Tag: Palestine

  • Japan pledges $5.4m to help Palestinians

    Japan pledges $5.4m to help Palestinians

    Japan has announced plans to provide $5.4 million in emergency assistance to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), amid growing concerns about the agency’s financial crisis. Japan has long been considered a valued donor to UNRWA. Since 1973, Japan has been a member of the UNRWA Advisory Commission, which advises […]

  • Palestinian factions, except Fatah, urge reconciliation

    Palestinian factions, except Fatah, urge reconciliation

    Several Palestinian political factions on Tuesday called for the speedy implementation of past reconciliation agreements between Fatah and Hamas, the most recent of which was inked last October in Cairo. The appeal was made in a joint statement signed by Hamas (which governs the Gaza Strip); Islamic Jihad; the Popular Front for the Liberation of […]

  • Saudi Arabia offers PA $80m in aid

    Saudi Arabia offers PA $80m in aid

    The Palestinian Authority thanked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for providing $80 million to support its budget. The presidency said that the support offered by Saudi reflects the solid ties between the two governments and the close relationship between the two countries’ leaders; President Mahmoud Abbas and King Salman Bin Abdulaziz. The PA expressed its […]

  • Fatah official: We have to respect Hamas, not dismantle it

    Fatah official: We have to respect Hamas, not dismantle it

    The Palestinian Authority will do everything it can to undermine the Egypt-backed reconciliation agreement for Palestinian factions because the deal would mean elections would have to be held and these would undermine President Mahmoud Abbas’ power, a senior Fatah official has said. In an interview with an Egyptian newspaper, Ayman Al-Reqib said Fatah should respect […]

  • Hamas accepts Egyptian Paper for Palestinian reconciliation: Haniyeh to Egypt Intelligence Chief Kamel

    Hamas accepts Egyptian Paper for Palestinian reconciliation: Haniyeh to Egypt Intelligence Chief Kamel

    The Head of the Political Bureau of the Palestinian Hamas movement Ismail Haniyeh told Egypt’s Intelligence Chief Abbas Kamel in a phone call on Thursday that the group accepts an Egyptian proposal for reconciliation between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, according to a statement issued by Hamas. The Egyptian Paper was presented to the Palestinian […]

  • Sudan will spare no effort to support Palestinian unity

    Sudan will spare no effort to support Palestinian unity

    Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir stressed on Sunday that his country will spare no effort to support Palestinian unity, Anadolu has reported. He made his promise in a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. “We are strongly persuaded about the importance of Palestinian unity,” explained Al-Bashir, “as any division weakens the Palestinian issue and wastes […]

  • Palestinians are united for Gaza and against Abbas

    Palestinians are united for Gaza and against Abbas

    The Great March of Return protests have catapulted the legitimacy of the Palestinian right of return to their land back into public prominence. They have also been instrumental in harnessing international scrutiny as Gaza’s humanitarian catastrophe is exposed, alongside the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority’s premeditated actions to inflict as much collective punishment as possible upon Palestinians […]

  • Egyptian, Jordanian and Palestinian officials stress rejection of Israeli actions against Palestinians

    Egyptian, Jordanian and Palestinian officials stress rejection of Israeli actions against Palestinians

    A consultative meeting of Egyptian, Jordanian and Palestinian diplomats held in Cairo on Thursday stressed its rejection of Israeli actions against unarmed Palestinians in recent weeks. The meeting was attended by the foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan and the Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), as well as the […]

  • Palestinian President Abbas leaves hospital after 8-day stay

    Palestinian President Abbas leaves hospital after 8-day stay

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was released from hospital on Monday after an eight-day stay and treatment for what officials said was a lung infection. “Thank God I am leaving the hospital in good health and I will return to work tomorrow,” the 82-year-old leader, dressed in a suit and smiling, told reporters before walking out […]

  • King Mohammed VI Orders FAR to Deploy Field Hospital to Gaza

    King Mohammed VI Orders FAR to Deploy Field Hospital to Gaza

    King Mohammed VI has instructed a Royal Armed Forces medical-surgical unit to deploy to Gaza and set up a field hospital. According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sunday evening, the royal order aims to treat the civilians wounded in the recent violence in the Gaza strip, when 62 […]