October 30, 2014 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas affirmed Thursday that
Jerusalem and its holy sites are a red line and will not be compromised at any
Spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeineh said, “We hold the Israeli government
responsible for the serious escalation in the occupied Jerusalem that has
reached its peak with the closure of the Al-Aqsa Mosque Thursday morning.”
slammed Israel’s decision...
JERUSALEM, October 30, 2014 (WAFA) –
Israeli police and undercover forces shot dead early Thursday a Palestinian and
injured three others south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem.
Before sunrise, Israeli police and
undercover forces raided al-Thuri neighborhood and shot Mu‘taz Hijazi, 32, in
the back and left him to bleed to death on the rooftop of his house.
Palestinians attempted to access Hijazi’s house to take him to...
CAIRO, October 30, 2014 (WAFA) – The Egyptian Foreign
Ministry spokesman Bader Abdel-Atti Thursday welcomed in a press conference Sweden’s
decision to recognize Palestine as a state.
Abdel-Atti said that this decision is considered a
historical one, as Sweden is considered the first to take such a step.
He added, “This recognition comes following the United
Nations General Assembly 2012 decision to upgrade Palestine’s membership to...
STOCKHOLM, October 30, 2014 (WAFA) - The
Sweden Foreign Ministery Thursday announced that its government will recognize
the State of Palestine, making Sweden the first member in the European Union to
take such a step.
According to a press release published
on the Government Offices of Sweden website, it recognized the state of
Palestine and considers that 'the international law criteria for
the recognition of...