Archives - October 2017

31
Oct

Gaza tunnel victims suffocated by poisonous gas

Spokesman for Health Ministry in Gaza Ashraf Qudra has said that the victims reported during the Israeli strike on a Gaza tunnel inhaled poisonous gas during the attack. Most of the reported victims were killed or injured from inhaling poisonous gas reportedly fired by the Israeli air force at the tunnel, he said. Qudra stressed …

31
Oct

British Labour leader refuses to attend Balfour celebration dinner

Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced his refusal to attend a dinner in London slated for next Thursday with Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu to mark the 100th anniversary of the Balfour declaration. Corbyn is known for being a strong supporter of the Palestinian cause and a staunch critic of Israel and the western …

31
Oct

Bahr holds the occupation responsible for its aggression in Gaza

Ahmed Bahr, the first deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, condemned the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip on Monday, holding the occupation responsible for its latest aggression against the Gaza Strip. Bahr warned in a written press statement, the occupation to the continuation of its crimes and aggressions on the Gaza Strip. He …

16
Oct

AU welcomes reconciliation agreement

The head of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki welcomed the Palestinian reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas. In a press release, Faki congratulated Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and all other concerned parties on this achievement. He expressed The deep African Union’s appreciation to the Government of Egypt for its crucial role in facilitating this …

16
Oct

Bahar calls on unity government to attain PLC endorsement

Ahmad Bahar, First Deputy Speaker of Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), called on the consensus government to attain the endorsement of the PLC in accordance with the Palestinian Basic Law, the PLC internal regulations, Cairo Agreement 2011 and the Beach Agreement 2014. During his Friday Khutbah (Sermon) after Friday prayer in Felistin Mosque in Gaza city, …

13
Oct

US decides to withdraw from UNESCO, citing anti-Israel bias

The US has decided to withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), accusing the body of “being biased against Israel.” US state department spokesperson Heather Nauert announced on Thursday that the US would establish an observer mission to replace its representation at the Paris-based agency. Nauert said the US step reflected …

13
Oct

Israeli occupation delays release of Palestinian MP al-Tal

The Israeli occupation authorities delayed the release of Palestinian MP Mohamed Ismail al-Tal under the pretext of Jewish holidays. Lawyer Mahmoud al-Jabareen told al-Tal’s family that their son will be released on Friday instead of Thursday due to underway Jewish celebrations. A couple of weeks earlier, the Ofer court ruled for releasing al-Tal on a …

12
Oct

Hamas and Fatah sign reconciliation agreement in Cairo

Head of Hamas’s political bureau Ismail Haneyya announced that his Movement reached a reconciliation agreement at dawn Thursday with the Fatah faction following two rounds of talks held in Cairo under the auspices of the Egyptian intelligence agency. This came in a brief statement released at an early hour today by Haneyya’s office and published …

12
Oct

MP Naim calls for dissolving the Committee of communication with the occupation

MP Huda Naim expressed disapproval and rejection of the women’s march organized by the Committee to communicate with the Zionist community in the south of the city of Jericho, calling for the dissolving of the communication committee urgently and immediately and to hold accountable those who organized it. MP Naim said in a statement: “We …

11
Oct

Bahr: PLC key factor to make reconciliation come true

First Deputy Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), Ahmed Bahar, said national reconciliation can only see the day if the PLC retrieves its legitimacy and actively engages in the process. “PLC will remain a safety valve at all stages of national and political action,” said Bahar. “Reconciliation should pass through the channel of such …

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