Thursday April 24th 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Ramallah’

Anti-Fayyad Protests Redirected Against Oslo

Anti-Fayyad Protests Redirected Against Oslo

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Palestinian activists have called for mass demonstrations on Friday to demand an end to the Western-imposed Oslo Accords and other agreements signed between the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority and the Israeli government. The call came as public transportation workers and social activists announced that they have [...]

Anti-Fayyad Protests Gain Steam

Anti-Fayyad Protests Gain Steam

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Hundreds of protesters demonstrated on Wednesday in Nablus's main square, calling for the ouster of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. A former economist for the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), Fayyad was appointed by former United States President George W. Bush in June 2007 to lead [...]

Shots Fired Near Fayyad’s Ramallah Compound

Shots Fired Near Fayyad’s Ramallah Compound

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Palestinian Authority security forces traded gunfire with unknown assailants at Prime Minister Salam Fayyad’s compound in Ramallah on Wednesday. Reuters reported that Fayyad was not at the compound at the time. PA officials declined to comment, citing the sensitivity of the incident. There was no immediate [...]

PA Official Dead After Charged with Selling Land to Jews

PA Official Dead After Charged with Selling Land to Jews

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh A senior Palestinian Authority official who had recently been arrested on suspicion of selling property to ethnic Jews allegedly committed suicide in Ramallah on Sunday. Osama Akel Hassan Mansour, 49, was killed when he fell from the third floor of a building that serves as headquarters of the Western-backed PA's [...]

PA Blames Foreign Nationals for Protests

PA Blames Foreign Nationals for Protests

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Foreign nationals living in territories controlled by the Western-backed Palestinian Authority participated in recent protests against the PA, a senior official in Ramallah charged Tuesday. The official told journalists that at least 10 foreign activists who came to the country to take part in demonstrations against [...]

Clinton Meets Abbas Prior to Israel Visit

Clinton Meets Abbas Prior to Israel Visit

by Sagit Levi American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday she had held “productive” talks in Paris with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. AFP reported that during the "candid and productive meeting," Clinton said the two "discussed how to build on his exchange of letters" with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin [...]

Journalists Protest PA Brutality

Journalists Protest PA Brutality

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Palestinian journalists and activists called on Tuesday for an independent investigation on the harsh crackdown by the Western-backed Palestinian Authority on demonstrators and journalists in the last two days. They also called for a number of demonstrations to protest the actions of the PA's American-trained security [...]

Mofaz to Meet Abbas Next Week

Mofaz to Meet Abbas Next Week

by Sagit Levi Deputy Premier Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) will meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas next week, Channel 2 News reported on Tuesday. The report said that Mofaz will arrive in Ramallah on Sunday for the meeting, which would be Abbas’s first meeting in months with an Israeli cabinet minister. The meeting comes [...]

Secret Fatah Bank Exposed

Secret Fatah Bank Exposed

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Yasser Arafat's former financial advisor, Mohammed Rashid, revealed over the weekend that the Western-backed Palestinian Authority's ruling Fatah party has a secret bank account in Jordan with 39 Million United States Dollars. Rashid said that the original sum was 44 Million Dollars, but dropped after the Fatah [...]

PA Defends Internet Censorship

PA Defends Internet Censorship

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh The Western-backed Palestinian Authority on Sunday defended its decision to block websites that are critical of Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas, denying allegations it was violating freedom of expression. PA Attorney-General Ahmed al-Mughni claimed that the websites were blocked for breaking the law and following complaints [...]

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