Daily Archives: December 3, 2017

Weather Forecast: Temperatures to rise through week

RAMALLAH, Weather on Sunday is clear, with a rise in temperature, according to the Palestinian Meteorological Department (PMD).

Wind is northeasterly to easterly, light to moderate, active at times. Sea waves are low.

PMD also predicted that weather on Monday …

Foreign minister calls for urgent Arab, Islamic meeting over Jerusalem

RAMALLAH, President Mahmoud Abbas Sunday instructed Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad al-Malki to hold two urgent meetings on the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s levels to discuss the situation of Jerusalem and its holy places.…

Erekat: US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel promotes anarchy

RAMALLAH, Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary General Saeb Erekat warned on Sunday that US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel will promote international anarchy.

He said in a statement on news reports regarding possible US recognition of Jerusalem as …

Settlers’ unpermitted access to Dome of the Rock Yard provocative move, says Waqf

JERUSALEM, Israeli settlers Sunday entered the yard of the Dome of the Rock despite having no permission, in a move that was described as provocative by the Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem.

Firas Dibs, Waqf media official told WAFA that it …

Al-Quds University ranks ‘most socially responsible university’ in the Arab world

CAIRO, Al-Quds University, the only Palestinian university in occupied East Jerusalem, won first place as the most socially responsible university in the Arab world at the Annual International Competition on Civic Engagement, organized by The American University in Cairo (AUC), …

France to recognize Palestine as part of European Union

PARIS, Ambassador of Palestine to France Salman Al-Harfi Sunday said the French government has expressed desire to recognize Palestine, but as part of the European Union.

He told WAFA in a phone call that France wants to recognize a state …