Archives - May 2017

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May

A letter to the British Parliament asking it to intervene to protect the striking prisoners

The London-based Palestinian Return Centre sent a letter to all British MPs calling for solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners who are on hunger strike and taking a supportive stance urging the British government to intervene for them. In its letter, the centre explained that about 1,500 prisoners enter their third week without food in an …

3
May

Abu Halabiya welcomes UNESCO’s decision to consider “Jerusalem an occupied city”

   Prof. Ahmed Abu Halabiya, head of the Jerusalem International Foundation in Palestine, welcomed the decision of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which affirmed a Palestinian estate of the Old City of Jerusalem by voting on a decision that Jerusalem is an occupied city.    He called on the countries of …

3
May

Jordanian deputy: National unity is the Palestinian atomic bomb

   Jordanian MP Nabil Al-Ghishan affirmed the existence of a high-level tripartite coordination between the Palestinian Authority, the Kingdom of Jordan and the Arab Republic of Egypt on the developments of the Palestinian issue during the next phase in the context of communication with the new American administration to the extent that the leaders of the …

2
May

UNESCO votes today that the Old City of Jerusalem is a Palestinian property

   The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is scheduled to vote Tuesday for an Arab-backed Palestinian resolution that affirms a Palestinian claim to the Old City of Jerusalem.    The resolution was presented by Palestine in coordination with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, with the support of Arab countries and others. According …

2
May

Central governorate deputies meet Major General Tawfiq Abu Naim

   The Central Governorate deputies met with Brig. Gen. Tawfiq Abu Naim, Director General of the Internal Security Forces in the Gaza Strip, at the office of the deputies of the Central Province.   The Brigade was received by MP Dr. Salem Salama and MP Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Jamal and MP Hoda Naim.   MP welcomed …

2
May

The British House of Lords recommends the recognition of the Palestinian state

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the British House of Lords recommended to the government in London to study the possibility of recognizing the Palestinian state in order to confirm its commitment to a two-state solution. This recommendation is contained in a report on several issues related to British foreign policy. The report said that Britain …

1
May

Palestinian MPs on hunger strike in solidarity with the prisoners

A number of Palestinian Legislative Council members announced on Monday their hunger strike in solidarity with the prisoners in Israeli detention camps. The Palestinian MP, Fathi Qur’awi, said that the members of the Legislative Council organized peaceful activities in support of the prisoners in various Palestinian cities, including the announcement of a solidarity strike on …

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