Day: January 9, 2018

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Turkish-funded housing project to be inaugurated in Gaza

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Jerusalem (UNA-OIC) � Palestinian Ambassador to Turkey Faed Mustafa announced on Monday the start of handing over the Juhr al-Deek housing project in the Gaza Strip, funded by Turkey through the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), under the supervision of Palestine’s Ministry of Public Works and Housing.

Speaking to the Voice of Palestine Radio, Mustafa said the project consists of 320 housing units, primarily intended for the poor and owners of destroyed houses, adding that the project will formally be inaugurated in the presence of Turkish officials.

On another note, Ambassador Mustafa stressed that the Turkish side has shown great interest in contributing to financing the construction of a desalination plant in the Gaza Strip along with a number of other countries. He indicated that the Palestinian Water Authority is making arrangements for an international donor conference to provide the remaining funding for the construction of the plant.

Source: Interantional Islamic News Agency

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UN voices concern over Palestinian teen’s detention

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New York, (UNA-OIC) – United Nations on Monday voiced concern over the detention of 16-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed al-Tamimi.”What is clear is that people need to have their rights respected. The detention of children is our particular concern a…

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UN asks Syria to ensure protection of citizens during winter

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New York, (UNA-OIC) – United Nations Spokesman Stephane Dujarric expressed deep concern on Monday over the safety and protection of tens of thousands of people in southern Idlib and rural Hama in northeastern Syria.”With the seventh winter of the confl…

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64 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean

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Geneva, (UNA-OIC) – Sixty-four migrants are feared drowned after a rubber dinghy sank off the coast of Libya over the weekend, the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday.The migrants lost their lives in the shipwreck that occur…