القسم: Solaa News
The Egyptian army sent military reinforcements to the Sinai on Thursday, security sources said, after authorities raised the alert level in the wake of the killing of a militant leader.
Around 50 tanks and armored vehicles were deployed to the eastern bank of the Suez canal for regular training, and to the northern Sinai city El-Arish for anti-terror operations, security sources said.
The PLO will ask the United Nations to upgrade its status in the world body by year's end, enabling it to pursue Israel through the international courts, a senior Palestinian official said on Thursday.
The request to become a non-member "observer state" rather than just an "observer entity", would give the Palestinians the same UN rank as the Vatican, enhancing their legal rights at a time
At least 54 people were killed when a jet fighter blew up a fuel station amid heavy fighting between government and rebel forces in northern Syria on Thursday, a British-based monitoring group said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has a network of activists across Syria reporting on government violence during the 18-month-old revolt, cited an activist in al-Raqqa province as saying more than 110 peo
An Israeli official said Thursday that military authorities have approved the entry of 100 million shekels from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip to assist with a liquidity crisis, amid a host of measures to facilitate the entry and exit of goods at Gaza crossings.
The Gaza Strip is under an Israeli land and sea blockade, and its sole border crossing not controlled by Israel, Egypt's Rafah terminal, is not
The transport workers union on Thursday said it would return to strike action, as it was not satisfied with measures taken by the Palestinian Authority to allay the strikes and protest rallies that rocked the West Bank in recent weeks.
Union director Nasser Younis told solaa that transport workers will strike on Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and all day Wednesday.
Younis said he decided to relaunch
Jailed former fighter Zakaria Zubeidi has suspended a hunger strike after receiving assurances he will be released within days, his lawyer said Thursday.
Zubeidi was detained by PA forces on May 13 and his detention has been repeatedly renewed without charges being pressed.
After his imprisonment was extended for a further 19 days on Monday, Zubeidi announced a total strike of food, liquids and sp
At least 18 Palestinians were killed Thursday and their bodies displayed publicly in Damascus, PLO officials in the capital's largest refugee camp said.
The PLO office in Yarmouk said the Syrian regime "committed a massacre" against Palestinians in the camp. Bodies were found mutilated and charred, it said.
PLO secretary-general Yasser Abed Rabbo denounced the killings.
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A group of settlers assaulted three Palestinian farmers in the Nablus village of Aqraba on Monday, a Palestinian Authority official said.
Ghassan Doughlas, who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told solaa that Mahir Hashim Bani Jabir, 25, his brother Omar, 26, and Hafith Nitham Bani Jabir, 26, were attacked by settlers from Itamar while checking olive trees on their land.
Palestinian prisoner Samer al-Barq was hospitalized on Monday as he entered his 119th day on hunger strike, a lawyer said.
Jawad Boulos of the Palestinian prisoners society told solaa that al-Barq was taken to a civilian hospital in central Israel after collapsing in Ramla prison clinic.
Doctors at the clinic could not deal with al-Barq's health condition and he was transferred by ambulance to
Israeli forces closed the northern entrance to East Jerusalem's Silwan neighborhood on Monday to allow settlers celebrating the Jewish new year to access the area, a local center said.
"These routes were closed to Silwan residents to allow military vehicles and settler buses carrying settlers from the nearby outposts to freely tour the neighborhood," the Wadi Hilweh Information Center said.
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made a rare public appearance on Monday to tell the United States it would face more anger and grave repercussions across the Muslim world unless it suppressed a film that demeans the Prophet Muhammad.
Arguing that the world had not yet grasped the depth of hurt felt by Muslims, Nasrallah called on governments to block access to websites showing the film, which was made in
Protesters in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Pakistan and Indonesia burnt US flags and chanted "Death to America" on Monday in renewed demonstrations over a film mocking the Prophet Muhammad that has unleashed a wave of anti-Western sentiment in the Muslim and Arab world.
Thousands of Lebanese protesters chanting "Death to America, Death to Israel" marched through Beirut's Shiiite southern suburbs i
Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh and Hamas chief-in-exile Khaled Mashaal arrived in Cairo on Monday for talks with Egyptian officials, Hamas said.
Spokesman Taher al-Nono told reporters that Haniyeh will meet with Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil to discuss security cooperation, ending the siege on Gaza, and the establishment of a duty-free zone at the Rafah crossing.
The delegation headed
A man was assaulted by Israeli soldiers on Sunday in the south Hebron hills, a peace group said.
"On the morning of September 16, around 8:00 a.m. nearby the Palestinian village of Majaz, a 38 year old man was attacked and injured while he was traveling in his car," Operation Dove said in a statement.
"According to Palestinian witnesses, 4 soldiers stopped him on the road and starte
A Gaza court sentenced a Palestinian youth to death by hanging on Monday after he was found guilty of two murder charges.
The Court of Appeal said the man, named as H.A., admitted to stabbing another man to death in 2009. H.A. was under 18 at the time of the crime, which was premeditated, the court said.
During interrogation over the stabbing, H.A. admitted to the rape and murder of a male child r
An appeals court in the Gaza Strip on Monday convicted four Palestinians of the killing of Italian peace activist Vittori Arrigoni in 2011.
The court sentenced Mahmoud Salfiti, 23, and Tamer Hasasna, 25, to life imprisonment plus 10 years for kidnap and murder, while Khader Ajram, 26, was sentenced to 10 years for abduction.
The three defendants were identified by the Hamas-run court as Hama
Former Fatah fighter Zakaria Zubeidi told a Palestinian court in Jericho on Monday that he would not eat, drink or speak until he is released, after his four-month detention without charge was again extended.
On Thursday, Zubeidi agreed to partially suspend his earlier strike by taking fluids, after he received assurances from a presidential delegation that he would be freed from Jericho civil jail in five d
Palestinian negotiators on Thursday remembered US ambassador Christopher Stevens as fair-minded and described his death in Libya as a major loss for American foreign policy.
Stevens, who was killed with three colleagues late Tuesday in an attack on US institutions in Benghazi, served a decade earlier as a political officer at the US consulate in Jerusalem.
"It's just tragic," said Ha
Dozens of protesters took to the streets after prayers on Thursday evening to condemn a film they said insulted Prophet Muhammad.
Demonstrators chanted slogans against the US, where the film was apparently produced, and burned American flags. They said the film was a direct act of provocation by the US against Muslims.
Protests against the film were also held in Gaza on Wednesday and Thursda
Some 64 British MPs have signed a parliamentary motion to support UN recognition of Palestine as a state.
The motion, tabled Tuesday, states "That this House supports recognition by the UN of Palestine as a state alongside the state of Israel."
It has garnered the support of MPs across the UK's political spectrum.
President Mahmoud Abbas says he will ask the UN Gener