Thursday, July 02
Latest News
  1. Saudi Prince Alwaleed pledges $32 bn fortune to charity
  2. Police: 6 killed in Burundi gun battle
  3. 36 soldiers and civilians, 38 militants killed in Egypt's Sinai
  4. Liberia announces two more confirmed Ebola cases
  5. Tunisia identifies all 38 victims of beach massacre, 30 British
  6. Iran nuclear talks deadline extended to July 7
  7. HRW urges Gulf states to follow Kuwait on maid rights
  8. Medics: rebel fire kills 20 civilians in Yemen's Aden
  9. Monitor: Syria Kurds regain control of Tal Abyad after IS attack
  10. NGO: in first, IS beheads two Syria women for 'sorcery'
  11. UN envoy to brief council on war in Syria
  12. Family: Australian killed fighting for Kurds against IS in Syria
  13. Monitor: IS re-enters Syria's Tal Abyad, takes district
  14. Egypt's Sisi pledges tougher laws after prosecutor killing
  15. Tunisia admits was not prepared for beach attack
  16. Orange reaches a deal for split with Israel's Partner after spat
  17. IS car bomb kills 28 in Yemen capital Sanaa
  18. IS beheads two Syrian women 'for the first time'
  19. Kerry says 'too soon' to tell if Iran deal sealed
  20. Bomb targets Egypt state prosecutor convoy in Cairo

Gaza security forces disperse protest by women's union

Oct. 2, 2012 3:10 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 3, 2012 7:46 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Security forces in the Gaza Strip dispersed a protest on Tuesday organized by the general union of Palestinian women, a rights activist said.

Zaineb al-Ghnaimi, director of the Research and Legal Consultants Center for Palestinian Women, told Ma'an that the women's union had organized a sit-in protest outside of the offices of the Palestinian Legislative Council to demand an end to political division.

The group was informed by Hamas authorities that they must end their activities by 10 a.m, after which time security forces would break-up the rally.

"Five women were detained while they were leaving the sit-in, and we have called Huda Naeem, a member of the legislative council, to release them as fast as possible," al-Ghnaimi said.

The Palestinian Democratic Union, or Fida, denounced the incident, saying that Hamas should allow people to express their point of view and to protest peacefully, a statement said.

The general union of Palestinian women held a demo last Tuesday, at which al-Ghneimi stressed the urgent need to establish a democratic political system which respects freedom and diversity.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015