Archives - June 2019

24
Jun

Palestine rejects US economic revival plan as ‘illusion’

Palestinian Finance Minister Shukri Bishara has rejected the recently-released details about the economic section of a US-devised plan on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as an “illusion” that will fail to bring about peace. Addressing an Arab League meeting in the Egyptian capital city of Cairo on Sunday, Bishara slammed a June 25-26 meeting Bahrain, during which …

24
Jun

PM criticizes Bahrain workshop as mediocre, expects results to be futile

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh denounced today the American workshop in the Bahraini capital Manama as mediocre while expecting its results to be futile. Speaking at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting held in Ramallah, Shtayyeh said Palestine’s boycott of the workshop has deemed it illegitimate. He said the solution to the Palestinian issue is …

23
Jun

UNRWA appeals for $1.2 billion to continue operations

UNRWA has said it aims to raise $1.2 billion this year to fund its operations for Palestinian refugee across the Middle East region. Ahead of a pledging conference slated for next Tuesday at the UN headquarters, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl told journalists in New York the 1.2 billion dollars represent the same amount the agency …

23
Jun

President Abbas reiterates position against Manama workshop

President Mahmoud Abbas confirmed today that the Palestinians will not be attending the upcoming Manama workshop, called for by the United States. “As for the Manama workshop in Bahrain, we said that we will not attend this workshop. The reason is that the economic situation should not be discussed before the political one.” The president …

23
Jun

MP Zaidan: Israel’s settlement activity rose to unprecedented levels

Palestinian lawmaker Abud-Rahman Zaidan has affirmed that Israel’s settlement activity has doubled over the past two decades and reached unprecedented levels in the presence of the current right-wing US administration. “In light of international silence and complicity, the West Bank is seeing a wild campaign for the expansion of settlements and the establishment of new …

19
Jun

Palestine urges immediate ICC probe into crimes by Israeli regime, settlers

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch an immediate investigation into the crimes of the Israeli Government and its extremist settlers. The ministry, in a statement released on Monday, condemned the settlers’ assault on the town of Kafr Malik, located 17 kilometers northeast of …

19
Jun

Advisory Commission meets to discuss support to UNRWA

The Advisory Commission of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) met in Jordan on 17-18 June to discuss support for the Agency as it continues to meet the needs of millions of Palestine refugees who face hardship and denial of rights in the Gaza Strip and …

19
Jun

PLC calls for Arab and Islamic efforts to confront deal of century

Ahmed Bahar, first deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), has appealed to heads of Arab and Islamic parliaments, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Arab League to pool their efforts to confront the US deal of the century. “We send you our sincere regards and we pray to Allah Almighty to help …

13
Jun

EU: Gaza siege must end

The European Union (EU) has said that the Israeli blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip must end. Head of the EU mission to the Palestinian territories Ralph Tarraf said, at the inauguration of al-Fukhari (Sofa) Landfill in Gaza on Wednesday, “Time has come to bring about radical changes in the economic, political and security situation …

13
Jun

‘Israeli attack on PA security HQ is a dangerous escalation’

Palestinian Government Spokesman, Ibrahim Melhem said that the attack on the Palestinian Preventive Security headquarters in the city of Nablus represents a dangerous escalation aimed at undermining the most important pillars of the establishment of a Palestinian state, and endangering internal security. Melhem, in a statement on Tuesday said the seriousness of this attack is …

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