Hamas leader: We will never surrender against Israeli occupation

GAZA, PALESTINOW.COM — Member of Hamas’s political bureau Mahmoud al-Zahhar has affirmed that the Movement would not renounce its armed struggle against the Israeli occupation and would never fight a battle outside Palestine’s borders. In a speech during the general conference of the Islamic Bloc in Gaza City on Wednesday, Zahhar said that Hamas would never surrender and would continue to resist the occupation until its removal from Palestine. He stressed that Palestine is not Gaza or the West Bank alone, adding that Palestine extends from the Lebanese-Syrian borders to the Egyptian borders and from the (Mediterranean) sea to the (Jordan) … Continue reading Hamas leader: We will never surrender against Israeli occupation

Palestinian MP put behind Israeli prison bars without trial

The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) on Wednesday sentenced a Palestinian MP and other detainees to administrative prison-terms, with neither charge nor trial. According to the prisoners media office, the IOA issued a renewable four-month sentence against MP Anwar Zaboun, incarcerated since early March 2017. The IOA further slapped administrative terms against four Palestinian prisoners from Bethlehem. Ghassan Hirmas, Khaled Dhweib, and Hassan Wardian were all sentenced to a four-month term while the fourth detainee, Mahmoud Ayad, received a six-month sentence. (Source / 23.03.2017) Continue reading Palestinian MP put behind Israeli prison bars without trial

Hebron schoolgirls denied entry to Jerusalem despite having permits

HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli forces prevented Palestinian students from the Umm Salma primary school for girls in the village of Yatta, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, from entering Jerusalem for a school visit on Thursday, despite them having Israeli permits, locals told Ma’an. The director of education in Yatta, Khalid Abu Sharar, condemned the move, saying it was part of Israel’s “vicious campaign against Palestinian students and education, aiming to separate Palestinian students from the holy city.” Head of public relations for education in Yatta Jibril al-Bababsa also condemned the move, noting that the students were all 12-year-old … Continue reading Hebron schoolgirls denied entry to Jerusalem despite having permits

14-year-old child among several Palestinians kidnapped in IOF sweep

Several Palestinians, including a 14-year-old minor, were kidnapped by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at predawn Thursday in mass abduction sweeps launched across the West Bank and Jerusalem. The IOF kidnapped seven Palestinians from the northern West Bank province of Qalqilya. A PIC news correspondent said the IOF rolled into Qalqilya city in over 20 military jeeps and attacked the Palestinian protesters with spates of teargas canisters, resulting in several suffocation cases. The assault triggered violent clashes with Palestinian anti-occupation youth. The list of arrestees included ex-prisoner Tahseen al-Adl, who was kidnapped by the IOF from his own family home. … Continue reading 14-year-old child among several Palestinians kidnapped in IOF sweep

Morocco MP: Algeria is disintegrating

Image of Ilyas El Omari Morocco relies on the collapse of power in Algeria, according to the head of the Moroccan Party of Authenticity and Modernity (PAM) that is closely affiliated to the royal palace of King Mohammed VI. “The Algerian regime is on the verge of disintegration,” Ilyas El Omari, also the governor of the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceïma region, said in an interview with the Spanish-language Atalayar newspaper published yesterday. For El Omari, “what happens in [the region of] Guerguerate is directly linked to the internal crisis in Algeria” which “is experiencing a serious institutional, economic and social crisis.” Read: Tensions between … Continue reading Morocco MP: Algeria is disintegrating

Netanyahu will not freeze settlements in occupied Jerusalem

Image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on 11 February 2017 [Facebook] Benjamin Netanyahu has said that his government will not freeze settlements in occupied Jerusalem, Israeli media reported on Wednesday.  He said, The issue of halting building projects in the Israeli neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem is not part of the [current] negotiations with the US administration Netanyahu made his comments during his tour to China, where he told journalists on Tuesday that talks between the Israelis and the Americans about settlements started the day before. However, he noted, they ended without “any breakthrough or progress,” although they will resume … Continue reading Netanyahu will not freeze settlements in occupied Jerusalem

IOF kidnaps MP Ibrahim Dahbour near Jenin

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Wednesday evening  kidnapped Palestinian lawmaker Ibrahim Dahbour, from Hamas, at a roadblock near Arraba town, southwest of Jenin city in the West Bank. Rahma Dahbour, the lawmaker’s daughter, told Quds Press that Israeli soldiers rounded up her father at a makeshift checkpoint on a road near Arraba and confiscated the car he was driving. Two other Hamas-affiliated lawmakers had been kidnapped from their homes earlier during the current month. On March 9, Israeli soldiers stormed at dawn the house of MP Samira Halayka in Ash-Shuyukh town, northeast of al-Khalil province, and took her prisoner. … Continue reading IOF kidnaps MP Ibrahim Dahbour near Jenin