulkarem in response to a deadly suicide bombing of a bus in Jerusalem. In Hebron, troops destroy the terrorist bomber's home. Hamas and Islamic Jihad end their participation in the cease fire (in response to Israel's action from the two groups' bombing), declaring themselves as enemies to the peace plan, and vow further terrorist acts. The militants demand that Palestinian prime minister, Mahmoud Abbas, leave their area of control. 2003-08-21 (Context: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Mahmoud Abbas, Nablus, Palestinian)
The BBC reports that rival Palestinian factions have agreed to form a government led by President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of elections. 2012-02-6 (Context: Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian, Palestinian Authority President)
During the opening of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the President of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, makes a bid for UN recognition in a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state, which would exist in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, and have East Jerusalem as its capital. 2011-09-23 (Context: Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority President, West Bank)
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas tells that peace negotiations will not continue until Israel makes a new settlement freeze on the West Bank, ending the current Israel-Palestine peace negotiations after just one month, though maintaining contacts with the United States. 2010-10-2 (Context: Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority President, West Bank)
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meet in the West Bank. 2009-03-4 (Context: Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority President, West Bank)