Archives - June 2017

6
Jun

UN secretary-general calls for Palestinian state in statement marking 50th anniversary of Six-Day War

   U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres criticized Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and called for the establishment of a Palestinian state in a statement marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Six-Day War.    The statement, issued Monday, said the war “resulted in Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza and the Syrian Golan and …

6
Jun

MP Abu Tair: The silence of the international community on the abduction of deputies is «unjustified»

   The jerusalemite MP Mohamed Abu Tair said that the continued detention of Palestinian Legislative Council deputies in the West Bank and Jerusalem is a crime not least described as a crime of murder, describing it as unfair arbitrary action by the occupying state against the Palestinian people’s deputies.    MP Abu Tayer said in …

5
Jun

MPs accuse Finance Ministry of Ramallah for suspending their salaries

   The Change and Reform parliamentary bloc slammed the Palestinian Authority (PA) for suspending the salaries of 47 MPs in the occupied West Bank.    The Palestinian Finance Ministry said the suspension emanated from a technical problem in the salary system, pledging to disburse the MPs’ salaries on Monday.    Director-general of the salaries at …

5
Jun

Abu Arar: Legitimacy of robbing thousands of dunums in the Naqab will be dealt with politically and lawfully

   After the clandestine work and coordination between several quarters, the Minister of Justice, Aylet Shkid, legitimized the robbery and theft of 180,000 dunums, which belong to Arabs in the western Negev, and from these lands, which have been the subject of ownership claims by Arabs for decades.    MP Talab Abu Arar said in …

4
Jun

On the 50th anniversary of its occupying… MP Bahr: Jerusalem is an Islamic Arab despite the occupation’s ruse

   Ahmed Bahr, the first deputy chairman of the Palestinian Legislative Council, condemned the occupation measures against the city of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque. Bahr confirmed in a press release issued by the Legislative Information Office on Sunday, June 4, which marks the anniversary of the occupation of the eastern part of the city of …

3
Jun

Britain voices concern over Israel’ failure to abide by international law

The Palestinian Return Center (PRC) has received an official response from the British foreign and commonwealth office to the urgent letter it had sent a few days ago to urge it to take action with regard to the issue of prisoners in Israeli jails and the blockade on the Gaza Strip. In its reply, the …

3
Jun

MP Barghouthi: the prayer of Hundreds of thousands at Al-Aqsa Mosque confirm our right in Jerusalem

MP Mustafa al-Barghouthi, the secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative movement, performed the first Friday prayers of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in addition to more than 250 thousand worshipers from all over Palestine. “The participation of hundreds of thousands of Palestinian worshipers is an affirmation of the Palestinian people’s commitment to Jerusalem, which is …

2
Jun

Trump delays moving embassy to Occupied Jerusalem for six months

US president Donald Trump on Thursday signed an edict delaying the fulfillment of his previous campaign pledge to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Occupied Jerusalem for six months. The White House said Trump would study the embassy relocation pledge he had made during his election campaign in order to avoid a step …

2
Jun

The Legislative Council approves the appointment of “Al Madhoun” as the Attorney General of the Palestinian Authority

   On Thursday, June 1, 2017, the Legislative Council approved the appointment of Mr. Ziauddin Said Salim Al Madhoun as Deputy Attorney General in accordance with the provisions of the Palestinian Basic Law and its amendments and the Judicial Authority Law. The Legislative Information Office issued a press release stating that the ratification was based …

2
Jun

MP Abu Arar: There is no status quo in Al-Aqsa Mosque

   The MP  Talab Abu Arar criticized the repeated attacks on the sanctity of the Holy Mosque by the extremist settlers supported by the government, and with the support of a policeman, and unusually in the month of Ramadan and in larger numbers than before, and more than in Ramadan, saying that “ There is …

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