Palestine

Palestine may resubmit rejected UN resolution

Palestine may resubmit rejected UN resolution

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said they would refer to the Arab Peace Initiative the issue of re-submitting a rejected UN draft resolution that called for an end to Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories within three years.

Minister: Gaza govt employees to keep jobs

Minister: Gaza govt employees to keep jobs

The Palestinian Authority Minister of Labor said Tuesday that Gaza government employees would not be laid off, the same day a group of Gaza employees launched a hunger strike in protest of unpaid salaries.

Ashrawi meets with EU, UK officials, calls for support for Palestine

Ashrawi meets with EU, UK officials, calls for support for Palestine

During meetings with the European Union and British officials, PLO Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi stressed the importance of ending the Israeli occupation, a statement said Tuesday.

Hamas employees start hunger strike over unpaid wages

Hamas employees start hunger strike over unpaid wages

A group of former employees in the Hamas-run government in Gaza went on hunger strike Tuesday following a day of protests over unpaid salaries.

Some Hamas employees to receive small payment Thursday

Some Hamas employees to receive small payment Thursday

Some governmental employees hired by Hamas in the Gaza Strip will receive a payment of 1,000 shekels (around $250) on Thursday, an official said.

Parliament to reconvene in Gaza on Wednesday

Parliament to reconvene in Gaza on Wednesday

The Palestinian Legislative Council (parliament) is expected to resume its activities in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, a senior council official has said.

Abbas in Turkey: 'Palestine to return to UNSC'

Abbas in Turkey:

President Mahmoud Abbas said in a press conference with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara on Monday that Palestine would submit a new UN Security Council resolution for statehood "soon."

Official: Gaza faces severe shortage of cooking gas

Official: Gaza faces severe shortage of cooking gas

Gaza is facing severe shortages of cooking gas due to recent storms which have prevented crossings from fully operating, a local union official said.

Erekat: France to continue support for Palestine

Erekat: France to continue support for Palestine

Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat on Monday praised the French position toward the Palestinian cause, saying France would continue supporting Palestine.

Court forbids Silwan settlers from making changes to properties

Court forbids Silwan settlers from making changes to properties

A Jerusalem magistrate court has ruled that Israeli settlers who occupied Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem may not make substantial changes to the properties, a lawyer said Monday.