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Pope in Palestine: Time Has Come for Peace
Monday, 26 May 2014 08:54

BETHLEHEM (WAFA) – Received in an official ceremony by President Mahmoud Abbas, Pope Francis I of the Catholic Church expressed hopes that peace in the Middle East could soon materialize so as to reach an end to the suffering of thousands of people affected by time-long conflicts in the region.

Francis expressed , in a joint press conference with President Abbas, his desire to advance peace which ‘rests on the acknowledgment by all of the right of two States to exist and to live in peace and security within internationally recognized borders.’

500 Surveillance Cameras to be Installed in Occupied East Jerusalem
Friday, 23 May 2014 10:33

TEL AVIV – (WAFA) – Office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli ‘Internal Security’ Ministry decided Thursday to install 500 surveillance cameras in Palestinian neighborhoods of East Jerusalem.

Foreign Ministry Condemns Administrative Detention Policy against Palestinians
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 11:53

Ramallah (WAFA) – The Foreign Ministry, in a statement Tuesday, strongly condemned the Israeli government’s policy of administrative detention, without charge or trial, against Palestinian prisoners.  

Israeli Forces Suppress Peaceful Demonstrations Marking Nakba, Kill Two and Injure Many
Friday, 16 May 2014 10:29

RAMALLAH (WAFA) – Two Palestinians were shot and killed, including a teenager, and eight others were injured with live bullets fired at them by Israeli forces on Thursday during a peaceful demonstration marking the 66th Nakba, catastrophe, near Ofar military camp, west of Ramallah, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said that forces fired live bullets toward the demonstration, killing two ages 17 and 20, both from northwest of Ramallah. Eight other Palestinians were shot and injured, all suffering from upper body injuries.

Foreign Ministry Calls for Labeling Extremist Settlers as “Terrorists”
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 09:51

RAMALLAH (WAFA) – Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on the international community to label Israeli extremists “Price Tag” and “Hilltop Youth” as terrorist groups.


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