13 mars 2014

Abbas lashes out at rival Dahlan, as political tensions flare

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused one of his main rivals, Mohammed Dahlan, of involvement in six murders, hinting that he might also be behind the death of former leader Yasser Arafat. Dahlan, who lives in exile in the Gulf, denied the allegations of his arch foe Abbas, their bitter row now playing out publicly across the Palestinian media and on social media.Once a prominent official in Abbas's Western-backed Fatah movement, Dahlan was ousted from the group in 2011 following accusations of corruption. He denied the... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Rodica à 18:58 - Permalien [#]

13 mars 2014

Israel: No Gaza truce deal, calm will be met with calm

Israel has not reached a ceasefire agreement with the Islamic Jihad and will continue with the policy that "calm will be answered with calm," as it has been doing since the end of the 2012 Operation Pillar of Defense, a senior Israeli security official said Thursday. Furthermore, Islamic Jihad did sustain casualties in the emphatic Israeli military response to its rocket fire from Gaza, despite the group's claims to the contrary. During the day, the Egyptians launched an attempt to end hostilities between the two sides, and it appears... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Rodica à 18:01 - Permalien [#]