Archive for the ‘Palestina’ Category

UN Secretary-General hopes Karzai visit to Pakistan will be positive for both countries

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Comments Off

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefed Afghan President Hamid Karzai on his trip to Pakistan, hoping the visit would yield positive aftermath for the two nations.

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Rusia „stabilizează”, Voronin şantajează şi UE oftează

Friday, June 26, 2009 Comments Off

„FMI pleacă a doua oară ca o soţie infidelă de la bărbat. Ei cred că noi o să întindem picioarele…?” (Preşedintele Vladimir Voronin, 24 iunie 2009) Acum vreo lună ne întrebam, la această rubrică, în ce monedă se va face „stabilizarea” RM: „euro” sau „rublă”? Evenimentele recente ne-au confirmat presupunerile – Moscova a fost mai […]

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Gaza children traumatized after Israeli offensive

Monday, February 9, 2009 Comments Off

JABALYA CAMP, Gaza Strip  - Five-year-old Mohammed al-Najjar lets his mind wander as he puts crayon to paper in an effort to depict an Israeli air strike inside a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. “This is the plane and those are two missiles it fired. They hit a house and the house was damaged […]

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Leader denies reports Hamas wants PLO alternative

Monday, February 9, 2009 Comments Off

CAIRO – A Hamas leader on Sunday played down reports that his group wanted to establish a new umbrella body to replace the Palestine Liberation Organization as the sole representative of the Palestinians. Mahmoud al-Zahar told Al Jazeera television that remarks by Hamas’s leader in exile, Khaled Meshaal, that some Palestinian groups were discussing the […]

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Cairo seeks Gaza truce, prisoner deal: diplomats

Monday, February 9, 2009 Comments Off

JERUSALEM/GAZA  - An Egyptian proposal to stabilize post-war Gaza calls for an extended truce between Israel and Hamas, a prisoner exchange and the initial opening of at least two of the enclave’s border crossings, diplomats said. Ahead of an Israeli election on Tuesday, negotiations in Cairo have grown increasingly intense and complex. Western diplomats briefed […]

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Official: PGCC Divided over Gaza

Monday, February 9, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Developments in Gaza have created a wide gap among the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) member states, an official in the council’s secretariat told FNA on Sunday. “The Palestine issue has divided council’s members into two groups,” Media Affairs Official in PGCC’s secretariat Salim Al Alavi said. Reminding the gap created among the […]

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Iran Delivers Aid Cargo to Gazans via Lebanon

Friday, February 6, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran delivered message of friendship and peace to the oppressed Gaza people by its humanitarian aids sent to the area via Lebanon. Iran delivered the humanitarian aids to Lebanon after it was denied entry by Egypt, Head of Iranian Red Crescent Society team to Gaza Ahmad Navab said on Thursday. Lebanon’s Red Crescent […]

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Israel seizes aid ship off Gaza

Thursday, February 5, 2009 Comments Off

JERUSALEM – The Israeli navy intercepted and boarded a freighter trying to break the blockade of Gaza on Thursday and ordered it to make for Israel’s nearest Mediterranean port, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said. “The navy boarded the vessel, stopped it and it is now bringing it to Ashdod,” Barak said in broadcast remarks. Two […]

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Hamas to respond to truce proposals Saturday: Egypt

Thursday, February 5, 2009 Comments Off

CAIRO  - The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas is expected to give Egypt its response to proposals to reach a truce with Israel Saturday, Egypt’s state-run Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported Thursday. Talks between Egyptian intelligence officials and a Hamas delegation ended Wednesday without a deal. Hamas said Israeli proposals for an agreement, carried through […]

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Israel admits its troops killed Gaza girls

Thursday, February 5, 2009 Comments Off

JERUSALEM  - Israel admitted Wednesday that one of its tanks killed three girls whose father’s cries on live television shocked viewers in the final days of the Gaza offensive, but said the action was “reasonable.” An Israeli army (IDF) investigation found that two tank shells were fired at a building housing the apartment of Izz […]

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Abbas government announces $600 million Gaza aid project

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 Comments Off

RAMALLAH, West Bank  - The government of Western-back Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Wednesday a $600 million reconstruction program for the war-battered Gaza Strip. Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, who heads Abbas’s West Bank-based government, said the program would cover all Palestinian houses destroyed or damaged during Israel’s 22-day military offensive in the Hamas-ruled enclave. […]

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Jihad Envoy: Muslims Set to Support Goals of Palestine

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Muslims are set to support goals of Palestine and the holy Quds, said Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement representative to Tehran Abu Sharif here on Monday. Speaking in a ceremony on resistance victory at Tehran University, Abu Sharif said Islamic states will never permit Israel to attack and gain victory over an Islamic country […]

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Supreme Leader Calls for Palestinians Vigilance

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 Comments Off

THERAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei urged the Palestinian people to be alert to any possibility. Praising Palestinians’ victory in the 22-day war against Israel, Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with Hamas politburo chief Khalid Meshaal on Sunday that Iran is prepared to help the oppressed people of […]

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Israeli air strike wounds 4 Palestinians in Gaza

Monday, February 2, 2009 Comments Off

GAZA  - An Israeli air strike on a car in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday wounded four militants, Palestinian medical workers said. They had earlier said that one militant had been killed in the attack. The Israeli army said it targeted gunmen who had fired two mortar bombs that landed in Israel. An Israeli […]

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Palestinian PM Praises Iran’s Role in Doha Summit

Sunday, February 1, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran Played an active role in the Doha summit which created a new beam of hope among the people of Gaza, Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said in a letter to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad put forward 7 demands during the Qatar summit […]

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Hamas Leader to Brief Iranian MPs Tuesday

Sunday, February 1, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hamas politburo chief Khalid Meshaal is due to participate in a Tuesday session of the Iranian parliament, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani announced on Sunday. Meshaal will brief the Iranian lawmakers about the latest developments in the region and Gaza Strip, Larijani added speaking to an open session of parliament. Meanwhile, he lauded Prime […]

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Iranian Aid Ship for Gaza Docks in Lebanon

Saturday, January 31, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian aid ship carrying medical supplies for Gaza arrived in Beirut after its organizers said Friday it was denied entry by Egypt. “The ship was forced to change course after Egypt denied it entry,” Ghazanfar Rokn-Abadi, spokesman for the Gaza Reconstruction Committee of Iran, said. “We waited 24 hours and then decided […]

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Israel must investigate charges of crimes in Gaza: U.S.

Friday, January 30, 2009 Comments Off

UNITED NATIONS  - Israel must investigate allegations that its army violated international law during its three-week war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, the new U.S. envoy to the United Nations said on Thursday. “We expect Israel will meet its international obligations to investigate and we also call upon all members of the international […]

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Mitchell urges Abbas role to ease Gaza blockade

Friday, January 30, 2009 Comments Off

RAMALLAH, West Bank  - U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell called on Thursday for an opening of trade crossings into the Gaza Strip with the involvement of the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. Following talks in Ramallah with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who is at odds with Gaza’s ruling Islamist movement Hamas, Mitchell told reporters: “To be […]

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Blockade thwarts any postwar building boom in Gaza

Friday, January 30, 2009 Comments Off

GAZA  - Whole streets lie in ruins, many thousands of Palestinians are homeless after weeks of Israeli bombing and foreign aid cash is piling up. As a builder in the Gaza Strip, this should be Anwar al-Sahabani’s big moment. Instead, though, he sits at home, angry and sad, not just at the wounds he suffered […]

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Violence threatens Gaza truce as Obama envoy visits

Thursday, January 29, 2009 Comments Off

GAZA  - Palestinian rocket attacks and Israeli air strikes threatened on Thursday to undermine efforts by U.S. President Barack Obama’s Middle East envoy to reinforce a fragile Gaza ceasefire. Palestinian militants in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip launched one rocket into Israel late on Wednesday — the first since the January 18 ceasefire — and another […]

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Israeli army censures officer over “no mercy” call

Thursday, January 29, 2009 Comments Off

JERUSALEM  - The Israeli military said on Wednesday it had reprimanded an officer behind the distribution of a booklet during the Gaza war that advised soldiers against showing any mercy to enemies. An Israeli rights group, Yesh Din, called Monday for the dismissal of the chief military rabbi, Brigadier-General Avichai Rontzki, saying he had authorized […]

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Palestinians back to work on tunnels after bombing

Thursday, January 29, 2009 Comments Off

RAFAH, Gaza Strip  - Smugglers were back at work in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip Wednesday repairing tunnels running under the border with Egypt only hours after Israeli aircraft bombed the underground network. “They dropped two or three bombs. But look, everybody is still working,” said a 30-year-old digger who gave only his nickname, Abu Ali. […]

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U.S. Mideast envoy says Gaza ceasefire critical

Thursday, January 29, 2009 Comments Off

CAIRO  - The U.S. Middle East envoy, dispatched by President Barack Obama with orders to “start by listening,” said on Wednesday it was critical to consolidate a Gaza ceasefire after Israel’s offensive. Former Senator George Mitchell met Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak during the first leg of his week-long tour as the new administration tries to […]

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Egypt proposes Feb 22 for Palestinian talks

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Comments Off

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt has proposed February 22 as the date for the start of a dialogue between Palestinian groups, several of the groups said in reports published Tuesday. Foreign Minister Ahmed Abou Gheit of Egypt, which has been mediating between the groups, told reporters: “We will invite the Palestinian groups. We hope we will […]

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Israel soldier killed, 3 wounded in Gaza blast: TV

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Comments Off

GAZA (Reuters) – An Israeli soldier was killed and three were wounded in a blast near the border with the Gaza Strip, Al Arabiya television said on Tuesday, in the deadliest incident for Israel since it declared a ceasefire 10 days ago. Palestinians living near the Kissufim border crossing told Reuters they had seen a […]

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Thousands of Gazans Remain Homeless as UN Again Calls for Aid Access

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Thousands of Gazans remain homeless and hospitals still have a large number of intensive care patients, UN Information Center said on Tuesday. “At this stage, the initial response is focusing on the re-establishment of basic services to the population of Gaza, including water, health, food, cash assistance, education and psychosocial support,” the UN […]

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Gaza truce fuels speculation of talking to Hamas

Thursday, January 22, 2009 Comments Off

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – War ends in the Gaza Strip, a new U.S. president is sworn in, and suddenly this week there is new talk about talks between sworn enemies Israel and Hamas. But talk may be as far as it goes. Neither the contenders in Israel’s election nor Barack Obama seem to share a view […]

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Palestinians set out basis for talks with Israel

Thursday, January 22, 2009 Comments Off

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Palestinian political leaders said on Wednesday any resumption of peace talks with Israel would require the Jewish state to commit to withdraw from land occupied in 1967 and freeze all settlement activity. The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) issued a statement in the West Bank city of Ramallah after new U.S. […]

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West should deal with Hamas, exiled leader says

Thursday, January 22, 2009 Comments Off

DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal urged the West Wednesday to lift its boycott of the Palestinian Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip. “I tell European nations … three years of trying to eliminate Hamas is enough. It is time for you to deal with Hamas, which has gained legitimacy through struggle,” Meshaal […]

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Stoic Gaza claws back, to what passes for normal

Thursday, January 22, 2009 Comments Off

MUGHRAQA, Gaza Strip (Reuters) – It is hard to believe that the empty sea washing the shore of the battered Gaza Strip is the same Mediterranean of European pleasure yachts and bathing beaches. For 1.5 million Palestinians trapped in Gaza, the westward sea is like the fourth wall of a crumbling prison bounded to the […]

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Israel probes phosphorus use in Gaza: report

Thursday, January 22, 2009 Comments Off

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli army investigation into its use of white phosphorus munitions in Gaza is focusing on an incident in which 20 shells containing the substance were fired into a populated area, a newspaper said on Wednesday. The Haaretz daily said the incident occurred in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya. White […]

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Israel denies using depleted uranium arms in Gaza

Thursday, January 22, 2009 Comments Off

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel denied on Wednesday its armed forces used ordnance with depleted uranium during the Gaza Strip offensive, and said that could be proven by any U.N. investigation. Responding to a letter from Arab envoys, the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Tuesday it would consult with member states on the diplomats’ demand […]

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Israel prevents Abbas from bringing cash to Gaza

Thursday, January 22, 2009 Comments Off

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel is preventing the Western-backed Palestinian Authority from transferring cash to the Gaza Strip to pay its workers and others hard-hit by war, Western and Palestinian officials said on Wednesday. The restrictions threatened to undercut the ability of President Mahmoud Abbas’s West Bank-based government to reassert a presence in the Hamas-ruled territory […]

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Iranian FM: Abbas Presidency Term Over

Thursday, January 22, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran believes that the presidency term of Mahmoud Abbas in the Palestinian self-rule government is over and that new parliamentary elections should be held in Palestine, said Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki here on Wednesday. “We think Mahmoud Abbas’ term in the self-rule government is over and new elections should be held”, Mottaki […]

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