Tag Archive for Ramallah

Hamas to begin regular protests against Abbas’ PA – in his capital, Ramallah

Hamas journalist says Hamas has organized protests to begin Sunday in Ramallah, demanding Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority ‘protect Gazans from PA’s punishments’ i.e. reinitiate salaries & fuel costs for electricity and prepare the West Bank for a Hamas takeover of both PA and PLO institutions.

By Dalit Halevi


Hamas journalist Muhammad al-Qiq said that a protest against the Palestinian Authority (PA) will be held on Sunday in Ramallah.

The protest aims to push the PA into ceasing its punishments of Gaza.

Past protests against autocrat Abbas in Ramallah – Photo: AFP

Speaking with Hamas newspaper Al-Risala, al-Qiw said Gaza has taught Israel and its allies a lesson about military and lone-wolf terror, and that the protest was aimed at the PA leadership, which has taken steps against Gaza. Continue Reading »

City of Ramallah – Abbas’ capital of Palestinian terror


Palestinian media noted that between November 5-10, 60 attacks on Jews were perpetrated by Arabs and 1/4 were in the vicinity of Ramallah, home of the PA headquarters.

By Dalit Halev


Out of 60 attacks carried out last week against Israelis, a full quarter of them (15) were centered around Ramallah, including the attacks near Beit El, Beit Horon, Psagot, and the Ofer Prison.

Residential neighborhood in Ramallah - Photo: Ramallite/Wikimedia Commons

Residential neighborhood in Ramallah – Photo: Ramallite/Wikimedia Commons

A Palestinian-Arab newspaper noted that between November 5-10, 60 attacks were carried out by Arabs against Jews.

The current intifada has involved mostly rock attacks, Molotov cocktails, and homemade explosives, and have been carried out by Palestinian Arabs against both Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Continue Reading »

Report: PM Netanyahu sends apology after standoff between Abbas’ bodyguards & the IDF




Prime Minister Benjamin Nanyahu offered a personal apology to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas earlier this week after IDF troops engaged in a tense standoff with the rais’ personal security detail just outside his home in Ramallah during a nighttime arrest raid, according to an Internet report.

Netanyahu and Abbas

Netanyahu and Abbas. – Photo: REUTERS

The story, which was first reported by journalist Barbara Opall-Rome of the Defense News web site, claims that the Palestinians were enraged by what they viewed as Israel’s “utter disregard” of their sovereignty over Area A, the sections of West Bank land which Jerusalem recognized as the domain of the Palestinian Authority by dint of the 1993 Oslo Accords. Continue Reading »

Watch: Palestinians throw eggs, shoes at Canadian FM John Baird during official Ramallah visit

Baird you are not welcome in Palestine’ protesters yelled at Canadian FM when he arrived for ‘cordial & constructive’ meeting with Palestinian leaders in Ramallah.

By Elior Levy


Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird’s convoy was pelted with eggs and shoes while visiting the West Bank on Sunday, Palestinian sources told Ynet. The incident took place as the convoy was arriving at the Palestinian Foreign Ministry in Ramallah. Palestinian security forces managed to prevent them from reaching the convoy.

Baird was not hit, but one of the eggs smacked onto the roof of his car after a meeting with his Palestinian counterpart at the Foreign Ministry in Ramallah. Continue Reading »

Abbas’s family desert the West Bank for Jordan

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ wife & grandchildren were among the family members who secretly traveled to Jordan recently.



Members of the family of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas have secretly left Ramallah for Jordan, according to the online newspaper Rai Al-Youm.

amina abbas

Mahmoud Abbas and his wife Amina – Photo: REUTERS

“For the first time and secretly, all the members of President Abbas’s family have left to their residence in Amman,” the report said.

It said that Abbas’s wife and grandchildren were among the family members who left Ramallah recently.

The newspaper said that Mohamed Shehadeh, who is in charge of Abbas’s security detail, has decided to beef up security around the PA president’s office and residence in Ramallah. Continue Reading »

Palestinian protesters play havoc at Israeli-Palestinian peace meeting in Ramallah

Palestinian protesters smash windows and attempted to crash hotel’s conference hall but failed as PA police arrived.



Scores of Palestinian activists on Thursday attacked a hotel in Ramallah where Israelis and Palestinians were holding a meeting to talk about peace.


Chanting slogans against “normalization” with Israel, the attackers smashed windows and tried to storm the conference hall before they were pushed back by dozens of Palestinian Authority policemen.

The meeting, which was held under the motto “Ordinary People Make Peace,” was organized by a group called Israeli-Palestinian Public Negotiating Congress in Ramallah & Jerusalem.

The group is co-chaired by Dr. Continue Reading »

Investigation: Report received of Palestinian youth shot dead by IDF

IDF investigating report received of shooting near Jalazone refugee camp, north of Ramallah.

IDF source said the preliminary report of the incident “still sketchy”.



The IDF shot and killed Wajih Ramahi, 15, from the Jalazone refugee camp north of Ramallah on Saturday evening, according to B’Tselem.

IDF troops take up position during clashes with Palestinian stonethrowers in Hebron. Sept. 22, 2013.- Photo: REUTERS

IDF troops take up position during clashes with Palestinian stone-throwers in Hebron. Sept. 22, 2013.- Photo: REUTERS

Its spokeswoman Sarit Michaeli said a field worker at the Ramallah hospital where Ramahi was taken reported from doctors there that he had been shot in the back.

The IDF launched an investigation after receiving a Palestinian report via the civil administration about the shooting of a teenager. Continue Reading »

Video: 3 Arabs Killed in Kalandiya Riot against IDF

IDF: After security forces entered neighborhood to carry out an arrest, they were attacked with “extreme violence” by hundreds of Arabs and forced to take defensive measures.

By Kochava Rozenbaum & Gil Ronen


Arab sources said Monday morning that three Arabs were shot dead in Kalandiya, north of Jerusalem, in a clash with the IDF, and 19 were wounded.

An initial IDF inquiry shows that Border Police were attacked with fire bombs, rocks and bottles, and had to resort to live fire.

The IDF said Monday that the incident took place during nighttime activity by security forces for the arrest of a wanted man in Kalandiya. Continue Reading »

IKEA Considering Opening in Ramallah

After initial studies and meetings with PA official, IKEA is considering opening a new mega-store in Ramallah.

By Rina Tzvi


IKEA is considering opening a branch in Ramallah.

IKEA store – Reuters

Two IKEA executives visited Ramallah last month and met with the Palestinian Authority economics minister, Jawad al-Naji, Israeli daily Yediot Achronot reported

Israel has IKEA megastores in Netanya and Rishon Lezion and is set open a third next year in Kiryat Ata.

IKEA plans to have the Ramallah employees train at the Netanya store, which has an employee training center, according to Yediot.

“If asked, we’ll be happy to help establish the store,” said Matthew Bronfman, the franchisee for IKEA in Israel. Continue Reading »

Shas & Likud members go to Ramallah

Israeli activists visited Ramallah & met with senior PA officials to hear history of negotiations and exchange political positions & arguments.

On the menu: meetings, kosher meals, &



for social networks.

By Elior Levy

RAMALLAH – Dozens of activists and members of the Likud and Shas parties descended Sunday morning from a bus parked near the Mukata in Ramallah, on their way to a meeting with senior Palestinian officials organized by the Geneva Initiative.

The Israelis were ushered into the building’s conference room, where they were greeted by the Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee, Yasser Abd Rabbo, and Fatah officials Nabil Shaath and Muhammed Madani. Continue Reading »

Palestinian arrested for stealing monument for Jewish terror victims to erect in Ramallah


Omar Jabar explained to police how his gang planned to place the stolen monument that was erected in honor of the 1989 terror attack on bus No. 405 in his West Bank city’s central square.

Bereaved husband of one of those massacred: ‘No conscience’.

Noam (Dabul) Dvir


Omar Jabar, a 33 year old resident of Abu Gosh, was arrested on suspicion of stealing parts of a monument erected in honor of those killed in the terror attack on bus No. 405 near Kiryat Ye’arim. The Jerusalem Magistrates Court extended his remand by four days on Tuesday. Judge Tamar Bar-Asher Tsaban said Jabar is suspected of defacing a monument, conspiring to commit a crime and stealing property worth more than NIS 500,000 (about $138,000). Continue Reading »

Rockets fall in Israel – Hamas denies they were fired from Gaza

Victims of Thursday’s rocket attack: ‘Israel needs to prevent any future rocket attacks.’

By David Lev


Hamas on Thursday denied that it or any other Gaza terror group had fired rockets at Israeli targets in the midst of U.S. President Barack H. Obama’s visit to Israel. “Israel has fabricated these reports in order to mar the reputation of the resistance forces,” a spokesperson for Hamas said.

A rocket fired at Israel from Gaza caused heavy damage to a house in Sderot Thursday morning. A second rocket hit an open area near the Gaza border, and two other rockets aimed at Israel fell on the Gaza side of the border fence. Continue Reading »

Hundreds of Arabs protest Obama’s upcoming visit

Palestinian Authority planning to impose a curfew on Ramallah during Presidential visit.



Hundreds of Palestinians on Wednesday gathered in the center of Ramallah to protest against US President Barack Obama’s planned visit to the city.
Palestinian activists vowed to step up their protests against Obama on Thursday and Friday.
West Bank protests in Ramallah. Photo by REUTERS-Mohamad Torokman

West Bank protests in Ramallah. Photo by REUTERS-Mohamad Torokman

The PA security forces are planning to impose a curfew on large parts of Ramallah during Obama’s visit to the city. On the instructions of the PA leadership, schools will be closed in the city on Thursday and many streets blocked.

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Palestinians: US pressuring Arab FMs not to visit Ramallah

Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amru accompany Arab League Secretary-General in his 1st visit to Ramallah while 4 other Arab foreign ministers cancel their visit at the last minute.



Palestinian officials in Ramallah on Saturday accused the US of putting pressure on Arab foreign ministers not to visit Ramallah.

The accusation came as Arab League Secretary- General Nabil Elaraby arrived in Ramallah for talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Nabil Elaraby visiting Ramallah.- Photo: REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Nabil Elaraby visiting Ramallah.- Photo: REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

This was the first visit to the West Bank by an Arab League secretary-general.

Four Arab foreign ministers who were supposed to accompany Elaraby backtracked at the last minute.

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