الأرشيف

Wafa Images
Wafa Images
Wafa Images
  19th April 2014    Time 12:39 Jerusalem Weather Forecast: Temperature over Annual Average      Media committee formed to coordinate the Livestock-based Livelihoods projects funded by European Union      Japan: Door to agreement between Israel and Palestine will not be kept open indefinitely      Rally in Support of Prisoners Suppressed by Israeli forces near Bethlehem      Statement by Erekat Marking the Day of the Palestinian Prisoner      Civic National Commission Urges International Community to Ensure Christians’ Access to Jerusalem during Easter      CEC Concludes the Electoral Reform Project      Israel Arrests Four Palestinians in West Bank      Israel to Close Karam Abu Salem Crossing in Gaza      Israeli Forces Raid Homes near Hebron, Turn Rooftops into Outposts      Weather Forecast: Slight Drop in Temperature while Remaining above Seasonal average      Premier Underscores Importance of International Support to Face Economic Challenges      Many Injured, suffocate During Confrontations in Central Hebron      PEX Report: Index Remains Up       Amnesty International Called on Israel to Lift Ludicrous Restrictions on Whistleblower Vanunu
Youtube
facebook
Twitter
RSS
President Abbas Says He Will Not Agree to Elections Without Gaza

Decrease font sizeIncrease font size   modify font size Print a copy


 

RAMALLAH, February 17, 2011 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that presidential and legislative elections will not be held without the Gaza Strip.

 

Abbas made this statement during a press conference with the President of East Timor, Jose Ramos-Horta, who arrived in Ramallah in the morning for an official visit.

 

“Holding elections in only the West Bank is not acceptable,” said Abbas. “It has to include the West Bank and Gaza and without this, we will not be able to hold them.”

 

He said that the Palestinian Authority is going to the Security Council with a resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem after the quartet has failed to condemn the settlements in its last meeting.

 

“We expected the quartet to issue a balanced statement regarding the borders and security,” he said. “But this did not happen. So we asked the Security Council to demand from Israel to stop the settlements, which is what the US has said more than once.”

 

Abbas said more than 130 countries support this resolution, which calls on Israel to stop settlements, and “we are going on with that,” he said.

 

Ramos-Horta said that the issue of settlements does not help confidence building between the Palestinians and Israel, “but it is not the essence of the problem.”

 

He said that Israel should recognize the right of the Palestinians to have a state of their own. “For us, sovereignty is more crucial,” he said.

 

The Timorese president praised Abbas’ rule, saying that what he saw in the West Bank “is the best example of what a Palestinian state could be,” that is “not a threat to any nation.”

 

He said “Israel must do more to appreciate and show what a Palestinian state could be.”

 

He thanked Abbas for agreeing to send Palestinian experts in different fields to work and help in East Timor.

 

“We know many thousands of Palestinians who excel in many things,” he said. “They are welcome there as our brothers and sisters.”

 

M.A.

Latest News
10:39  
19-4-2014
Weather Forecast: Temperature over Annual Average
14:02  
17-4-2014
Media committee formed to coordinate the Livestock-based Livelihoods projects funded by European Union
13:44  
17-4-2014
Japan: Door to agreement between Israel and Palestine will not be kept open indefinitely
13:34  
17-4-2014
Rally in Support of Prisoners Suppressed by Israeli forces near Bethlehem
13:21  
17-4-2014
Statement by Erekat Marking the Day of the Palestinian Prisoner
13:14  
17-4-2014
Civic National Commission Urges International Community to Ensure Christians’ Access to Jerusalem during Easter
13:09  
17-4-2014
CEC Concludes the Electoral Reform Project
12:57  
17-4-2014
Israel Arrests Four Palestinians in West Bank
12:34  
17-4-2014
Israel to Close Karam Abu Salem Crossing in Gaza
12:14  
17-4-2014
Israeli Forces Raid Homes near Hebron, Turn Rooftops into Outposts
11:57  
17-4-2014
Weather Forecast: Slight Drop in Temperature while Remaining above Seasonal average
17:02  
16-4-2014
Premier Underscores Importance of International Support to Face Economic Challenges
16:18  
16-4-2014
Many Injured, suffocate During Confrontations in Central Hebron
16:05  
16-4-2014
PEX Report: Index Remains Up
15:13  
16-4-2014
Amnesty International Called on Israel to Lift Ludicrous Restrictions on Whistleblower Vanunu
14:46  
16-4-2014
Israeli Forces Arrest Eleven People, including Minor, from Jerusalem and Hebron
14:17  
16-4-2014
Resurrection and Israeli Restrictions: Easter in Jerusalem
14:05  
16-4-2014
National Council Calls for Treating Palestinian Prisoners as War Prisoners
13:10  
16-4-2014
Newspaper Review: Israel's Large-scale Inspection Raids on Hebron village Focus of Dailies
12:57  
16-4-2014
Israeli Forces Storm School in Hebron
12:50  
16-4-2014
Three Killed, Five Injured in Khan Yunes Blast
12:44  
16-4-2014
25 Palestinian Worshipers Suffocate during Police Raid on Al-Aqsa Mosque
12:36  
16-4-2014
Settlers Throw Stones on Palestinian Cars near Bethlehem
08:43  
16-4-2014
Weather Forecast: Temperature over Annual Average
14:15  
15-4-2014
PEX Report: Index Up Again
14:08  
15-4-2014
Israel Robs Ancient Tomb near Nablus
13:46  
15-4-2014
Settlers Assault Farmer near Bethlehem
13:15  
15-4-2014
Israeli Army Launches Artillery Attacks on Gaza
12:52  
15-4-2014
Tension at al-Aqsa Mosque Focus of Dailies
12:08  
15-4-2014
UPDATE: Israeli Forces Cordon off Hebron Town, Attack, Injure, Arrest Many Palestinians
11:36  
15-4-2014
Palestinian Shot and Injured by Israeli Forces in Northern Gaza
11:34  
15-4-2014
Settlers Attack Neighborhood, Seize Shop in Jerusalem
11:11  
15-4-2014
World Bank Approves to Launch Sanitation Improvement Projects in Gaza
10:32  
15-4-2014
Weather Forecast: Rise in Temperature
15:33  
14-4-2014
Since beginning of Year Israel Demolished 90 Houses and Handed Demolition Notices for 191 Houses
15:26  
14-4-2014
Minister Discusses Cooperation with Japan’s Peace Envoy to Middle East
15:10  
14-4-2014
Ministry: “Israeli ‘Defense’ Minister Responsible for Escalation and Instability”
14:21  
14-4-2014
Israeli Forces Arrest Farmer and Seize his Tractor near Hebron
14:04  
14-4-2014
Israeli Forces Arrest Three People from Jenin and Bethlehem Districts
13:50  
14-4-2014
PEX Report: Index Continues Up Trend
13:49  
14-4-2014
Newspaper Review: Israeli New Settlement Expansion Plans Focus of Dailies
13:32  
14-4-2014
Israeli Forces Attack International Volunteer, Says Operation Dove
13:30  
14-4-2014
Official on Palm Sunday: “Every Easter We Hope for Resurrection of Our People as Free Nation”
13:01  
14-4-2014
Settlers Attack, Clash with Villagers near Nablus
13:00  
14-4-2014
Palestinian Consumer Price Index Down in March 2014
12:26  
14-4-2014
Israel Seals West Bank and Gaza for Jewish Holidays
10:33  
14-4-2014
Weather Forecast: Temperature above Annual Average
16:01  
13-4-2014
Qaraqe’: Israel Ends Prisoner’s Solitary Confinement
15:45  
13-4-2014
Israeli Minister Announces Largest Settlement Project in Southern West Bank
15:32  
13-4-2014
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Israeli Escalation Aims at Weakening PA
facebook
Twitter
اجعلنا صفحة البداية
RSS
Youtube
أضفنا الى المفضلة