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The Islamic Jihad movement celebrated on Thursday the 25th anniversary of the movement's founding where thousands of Islamic Jihad supporters and Palestinian factions' leaders gathered in al-Kateba square in Gaza City to join the movement's celebration.
The participants raised flags of the Islamic Jihad movement while the Quds Brigades, the military wing of the movement, put on a military show, reported on the Palestinian Information Center.
The Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine Ramadan Shallah confirmed during his speech that the Palestinian issue is passing through a very sensitive period.
He stressed his refusal to renounce resistance or to escape to the so-called peaceful popular resistance, noting that his movement does not accept an open truce for free because it poses a threat to resistance.
We will continue our way until liberation, whatever the cost, Khalil al-Hayya, a member of Hamas political bureau, sated, adding that no truce with the occupation until the liberation of the Palestinian land.
Time has come for the Palestinian forces to launch the biggest leadership workshop to agree on a national project under the banner of all Palestine to Palestinians, and it was time to liberate the land and holy places, he added during the festival, as a representative of the National and Islamic Forces.
Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer, head of the conservative CSU party, had openly clashed with Merkel at the height of the mass migrant and refugee influx in 2015.
Officials, who are presently in Saudi Arabia, are instructed to return to country
However Mattis appeared satisfied after what he described as an in-depth review of the policy by much of the president's cabinet and top security officials at Camp David on Friday.
Another eight people were wounded in the stabbing spree, which took place on Friday in the southwestern port city of Turku.
A coalition led by President Hashim Thaci's PDK party -- itself in power since 2007 -- topped early parliamentary polls held on June 11, but the alliance did not win the absolute majority needed to govern alone.
According to the Italian media, an extra 50 police carrying portable scanners were on duty to carry out checks on the 10,000 people who were in St Peter's square Sunday for Pope Francis's weekly Angelus prayer.
Barzani says postponement of Kurdish referendum on independence 'unlikely'
The president had flown to South Africa on Wednesday to attend a two-day regional leaders' summit in Pretoria that began Saturday -- which police said she had been expected to attend.
Local media says 3 armed men were reportedly spotted on Paris-Nimes train
Opposition protesters call for change in country's constitution, want term limits
Police said they had cast a dragnet for 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub, who media reports say was the driver of a van that smashed into people on Barcelona's busy Las Ramblas boulevard on Thursday.
In perhaps the worst to date, he dealt a crushing blow to his own embattled administration by saying "both sides" were to blame for the bloodshed in Charlottesville, Virginia following a rally by neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
A so-called "free speech" rally by far-right groups had been scheduled to run until 2 pm (1800 GMT), but a half-hour before that police escorted its participants -- whose numbers appeared to be in the dozens -- to safety past a throng of anti-racism protesters.
Comments appearing to trivialize racial hatred have president isolated, even within own party
The accident happened late Friday when around 650 people were celebrating inside the tent in Sankt Johann am Walde in the north of the country.
The Trump administration, wary of international involvements but eager for progress in the grueling Afghan war, has been weighing a range of options. It had originally promised a new plan by mid-July.