Sunday, 29 September 2013

Grenada, Haiti recognize the State of Palestine


NEW YORK (Ma'an) -- Grenada and Haiti have officially recognized the State of Palestine in a ceremony held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Friday, Palestinian Authority Foreign Affairs Minister Riyad al-Maliki said.

Al-Malki signed separate agreements to establish diplomatic relations with his Grenadian and Haitian counterparts. The agreement means that the states will exchange ambassadors.

"This recognition highlights the collective international approval of Palestinian rights," said al-Maliki.

"It is a new success for Palestinian diplomacy," he added. more

Egypt deports 9 Palestinians to Gaza


EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma'an) -- Egyptian authorities deported nine Palestinians to the Gaza Strip on Sunday, security officials said.

The nine men had entered Egypt illegally through smuggling tunnels and were deported back to Gaza via the Rafah crossing. more