Sudan’s first nuclear power plant nears completion

Image of a nuclear power plant Khartoum entered discussions with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) yesterday about the completion of the first Sudanese nuclear plant which will receive technical support from the IAEA. “A delegation from the General Directorate of Nuclear Generation, of the Sudanese Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity, met in Vienna with officials of the technical projects of the IAEA,” the official Sudanese news agency SUNA said. According to SUNA, the meeting was attended by the Director General of the Sudanese Atomic Energy Commission, Abde -Ilah Moussa, and the Secretary General of the National Radiological Control Agency, Mohamed … Continue reading Sudan’s first nuclear power plant nears completion

UN envoy: This is the last chance to help Gaza

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nikolai Mladenov attends a press conference in Gaza on 25 September 2017 The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nikolai Mladenov, is keen to help the government in Gaza, as well as cooperate in building the electricity infrastructure in the Gaza Strip and end its crisis. During a press conference on the current political and humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip today, Mladenov said that the government must deal with many difficult matters, especially those concerning the staff and urgent needs. He also stressed his readiness to help … Continue reading UN envoy: This is the last chance to help Gaza

53 attacks on mosques and churches in Israel produce seven convictions

St. Stephen Church in occupied Jerusalem was vandalised on 21 September 2017 More than 50 Christian and Muslim sites in Israel and the occupied West Bank have been attacked over the last eight years, but authorities have only filed nine indictments. According to official data reported by Haaretz, 53 mosques and churches have been vandalised since 2009 (the data goes up to July 2017). Yet only nine indictments have been filed, and only seven convictions handed down. 45 of the cases have been closed, with just eight still under investigation. The statistics from Israel’s Public Security Ministry shows that 11 investigations … Continue reading 53 attacks on mosques and churches in Israel produce seven convictions

Israeli forces dig up Muslim graves in Jerusalem

Israeli forces dug up Muslim graves in Maman Allah cemetery west of Occupied Jerusalem for establishing settlement projects aimed at Judaizing and changing the status quo in the holy city. Mustafa Abu Zahra, Chairman of the Committee for the Care of Islamic Cemeteries in Jerusalem, said that a huge grave including 8 skulls and large skeletons, that belong to Muslims who were buried in the cemetery for hundreds of years, were dug up as a result of the excavations. He told Quds Press that Israeli settlement projects have ate 70 per cent of the graveyard’s area which was estimated at … Continue reading Israeli forces dig up Muslim graves in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities to demolish 4 buildings north of Jerusalem

Israeli authorities on Monday raided a number of Palestinian residential buildings in al-Matar neighborhood to the north of Occupied Jerusalem and took their measurements in preparation for their demolition. Mayor of Kafr ‘Aqab, Emad Awad, told Quds Press that the Israeli authorities in the morning hours broke into the four buildings intended to be demolished for the construction of a new settlement road and took their measurements. The Jerusalemite activist Raed Hamdan said that the residents of the threatened buildings were assaulted during the raid. According to Hamdan, one of the four buildings is uninhabited while the three others are … Continue reading Israeli authorities to demolish 4 buildings north of Jerusalem

Israeli court sentences Palestinian prisoner to life

Israeli military court of Ofer imposed a life sentence against the Palestinian detainee, Amjad al-Najjar, 37 from Silwad town east of Occupied Jerusalem, after convicting him of allegedly killing a Jewish settler in an anti-occupation shooting attack in June 2015. The ruling against captive Najjar also stipulated the payment of a fine estimated at 350,000 shekels. His wife and two children were denied the right to attend the court hearing. (Source / 25.09.2017) Continue reading Israeli court sentences Palestinian prisoner to life

Israeli army destroys car wash west of Salfit

Israeli occupation forces Monday destroyed a Palestinian car wash in the town of Deir Ballout, to the west of Salfit city in the central West Bank. Local sources said that Israeli soldiers forced Palestinians to shut down their stores located along the road that leads to the village of Kufr al-Dik, before proceeding to destroy the car wash. The demolition, which was done at the pretext of lacking construction permission, also included leveling of olive trees as well as an adjacent land. (Source / 25.09.2017) Continue reading Israeli army destroys car wash west of Salfit