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The Palestine National Council Calls on the Inter-Parliamentary Union

 to Enlist the Israeli Knesset as a Racist Parliament.

The Palestine National Council (PNC) calls, in identical memoranda sent by its speaker Saleem Al-Za’anoon, to eleven regional and international parliamentary unions and associations, on their head, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, to enlist the Israeli parliament as racist, anti-democratic and anti-human rights.

Speaker Al-Za’anoon called on them to take firm measures against the series of laws and legislations initiated by the Israeli Parliament, against the human rights and the rights of the Palestinian people, which are based on racism and hatred, as this parliament is in the process of enacting racist and fascist laws against the Palestinian people.

The National Council called on these unions and associations to pressure the Israeli Knesset to immediately stop the enactment of such legislations as a clear and direct violation of the goals and objectives of the parliamentary unions and associations and their conditions of membership, and to consider such legislations null and void.

The National Council pointed out that since 2014, more than 160 laws and bills have been brought before the Knesset, violating human rights, international treaties and the foundations of fair legislation, which are supposed to be consistent with international law.

The National Council confirmed, through the, that memoranda the extension of the legislation mandate of the Israeli Knesset to the territory of the State of Palestine under occupation is a grave violation of all international legitimacy resolutions, the latest of which are UN Security Council Resolutions 2334 of December 2016 and the violation of all international normative treaties of international humanitarian law, which obliges the authorities on the occupying power to respect the legal regime prevailing over the occupied territory.

The National Council pointed out that the Knesset has become one of the most prominent systems of legitimizing the occupation and its crimes, such as a bill to apply Israeli law to academic institutions in the West Bank settlements as part of a plan to annex it to Israeli sovereignty and a bill to deduct the Palestinian tax revenues on the pretext of supporting the families of prisoners, the murdered and the wounded. The draft law calling for the execution of Palestinian prisoners, the law on the withdrawal of Jerusalemites’ residency, the law of defining the bodies of the murdered, which restricts the handover of the bodies of the murdered to their family unless conditions are met such as not performing funerals and burial services, the law of the arrest of children and sentencing them. In addition to other unfair laws that bluntly violate the principles and rules of the Geneva Conventions of  1949 and United Nations resolutions, and put all the crimes of the occupation under the guise of the so-called law.

 

 

 

The National Council also confirmed that the support and backing of Israeli murderers comes from the occupation government and also from Israeli governmental organizations and institutions for their release and provision of monthly salaries to them, which comes in light of the rise of racism and fascism in the Israeli society and support of extremism and terrorism against the Palestinian people.

The National Council notes that the tsunami of racist legislation falls in the context of double standards adopted by the Knesset of the occupying power. For example, after Yoram Shakolnik, who killed Palestinian prisoner Musa Suleiman Abu Sabha on 23/3/1993 who was handcuffed, he received higher monthly salary from the Israeli government and salaries from the National Insurance establishment. After his release, he also received government assistance to open a commercial project. Shakolnick is a model and example of the Israeli government’s encouragement to execute detainees, commit war crimes and provide protection to criminals.

The National Council pointed out that 99% of the Jewish murderers who committed crimes against Palestinians have been released, legally and socially supported, shielded and protected by the Israeli government and extremist organizations in Israel. This confirms that the Israeli occupation and Knesset support organized crime and both act as a shield for it sympathizing with the killers and issuing superficial judgment against them.

The National Council requests that this memorandum to be circulated to member parliaments of international unions and forums and to invite them to join efforts to stop the Israeli Knesset’s Legitimization of the occupation and its crimes.

 

 

Daily News Digest

Daily News Digest – Voice of Palestine – February 21, 2018

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Daily News Digest – Voice of Palestine – February 21, 2018

Secretary General of the People’s Party Bassam Salhi said that the ball is now in the court of the international community after the Israeli-American hostility to the speech of President Mahmoud Abbas at the UN Security Council.

Salhi said to Voice of Palestine radio on Wednesday morning that what is important at the current stage is to move towards organizing an international conference by winning international parties in support of the Palestinian cause, indicating that what’s required of the member states of the Security Council is to mobilize in this direction.

He pointed to the need to intensify talks with France, Russia and the European Union towards the convening of an international peace conference, stressing the need to form an internal front and form a strong support from the Arabs and influential international parties.

Salhi said that the US administration seeks to put the Palestinian people and their leadership between either to bow to unilateral decisions or impose the so-called deal of the century and the implementation of its decisions on Jerusalem.

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PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yousef praised the international reactions to the speech of President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday at the UN Security Council, which stressed the importance of a two-state solution and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, at a time in which they condemned the continuing violations by Israel against our people, with the exception US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

Abu Yusuf said in an interview with Voice of Palestine radio on Wednesday morning that President Mahmoud Abbas in his speech reaffirmed Palestinian rights based on international resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative, without which there will be no solution without achieving the sovereign state and its capital East Jerusalem and the return of refugees.

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Head of the National Work Committee Mahmoud Al-Ziq said world government have to translate their support for the Palestinians into action and officially recognize the state of Palestine.

He told Voice of Palestine radio on Wednesday that world government support the two-state solution and Palestinian rights with the exception of the US and Israel, which have followed policies that go against international resolutions.

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Palestine Permanent Representative to the United Nations Riyad Mansour said many international parties, including France, have supported the ideas put forth by President Mahmoud Abbas in his address at the United Nations Security Council.

Speaking to Voice of Palestine radio, Mansour said that Paris welcomed these proposals regarding the convening of an international peace conference and the creation of a new mechanism for the peace process and expressed readiness to consider them.

Mansour said the international Quartet on Middle East peace will conduct deliberations on expanding it and prepare for a high-level meeting to play a major role in the peace process, pointing out many other options, such as France or Russia convening an international peace conference.

He called on the Security Council to take the president’s initiative seriously and discuss it and start actual steps on the ground for implementation, pointing out that the Palestinian leadership wants a peace process that ends the occupation within a fixed timeframe, in addition to accepting Palestine as a full member of the UN.

He said that the UN Secretary-General submitted to the Security Council a 43-page paper for discussion on the question of international protection for the Palestinian people under Israeli occupation.

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Ghassan Daghlas, in charge of the settlement file in the north of the West Bank, warned in an interview with Voice of Palestine on Wednesday morning that the Israeli occupation authorities are planning to seize 5000 dunums of Quffeen land north of Tulkarm as they are working on leveling the agricultural land with an aim to build a city settlement in the north of the West Bank.

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Democratic Front for Liberation of Palestine(DFLP) secretary-general, Qais Abdul Karim ,said that American and Israeli rejection of Palestinian President Abbas speech at the Security Council stems from their desire to impose their hegemony on any solution.

He told Voice of Palestine on Wednesday morning that Netanyahu’s rejection for Abbas speech and accusing him of avoiding peace process indicates that Israeli leadership is not a partner in peace process and it doesn’t want any solution except that which enables them to steal more lands and cancel the right of return to liquidate the Palestinian cause.

He pointed out the necessity of forcing Israel and the US to accept President Abbas’ initiative through activating popular resistance and resorting to international organizations to impose sanctions on Israel.

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Hebron Defense of Land committee member Hisham Sharabati warned against Israeli endeavors to Judaize the city of Hebron through ethnic cleansing policies and turning life of Palestinians very difficult by separating whole neighborhoods from their periphery to prevent people other their residents to enter or leave them.

He told Voice of Palestine on Wednesday that Israeli forces brought a caravan into the city, announce it as an information center and sealed shut shops in a prelude for settlers to take them over and to link this area with Kiryat Arba settlement.

اخبار صوت فلسطين 21-2-2018
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قال امين عام حزب الشعب بسام الصالحي ان الكرة الان اصبحت بيد المجتمع
الدولي بعد العداء الاميركي الاسرائيلي الملحوظ لخطاب الرئيس محمود عباس
أمام مجلس الامن الدولي.

واضاف الصالحي في تصريحات لإذاعة “صوت فلسطين” صباح اليوم الاربعاء، أن
الاهم في المرحلة الحالية هو التحرك باتجاه تنظيم مؤتمر دولي من خلال كسب
الاطراف الدولية المؤيدة للقضية الفلسطينية، مبينا ان المطلوب من دول اعضاء
مجلس الامن ان تحشد بهذا الاتجاه.

واشار الصالحي الى ضرورة تكثيف المباحثات مع فرنسا وروسيا والاتحاد
الاوروبي باتجاه عقد المؤتمر الدولي للسلام باعتبارهم مؤهلين لذلك، مؤكدا
وجوب تشكيل جبهة داخلية وتشكيل موقف عربي مساند وقوي اضافة الى اطراف دولية
مؤثرة.
وتابع الصالحي ان الادارة الامريكية تسعى لوضع الشعب الفلسطيني وقيادته بين
خيارين اما الرضوخ لقراراتها الاحادية الجانب او فرض الامر الواقع بتطبيق
ما يسمى صفقة القرن وتنفيذ قرارات اسرائيل بشان القدس.

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رحب عضو اللجنة التنفيذية لمنظمة التحرير واصل أبو يوسف بردود الفعل
الدولية على خطاب السيد الرئيس محمود عباس يوم أمس في مجلس الأمن الدولي
والتي أكدت على أهمية حل الدولتين وقيام دولة فلسطينية مستقلة، في وقت
أدانت فيه انتهاكات سلطات الاحتلال المستمرة بحق شعبنا، باستثناء المندوبة
الأمريكية في الأمم المتحدة هيلي.

وقال أبو يوسف في حديث لإذاعة “صوت فلسطين” الرسمية صباح اليوم الاربعاء،
إن الرئيس محمود عباس في خطابه جدد التأكيد على الحقوق الفلسطينية ذات
الأولوية المستندة لقرارات الشرعية الدولية ومبادرة السلام العربية والتي
لن يكون هناك أي حل بدون تحقيقها وتتمثل بالدولة ذات السيادة وعاصمتها
القدس الشرقية وعودة اللاجئين.
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طالب أمين سر هيئة العمل الوطني محمود الزق دول العالم بترجمة مواقفها
المؤيدة لحقوق شعبنا مباشرة ًوالانتقال بها لمربع الفعل بالاعتراف رسمياً
بدولة فلسطين.

وأوضح الزق في حديث لإذاعة “صوت فلسطين” الرسمية صباح اليوم الاربعاء، أن
دول العالم كافة تؤيد حل الدولتين وحقوق شعبنا باستثناء أمريكا واسرائيل
عبر انتهاج سياسات ضد قرارات الشرعية الدولية ذات الصلة.
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اكد سفير فلسطين الدائم في الامم المتحدة رياض منصور ان اطرافا دولية عديدة
ايدت الافكار التي طرحها السيد الرئيس محمود عباس في خطابه الهام في مجلس
الامن من بينها فرنسا.
وقال منصور في حديث لأذاعتنا ان باريس رحبت بهذه المقترحات معربة عن
استعدادها لدراستها فيما يتعلق بعقد مؤتمر سلام دولي وخلق الية جديدة..

واعلن منصور ان الرباعية الدولية ستجري مداولات لتوسيعها والتحضير لاجتماع
رفيع المستوى ليكون لها دور كبير في عملية السلام، مشيرا الى ان هناك
خيارات عديدة كأن تقوم فرنسا او روسيا بعقد مؤتمر دولي للسلام..

وطالب منصور مجلس الامن الدولي ان يأخذ مبادرة الرئيس على محمل الجد
ومناقشتها والبدء بالخطوات الفعلية على الارض للتنفيذ، مشيرا الى ان
القيادة تريد عملية سلام تنهي الاحتلال ضمن سقف زمني محدد اضافة الى قبول
فلسطين عضوا كامل العضوية في المنظمة الاممية.

واوضح منصور ان هناك دراسة من ثلاث واربعين صفحة قدمت عبر امين عام الامم
المتحدة لمجلس الامن لمناقشتها بخصوص مسألة توفير الحماية الدولية لأبناء
شعبنا.
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حذر غسان دغلس مسؤول ملف الاستيطان في شمال الضفة في حديث لإذاعة “صوت
فلسطين” الرسمية صباح اليوم، من ان سلطات الاحتلال تسعى للسيطرة على 5000
دونم في قرية قفين شمال طولكرم في وقت تعمل فيه على تجريف عدد من الاراضي
الزراعية وذلك في اطار المساعي لإقامة مدينة استيطانية في شمال الضفة .
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اعتبر نائب الامين العام للجبهة الديموقراطية قيس عبد الكريم ان رفض
الولايات المتحدة واسرائيل لما جاء في خطاب الرئيس بمجلس الامن الدولي نابع
من رغبتهم في فرض هيمنتهم على أي حل.

واضاف عبد الكريم لإذاعة “صوت فلسطين” الرسمية صباح اليوم الاربعاء، ان رفض
نتنياهو لما جاء في خطاب الرئيس واتهامه بالتهرب من السلام يدلل على ان
القيادة الاسرائيلية ليست شريكة في أي عملية سياسية ولا تريد الوصول الا
للحل الذي تريده عبر نهب المزيد من الاراضي  وشطب حق العودة لتصفية القضية
الفلسطينية.

وشدد نائب الامين العام للجبهة الديموقراطية على ضرورة وضع روافع تجبر
الولايات المتحدة واسرائيل على القبول بمبادرة الرئيس من خلال تفعيل
المقاومة الشعبية والتوجه الى المؤسسات الدولية وصولا الى فرض العقوبات على
اسرائيل.
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حذر هشام الشرباتي من لجنة الدفاع عن الخليل من مساعي سلطات الاحتلال
لتهويد المدينة عبر تنفيذ سياسة التطهير العرقي والتضييق على المواطنين
بكافة مناحي حياتهم وفصل أحياء بالكامل عن محيطها من خلال عدم السماح
بدخولها إلا لساكنيها فقط.

وقال الشرباتي في حديث لإذاعة “صوت فلسطين” الرسمية صباح اليوم الاربعاء،
إن سلطات الاحتلال أدخلت بالأمس كرفانا خطت عليه بأنه وحدة لمركز معلومات
المدينة في وقت أغلقت فيه محلات تجارية ومناطق عديدة تمهيدا لسيطرة
المستوطنين عليها لربط هذه المناطق فيما بعد بمستوطنة كريات أربع.
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Ahed Tamimi Trial

Military trial of Palestinian teen protest icon Ahed Tamimi opens behind closed doors.

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A Palestinian teenager charged after a viral video showed her hitting two Israeli soldiers in a case that has gained global attention went on trial in military court on Tuesday in closed-door proceedings.

The judge in the trial ordered journalists removed from the courtroom, ruling that open proceedings would not be in the interest of 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi, who is being tried as a minor.

Only family members were allowed to remain in the courtroom, with diplomats present to observe also asked to leave.

A large crowd of local and international journalists had shown up to cover the trial of Tamimi, who has become something of an icon for Palestinians and supporters of their cause worldwide.

Trials of minors in military court are typically closed, but Tamimi’s lawyer said previous hearings for the teenager were open and she argued for it to remain that way.

“They understand that people outside Ofer military court are interested in Ahed’s case, they understand that her rights are being infringed and her trial is something that shouldn’t be happening,” Tamimi’s lawyer Gaby Lasky told journalists after having unsuccessfully objected to the judge’s decision to close the trial.

“So the way to keep it out of everybody’s eyes is to close doors and not allow people inside the court for her hearing.” Tamimi arrived at the military court near Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank dressed in a prison jacket with her hands and feet shackled, smiling slightly as journalists photographed her.

Her father Bassem Tamimi waved to her from the audience, yelling out “stay strong, you will win”. Closed-door proceedings were held for a couple hours before adjourning.

Lasky said she argued that the trial could not move forward because Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and its court system there was illegal. Prosecutors requested more time to prepare a response and a new date was set for March 11, according to Lasky.

Lasky added that she would make a new request to have the trial opened.

Bassem Tamimi told journalists after the adjournment that “having people attend the court — journalists, consuls, diplomats, observers and lawyers — is very important because it keeps them safe and makes us feel that those in court are safe.” Tamimi has been hailed as a hero by Palestinians who see her as bravely standing up to Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.

Published in Dawn, February 14th, 2018

Grey’s Anatomy

Actor Jesse Williams, who plays Dr Jackson Avery in the popular TV show Grey’s Anatomy, has joined other prominent actors, artists, authors, sports people and icons in backing a call by Dream Defenders for the release of the Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi. The 17 year old Tamimi is being held in an Israeli prison for almost two months now.

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Others to have signed the call include actresses Rosario Dawson from “Seven Pounds” and LisaGay Hamilton from “The Practice”; Lethal Weapon’s Danny Glover, former Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave band member Tom Morello; American Football sport-star Michael Bennett; hip-hop artists Vic Mensa and Talib Kweli; as well as Professors Cornel West and Angela Davis.

In their statement they write: “In the US, we know all too well what it’s like to be oppressed simply because you exist, because you refuse to give up your fight for freedom.” The signatories also call on lawmakers in the US to support a bill being introduced in the US congress: “In a bold move to protect Palestinian children like Ahed from widespread abuse by Israeli forces, Rep. Betty McCollum of Minnesota introduced an unprecedented bill last November entitled: Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act. The bill has 22 co-sponsors and counting. We the undersigned call on all US representatives to sign this bill and protect the lives and childhoods of Palestinian children.”

The statement ends by pledging solidarity with the Palestinian struggle and a broader commitment to social justice: “Now, and always, we commit to building a more just and loving world for us all.” 

Slams Israel

SOUTH AFRICA SLAMS ISRAEL AT THE UNITED NATIONS AS THE ONLY APARTHEID STATE IN THE WORLD TODAY.

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Last month at the United Nations, South Africa slammed Israel as “the only state in the world that can be called an apartheid state.” SA diplomat Dr Clinton Swemmer, speaking at the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review, went on to make several reccomendations: Israel halting its settlement construction, ceasing its “arbitrary detention of Palestinian children” and ending its racism against Africans. Click here for short video.
This is not the first time that South Africa has called out Israel for its Apartheid policies against the indigenous Palestinians. In 2014, the South African Government called “upon the Israeli government to cease their activities that are reminiscent of apartheid forced removals…”. In a 2009 report commissioned by the South African government, the Human Sciences Research Council concluded that Israel is guilty of apartheid. This position was then confirmed by the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, which sat in Cape Town in November 2011.

In 2012, both the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination as well as the Human Rights Council made findings of racism by the Israeli State. A 2017 report by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia detailed how Israel has established “an apartheid regime that oppresses and dominates the Palestinian people as a whole”. Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and various other legal and human rights organisations have issued similar reports and called for action to hold Israel accountable.

Daily News Digest

Daily News Digest – Voice of Palestine – February 13, 2018

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Daily News Digest – Voice of Palestine – February 13, 2018

Palestine liberation organization executive committee member, Ahmad Majdalani, said that president Mahmoud Abbas visit to Russia is imperative since it will form a strong impetus for  Palestinian drive in order to find a new  multi-lateral international mechanism  to sponsor peace process away from American hegemony which led peace into the current dilemma.

Majdalani told Voice of Palestine on Tuesday that Vladimir Putin telephone call with his American counterpart Donald Trump before his meeting with President Mahmud Abbas reflects, to a great extent, the interest of Russian leadership and its readiness to engage in  and to rescue the peace process.

In the same context, Majdalani said that all the international parties which participated in the discussions on the new peace mechanism sponsorship confirmed that it should be within UN framework, and participation of all international parties including USA.

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Deputy minister of foreign affairs, Tayseer Jaradat  stressed the importance of  Omani  Foreign minister , Yousef Alawi, visit to Palestine on Tuesday which reflects the importance of bilateral relations between both countries.

Jaradat told Voice of Palestine that the meeting between president Mahmousd Abbas and Omani foreign minister comes as continuation of consultations with Arab countries especially after the recent Trump declaration on Jerusalem, and due to wisdom of Omani leadership on the Arab and international level, in addition to its support for Palestinians over the previous years.

Omani foreign minister will visit Nablus, An-Najah National University where several projects are supported by Omani commission,  he will visit Bethlehem on Wednesday, Jaradat added.

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Endowment and Religious Affairs Minister, Yousef Idees, hoped that Saudi authorities will approve his demand to increase number of Palestinian pilgrims especially families of martyrs and injured, and to cancel 5%tax imposed by Saudi Arabia on pilgrims.

Idees told our Voice of Palestine Tuesday that Saudi  minister of pilgrimage promised him to respond to the Palestinian demands adding that they also discussed  the possibility of allowing additional buses to enter Saudi Arabia in addition to discussing cancelling the old transportation agreement and to substitute buses with ones special for transporting Palestinian pilgrims.

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Israeli forces set up a large iron gate at the entrances to the villages of Tal, Maadma and Burin, which cut off roads between the southwestern villages of the city of Nablus.

Voice of Palestine correspondent in Nablus said Tuesday that hundreds of settlers stormed the town of Awarta and performed Talmudic rites in some places in the town while heavily protected by Israeli police.

In the village of Jit, to the west of Nablus, a number of settlers threw stones at three vehicles after storming the village at dawn. They also sprayed racist slogans on several vehicles, including “pay the price”.

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Head of the prisoners and prisoners’ affairs, Issa Qaraqa’a, announced that the administrative prisoners will initiate a protest against their administrative detention in the middle of this month by boycotting the Israeli courts at all levels. “We will announce this step at a press conference today with the participation of all the national forces,”

Qaraqaa told the Voice of Palestine radio station on Tuesday morning.

“We expect the upcoming period to witness a series of protests by the prisoners in defense of their rights.”

On the other hand, Issa Qaraqa’a stressed that Israel seeks, through its racist laws against the prisoners, to criminalize the national struggle, stressing the position of the leadership that refuses to give up the prisoners and the wounded and their families.

He pointed out that the Israeli government has approved of nearly twenty laws on prisoners and the violation of their rights.

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Executive secretary of the PLO’s executive committee, Saeb Erekat said that the decision to annex the settlements is part of the plan to impose dictates on our people to establish a state with two apartheid regimes, stressing the leadership’s rejection of these plans and that Israel’s war crimes would not be negotiated with the support of the United States.

In an interview with the Voice of Palestine radio, Erekat called on the US administration to back down from its decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and then seek solutions to resume the political process.

Erekat added that the US administration wants to meet with the leadership at any price to send a message to the world that they were angry for weeks and then returned to negotiations. After that, a Palestinian-Israeli meeting will be held to resume negotiations to exclude main issues, including Jerusalem, outside the framework of the negotiations, stressing that this will never happen by liquidating the national project of our people.

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Mahmoud Mubarak, who is in charge of the Executive Office of West Bank camps, said there will be a sit-in on Thursday in Qalqilya to protest the closure of UNRWA sections in the city’s hospital in preparation for the closure of the entire hospital for the refugees.

In an interview with the official Voice of Palestine radio station, Mubarak said there will be a number of protests against reduction in programs and sectors by UNRWA, stressing at the same time support for UNRWA to face plans to liquidate it through cut in its budget.

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Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Asaad Ramlawi, said work has been completed to equip a medical unit to detect, diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Beit Jala government hospital in Bethlehem.

He said in an interview with the official Voice of Palestine radio on Tuesday that this experiment was implemented in European countries 25 years ago and that Palestine will be the first Arab country to allocate an integrated unit for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer with support from an the Italian Ellis center worth 2 million euros.

Ramlawi said a group of Italian experts would provide training for Palestinian doctors in the area of breast cancer screening and a group of doctors would be sent to train in Italy.

He pointed out that this step comes in an attempt to reduce mortality due to breast cancer, as this type of cancer is the leading cause of death in women, stressing that early detection of the disease may lead to full recovery.

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Fatah’s deputy chairman, Mahmoud Aloul, confirmed the absolute Palestinian rejection of any unilateral steps by Israel to enforce its hold on the settlements.

Aloul told the official Voice of Palestine radio on Tuesday that this situation is very serious because Israel and the United States are trying to achieve the recent decisions aimed at eliminating the Palestinian issue, especially regarding Jerusalem, refugees and settlements.

Regarding remarks by the US vice president that the solution must be a regional one, Aloul said that these statements are completely rejected, stressing that no solution can be passed if not based on the resolutions of international legitimacy and the foundations of the peace process.

Aloul pointed to the continuation of Palestinian efforts at the political level led by the leadership, and the grassroots level to repel attacks by the occupation.

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Arab Knesset member Yousef Jabarin said the Knesset passed yesterday a new law aimed at implementing Israeli law on the Higher Education Council in colleges in the 1967 occupied territories.

He told the official Voice of Palestine radio on Tuesday that the purpose of the law was to begin implementing the plan to extend sovereignty and Israeli law officially and practically to the settlements in the occupied territories, adding that it was part of the Israeli attempts to annex the occupied land.

أخبار صوت فلسطين 13-2-2018

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قال عضو اللجنة التنفيذية لمنظمة التحرير أحمد مجدلاني إن زيارة السيد الرئيس محمود عباس إلى روسيا ليست هامة فقط وانما ستشكل دفعة قوية للحراك والجهود الفلسطينية لإيجاد آلية دولية جديدة ومتعددة الأطراف لرعاية عملية السلام بعيدا عن التفرد الأمريكي الذي أوصل هذه العملية إلى مأزقها الحالي.

وأوضح مجدلاني لإذاعة “صوت فلسطين” الرسمية صباح اليوم الثلاثاء  أن اتصال الرئيس الروسي فلاديمير بوتين بنظيره الأمريكي دونالد ترامب قبيل لقائه بالسيد الرئيس محمود عباس يعكس إلى حد كبير اهتمام القيادة الروسية واستعدادها للانخراط والمتابعة لإنقاذ عملية السلام .

وفي السياق، أوضح أحمد مجدلاني أن كل الأطراف الدولية التي جرى التشاور معها حولة الآلية الجديدة لرعاية العملية السلمية، ترى ضرورة أن تكون هذه الآلية في إطار الأمم المتحدة وأن تكون بمشاركة كل الأطراف الدولية بما فيها الولايات المتحدة.

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أكد وكيل وزارة الخارجية تيسير جرادات على أهمية زيارة وزير خارجية سلطنة عمان يوسف بن علوي لفلسطين اليوم والتي تعكس أهمية العلاقات الثنائية بين البلدين، مشيرا إلى أنها الأولى من نوعها وتستمر ثلاثة أيام يلتقي فيها الرئيس محمود عباس بعد غد الخميس.

وقال جرادات في حديث لإذاعة “صوت فلسطين” الرسمية صباح اليوم الثلاثاء  إن لقاء السيد الرئيس بوزير الخارجية العماني يأتي استمرارا للمشاورات مع الأشقاء العرب سيما بعد اعلان ترامب بشأن القدس وكذلك نظرا لحكمة وحنكة القيادة العمانية على الصعيد العربي والدولي، وما تقدمه من دعم ومساندة لشعبنا على مدار السنوات الماضية.

وأضاف جرادات أن وزير الخارجية العماني سيزور اليوم مدينة نابلس وجامعة النجاح الوطنية التي تساهم الهيئة العمانية بدعم عديد المشاريع فيها على أن يقوم غدا بزيارة بيت لحم.

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أعرب وزير الأوقاف والشؤون الدينية الشيخ يوسف ادعيس عن أمله بأن تستجيب السلطات السعودية للطلب الفلسطيني بزيادة عدد الحجاج سيما من ذوي الشهداء والأسرى إضافة للمطلب المتعلق بإلغاء ضريبة ال 5% التي تفرضها المملكة على الحجاج لخصوصية الحالة الفلسطينية.

وقال ادعيس في حديث لإذاعة “صوت فلسطين ” الرسمية صباح اليوم الثلاثاء  إن وزير الحج والعمرة السعودي وخلال لقائهما أمس وعده بالاستجابة للمطالب الفلسطينية، مضيفا أنه تم أيضا بحث موضوع أن تسمح السعودية بإدخال حافلات اضافية من باب الاحتياط للظروف الطارئة، ناهيك عن مناقشة ضرورة الغاء اتفاقية النقل القديمة وأن يكون لنا حافلات نقل خاصة بنا لنقل الحجاج الفلسطينيين.

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وضعت قوات الاحتلال بوابة حديدية كبيرة على مداخل قرى تل  ومادما  وبورين ما أدى إلى قطع التواصل بين القرى الجنوبية الغربية لمدية نابلس وسط انتشار مكثف لهذه القوات في المنطقة .

إلى ذلك، أفاد مراسل صوت فلسطين في نابلس صباح اليوم الثلاثاء بأن مئات المستوطنين اقتحموا بلدة عورتا وقاموا بأداء طقوس تلمودية في بعض الأماكن بالبلدة بحراسة مشددة من قوات الاحتلال.

وفي قرية جيت غرب نابلس، قام عدد من المستوطنين باعطاب عجلات ثلاث مركبات بعد اقتحام القرية فجرا، كما قاموا بخط شعارات عنصرية على عدة مركبات تتضمن عبارات “تدفيع الثمن“.

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أعلن رئيس هيئة شؤون الأسرى والمحررين عيسى قراقع أن الأسرى الإداريين سيشرعون منتصف الشهر الجاري بخطوة احتجاجية ضد اعتقالهم الإداري تتمثل بمقاطعة محاكم الاحتلال بكافة مستوياتها.

وقال قراقع في حديث لإذاعة “صوت فلسطين” الرسمية صباح اليوم الثلاثاء  إنه سيجري الإعلان عن هذه الخطوة في مؤتمر صحفي اليوم بمشاركة كل القوى الوطنية متوقعا أن تشهد الفترة القادمة سلسلة خطوات احتجاجية سيقوم بها الأسرى دفاعا عن حقوقهم .

من جهة ثانية، أكد عيسى قراقع أن إسرائيل تسعى من وراء قوانينها العنصرية بحق الأسرى ، إلى تجريم النضال الوطني مشددا على موقف القيادة الرافض للتخلي عن الأسرى والجرحى وعائلاتهم.

وأشار قراقع إلى أن الحكومة الإسرائيلية صادقت ما يقارب العشرين قانونا ومشروع قانون تتعلق بالأسرى وانتهاك حقوقهم.

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اعتبر امين سر اللجنة التنفيذية لمنظمة التحرير صائب عريقات ان قرار ضم المستوطنات هو جزء من مخطط فرض الاملاءات على شعبنا وصولا  لإقامة دولة بنظامين الابرتهايد، مؤكدا على رفض القيادة لهذه المخططات وبانه لن يتم التفاوض على جرائم الحرب التي تقوم بها اسرائيل بمساندة الولايات المتحدة.

وطالب عريقات في حديث لاذاعة “صوت فلسطين ” الرسمية صباح اليوم الثلاثاء  الادارة الامريكية بالتراجع عن قرارها اعلان القدس عاصمة لإسرائيل ونقل سفارتها الى المدينة ومن ثم البحث عن حلول لاستئناف العملية السياسية.

وقال امين سر اللجنة التنفيذية ان الادارة الامريكية تريد الاجتماع مع القيادة بأي ثمن لتوجه رسالة الى العالم بأنهم غضبوا لأسابيع ومن ثم عادوا للمفاوضات، وبعد ذلك يتم الاعداد للقاء فلسطيني اسرائيلي لاستئناف المفاوضات لاستثناء القضايا الرئيسية ومنها القدس خارج اطار المفاوضات مؤكدا ان ذلك لن يحدث على الاطلاق بتصفية المشروع الوطني لشعبنا.

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أعلن مسؤول المكتب التنفيذي لمخيمات الضفة محمود مبارك عن تنظيم اعتصام يوم الخميس المقبل في قلقيلية احتجاجا على اغلاق وكالة الاونروا اقسام في مشفى المدينة تمهيدا لإغلاقه بالكامل امام اللاجئين.

واشار مبارك في حديث لاذاعة “صوت فلسطين ” الرسمية صباح اليوم الثلاثاء  الى تنظيم خطوات احتجاجية مدروسة خلال الفترة المقبلة احتجاجا على التقليصات التي طالت عددا من البرامج والقطاعات التي تقدم من خلالها الوكالة الخدمات للاجئين لكنه شدد من جهة اخرى على مساندة الوكالة ودعمها لمواجهة الضغوط التي تواجهها من اجل تصفية عملها عبر تقليص ميزانيتها.

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أكد وكيل وزارة الصحة د. أسعد الرملاوي استكمال العمل لتجهيز وحدة طبية لكشف وتشخيص وعلاج سرطان الثدي في مشفى بيت جالا الحكومي ببيت لحم.

وقال الرملاوي في حديث لإذاعة “صوت فلسطين ” الرسمية صباح اليوم الثلاثاء  إلى أنه جرى تطبيق هذه التجربة في الدول الأوروبية منذ خمسة وعشرين عاما وستكون فلسطين أولى الدول العربية التي تخصص وحدة متكاملة لتشخيص وعلاج سرطان الثدي، بدعم من مركز ايلس الايطالي بقيمة 2 مليون يورو.

وقال رملاوي ان مجموعة من الخبراء الايطاليين سيقدمون التدريب اللازم للأطباء الفلسطينيين في مجال الكشف عن سرطان الثدي، كما سيتم إرسال بعثة من الاطباء لتدريبهم في ايطاليا.

ونوه رملاوي الى أن هذه الخطوة تأتي في محاولة للحد من الوفيات بسبب سرطان الثدي، حيث ان هذا النوع من السرطان هو السبب الاول للوفاة عند النساء، مؤكدا على ان الكشف المبكر عن المرض قد يؤدي الى الشفاء التام منه.

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