Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016
RAMALLAH, February 9, 2016 (WAFA) – The Palestinian Arabic dailies Tuesday focused on a meeting held by Hamas and Fatah officials in Doha on Monday, in what was said to be an effort to achieve a “practical perception” on a long-awaited national reconciliation. AL-Hayat al-Jadida highlighted remarks by President Mahmoud Abbas who declared “full support” to the current non-violent Palestinian “popular uprising” against the Israeli occupation. Both al-Hayat al-Jadida and al-Ayyam said Abbas called upon countries to hold an international conference that
RAMALLAH, February 9, 2016 (WAFA) – A slight rise in temperatures is expected on Tuesday, with generally partly cloudy to clear skies expected to prevail, according to the Palestinian Meteorological Department. Winds are northwesterly to easterly and light to moderate. Sea waves are low. Cold weather conditions are expected to prevail on Wednesday, as temperatures are expected to significantly drop. A high chance of rainfall, accompanied with occasional thunderstorms and hail, is expected over the central and southern areas. Temperatures, nonetheless, are anticipated to rise on Thursd
JERUSALEM, February 8, 2015 (WAFA) – Palestinians Monday launched a campaign to raise funds for the reconstruction of demolished family houses of Palestinians killed by Israeli police in Jerusalem since October, 2015. Donation boxes were placed in well-trodden streets in the Jerusalem town of al-‘Izzariya, Bethlehem and Hebron to collect donations. Fundraising was expected to last until 5:00 p.m. In al-‘Izzariya, a town to the east of Jerusalem, the fundraising was kick-started by a press conference held at Yasser Araft Square. The event was attended by Christian and Muslim
RAMALLAH, February 8, 2016 (WAFA) - A detainees’ committee Monday revealed a total of 450 Palestinian minors are held in Israeli detention centers, prisons and military camps. The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee said the minors, aged between 13 to 17, are held in Sahron, Majeddo and Ofer detention centers, and the majority of them, accounting for 270 minors, are held in Ofer military detention center. It noted that nine minors were sentenced to administrative detention and that about 95% of detainee minors were subject to various forms of torture, assault and insults during detent