Sunday, 7 Feb 2016
RAMALLAH, February 6, 2016 (WAFA) - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) West Bank and Gaza Mission announced a new health program aimed at investing $50 million to increase health access and improve the quality of emergency and essential heath services in Gaza, said the USAID in a press release.   This five-year program:  Gaza 2020 Health Matters, in partnership with International Medical Corps, will work with non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, and private entities to strengthen the resilience of the Gaza health sector allowing
RAMALLAH, February 6, 2016 (WAFA) - Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah Saturday slammed Israel’s ongoing blockade of Qabatiya, hometown of three Palestinians who carried out a fatal stabbing an gun attack against Israeli officers in Jerusalem, as “collective punishment”. “Ongoing Israeli policies of field executions, collective punishment and blockading Palestinian cities, towns, villages and refugee camps will exacerbate the security situation,” Hamdallah stated. “By confining and suffocating our people with military checkpoints, the Israeli government i
JENIN, February 6, 2016 (WAFA) - A Palestinian man Saturday morning was shot and injured with a live round and dozens others suffocated during ongoing clashes with Israeli forces at the entrance of blockaded Qabaitya town, south of Jenin, said medical sources. WAFA reported on Director of Palestine Red Crescent’s Ambulance Department in Jenin, Mahmoud al-Sa‘di as saying, that a Palestinian young man was shot and injured by a live round fired by Israeli forces during ongoing clashes at the entrance of the northern West Bank town, blockaded for the third consecutive day. He
JERSALEM, February 6, 2016 (WAFA) – The Israeli authorities continue to withhold the bodies of 10 Palestinians from Jerusalem who were shot dead after attempted, alleged and confirmed attacks against Israeli targets, since the outbreak of violence in early October 2015. The 10 killed Palestinians were identified as Tha’er Abu Ghazaleh, Hassan Manasra, Baha’a E’llyan, Ala’a Abu Jamal, Ahmad Abu Sha’aban, Mo’ataz Owaisat, Mohammed Nemr, Omar Skafi, Abdul-Mohsen Hasoneh, and Mos’ab al-Ghazali. The bodies of the said Palestinians have been wi