Weather: Cold with rain expected on most areas

RAMALLAH, Very cold conditions and rain, thunderstorms and hail are expected today on most areas, said the Palestinian Meteorological Department (PMD).

Wind is southwesterly to westerly, moderate to active with occasional strong gusts and sea waves are medium to high.

Temperature in Jerusalem and Bethlehem is expected to reach a high of 10C and a low of 6C and in Ramallah and Hebron, a high of 9C and a low of 4C. In Jericho, the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley, temperature is expected to reach a high of 19C and a low of 11C, while it is expected to reach a high of 16C and a low of 10C in Gaza and the coastal areas.

Partially cloudy skies are expected for Sunday with a rise in temperature, which drops again on Monday with chance of rain on most districts.

A rise in temperature is expected for Tuesday yet very cold conditions continue to prevail with rain expected on most areas that could be heavy at times.

PMD warns people against gusty winds, floods in low areas and valleys, low visibility due to fog formation and slippery roads.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency

Hayya: Egypt to make renewed efforts to press Israel over Gaza

Khalil al-Hayya, deputy chief of the Hamas Movement in Gaza, has announced that there will be another round of serious Egyptian efforts to pressure the Israelis to abide by the recent understandings on Gaza.

In remarks to al-Aqsa satellite channel, Hayya affirmed that the Egyptian was aware of Israel’s procrastination over the understandings and would make another round of efforts to compel the Israelis to fulfill its obligations.

The Hamas official said that his Movement and other resistance factions would give the Egyptians another chance to press the Israelis to honor the understanding which it had agreed upon earlier.

He expressed his Movement’s appreciation for Egypt’s efforts and its determination to achieve progress in this regard, hoping that it could succeed in its endeavors to alleviate the suffering of the citizens in Gaza.

Source: The Palestine Information Center

Hayya: Egypt to make renewed efforts to press Israel over Gaza

Khalil al-Hayya, deputy chief of the Hamas Movement in Gaza, has announced that there will be another round of serious Egyptian efforts to pressure the Israelis to abide by the recent understandings on Gaza.

In remarks to al-Aqsa satellite channel, Hayya affirmed that the Egyptian was aware of Israel’s procrastination over the understandings and would make another round of efforts to compel the Israelis to fulfill its obligations.

The Hamas official said that his Movement and other resistance factions would give the Egyptians another chance to press the Israelis to honor the understanding which it had agreed upon earlier.

He expressed his Movement’s appreciation for Egypt’s efforts and its determination to achieve progress in this regard, hoping that it could succeed in its endeavors to alleviate the suffering of the citizens in Gaza.

Source: The Palestine Information Center

Israelis assault Palestinian resident of Jerusalem in what appears to be a hate crime

JERUSALEM, A group of Israelis assaulted last night a Palestinian resident of Jerusalem near his place of work in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in what appears to be a racist and hate crime, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said Amin Natsheh, a resident of Beit Hanina neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, was brutally beaten up by Jewish Israelis in Sheikh Jarrah and had to be transferred to hospital for treatment.

It was not clear if police made any arrests in this case.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency

Hamas: The issue of prisoners is the resistance’s top priority

The Hamas Movement has reiterated that the issue of Palestinian prisoners is “a top priority for the Palestinian resistance.”

In radio remarks, Hamas spokesman Abdul-Latif Qanoua said that the Israeli leadership escalated its systematic aggression against the Palestinian prisoners as part of its efforts to support its electoral agenda.

Spokesman Qanoua added that Israel’s aggressive practices against the Palestinian prisoners would not diminish their strength or undermine their determination and will, stressing that the prisoners have faith in their ability to achieve victory over their jailers.

Source: The Palestinian Information Center

Hamas: The issue of prisoners is the resistance’s top priority

The Hamas Movement has reiterated that the issue of Palestinian prisoners is “a top priority for the Palestinian resistance.”

In radio remarks, Hamas spokesman Abdul-Latif Qanoua said that the Israeli leadership escalated its systematic aggression against the Palestinian prisoners as part of its efforts to support its electoral agenda.

Spokesman Qanoua added that Israel’s aggressive practices against the Palestinian prisoners would not diminish their strength or undermine their determination and will, stressing that the prisoners have faith in their ability to achieve victory over their jailers.

Source: The Palestinian Information Center