Archives - April 2017

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Apr

Arab MK Ghattas sentenced to 2 years in Israeli jail

Joint (Arab) List lawmaker Basel Ghattas was sentenced by an Israeli court on Sunday to two years in prison and a 120,000 shekel fine, when the court accepted a plea bargain leading to his conviction for smuggling cell phones to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. The Beersheba Magistrate’s Court accepted the plea bargain reached between …

10
Apr

Mr. Nasser Al-Fadala meets with the Vice-President of the Indonesian People’s Assembly

    Mr. Nasser Al-Fadala, member of the Executive Committee of the League of Parliamentarians for Jerusalem, met with Dr. Mohammad Noor Hidayat, Vice-Chairman of the Indonesian People’s Assembly in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, where he discussed with him the latest developments in Jerusalem and Palestine.    Mr. Al-Fadala also reviewed the decisions of the first …

10
Apr

Postponement court for MP Halaiqa after the appeal of the release decision

The military occupation court in Ofer on Monday will make the trial of the deputy Samira Halaiqa to postpone consideration of her case after the appeal against the decision to release yesterday. The family of the MP said that this trial is the ninth for Halaika, and the Israeli court issued a decision yesterday to …

10
Apr

MP Hassan Youssef’s administrative detention extended

The Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) extended Sunday the administrative detention of Sheikh Hassan Youssef, a Hamas-affiliated member of Palestine’s parliament. According to Hamas’s parliamentary bloc, Sheikh Youssef’s administrative detention was extended for three months for the fifth consecutive time only one day before his scheduled release. MP Sheikh Youssef, 62, was arrested on Oct. 20, …

8
Apr

Legislative deputies condole South African ambassador over Kathrada’s death

A parliamentary delegation from the Legislative Council in Ramallah on Tuesday visited the South African embassy to offer condolences on the death of fighting leader Ahmed Kathrada.    The delegation included the expelled deputies of Jerusalem, Ahmed Attoun and Mohammed Totah, and deputies Ayman Draghmah and MP Abdul-Jaber Fokahaa, and were received by South African …

8
Apr

MP Ashraf Jumaa calls on employees to take off and sit in public squares

    MP Ashraf Jumaa, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), called on the Palestinian Authority’s public to take to the streets and public squares and protest peacefully in response to the recent “salary massacre”.     MP Juma said in a press statement that “what I heard from a sit-in in ”al-Jundi …

7
Apr

President of the Arab Parliament: Israel’s violations are contrary to international law

    In his speech at the 136th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Mashaal Bin Fahm Al-Salami, the speaker of the Arab Parliament, said that the topics of discussion at this session are important for the Arab Parliament. “The Arab Parliament has put sustainable development within its permanent agenda,” he said. “The continuation of …

7
Apr

Palestinians Abroad Conference to activate its recommendations

Palestinians Abroad Conference Secretariat General will hold meetings on Friday in Beirut in order to activate the conference recommendations. The meetings aim at forming committees and various executive bodies. The Conference Deputy Secretary-General, Hisham Abu Mahfouth, pointed out that the Chairman of the General Assembly of the Conference, Dr. Salman Abu Sitta, and Secretary General, Munir …

6
Apr

Finalization of the 15th “Palestinians in Europe” Conference

The Coordinator of Palestinians in Europe Conference, Amin Abu Rashed, confirmed the finalization of preparations for the 15th Palestinians in Europe Conference, which will be held on April 15 in Rotterdam under the slogan “One hundred years, triumph of people and unbreakable will”. Abu Rashed announced that this year’s conference will see three conferences held …

6
Apr

Baraka meets the Algerian MP Samira Dawaifiah in Beirut

The Hamas representative in Lebanon, Ali Baraka, called on Tuesday for mobilizing the Arab nation’s potentials to support the Palestinian cause against the Israeli occupation. During his meeting with Samira Dawaifiah, the member of the Algerian parliament, in the presence of Ziad Hasan, the Hamas political official in Lebanon, Baraka affirmed that the Palestinian refugees …

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