Archives - March 2019

6
Mar

Awqaf Council calls for marching en masse to Aqsa next Friday

The Islamic Awqaf Council in Occupied Jerusalem has called on the Palestinian masses to march en masse to the Aqsa Mosque to perform the prayers next Friday at the Aqsa Mosque, especially in Bab al-Rahma, to express their rejection of Israel’s targeting of the Islamic holy sites. In televised remarks, head of the Council Sheikh …

6
Mar

PLO: Merging US consulate with embassy ‘denial of international law’

The Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) strongly criticized the United States decision to close its consulate in Jerusalem and merge it into its embassy in the city, stressing that with this move, the US is acting against international law and conventions, on Monday. The PLO said in a statement, “The decision of …

6
Mar

Ashrawi: UN must immediately release names of firms profiteering from illegal Israeli settlements

Reacting to the announcement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights of delay of issuing the report and database on firms linked to illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan, Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi called for the release of …

5
Mar

Statement of the League of Parliamentarians for al-Quds (Jerusalem) on the 29th session of the Arab Parliamentary Union

The League of Parliamentarians for Jerusalem commends the closing statement of the 29th session of the Arab Parliamentary Union under the theme “Jerusalem the eternal capital of Palestine” held in Amman on March 3-4, 2019. It is a serious call for effective coordination among all official and popular efforts in support of the legitimate Palestinian …

3
Mar

Silwan playground collapses due to Israeli excavations

Heavy rain caused a the ground of a field in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem to collapse, on Saturday morning. Jawad Siyam from the Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that residents of the neighborhood woke up to a new collapse, this time in the ground of a field (used as a playground) and …

3
Mar

Kuwait reiterates full support for Palestinian people

A senior Kuwaiti official on Saturday reaffirmed full support for the Palestinian people’s just cause and their right to establish their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital. The Kuwaiti reaffirmation of unwavering support for the Palestinian question was made by minister of state for economic affairs Mariam al-Aqeel who chaired the 90th session of …

3
Mar

Jeremy Corbyn calls on UK to freeze arms sales to Israel

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the United Kingdom Labor Party and the country’s opposition, called on Friday upon the UK to freeze arms sales to Israel and to condemn it for killing Palestinian civilians in Gaza. In a tweet, Corbyn said, “The UN says Israel’s killings of demonstrators in Gaza – including children, paramedics and journalists …

2
Mar

Palestinians banned from Al-Aqsa perform prayers at Lions Gate

Palestinians banned from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound performed Friday prayers at the Lions Gate in rejection of their ban. Banned Palestinians, including women and teens, said that being banned from entering the Al-Aqsa compound will not keep them away from the mosque or the Old City. The Israeli authorities issued orders banning dozens of …

2
Mar

GAZA: IOF Wound 83 Civilians, including 23 Children, Woman, 3 Paramedics, and Journalist

On Friday evening, 01 March 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 49th Friday of the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 83 civilians, including 23 children, a woman, three paramedics, and a journalist, in eastern Gaza Strip. The injury of three of the wounded civilians was …

2
Mar

Shin Bet extends administrative detention of MP Abu Jehaisha

Israel’s intelligence apparatus, the Shin Bet, has extended, for the second consecutive time, the administrative detention of Palestinian lawmaker Mohamed Abu Jehaisha for four months. MP Abu Jehaisha is being detained in Ofer jail along with his three sons, Muaad, Mutawakel and Miqdad. The administration of Ofer jail told the lawmaker about the decision to …

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