Archives - October 2017

10
Oct

17 cases of arrest targeted legislative deputies during the uprising in Jerusalem

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies confirmed that despite the decline in the targeting of the Palestinian Legislative Council deputies, the occupation did not stop the policy of arrests against them, where it monitored 17 cases of arrests targeted legislators during the uprising in Jerusalem. The media spokesman for the center, Riyad al-Ashqar, said that …

6
Oct

MP Abu Halabiya: carving out parts of the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a malicious attempt to impose a new reality and will fail

MP Dr. Ahmed Abu Halabiya Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee of the Palestinian Legislative Council warned of the danger of the Zionist occupation government to form a special committee to prepare a plan to cut the southern part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which constitutes about 40% of the total area of the mosque which is …

6
Oct

The Dean of the West-bank Prisoners Mohammed Al-Tous enters his thirty-third year in prison

The Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies reported that , al-Tous, a native of al-Khalil’s town of Jaba’a, ended his 32nd year and entered his thirty-third year in prisons of the Israeli occupation. The media spokesman of the Center Riyad Al-Ashqar pointed out that the prisoner “al-Tous” is the longest serving Palestinian detainee in the occupied West Bank and …

5
Oct

Tension flares as Israelis escalate break-ins at Aqsa Mosque

Tension has been running high in Occupied Jerusalem as extremist Israeli settlers stepped up break-ins at al-Aqsa Mosque—the third holiest site in Islam. Reporting from the city, a PIC news correspondent said hordes of Israeli settlers broke into al-Aqsa on Thursday morning and performed sacrilegious rituals near al-Rahma Gate. Presentations on the counterfeit history of …

5
Oct

MPs in West Bank call for setting up consensus political program

Members of Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) in the West Bank demanded setting up a consensus political program that would achieve the goals of the Palestinian people of unity and independence. In a statement on Wednesday, the West Bank MPs demanded the activation of the PLC in order to boost the reconciliation efforts towards holding general …

3
Oct

Al-Hamdallah’s government takes office in Gaza

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah vowed that his government will cooperate with the national factions to work out socio-economic crises rocking the blockaded Gaza Strip. Chairing his first cabinet meeting in Gaza in a move towards national reconciliation, al-Hamdallah urged the international community to pressure the Israeli occupation to lift the tough siege on Gaza …

3
Oct

Palestinian MPs demand to re-activate the Palestinian Legislative Council

MP Khalil Rab’i, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, told the Palestinian Information Center: “It was better to discuss the issue of activating the legislature when the agreement of 2014 was signed, and the original was to vote on the government of Al-Wefaq in the corridors of the Legislative Council, and today we don’t …

2
Oct

After 11 years … reconciliation sees the light in Gaza

Hundreds of Palestinian citizens gathered at the Beit Hanoun (Erez) checkpoint in the northern Gaza Strip, to welcome the long-awaited visit of the head of the Palestinian National Government, Rami Hamdallah, marking the end of the 11-year-old Palestinian division and the start of the national reconciliation. The Palestinian national government is scheduled to arrive in …

2
Oct

Israeli newspaper incites against Arab MK after visiting ex-detainee

Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper has launched an incitement campaign against Arab Knesset member Abdul-Hakim Haj Yahya, from the Joint List, after he attended last week a ceremony held to celebrate the release of a Palestinian prisoner. The newspaper blamed MK Haj Yahya for celebrating the release of former prisoner Mohammed Khalaf, a carpenter in the Arab …

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