Archives - November 2017

24
Nov

“Istanbul Declaration” at the end of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly’s work confirms its support for the establishment of a Palestinian state

The Istanbul Declaration, issued at the end of the meetings of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly, on Thursday evening in Istanbul, Turkey, affirmed the right of the Palestinian people to establish an independent Palestinian state “on the borders of 4 June 1967” with Jerusalem as its capital. The statement condemned all “Israeli” settlement activities and the …

24
Nov

A political “pressure” day for Palestine under the dome of the British House of Commons

More than 150 UK citizens from across the country descended upon Westminster on Wednesday to lobby their MPs to do more for Palestine. Clustering in small meetings throughout the day, constituents briefed members of Parliament about human-rights abuses against the Palestinian people, calling on them to raise the issue with the government. Several of those …

23
Nov

The occupation releases MP Omar Abdel Razek

The Israeli authorities on Wednesday (November 22nd) released former Finance Minister and Salfit Legislative Council Deputy Omar Abdel-Razek after an administrative detention of four months. A statement issued by the parliamentary bloc “Change and Reform,” said the 54-year-old MP Abdel Razek, has completed his sentence of administrative detention in the Israeli prison of Megiddo, and …

22
Nov

Details of the first day of the Cairo gathering

A set of key files were discussed during the round of Palestinian reconciliation talks held at the Egyptian Intelligence headquarters in Cairo. Speaking on condition of anonymity, an official said the list of files discussed at the meeting includes national elections, security management, the Palestine Liberation Organization, the consensus government, and inter-communal reconciliation. According to …

22
Nov

Al-Ghoul: Empowering the government begins by presenting it to the Legislative Council

The head of the legal committee in the Palestinian Legislative Council MP Mohammed al-Ghoul said that the empowerment of the government begins from enabling it constitutionally by presenting it to the Legislative Council to gain confidence. Al-Ghoul said in a statement Tuesday that gaining confidence for the government gives it immunity from accountability for  usurpation …

21
Nov

Mladenov: No humanitarian improvement in Gaza despite reconciliation

Nickolay Mladenov, UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, has expressed his regret and dismay at the absence of any improvement in the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip despite the signing of a reconciliation agreement between Palestinian rivals in Cairo last month. Briefing the UN Security Council on the situation in the …

21
Nov

The Palestinian National Council addresses the international parliamentary unions on the decision of the Dutch Parliament

Palestinian National Council President Salim Zanoun on Monday addressed a number of regional and international parliamentary associations on the resolution adopted by the Dutch Parliament on Thursday, November 2, 2017, in which it calls on the Dutch government not to support any resolution adopted by the United Nations or its various bodies against Israel, in …

21
Nov

The participation of the Executive General Director of the League of Parliamentarians for Al-Quds Deputy Al-Bashir Jarallah accompanied by the Secretary Eng. Abdullah Al-Beltaghi in the work of the tenth session of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly in Turkey, Istanbul – 21/11/2017

20
Nov

PFLP deplores US decision to close PLO office in Washington

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) has strongly denounced the US administration’s decision to close the office of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington, describing such step as “a reflection of its hostile attitude to the Palestinian cause.” In a press release on Saturday, the PFLP said that such step vindicated …

20
Nov

22 Jordanian MPs accuse UNRWA of removing Palestine maps from schools

22 Jordanian lawmakers on Sunday called on their government to curb what they called excesses committed by the management of the UNRWA in Jordan, especially its removal of Palestine maps and Jerusalem photos from its schools. In a letter addressed to premier Hani al-Mulki, the lawmakers accused UNRWA director Roger Davies of disrespecting the Palestinian …

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