Exclusive – Winners and Losers from the Egypt-Israel Gas Deal

The Egypt-Israel gas deal has sparked optimism in Cairo, concern in Ankara and Doha Over the past week, the debate has raged at research and economic centers over the news that Egypt signed a deal to import gas from Israel. Speculation has arisen over the goal of this agreement after Egypt had effectively started producing gas from the Zohr field, the largest in the Mediterranean. The Israeli energy group Delek said on Monday agreements have been signed between Delek and its associate Noble Energy of the United States to supply 64 billion cubic meters (2.26 trillion cubic feet) of gas … Continue reading Exclusive – Winners and Losers from the Egypt-Israel Gas Deal

Rural Damascus Provincial Council Sends Letter to Turkish President Urging a Halt to Onslaught on Eastern Ghouta

The humanitarian tragedy in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta continues to worsen as bombardment on populated areas by the Assad regime and its allies continues unabated. The UN Security Council on Friday failed once again to take action to put an end to the carnage in the besieged Damascus suburb. Rural Damascus Provincial Council, which is part of the Syrian Interim Government’s Ministry of Local Administration, sent a letter to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan via the Syrian Coalition calling for urgent action to protect women and children in eastern Ghouta and prevent a ground assault by Assad … Continue reading Rural Damascus Provincial Council Sends Letter to Turkish President Urging a Halt to Onslaught on Eastern Ghouta

Abbas Downplays Health Concerns after Medical Checks in US

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas speaks at the United Nations Security Council on February 20, 2018 in New York Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas appeared on local television Friday to downplay concerns over his health, saying the results of his medical checks at a hospital in the United States were “positive.” In an interview with Palestine TV while in the US, 82-year-old Abbas rejected reports he had been rushed to hospital during his visit. “It was a suitable opportunity to be here to conduct some medical tests, and these tests have been conducted and now we left,” he said after leaving hospital. … Continue reading Abbas Downplays Health Concerns after Medical Checks in US

BREAKING: Gaza declares state of emergency

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (12:00 A.M)- Gaza officials have just declared a state of emergency as the economy reaches the brink of complete collapse. Residents of the Gaza Strip now face the unprecedented consequences of Israel’s – eleven year – ongoing Seige. Despite the fact that the Israeli state is obliged by international law, to maintain a sound liveable condition for the residents it besieges, it has acted to purposefully strangle the civilian population of Gaza. The Mayor of Gaza, Nizar Hejazi, said at a news conference; “Much of the financial aid has been cut, which has halted basic services linked to … Continue reading BREAKING: Gaza declares state of emergency

Press release: Moving US embassy to Jerusalem is intended negligence of Palestinian rights

Press Release On the issue of the US announcement to open its embassy in Jerusalem on May, Hamas Spokesman Abdul-Latif al-Qanou stated the following: The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas considers moving the US embassy to Jerusalem on the anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba –the time when the Palestinians were forced out of their homes – an intended negligence of our people and a new aggression on their rights and their holy sites. This is a clear provocation of the feelings of the Islamic and Arab nations. Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem is a violation of the international law … Continue reading Press release: Moving US embassy to Jerusalem is intended negligence of Palestinian rights

Soldiers Shoot Child With Gas Bomb In The Head Near Ramallah

23 FEB 7:40 AM Israeli soldiers shot, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian child with a gas bomb in his head, in Deir Nitham village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Medical sources said the child, identified as Saleh Mahmoud Tamimi, only 10 years of age, and added that he was shot with a gas bomb in his head. They added that the soldiers invaded the town and fired dozens of gas bombs at homes at homes in the town, after the army assaulted dozens of protesters. The child suffered moderate wounds, and was rushed to the Istishari Hospital, … Continue reading Soldiers Shoot Child With Gas Bomb In The Head Near Ramallah

US plans May opening for embassy in Jerusalem

President Donald Trump gives his first State of the Union address to Congress and the country in Washington, United States on January 30, 2018 The US plans to open its embassy in Jerusalem in May, the State Department said on Friday. This will coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe) and the creation of the state of Israel in Palestine. “We are excited about taking this historic step, and look forward with anticipation to the May opening,” said State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert. “The embassy will be gradually expanded in existing consular facilities in the Arnona neighbourhood, … Continue reading US plans May opening for embassy in Jerusalem