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2008-10-25 15:00:06

The Palestinian Authority has sent police reinforcements to the West Bank city of Hebron to counter the influence of Hamas militants, Israeli officials say. The unnamed officials told the BBC they approved a request by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to deploy 500 police officers in Hebron, where several hundred Jewish settlers living amid 150,000 Palestinian Arabs has caused the city to become a flash point between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. Hamas, which gained control of...

2008-10-04 06:00:10

Text of report by independent, non-governmental Palestinian Ma'an News Agency website ["Liberation Party Announces Launching Media Office in Palestine, Determines Stance on Hamas-Fatah Quarrel Over Presidency" - Ma'an headline] Qalqilya, 2 Oct (Ma'an) - In a new move, the Liberation Party in Palestine has distributed a statement issued by its new media office bearing the number 1, congratulating Muslims, in Palestine in particular and the Muslim world in general, on the Id al-Fitr. It...

2008-09-25 06:00:21

Pro-Hamas Palestinian Information Centre [PIC] website at 0756 gmt on 24 September carries a report saying: "Al-Aqsa Space Channel has exposed a major scandal that was aired by Palestine space channel, the mouthpiece of the authority in Al-Muqata'ah, when it screened clips of people being tortured and thrown from the rooftop of a building, saying that all this took place in Gaza while in reality they were old clips of incidents that had taken place in Iraq." The report cites Samir...

2008-09-21 09:00:22

Text of report by Qatari government-funded aljazeera.net website on 18 September ["Full text" of interview with Controller General of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan, Hammam Sa'id; place, date not given: "Hammam Sa'id: We are Not Neutral in the Fight Against Corruption in Jordan."] The Controller General of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan, Hammam Sa'id, said that the Brotherhood does not take a neutral stand in the battle against corruption in Jordan, and called for taking to task a...

2008-09-19 06:00:23

Text of report in English by official Jordanian news agency Petra- JNA website Amman, 18 September: Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Nasir Judah underlined on Thursday [18 September] the establishment of a viable and independent Palestinian state on Palestinian soil and finding a just solution to the Palestinian refugees based on international legitimacy, particularly the UN General Assembly Resolution 194 which stipulates the right of return and compensation...

2008-09-01 06:00:16

Text of press release in English by Paris-based Arab Press Network on 28 August The past year has been a trying one for journalism in Palestine, with the Palestinian Centre for Development and Media Freedoms (Mada) reporting 22 press freedom violations occurring in July 2008 alone. Mada coordinator Mousa Rimawi shared with APN details of the grim situation of journalism in Palestine and why it is difficult to be optimistic in the midst of the ongoing political violence. Mada was...

2008-08-27 06:00:21

By Ethan Bronner Peace Now, the Israeli advocacy group, said in a report issued Tuesday that in the past year Israel had nearly doubled its settlement construction in the occupied West Bank, in violation of its obligations under a U.S.-backed peace plan. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in Jerusalem on a short visit to help Israeli and Palestinian leaders in their negotiations, said, when asked about the report, that she had told Israeli officials that such building did not advance...

2008-08-26 12:00:43

By Isabel Kershner Israel on Monday released 198 Palestinian prisoners in a move intended to bolster President Mahmoud Abbas, hours before Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in the region to try to nudge forward halting Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. Before embarking on two days of talks with top Israeli and Palestinian officials, Rice said on her plane to Tel Aviv that there was a "lot of work ahead" if the sides hoped to reach their goal of a peace agreement by the end of...

2008-08-25 15:00:27

Today's edition of "With the Event" is hosted by Fu'ad al-Kharsa and the topic is about US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's visit to "occupied Palestine" and the position of Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas as Palestinian factions make yet another attempt to resume dialogue in Cairo and as Israel releases 199 Palestinian prisoners. The studio guest is Ali Faysal, member of the Political Bureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation, who criticizes the partial agreement reached...

2008-08-21 09:01:14

Text of report by pro-Hamas Palestinian Information Centre website on 21 August [Unattributed report: "Haniyah Asks Red Cross To Work on Lifting Siege on Gaza"] GAZA, (PIC) - Isma'il Haniyah, the premier of the PNA caretaker government, called Wednesday [20 August] on the Red Cross delegation to work on lifting the unjust siege on the Gaza Strip and to intervene to facilitate the travel of patients for medical treatment outside the Strip. During his meeting with the delegation headed...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.