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In a March 26th meeting of the Hamas-controlled Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), Khaled al-Batash, a senior member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), said that all the forces, including Hamas, the PIJ, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, would participate in the “great return ...
27, without being presented to the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) as required by law. The government merely presented the budget to a number of parliamentary bloc members, prompting PLC First Deputy Speaker Ahmed Bahar to denounce the process and assert that the budget is illegitimate.

Hasan Khreisheh, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council in the West Bank, told Al Jazeera that the arrest campaign by PA security forces is "incomprehensible and unjustified". "These arrests must be stopped in favour for a Palestinian united front to take a stance against the bigger issues at hand, ...
It also obtained the approval of the Palestinian Legislative Council and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Gaza in 2008, and was recognized by a number of Arab educational organizations such as the Arab Network for Open and Distance Learning, Association of Arab Universities, ...
The Egyptians also asked Hamas to relinquish the speakership of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) to an internationally accepted figure without specifying what Hamas would gain in return. They suggested three PLC members for the position: Salam Fayyad, Hanan Ashrawi and Mustafa Barghouti.
But at the same time, Abbas isn't allowing new elections (in the West Bank and Gaza), has paralyzed the Palestinian Legislative Council for 12 years and controls the judiciary. In late April, the Palestinian National Council, which is the PLO's parliament, is supposed to meet in Ramallah. Its members include ...

Majed Abu Shamala, a leader in Fatah's reformist movement close to Dahlan, told Al-Monitor that any move by President Mahmoud Abbas against Dahlan will be invalid, as the Palestinian Legislative Council is the only body authorized to revoke his diplomatic immunity. He pointed out, “Should the PA ...
Dahlan lives in exile in the UAE but is still a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC). The UAE also wants Dahlan to run in the next presidential election. Although Nabd didn't report Dahlan's specific response to the UAE request, it said he is reluctant to form a new party. The article said that in ...
The Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) in the Gaza Strip yesterday held a session in a tent set up near the Strip's eastern border to support the Great March of Return which is scheduled for Friday. PLC Deputy Speaker Ahmed Bahar said: “We hold an unprecedented session near the temporary border ...
Deputies for the Change and Reform Bloc, representing Hamas in the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), ratified a law on Nov. 25, 2015 ...
A group of 22 Turkish lawmakers on Nov. 11 visited the Palestinian Legislative Council in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The visit by the ...
Since the dissolution of the Palestinian Legislative Council in 2006, the power of legislation rests with Mahmoud Abbas. Rimawi continued ...
In the same vein, Yahya Moussa, a Hamas leader and member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, told Al-Monitor the PLC refuses to ...
Ashraf Jumaa, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council and a leader in the Reformist Current, told Al-Monitor the PA's security services ...
... down the steps that will eventually lead to a fully functional Palestinian Authority (PA) and an elected Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC).
Two years later, Marwan was elected to the Palestinian Legislative Council. "After we returned to Palestine, my vision was very clear.
... the activation of the Palestinian Legislative Council to oversee the government's work, and the inclusion of both the occupied West Bank and ...

When Jamal Nassar, the chairman of the Budget Committee of the Palestinian Legislative Council, spoke with Al-Monitor recently, he seemed ...
Abdullah Abdullah, a member of Fatah's revolutionary council and head of the political committee at the Palestinian Legislative Council, told ...
Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 09-15 March 2017. A Palestinian civilian was killed in occupied Jerusalem, while 11 civilians, including 3 children, were wounded in the West Bank ...
Hamas agreed in July to participate in the municipal elections, which would have been the first time Hamas and Fatah had contested an election since 2006, when Hamas won a majority in the Palestinian Legislative Council. The municipal vote was viewed ...
HEBRON: A female member of the Palestinian parliament has been arrested by Israeli forces, Palestinian and Israeli security sources said on Thursday.
HEBRON: A female member of the Palestinian parliament has been arrested by Israeli forces, Palestinian and Israeli security sources said Thursday.
... Hamas' political bureau in the Gaza Strip: Muhammad al-Jamassi, an engineer who heads UNRWA's engineering department for the refugee camps in the central Gaza Strip (Left: website of the Hamas faction in the Palestinian Legislative Council, May 20, ...
... peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians contradicts both Netanyahu's views and a decades-old American approach to the problem, Mustafa Barghouti, leader of the Palestinian National Initiative and a member of the Palestinian Legislative ...
It would have been the first election of any kind contested by both Hamas and Abbas's Fatah since 2006, when Hamas won a majority in the Palestinian Legislative Council elections. The municipal vote was viewed as a possible precursor to the first ...
FILE - FEBRUARY 27; 2017: Sir Gerald Kaufman, Labour MP for Manchester Gorton and Father of the House of Commons, has died aged 86.
The Palestinian security forces have not only been harassing Dahlan supporters among the young Fatah generation but also members of the Palestinian Legislative Council (parliament) who are affiliated with Dahlan. Last week Abbas barred five West ...
Atef Adwan, a Hamas parliamentarian and the head of the Economic Committee of the Palestinian Legislative Council, told Al-Monitor, "The Ramallah government shall bear the consequences of the decision to halt free health insurance for the unemployed ...
... Unifying the public-sector institutions between Gaza and Ramallah, addressing the urgent issues related to the Palestinian security sector, electricity and reconstruction of Gaza; and preparing for Palestinian National Council, Palestinian ...
Regardless, Issa Kassissieh, the Palestinian ambassador to the Holy See, called the opening of its newest embassy in the Vatican "a significant achievement for the Palestinian people.
Among the participants were Higher Arab Monitoring Committee chairman, former MK Mohammed Barakeh, and Palestinian Legislative Council member Mustafa Barghouti. Also present was a group of U.S. military veterans who came to stand in solidarity ...
But according to Yahya Moussa, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, the two-week voting process of Sinwar, which marks the beginning of the Palestinian general elections, has been a smooth process.
Fatah leader and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has no successor in place, and Palestinian Basic Law states that were he to die or leave office, his position would be temporarily filled by Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council ...
Bernard Sabella, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, emphasized that the Holy See has always been open to dialogue with leaders of various religions and that communicating with Muslim leaders in predominantly Muslim countries with ...
... Israel and the Palestinians contradicts both with Israeli PM's Netanyahu views and decades-old American approach to the problem, Mustafa Barghouti, leader of the Palestinian National Initiative and a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council ...
His deputy Khaled Al-Hayeh is an uncompromising legislator elected in the 2006 elections in which Hamas won 75 percent of seats in the Palestinian Legislative Council. Also among those elected to the Hamas Gaza branch are Salah Bardawil and ...
Qassem told Al-Monitor that Abbas took several judicial and legal actions after the elections were canceled and called for holding local elections in May without consulting the Palestinian Legislative Council, the only body authorized to amend the law.
Occupation authorities detained 590 Palestinians from the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem in January 2017, including 128 children, 14 women, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council and a journalist. Israeli occupation authorities detained 156 ...
Ahmed Mubarak, a deputy in the Palestinian Legislative Council, was among those administratively detained, according to the report.
... propaganda, there is no real eviction at all. A few settlers are being moved from a few houses on Palestinian private land to other confiscated Palestinian lands," Mustafa Bargouti, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), told Middle ...
... re-configure a new PLO Executive Committee that would be declared as the government-in-exile and the Palestinian National Council (PNC) as the Parliament of Palestine (and not the elected Palestinian Legislative Council that is controlled by Hamas).
Nearly two dozen Palestinians were arrested that same night, six of whom were said to be Hamas members, including Ahmad Mubarak, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, and writer Walid al-Houdali, the Ma'an News Agency reported.
This rather falls within the prerogative of the Palestinian Legislative Council. This is not to mention that the factions have not agreed to such an amendment, which is seen as an attempt by the Palestinian Authority to set forth laws that would ...
But since January 2014, the number held without charge has increased from 155 to 720, including three members of the Palestinian Legislative Council. 400 children under 18 years are kept in detention. The total number of political prisoners, as ...
The Jerusalem Law could only be amended by a majority vote of two-thirds of the members of the Palestinian Legislative Council. The Palestinian propagation indicates that Jerusalem carries a unique and total sanctity for Islam and the Palestinians in ...
2 of 1998 on firearms and ammunition, issued under President Yasser Arafat, approved by the cabinet and approved and passed by the Palestinian Legislative Council. The law failed, however, to set out regulations for firearms and ammunition licensing ...
"A sovereign state will protect Palestinians from further encroachment and will stop the expansionist apartheid regime, but what Palestinians need more than a state is freedom," she said.
According to the Palestinian prisoners' rights group Addameer, there are currently 7,000 Palestinians held at Israeli jails and detention facilities, seven lawmakers among them.
The latest victims of this punishment: Mohamed Dahlan, Nasser Juma'ah, Shami Al-Shami, Najat Abu Baker and Jamal Al-Tirawi. Abbas took the decision without seeking the approval of the Palestinian parliament, the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), ...


 

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