Ramallah urges human rights organizations to document Israeli violations

Ramallah, The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sunday, urged the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to document the Israeli violations and systematic racism against the Palestinians. It stated that the Israeli authorities’ actions run counter to the international law and harm the interests of Palestinians who are under a decades-long occupation, highlighting Israel’s intransigence to

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Three arrested on suspicion of fraud

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) personnel have arrested three suspected fraudsters, the Public Security Department’s (PSD) media spokesperson announced on Thursday.   The Cyber Crime Unit at the CID received a tip-off from a bank about an email requesting the bank to pay a signed and stamped bank guarantee from it to a company worth 26 million Euros, which was

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ICC rules it has jurisdiction over Palestinian Territories

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC), on Friday, ruled that the Hague-based court has jurisdiction over alleged war crimes committed in the Palestinian territories, opening the door for a possible investigation.   Judges said their decision was based on jurisdictional rules in its founding documents and does not imply any attempt to determine statehood or legal borders.   Source:

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Jordan lower house speaker, Tunisian envoy discuss interparliamentary cooperation

Speaker of the Lower House, Abdulmunim Oddat, and Tunisia Ambassador in Amman Khalid Sohaili held a meeting Monday for a discussion on interparliamentary cooperation between Tunisia and the Kingdom and regional developments.   Oddat emphasized the Kingdom’s pan-Arab position and its keenness in addressing the challenges facing the Arab countries. He highlighted the importance of cooperation and coordination between the

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House Legal Committee endorses Jordan-Ukraine extradition agreements

The Lower House’s Legal Committee approved draft laws on extradition agreements and interstate treaties signed with Ukraine to extradite convicted persons and exchange mutual legal assistance in criminal, civil matters.   Chairing the committee’s session held on Wednesday, House Speaker, Abdel Moneim Awdat, referred to the importance of the agreements, treaties concluded with Ukraine to serve common interests.   For

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Palestinian president enacts decree-law on holding general elections

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas enacted, on Friday, a decree-law on holding legislative, presidential and National Council elections on three phases later this year.   Under the decree-law, legislative elections will be held on May 22, 2021, presidential elections on July 31, 2021, and the Palestinian National Council elections on August 31, 2021.   The decree-law considers the legislative elections —

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