Sunday, 29 July 2012

Occupation forces Jerusalemite to demolish part of his home, arrests another


OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) forced a Palestinian Jerusalemite, Yacob Rasheq, to demolish an annex in his house in the town of Silwan in Jerusalem.

Eyewitnesses confirmed that the IOA obliged Rasheq to demolish a part of his house in Al-Bustan neighborhood under the pretext that he did not obtain a construction license from the municipality.

The Israeli municipality of Jerusalem forced the Palestinian civilian to demolish his house giving him seven days to demolish it by himself or the municipality would do it and he would pay a fine of at least 17 thousand dollars.

Israeli authorities had notified more than 88 houses of demolition in AL-Bustan neighborhood of Silwan town three years ago under the pretext of establishing tourism projects and public facilities for Jewish settlers. more

Fatah, Hamas to meet in Cairo for national reconciliation talks, sources say


BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Preparations are currently underway for a meeting between Fatah and Hamas in Cairo, Palestinian sources said Sunday.

Egypt is exerting efforts to hold a meeting between the two political movements and it is expected that President and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas chief Khalid Mashaal would attend, sources told Ma'an.

The meeting is set to take place in Cairo within a few days and the leaders will discuss political reconciliation, the terms of which have still yet to be fully implemented.

Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh met Egyptian President Muhammad Mursi on Thursday in an official visit that signaled a shift in Cairo's stance toward Hamas after the election of a Muslim Brotherhood head of state. more