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PA signs $15m agreement with China

The Secretary General of the PA Council of Ministers, Amjad Ghanim, has signed an agreement with the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Palestine, Guo Wei, for the implementation of $15 million’s worth of projects in Palestine. After signing the agreement at the headquarters of the Secretariat General …

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US Consul General Launches campaign to attract Palestinian students to United States

JERUSALEM, October 24, 2017 (WAFA) – US Consul General Donald Blome Tuesday launched the #PalStudyUSA2018 campaign in Ramallah to encourage more Palestinian students to study in the United States, said a press release issued by the U.S. Consulate General’s Press Office in Jerusalem. The campaign will include social media outreach …

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Meet the generation of Palestinian division

Back in June 2007, Palestinian Ihab Abu Armanah, 18, was taking his national high school exams, the “tawjihi,” at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip amid an exchange of fire between Hamas and Fatah gunmen. On June 14, 2007, Hamas took over Gaza, and the geographical division turned into …

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Al-Aqsa school distributes textbooks outside campus after police ban

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Students of the Al-Aqsa Sharia School for Girls gathered outside of their campus on Wednesday to collect their textbooks, after Israeli police prevented the books from being delivered directly to the school, located inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. Head of the …

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More than 72,000 Palestinian students begin final high school exams

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Some 72,015 Palestinian students in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip started final high school exams on Saturday, known in Arabic as the “Tawjihi.” The Tawjihi certificate is equivalent to a high school completion certificate, and is required for students who wish to pursue higher …

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Palestinian teachers seize golden opportunity in Kuwait

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education on March 22 began considering over a thousand applications from Palestinian teachers seeking to work in Kuwait. According to Muhannad Abu Shama, the ministry’s director of staff affairs, 1,173 Palestinians working in the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) affiliated areas submitted applications. …

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Ministry of Education warns UNRWA against making any changes to curriculum

RAMALLAH, March 25, 2017 (WAFA) – The Ministry of Education Saturday sent a stern warning to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) against introducing any changes to the Palestinian school curriculum. UNRWA, which is in charge of Palestinian refugee camps in several host countries in …

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Israeli forces raid Birzeit twice, detain Palestinian student

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) – Israeli forces raided the central occupied West Bank town of Birzeit twice on Saturday and detained a Palestinian university student from his home, local sources told Ma’an. Witnesses said that when Israeli forces first raided the town, troops escorted a handcuffed and blindfolded Palestinian youth from a …

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ADWAR finish its training program for Bedouin women protection committee to activate 1325 resolution in Area C

Hebron/PNN/ On Saturday, 19/11/2016, at Um AlKhair Bedouin Community East of Yatta ADWAR finished the first level the training program”Roles for Social Change Association ”   activities within the project “Bedouin women protection committee to activate 1325 resolution in Area C” in partnership with United Nations entity for Gender equality …

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UNRWA employees union announces series of strikes in occupied Palestinian territory

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The union for local employees of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced on Tuesday that a series of protests would take place in the occupied Palestinian territory after talks with UNRWA reached an impasse.A joint committee representing the unions of …

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