BETHLEHEM, January 29, 2015 (WAFA) – Japan
granted Thursday about $100 thousands in support of the water network
rehabilitation project in Za‘tara town to the southeast of Bethlehem.
According to a press
release issued by the Representative Office of Japan to the Palestinian
Authority (PA), Za‘tara Municipality would accordingly receive about $101,000
to rehabilitate a 2,570- meter-long old damaged water pipes in 5 locations with
BRUSSELS, January 29, 2015 (WAFA) – A European Union delegation
hailed Thursday the Palestinian Authority’s accession to the Rome Statute on
the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The Delegation for Relations with the Palestinian Legislative
Council said in a press release issued Wednesday that it welcomes Palestine’s
accession to the Rome Statute of the ICC.
“Recognizing ICC jurisdiction for crimes
committed by any party in Gaza,...
RAMALLAH, January 29, 2015 (WAFA) – The Palestinian government intends
to borrow money from local banks to partially pay the public servants’ January
wages, stated Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki to
Palestine Radio Station.
Al-Malki noted that the national consensus government would bear an
additional financial burden as a result of its intention to borrow from local
banks to pay 60% of the Palestinian Authority’s payroll.
RAMALLAH, January 29, 2015 (WAFA) – The Israeli authorities
have recently sentenced 13 minors to serve between 14 to 28 months in jail and
to pay fines, according to the minor prisoners’ representative in Ofer prison.
Prisoner Abdul-Fattah Dola, who speaks on behalf of minor
prisoners below the age of 18, said 13 minor prisoners in Ofer prison were
recently pressured to confess committing activities punishable under Israeli