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Foreign ministry slams Israel’s decision to close Jerusalem’s Golden Gate

RAMALLAH, September 10, 2017 (WAFA) – The Ministry of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs condemned on Sunday the decision of the Israeli public prosecutor to shut down the Golden Gate, one of the gates of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. The ministry said Israeli authorities are gradually altering the historical status quo …

Attallah meets Interpol General Secretary in France

Bethlehem/PNN/ Major General. Hazem Atallah -Chief of Palestinian Civil Police met with Interpol General Secretary Mr Jürgen Stock on Monday 21st August 2017 at the Interpol Headquarters in Lyon, France. The Media and Public Relations Department in the Palestinian Civil Police reported in a statement that Major General Attallah briefed …

Palestine FM: King Abdullah visit very important, comes in critical time

PNN/ Ramallah/ The Palestinian minister of Foreign Affairs, Riad Al-Malki on Monday said that the visit of King of Jordan Abdullah II is very important because it comes at a critical time. Al-Malki said that a joint assessment of the events was made, regarding the direct Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa …

PA to deliver referral on the Israeli settlements file to the ICC

RAMALLAH, July 30, 2017 (WAFA) – Minister of Foreign affairs Riyad al-Malki Sunday announced that Fatou Bensouda, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor will receive in the upcoming days a referral on the Israeli settlements’ file to the ICC. Al-Malki told Voice of Palestine that the Palestinian side is awaiting …

Abbas Will Put Aside Settlement Halt for Peace Talks, Aide Says

U.S. President Donald Trump says he can broker the Mideast peace agreement his predecessors failed to secure, using negotiating skills he developed as a New York real-estate mogul. Since taking office in January he has hosted Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House and last month …

Governor of PMA takes part in annual meetings of International Monetary Fund and World Bank, Washington

PNN/ Washington/ The Governor of PMA, H.E. Mr. Azzam Shawwa, attended the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) held in Washington, D.C., accompanied by a high-level delegation from the PMA and the Financial Follow-Up Unit.In a session also attended by governors from Arab MENA …

Trump, Abbas vow to prove skeptics wrong on reaching peace deal

WASHINGTON — Defying expectations when Donald Trump came into office that his administration would tilt heavily to the Israeli side, Trump hosted Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for an upbeat visit at the White House on May 3 and declared that he did not think it would be too hard to get …

UK refuses to apologize for Balfour Declaration, Palestinians threaten to sue

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Palestinian ambassador to the UK said on Tuesday that the UK would not apologize for the Balfour Declaration, which contributed to the establishment of an Israeli state, as the 100th commemoration of the signing of the document is marked this year. Palestinian Ambassador Manuel Hassassian conveyed …

UN commission approves draft resolution on Palestinian women

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women approved a draft resolution on Saturday regarding the status of Palestinian women, including strengthening economic and social policies to enhance the situation of women in the occupied territory, while strongly condemning Israel’s human rights violations in the Palestinian …

Algeria contributes $26.4m to Palestine’s budget

CAIRO, March 23, 2017 (WAFA) – Algeria handed the general secretariat of the Arab League a check for $26.4 million, the first installment from its annual financial contribution toward the Palestinian budget, according to a statement by Algeria’s Arab League representative. It said the money is part of its support …