RAM ALLAH, December 9, 2013 (WAFA) – A police force Monday shot
and killed a Palestinian during an attempt to arrest him in Bethlehem, said a
It said the force shot Hasan Mubarak Mahameed after he
escaped during an attempt to arrest him.
Mahameed has been wanted since 2005 for murder, attempted
murder, kidnapping, disguising as security member and shooting at police among
other charges, said the statement.
RAMALLAH, December 9, 2013 (WAFA) – Minister of Waqf and
Religious Affairs Mahmoud Habbash Monday denounced Israeli police installation
of surveillance cameras inside al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
He considered it as “an unprecedented step in the systematic
Israeli aggression against Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
Habbash said this action is considered a desecration of
Islam and a flagrant aggression against the religious freedom of Muslims who come
AMMAN, December 9, 2013 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas
Monday headed to South Africa to attend the funeral of the late South African President
Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday.
The Palestinian Authority declared Friday a one day mourning
period and ordered flags flown at half mast.
Abbas had paid respect to Mandela and described him as “the
bravest and the most important of the world figures that stood by us.”
Fifty three presidents...
JERUSALEM, December 9, 2013 (WAFA) – Member of the executive
committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Ahmad Qurei, said
Monday that the Israeli government announcement that it needs approval from the
Jewish rabbinate to organize Jewish
prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem will endanger the sanctity of the Muslim
Qurei, former prime minister and speaker of the parliament,
said in a statement that...