Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has expressed his gratitude to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for Palestinian support following the July 15 coup attempt, Prime Ministry sources said Monday.
Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip denounced remarks made by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman during a rare interview with Palestinian newspaper al-Quds on Monday, calling the ultra right-wing minister's conditional offer to ease the blockade "blackmail."
At least 15 Palestinians were detained by Israeli forces between Monday evening and before dawn Tuesday across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, including a security guard for the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, amid mounting tensions at the holy site over the Jewish high holiday season.
The UN on Monday called anew for necessarily maintaining the status quo at the Aqsa Mosque after Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu announced intents to participate in underground diggings beneath the Aqsa Mosque.
The artwork, “Besieged Childhood,” has garnered renown for its creators. It depicts a child wearing a koffiyeh scarf, a melancholy expression on her face, her hands wrapped around two bars, like those of a prison cell.