Erekat condemns Israel for holding cabinet meeting under Al Aqsa Mosque

RAMALLAH, May 28, 2017 (WAFA) – Palestine Liberation Organization Secretary General Saeb Erekat Sunday condemned the Israeli government for holding the weekly cabinet meeting under the Al Aqsa Mosque and approving several illegal procedures. “The [Israeli] occupation’s government decided as the month of Ramadan started and coinciding with the 50 anniversary of the military occupation of Palestine, to send a message to our people and the international community and that is to continue to violate the international law. Israel is confident that it will not pay the price for undermining international resolutions.” He said some countries have even encouraged Israel … Continue reading Erekat condemns Israel for holding cabinet meeting under Al Aqsa Mosque

New statement from Ahmad Sa’adat: Prisoners’ strike a collective victory

The Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat has released a new statement from imprisoned Palestinian leader Ahmad Sa’adat, the General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, on the suspension of the Strike of Freedom and Dignity. The statement is republished below:  Statement by the General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Ahmad Sa’adat The prisoners have made a new epic from their will and determination and have proven that their rights must be taken and not pleaded for To the masses of the Palestinian people, the Arab nation, and the forces of freedom … Continue reading New statement from Ahmad Sa’adat: Prisoners’ strike a collective victory

Palestinian Foreign Affairs Ministry congratulates hunger-striking prisoners

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs congratulated Palestinian prisoners on Sunday after Palestinian leadership said that a mass 40-day hunger strike succeeded in achieving the majority of its stated demands.The ministry joined other officials from the Palestinian Authority, the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the Fatah movement, and the Hamas movement, by lauding the outcome of the hunger strike as an important victory.“The prisoners’ decision to go on an open-ended hunger strike was not easy, as they were well aware that they would be facing an unfair occupation that refuses to acknowledge them as prisoners of war or political detainees, and … Continue reading Palestinian Foreign Affairs Ministry congratulates hunger-striking prisoners

Khalil: We responded to PA’s conditions and received no response

Deputy Director of the Gaza Energy Authority, Fathi Sheikh Khalil, said on Sunday that his Authority has responded to all conditions and remarks set by the Palestinian Authority (PA) to agree to solve the electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip but received no response so far. Sheikh Khalil said in a press conference that the PA demands include increasing the electricity tax collection, using the funds collected to contribute to the cost of the electricity provided to the Gaza Strip, and appointing neutral parties to oversee the work of the Electricity Distribution Company and participate in managing the electricity sector in … Continue reading Khalil: We responded to PA’s conditions and received no response

Israeli army claims arresting Palestinian cell in Tulkarem

Hebrew media sources said on Sunday that the Israeli army arrested 6 Palestinians who allegedly carried out a shooting attack at Jbara checkpoint to the south of Tulkarm a month ago. Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported that 3 members of the Palestinian Authority services and an ex-prisoner, who was freed in the Wafa al-Ahrar prisoner exchange deal, are among the detainees. The Israeli army claimed that the 6 detainees carried out a shooting attack against an Israeli military force near Jbara checkpoint on 29th April 2017 and previously carried out 7 operations and attempted two others. (Source / 28.05.2017) Continue reading Israeli army claims arresting Palestinian cell in Tulkarem

Gaza children hospital sounds distress signals over medicine crisis

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the blockaded Gaza Strip warned of an acute shortage in medicines at Abdul Aziz al-Rantisi Children’s Hospital. Speaking during a press conference at the hospital, Dr. Mohamed Abu Suleiman said the health status of a number of hospitalized children has taken a turn for the worse due to the power crisis and shortage in medicines and chemical doses. According to Dr. Abu Suleiman, the health of 48 children undergoing weekly kidney dialysis is deteriorating as the hospital has run out of medicines to treat seizures and hormone disturbances. Several cases diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, neurological … Continue reading Gaza children hospital sounds distress signals over medicine crisis

Coalition Condemns Terrorist Attack Claiming Lives of Innocent Civilians in Egypt

The Syrian Coalition condemned the terrorist attack which targeted civilians in the Minya governorate in Egypt as it stressed it stands in full solidarity with the families of the victims. In a press release issued on Friday, the Syrian Coalition condemned the “cowardly terrorist attack” which targeted a convoy carrying Egyptian civilians on their way to a monastery in the city of Minya in Upper Egypt on Friday morning. “On behalf of the Syrian people, the Coalition extends sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, stressing it stands in full solidarity with our brothers in Egypt.” “The Coalition … Continue reading Coalition Condemns Terrorist Attack Claiming Lives of Innocent Civilians in Egypt