Archives - February 2017

28
Feb

154 French MPs ask Hollande to recognize Palestinian state

Dozens of members of the French Parliament signed a petition asking the French president François Hollande to recognize the Palestinian state before the end of his term, according to the French magazine Journal de France on Sunday. The French magazine quoted the petition as saying that France must break the deadlock of the conflict through …

28
Feb

Zahhar nominated head of Change and Reform parliamentary bloc

The Hamas-affiliated Change and Reform parliamentary bloc, in the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), elected on Sunday a new committee to lead the bloc headed by the Hamas senior leader Mahmoud al-Zahhar. The bloc announced the nomination of MPs: Marwan Abu Ras as deputy head, Mohammad Faraj al-Ghoul as secretary general, Mushir al-Masri as spokesman, and …

24
Feb

Peretz elected Vice President of Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean

MK Amir Peretz (Zionist Union) was elected on Thursday Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM). All Mediterranean countries, including Arab countries, are members of PAM.

24
Feb

Israel denies “Human Rights Watch” work permit

     The Israeli occuaption authorities denied Human Rights Watch’s application for a work permit for its Israel and Palestine director on the grounds that it is not a real human rights group, the organization said Friday.     In its February 20, 2017 letter denying a work permit for Omar Shakir, the Interior Ministry …

23
Feb

Tehran Conference calls for comprehensive support for resistance

    The Sixth Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada, which was held in Iran for two days, called in its concluding statement on Wednesday for preserving the Palestinian cause as the highest priority of the Muslim and Arab worlds and for supporting the Palestinian resistance.     The statement called on the Palestinian …

23
Feb

Israel prevents EU lawmakers from Gaza entry

     Five European parliamentarians said today that Israeli authorities had prevented them from entering the Gaza Strip. “The refusal of access to Gaza by the Israeli authorities to the European Parliament on arbitrary grounds is unacceptable,” Cypriot MEP Neoklis Sylikiotis said in a statement. Similar delegations of European lawmakers have been barred from entering …

22
Feb

Speaker of Bosnian House of Representatives : Bosnia is seeking to develop bilateral relations with Palestine

      Dr. Mahmoud al-Habash Chief Justice of Palestine President’s Advisor for Religious Affairs and Islamic Relations met today, in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, both the Chairman of the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina Shafiq Javiroich and Chairman of the House of Peoples Safet Sovette, within a series of meetings conducted with …

21
Feb

Israeli army rounds up 22 Palestinians in West Bank raids

    Israeli forces have arrested 22 Palestinians in overnight raids in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military said in a Monday statement.     Arrests were carried out across the territory, according to the statement, with six of the detainees being linked to Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.     The army did …

21
Feb

Hamdallah praises European parliaments and calls for pressure on Israel to retreat from the settlement law

Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah received yesterday at his office in Ramallah, a delegation of the Palestine Committee of the European Parliament headed by Deputy Chairman of the Committee Nyuklas Celikiotis with the presence of a representative of the European Union Ralph Traf who briefed them on the latest political and economic developments. Prime Minister …

21
Feb

Starting of the Sixth International Conference in Tehran with the participation of 20 heads of Parliament to support the Palestinian uprising

        The Sixth International Conference in support of of the Palestinian uprising has started in Tehran today, after completing the preparations for hosting.       The spokesman for the Conference Kazem Jalali confirmed the arrival of heads of parliaments of 20 countries to participate in the conference.       In …

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