Palestine’s Abbas Decrees First Elections in 15 YearsPresident of Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas has decreed on Friday parliamentary and presidential elections to be held this year, the first such votes after 15 years of rivalry between his Fatah party and the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.
Israelis Export Wines Produced in Occupied West Bank to UAEWine produced in an illegal settlement in the occupied West Bank and labelled “from the land of Israel” will soon be available for sale in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Reuters reported.
Palestinians have condemned the export deal, saying settlements are illegal under international law.
Kuwait Cabinet Resigns in Standoff with ParliamentKuwait’s cabinet presented its resignation to the country’s ruler on Wednesday, days before Prime Minister Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah was due to be questioned in parliament over his choice of ministers and other issues.
Today, 68 years ago, the state of Israel was created on the Palestinian peoples’ home. The anniversary falls after a winter and spring with an escalation in violence and arrests of Palestinians, ever-expanding Israeli settlements in the West Bank and the Palestinian capital of Jerusalem, as the de facto take over by Israel of settlements in and around the city. It is estimated that there are approximately 600,000 Israeli settlers living in the West Bank, including Jerusalem.
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) urged UN on executing the resolution 194 permitting Palestinian refugees to return home and live at peace while nowadays they are preparing to commemorate the 68th anniversary of Nakba Day.
The United States was informed of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates troops’ deployment to Bahrain on March 13, 2011 in order to suppress oppositions of Al Khalifa Regime, The NY Times revealed.
Palestinians on Sunday marked the 68th anniversary of Nakba (Catastrophe), the day when the Zionists displaced Palestinians of their homeland, with renewed calls for resistance against the Israeli regime.