Archive | March 23, 2011

EU Confirms Supporting End of Division

Date : 23/3/2011   Time : 18:53 RAMALLAH, March23, 2011 (WAFA)- The Representative of the European Union, Christian Berger, confirmed on Wednesday the European Union’s stance supporting President Mahmud Abbas’s initiatives to end the Palestinian division and visit Gaza. This came during a meeting between Berger and  the Deputy Minister of Justice, Khalil Rifai, to prepare for […]

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Mahmoud Abbas: “The issue of recognizing Palestine will be brought up in September”

Mar 23, 2011 17:34 Moscow Time Photo: EPA President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas is visiting Russia. He held talks with President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday and will continue his visit with a trip to the republic of Bashkortostan. In an exclusive interview for the Voice of Russia, Mr. Abbas looked at prospects […]

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Massive explosion rocks al-Quds

PressTV –  Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:24PM Israeli paramedics and emergency services rush to the scene of a blast near al-Quds’ central bus station on March 23, 2011. A massive explosion has rocked central al-Quds (Jerusalem), killing one woman and leaving at least 30 people injured, with some in critical condition, Israeli media reports say. […]

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Explosion Hits Jerusalem Bus Stop; 1 Dead, 31 Injured

PNN – Palestine News Network  | 23.03.11 – 15:44 Jerusalem – PNN – An explosion was reported at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday opposite the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem, killing one Israeli and injuring 31 others, four critically.   The scene of the explosion in Jerusalem (Israeli Channel 10 News). Israeli public radio confirmed the death of […]

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Bombing in Jerusalem, civilians killed in Gaza, rockets on Israeli south

  Wednesday, March 23 2011|+972blog LIVEBLOG: Is the relative calm of recent months over? 31 people were hurt when a bomb exploded near the Jerusalem Convention Center. In Gaza, Israeli attacks in recent days claimed the life of several Palestinians, while dozens rockets were launched at southern Israeli towns. 17:41 One of the passers-by struck by […]

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Settler suicide prompts checkpoint closures

March 23, 2011 NABLUS (Ma’an) — The suicide of a settler in the northern West Bank saw Israeli forces close down several checkpoints, implement intensive checks and road closures, during the initial stages of investigation into the death. Israeli media reported that a dead body was found in a settlement, while Palestinian sources said unidentified […]

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Erekat reasserts that Hamas is a legitimate Palestinian national movement

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 15:00 Dr. Saeb Erekat of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation has rejected the Israeli Prime Minister’s demand for the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah to choose between Israel or Hamas. The ex-Chief Negotiator of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation has rejected the Israeli Prime Minister’s demand for the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah to choose […]

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Youths Threaten Self-Immolation for National Unity

23.03.11 – 16:46| PNN – Palestine News Network Bethlehem – PNN Exclusive – Today two Palestinian youth from the March 15 Youth Coalition threatened to set themselves on fire if Palestinians do not achieve national unity. This afternoon at the Mosque of Omar, across from Manger Square, two members of the March 15 Youth Coalition […]

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BILLS AND BOMBS AGAINST PALESTINE (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

Posted by desertpeace at PS.HADNEWS.COM on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 11:31 am. Two Bills were passed yesterday by the Israeli Knesset … First,The”Nakba bill”, proposed by Yisrael Beiteinu, requires the state to fine local authorities and other state-funded bodies for holding events marking the Palestinian Nakba Day by supporting armed resistance or racism against Israel, […]

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New Settlement Outpost in Jordan Valley, Army Threatens Arrests

PNN – Palestine News Network –  23.03.11 – 15:16 Tulkarm – PNN – At dawn on Wednesday morning a group of 25 Jewish settlers entered a group of tents in the northern Jordan valley area of Ein al-Helwa and set up a tent of their own, considered an illegal outpost. A settlement under construction (PNN […]

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Mossad snatches Gaza’s power plant boss

By Jonathan Cook, http://www.jkcook.net – 23 March 2011 Disappeared on a Ukraine train Jonathan Cook Israel admitted this week that it was behind the abduction of a Gazan engineer who went missing more than a month ago while travelling on a train in the Ukraine. Israeli officials confirmed that Dirar Abu Sisi, 42, was being […]

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Human rights group calls for international intervention to stop Israeli escalation in Gaza

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 11:45 A Palestinian human rights organisation has called for international intervention to stop Israel’s escalation of violence against the people of Gaza. Sawaseya Centre for Human Rights expressed its deep concern for increasing numbers of Israeli military operations in the besieged Gaza Strip, with frequent incursions, assassinations and night-time raids terrorising […]

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Knesset Passes Bill Prohibiting Nakba Commemoration

23.03.11 – 12:26| PNN – Palestine News Network The Israeli legislature has passed a bill that will require the state to fine local authorities or state funded bodies that commemorate the Palestinian Nakba Day. The bill has been reworked since its proposal in May 2009; originally the bill authorized a three-year prison sentence for anyone […]

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Eight killed, 35 injured in last 24 hours of Israeli aggression

23/03/2011 – 11:09 AM GAZA, (PIC)– Two resistance fighters were injured Wednesday morning after an Israeli air strike in the eastern Gaza city district of Al-Shajaa’iyya. Both men are from the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Gaza. One of the men had his lower left leg amputated with the […]

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