According to the leaked minutes of meetings between John Kerry and Susan Rice and Palestinian leaders, the Americans "praised 'Abbas's courage, positions, leadership, and adherence to the culture of peace and to peace as a strategic option."
These photos show what kind of a "culture of peace" Mahmoud Abbas has built in the territories he controls.
The celebrations included boys in military uniforms:
Lots of masked Fatah members, imitating if not being actual terrorists:
Armed terrorists as well:
And large posters of Fatahs' heroes: Arafat, Abbas, and terrorist Dalal Mughrabi:
Mughrabi's poster was clearly meant to boost Abbas' popularity as a man who supports terror while he tells gullible Westerners the opposite: