The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) has called the Palestinian Authority to cancel the “collective punishment measures” against the Gaza Strip , as the PA’s measures have caused a lot of harm to junior employees and the poor in the besieged enclave.
Riad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, declared in a statement that the Palestinian Rapid Response Team has reached Venezuela and is preparing to leave to the Caribbean Islands as soon as Hurricane Maria passes. The team, led by the Palestinian International Cooperation Agency (PICA) as mission coordinators, consists of shelter specialists from the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, specialized rescuers form the Palestinian Civil Defense, specialized doctors from the Palestinian Ministry of Health, a team of Palestinian doctors from Venezuela, as well as the Palestinian ambassador to Venezuela and the Caribbean Islands Ms. Linda Sobeh.
An overwhelming majority of Palestinians is worried about the future of liberties in Palestine and two-thirds demand the resignation of President Mahmoud Abbas and half of the public views the Palestinian Authority as a burden on the Palestinian people, a poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Ramallah between 14-16 September 2017 found out.
MP Qais Abdul Karim (Abu Leila), Deputy Secretary-General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, welcomed the decision ,taken by Hamas to dissolve its administrative committee ,that formed a de facto government in Gaza ,and said that this decision is a right correction to a wrongful position that should not be done at all.
This Wednesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will address the world from the chambers of United Nations General Assembly, an institution founded on the principles of peace, security, equal rights and the self-determination of peoples. The message will be clear: Palestinian rights can no longer be denied, and the captivity and oppression of an entire people under a brutal occupation must end.
A great deal of ambivalence persists as to the position adopted by the Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) regarding a much-praised decision by Hamas to disband Gaza’s administrative committee.