Friday , 24 March 2017

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EU, Spain donate 21 million euros to support Palestinian families in need

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The European Union (EU) and Spain announced in a statement on Saturday that they would be providing €21 million to “support families in need” in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip. The contribution will be made to the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) payment of social allowances …

Israeli police reportedly assault Palestinians during traffic stop

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces reportedly assaulted and detained four Jerusalemite Palestinians on Wednesday morning as they were headed to work, the Palestinians told Ma’an.The four Palestinians — Mahmoud and Muhammad al-Masri from the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amoud, and Bahaa and Alaa Amro from the neighborhood of …

Third Annual Report of Complaints at Government Institutions: 2015

Foreword of the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers   The Directorate General of Complaints at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers was established based on the government’s determination to promote transparency and accountability in the Palestinian society. It also works towards encouraging citizens to play an …

Israeli forces raid Birzeit University, cause damage to buildings

RAMALLAH, December 14, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli forces raided early Wednesday the campus of Birzeit University, north of Ramallah, and caused damage to several buildings, according to a university statement. It said a large force stormed the campus, held the security guards and proceeded to raid several buildings leaving a …

Abbas comes out of Fatah congress stronger than ever

  RAMALLAH, West Bank — With a standing ovation, Fatah’s seventh congress, which was held Nov. 29, re-elected President Mahmoud Abbas as head of the Fatah movement for another term of five years without conducting a ballot, as the conference had already been purged of most of his opponents. The …

Palestine prepares for 2017 general census

  Photo of Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics presenting on March 22, 2011. Credit: PCBS Facebook page RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) will conduct an electronic population, housing and establishment census in 2017, across the 1967 Palestinian occupied territories, East Jerusalem and the Gaza …