Tuesday, Oct. 24
Latest News
  1. Israeli authorities deliver demolition notices in Silwan
  2. 3 Gazans abducted while inside tunnel near Egyptian border
  3. Jerusalemite Palestinian sentenced to 16 years in prison
  4. Health condition of Palestinian shot by Israeli forces improves
  5. Families of Palestinian prisoners from Gaza visit relatives
  6. Israeli forces detain 66 Palestinians, majority teenagers, in raids
  7. Israeli forces open fire at Gaza fishermen
  8. Activists demand settlers leave Palestinian home in Hebron
  9. Israeli forces raid refugee camp, ransack homes in search of weapons
  10. Israeli forces detain Palestinian for allegedly planning attack

Haniyeh calls for West Bank uprising

Feb. 23, 2010 3:45 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 24, 2010 9:33 P.M.)
Gaza – Ma'an – De facto Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Tuesday called on Palestinians in the West Bank to launch an uprising against Israeli forces, in response to the inclusion of the Ibrahimi Mosque and Rachel's Tomb on a list of Israeli heritage sites.

Haniyeh's comments came during a session of the Palestinian Legislative Council, where he stated that Arab and Muslim countries should respond by supporting Palestinian resistance, and not by offering a political cover for the resumption of negotiations.

"The Israeli decision to include the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron and the Bilal Bin Rabah Mosque [Rachel's Tomb] in Bethlehem on a list of Israeli heritage sites comes at a time when discussions around the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations in the news," Haniyeh said.

"Israel's policy is to cover old crimes with new ones," he added.

Commenting on other issues, Haniyeh called for the release of detainees from Palestinian Authority prisons, an end to discussing the resumption of peace talks, and a halt to security coordination with Israel. Palestinian reconciliation should be achieved on the basis of Palestinian constants and the right to resist Israel, he added.

The de facto prime minister also called for the undertaking of practical efforts to end the siege on Gaza and to open all crossings into and out of the besieged Strip.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017