Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016
RAMALLAH, February 9, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli army Tuesday closed a major road that links between Ramallah city, in the central West Bank, and six nearby villages, according to witnesses. Israeli troops reportedly sealed off a road that connects Ramallah with the nearby villages of Beit Ur a-l-Foqa, Beit Ur at-Tihta, Saffa, Beit Leqia, Kharbatha, and Beit Nuba, sealing it off to Palestinian traffic. Last week, Israeli forces closed all roads leading to Ramallah and al-Bireh cities for two consecutive days, following an armed attack by a Palestinian policeman at Beit El checkpoint, just n
RAMALLAH, February 9, 2016 (WAFA) – Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah Tuesday affirmed that his government is ready to resign in order to support the establishment of a unity government once parties reach an agreement. In the weekly cabinet meeting held on Tuesday, Hamdallah expressed hope to see efforts exerted to achieve the reconciliation crowned with success and affirmed that his government will offer ultimate support to realize a national unity. Meanwhile, Hamdallah said his government will continue to assume all its duties until a new government is formed. This came following new
NABLUS, February 9, 2016 (WAFA) – The ‘Al-Quds Index‘ of the Palestine Exchange closed Tuesday trading at 535.25 points (-1.70), down by 0.32% compared to the last trading session, according to the PEX daily report. A Total of 595,626 shares were traded with a value of $720,259.86 executed during 168 transactions. Shares of 16 companies were traded; share price increased in 3 companies whereas decreased in 7 companies. Top three gainers: PRICO by (1.54%), NAPCO by (1.35%), and APIC by (0.85%). Top five decliners: JCC by (-4.11%), PCB by (-2.91%), PIIC by (-2.56%), PEC by
HEBRON, February 9, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Tuesday physically assaulted and injured a Palestinian shepherd in Masafer Yatta, a Bedouin area south of Hebron, while he was grazing sheep, according to local sources. Coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Commission in Hebron, Rateb Jabour, told WAFA that Israeli settlers from a nearby illegal settlement physically assaulted 65-year-old Khader Hamad, a local Palestinian shepherd, while he was grazing sheep in the area. Hamad sustained bruises across his body due to the attack. Masafer Yatta, a collection of almost 19 hamlets, relies he