Hamas: Abbas statement national crime, waiver of Palestinian right

Hamas Movement on Sunday lashed out at Palestinian Authority president Mamoud Abbas for ignoring the Palestinian people’s right in historical Palestine. Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said, in a press release, that his Movement viewed with utmost concern Abbas’s statement that asked for 22% of historical Palestine for the Palestinians and gave up the rest to Israel, describing it as a “national crime”. Nobody, regardless of his position, has the right to abandon one inch of the Palestinian land, he highlighted. (Source / 27.03.2017) Continue reading Hamas: Abbas statement national crime, waiver of Palestinian right

Hamas: Lieberman’s statements prove Israel’s terrorist nature

Spokesman for Hamas Movement Sami Abu Zuhri said Monday that Israel’s Army Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s recent threats to assassinate senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyyah prove his government’s “terrorist nature”. Abu Zuhri called in his Twitter account on all the free people around the world to unite their efforts in the face of “Israeli terrorism” and in support of the Palestinian people. Earlier on Sunday, Lieberman renewed his earlier threats to assassinate Haniyyah before he leaves office. In a live chat, Lieberman was asked about his promise before he was appointed Army Minister to eliminate senior Hamas leader Ismail Haneyyah. “It … Continue reading Hamas: Lieberman’s statements prove Israel’s terrorist nature

Youth kidnapped by Israeli army over alleged anti-occupation stabbing

A Palestinian youth was kidnapped by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at noontime Monday near Hawara checkpoint, south of Nablus, on allegations of an attempted anti-occupation stabbing. The Israeli army spokesman said a Palestinian youth was arrested after he attempted to stab Israeli soldiers. Reporting from the scene, eyewitnesses told the PIC that the young man was walking near the checkpoint while an Israeli woman suddenly fled the scene. A group of soldiers deployed in the area nabbed the young man. A snapshot circulated by Hebrew-speaking news outlets showed a sharp object thrown on the ground and purported that it … Continue reading Youth kidnapped by Israeli army over alleged anti-occupation stabbing

IOF breaks into Palestinian cartoonist’s house in Ramallah

The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Monday forced their way into the house of the Palestinian cartoonist Osama Nazal in western Ramallah and confiscated all his drawings. Nazal, from Kafer Naama village west of Ramallah, affirmed that IOF soldiers violently stormed his family house at 4 am and destroyed his atelier before confiscating his drawings for unknown reasons. (Source / 27.03.2017) Continue reading IOF breaks into Palestinian cartoonist’s house in Ramallah

Libya to pay $300m in medical debts to Jordan

Image of destroyed buildings and vehicles due to the ongoing violence in Libya Libya has been told it owes Jordanian hospitals approximately $300 million in unpaid debts for treating its citizens. During a visit by a Libyan delegation last week, the Jordan’s Private Hospitals Association informed the group of the debts which the delegation agreed to pay. A committee tasked with settling the issue of the Libyan medical debts along with staff from the Libyan embassy in Amman met with representatives from the country’s hospitals and agreed to settle the bill, a statement said. Read: Haftar’s forces claim victory in battles in east … Continue reading Libya to pay $300m in medical debts to Jordan

Calls for Abbas to mediate in release of 13 Palestinian refugees in Thailand

The Working Group for Palestinian Syrians revealed today that dozens of Palestinians and Syrians jailed in Thailand live in extremely poor conditions Image of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on February 27, 2017 Some 13 Palestinians detained in Thailand asked President Mahmoud Abbas to mediate to secure their release. The Working Group for Palestinian Syrians revealed today that dozens of Palestinians and Syrians jailed in Thailand live in extremely poor conditions. The detainees are held in immigration detention centres (IDC) that house refugees or residents whose visas or residency permits have expired. “The IDC prison has the worst service facilities. Food … Continue reading Calls for Abbas to mediate in release of 13 Palestinian refugees in Thailand

Tension following Israeli stone-theft at 3rd holiest site in Islam

Tension has been running high at holy al-Aqsa Mosque on Monday after Muslim guards uncovered a stone-theft attempt by an Israeli archaeologist. A PIC news correspondent said Israeli cops cordoned off the plazas of al-Aqsa Mosque and kidnapped two Muslim guards—Salman Abu Mayala and Luay Abu al-Saad. Both detainees were dragged to an Israeli detention center in the Old City of Occupied Jerusalem. Director of al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani, was aggressively shoved by the Israeli forces as he attempted to prevent the occupation cops from arresting al-Aqsa staff members. Meanwhile, the peaceful Muslim worshipers kept chanting “Allah is the … Continue reading Tension following Israeli stone-theft at 3rd holiest site in Islam