Saturday, Oct. 10
Palestinian shot dead in Shufat clashes overnight
Latest News
  1. Palestinian shot dead in Shufat clashes overnight
  2. Jihad Salem Ubeid, 22, dies from Gaza demo injuries
  3. 2 killed, 19 injured as Israeli forces open fire at Gaza demo
  4. Palestinian woman shot, injured after stabbing Israeli in Afula
  5. Israeli stabs, injures 4 Palestinians in Dimona
  6. Army: Israeli moderately injured in Afula stab attack by Palestinian
  7. Israeli forces kill Palestinian in Shufat refugee camp raid
  8. Clashes erupt at Bethlehem's northern entrance
  9. Police: Israeli soldier stabbed in Tel Aviv
  10. Police: Palestinian detained after Israeli stabbed in Jerusalem
  11. Israeli media: Palestinian shot near Jerusalem after car attack
  12. Police: Palestinian stabs Israelis in Petah Tikva, arrested at scene
  13. 84 Palestinians injured by rubber bullets in West Bank clashes
  14. Israeli forces raid home of Jerusalem stab suspect
  15. Reports: Palestinian killed after stabbing soldier in Kiryat Gat
  16. Israeli media: Palestinian shot dead after stabbing Israeli
  17. 2 Palestinians sustain injuries in Dar Salah clashes
  18. Residents of Majdal Bani Fadil prevent settler attack overnight
  19. Jordan MP's son 'carried out Iraq suicide attack'

PA: Iraq will contribute to 'Arab safety net'

Jan. 20, 2013 11:42 A.M. (Updated: Jan. 24, 2013 8:34 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- Iraq has pledged to contribute to the "Arab safety net" of monthly donations to the indebted Palestinian Authority, PA foreign minister Riyad al-Malki said Sunday.

Iraq's foreign minister announced the country will pay into the safety net funds at the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit preparatory meeting on Sunday, al-Malki said.

The PA is cautiously optimistic that the two-day summit in the Saudi capital will result in more contributions. Al-Malki said he expects Qatar and Kuwait to also pay into the safety net.

Any Arab states that don't attend the Riyadh summit will be visited by PA premier Salam Fayyad to encourage their contributions, he said.

The Arab League last year pledged to cover $100 million in monthly expenses to the PA, when Israel seized tax revenues in the aftermath of the UN vote for Palestinian statehood.

Most members have still to pay, but an official said Saturday that Saudi Arabia has decided to contribute $20 million each month.

At the preparatory meeting in Riyadh, the Palestinian delegation briefed members on Palestine's continuing financial crisis, saying recent storms have increased its expenses after $100 million in property losses.

President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to arrived in Riyadh on Sunday to attend the summit.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015