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Friday, May 14, 2010

Todays' PalArab news (5/14/10)

The minister of the waqf in Egypt, Mahmoud Hamdy Zaqzouq, has declared that he will visit the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, even with an Israeli visa, but stresses that this does not mean "normalization." We'll see what pressure he receives.

"Siege" news: For the third week in a row, imports to Gaza increased significantly. This weeks items included construction materials, preserved foods, hygiene products, and animal fodder.

Here's a picture of the keffiyeh festival that major Palestinian Arab political leaders attended yesterday.

A Gaza Christian has asked for asylum in Spain from Hamas, saying that the group threatened his life.

Another Gazan was repeatedly beaten by security forces who suspected him of having premarital sex.