Archives - August 2019

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Aug

Eight Palestinian administrative detainees on hunger strike

8 Palestinian detainees are currently on hunger strike in Israeli jails in protest at the Israel Prison Service’s arbitrary policies against them including administrative detention and solitary confinement. Prisoner Huthaifa Halabiya, 28, has been on hunger strike for 58 days. Halabiya, who suffers from cancer, is detained by Israel administratively without charge or trial. Ahmad …

28
Aug

PLO official meets Swiss envoy to peace process, discusses political developments

Senior member of the PLO Executive Committee and Secretary-General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF), Ahmad Majdalani, met with the Swiss envoy to the Peace Process in the Middle East, Roland Stinger, in Ramallah where they discussed the latest political developments in light of the Israeli escalation supported by the Trump administration. Majdalani briefed …

28
Aug

Arab League condemns US State Department deletion of Palestine from its website

The Arab League described the US State Department’s deletion of the name of the occupied Palestinian territories or the Palestinian Authority from the list of Middle East countries on its website as a new hostile action that threatens to liquidate the Palestinian cause. In a statement, Saeed Abu Ali, Arab League Assistant Secretary-General for Palestine …

28
Aug

Krahenbuhl: Gaza is deprived of the most basic rights

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl has said that the world does not appreciate the reality of suffering, pain and disappointment among the population in the Gaza Strip In a recent news conference held in Gaza City, Krahenbuhl highlighted the fact that the Gaza population is deprived of their most basic rights. He said that he had …

27
Aug

“Israel” strikes PFLP – GC base in Lebanon

News reports on Monday said that Israeli warplanes bombed a site belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP – GC) in Qousaya town in the east of Lebanon. PFLP – GC said in a statement following the attack that the Israeli airstrike did not achieve its goal, but …

27
Aug

Israeli PM’s new settlement plan in West Bank ‘irrational colonial escalation’: PLO official

A senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has censured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to build hundreds of new settler units in the occupied West Bank as “irrational colonial escalation.” “Corrupt Netanyahu proves that his extremist populist approach in his electoral race has no limits, and for that end, he is willing …

27
Aug

Jordan deplores “Israeli” police measures against J’lem Awqaf employees

Jordan on Monday strongly denounced the Israeli occupation authority for summoning Mohamed al-Khatib, director general of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, as part of its arbitrary measures against Islamic Awqaf employees in the holy city. This came in a statement released by the Jordanian Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs following a phone conversation between minister …

25
Aug

Emadi: Qatar will continue to support people and projects in Gaza

Qatari envoy Mohamed al-Emadi on Saturday reiterated his country’s commitment to supporting the Palestinian people and vital projects in the besieged Gaza Strip. Emadi, chairman of Qatar’s National Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza, made his remarks after he laid the foundation stone for a kidney dialysis center in northern Gaza. Emadi said that the …

25
Aug

OIC emphasizes status of Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has reasserted its support for the Palestinian people and their right to Jerusalem, “the capital of their future state,” calling on the international community to work on ending Israel’s occupation of Palestine. This came in a statement released by OIC on the 50th anniversary of the arson attack on …

22
Aug

Jordanian MPs to hold a vigil on Friday to reject Al-Aqsa incursions

A number of Jordanian lawmakers plan to hold a vigil at the Karama crossing on Friday to express their rejection of events at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and statements by Israel’s interior minister demanding a change in the status quo in occupied Jerusalem. The head of the Palestine Committee in the Jordanian parliament Yahya al-Saud said: …

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