World Bulletin / News Desk
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.
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A crowd estimated at 10,000 people by local media waved European Union flags and chanted "Democracy! Freedom for Hungary!" as they made their way toward the parliament building, escorted by police cars.
"I hope first of all that asylum seekers and refugees can be taken out of detention centres," UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said after visiting one centre in the Libyan capital.
In a highly anticipated speech to dozens of leaders of Muslim countries in Saudi Arabia, Trump lashed out at Iran and softened his tone on Islam by rejecting the idea of a battle between religions.
Barnier will lock horns with Britain's Brexit minister David Davis who has predicted "the talks will be tough and at times even confrontational," despite a mutual desire for good future ties.
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The bus was carrying members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church returning from a retreat in the Pacific coast town of Pijijiapan, local police said.
Ministers from the 19-member single currency bloc must confront the sensitive topic at talks in Brussels after Greek lawmakers fulfilled the eurozone's latest demands for painful reforms in a vote last Thursday.
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