Lebanese President Najib Mikati met on Tuesday a delegation of Hamas Movement with whom he discussed the Palestinian cause, Palestinian reconciliation, and the situation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. The meeting was attended by member of Hamas’s political bureau Mousa Abu Marzouk, the group’s representative in Lebanon Ali Baraka, and Dr. Khaldoun Sharif.
MK Osama al-Saadi held the Israeli Supreme Court responsible for the life of Palestinian detainee Muhammad al-Qeiq, whose hunger strike has entered its 78th day. Speaking in exclusive statements to the PIC, MK al-Saadi said the Israeli occupation court has to assume its responsibility for any turn for the worse al-Qeiq’s life might take in case he is not released.
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) two days ago launched a campaign calling on candidates in the General Election to pledge to support justice for Palestine. In a call sent to the hundreds of candidates in forty constituencies, the Palestinian rights group have asked aspiring TDs to take the two #Palestine Pledges to support concrete actions to help secure freedom, justice and equality for the Palestinian people if elected to Dáil Éireann.
"The Palestinians of the diaspora: A national pillar and inevitable return" will be the slogan of the 14th Palestinians in Europe Conference to be held in Sweden next May, the organizers of the conference has announced.
Around 90,000 Palestinians remain displaced in the Gaza Strip, almost 18 months after the ceasefire that ended Israel’s ‘Operation Protective Edge’ offensive in 2014. Furthermore, the reconstruction or repair of homes of 74 percent of displaced families is yet to even start.
The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process expressed his support on Tuesday for the Palestinian unity talks between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas taking place this month in Qatar.