Archives - September 2017

23
Sep

Statement of the League of Parliamentarians for Al-Quds on the attack on the European Parliament’s delegation in the city of Hebron

The League of Parliamentarians for Al-quds condemns the cowardly attack on the European parliamentary delegation in the city of Hebron by the forces of the occupying Zionist entity, which reveals every time its aggressive reality, which does not take into account the diplomatic and moral values in dealing with parliamentary figures as well as towards …

22
Sep

West Bank MPs welcome the dissolution of the “Administrative Committee” and demand the activation of the Legislative Council

The Islamic deputies in the West Bank welcomed the decision to dissolve the Administrative Committee in the Gaza Strip, demanding at the same time the need to activate the Legislative Council to be a source of confidence in the work of institutions and government. In a press statement issued by the deputies, the deputies called …

22
Sep

Israel appears on UNHRC blacklist of states punishing rights activists

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) added on Wednesday evening Israel to a list of states which have been committing human rights abuses against activists. The blacklist comprises 29 states which the UNHRC deemed as the world’s most abusive authorities. People communicating with the UN rights body had been abducted, detained, held incommunicado, or …

21
Sep

Launch of the Balfour People’s Campaign: Centenary of a colonial project

The Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad, in cooperation with the Palestinian-European Conference Foundation and a wide spectrum of supporters of the Palestinian right, launched the popular campaign “Balfour: Centenary of a Colonial Project”. The campaign aims to raise the Palestinian voice in the 100th anniversary of Balfour, by confirming on the right of return and …

21
Sep

A delegation from the European Parliament was attacked in Hebron

The delegation of the European Parliament, headed by Nicholas Selekiotis, who is visiting Palestine hosted by the Legislative Council between 18/9/2017 and 21/9/2017, was attacked by the Israeli occupation forces during his visit to Hebron on Wednesday, where Israeli occupation soldiers fired them with tear gas and metal bullets. The Israeli occupation forces also besieged …

20
Sep

Amnesty International demands Israel to halt administrative detention

Amnesty International has responded to the Israeli government’s decision to imprison Palestinian-French NGO worker Salah Hamouri under the widely-condemned policy of administrative detention, which allows for internment without charge or trial. The human rights organization posted a statement on its website, quoting Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Magdalena Mughrabi, …

20
Sep

Barghouti meets an Italian parliamentary delegation

MP Mustafa Barghouthi, the secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative movement, met with Italian parliamentarians from the Italian Democratic and Progressive Movement, including Arturo Scotto and Roberto Spranza in the presence of the Italian consul general in Jerusalem. Barghouthi explained the political situation of the Palestinian people and the racist practices carried out by the …

19
Sep

Sabri calls for intensifying Palestinian presence at Aqsa on Thursday

Head of the Islamic Supreme Council and al-Aqsa Mosque preacher, Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, on Monday urged Palestinians to flock to the Mosque on Thursday to mark the new Hijri year, 1439. Sheikh Sabri called on Muslims in Palestine to spend the day at the holy site and attend religious lectures on the journey of Prophet …

19
Sep

Israel refuses to grant European parliamentary delegation permits to enter Gaza

The Israeli occupation refused to grant permission to enter the Gaza Strip for a European parliamentary delegation that planned to visit the Palestinian territories on Monday to examine the situation of Palestinians and residents of the city of Jerusalem and detainees in Israeli prisons. The “united left” bloc in the European Parliament said in a …

18
Sep

Lieberman reveals “comprehensive security plan” for settlement

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman called for the implementation of a comprehensive security plan to ensure the continuation of settlements in the Palestinian territories. He said that it would be the “real protective wall of the State of Israel.” “Since 2000, the settlements have not seen large-scale construction work, as is happening now,” Lieberman was …

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