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    Issue No : 88 31st March, 2014

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    Issue No : 88 31st March, 2014

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    FEATURED STORY

    ARTICLE

    Palestinian refugee issue is at stake

    PCOM extends condolences on the tragic end of MH370

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    Israeli plan to move Arabs out of 1948 territories

    Israel demands extension of negotiations to free Palestinian prisoners

    Palestinians in 1948 territories decideto go on general strikeQatar Emir: Gaza siege is no

    longer acceptable or justifiable

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    Issue No : 88 31st March, 2014

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    CONTENTS

    News of Palestine

    Articles & Analyses

    Palestinian refugee issue is at stake 12

    Israeli plan to move Arabs out of 1948 territories 4Qatar Emir: Gaza siege is no longer acceptable or justifiable 5Israel demands extension of negotiations to free Palestinian prisoners 6Palestinian Worker from Hebron Died While Being Chased by Israeli Police 6Human rights group: Israeli soldiers to blame for killing Palestinian boy 7Israel loses eight billion dollars and Arab parties join the boycott 8Mosque and medical centre demolished in East Jerusalem 9

    PCOM extends condolences on the tragic end of MH370 11

    PCOMs News

    Group: 2133 Palestinian refugees killed in SyriaMalaysia & Palestinian Cause

    Meshaal extends condolences to Najib on MH370 tragedy 9Hamdan to Zahid: Your tragedy is ours 10

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    News of Palestine

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    Hebrew media revealed that Israeli Foreign Min-ister Avigdor Lieberman has received a few weeks ago a classied legal opinion authorizing the transfer of the Triangle and the Wadi Ara regions, in 1948 Palestine, along with their entire popula-tion to a Palestinian state in any future permanent peace agreement.

    The opinion argued that transferring populations would only be in line with international law if ex-ecuted with the consent of those being transferred, if it did not leave any of those transferred without any kind of citizenship and if it provides an appro-priate compensation mechanism similar to the one received by the settlers who evacuated settlements in the Gaza Strip.

    Lieberman said during a meeting with Foreign Ministry ambassadors in January a comprehen-sive settlement with the Palestinians should in-clude settling Israeli Arabs, and claimed that this land and population swap plan was not a trans-fer but aimed at shifting the border.

    Haaretz newspaper reported on Tuesday that sev-eral days after Liebermans speech, and when US Secretary of State John Kerry started working on a framework agreement for the negotiations, Li-eberman asked his ministrys legal division to pre-pare a legal opinion on his plan.

    An 18-page legal brieng was prepared by Ehud Keinan, the foreign ministrys legal adviser, in

    Israeli plan to move Arabs out of 1948 territories

    February. It is entitled Territorial Exchange: trans-fer of sovereignty over populated areas in the framework of a nal arrangement with the Pales-tinians - legal aspects.

    Keinan claimed that transferring populated areas from a sovereign state to another as part of a per-manent solution even without the populations ex-plicit consent or a referendum is acceptable under international law as long as it offers residents clear citizenship after the transition.

    Liebermans plan, like the opinion issued by his ministrys legal advisor, has a single overarching goal: turning Israel into a pure ethnic and religious state. Therefore, the goal of this plan cannot be described as anything other than ethnic cleansing even if not by force of arms, Haaretz said in an opinion published on Wednesday.

    In a related context, High Monitoring Committee for Arab Citizens in the 1948 occupied Palestine decided to go on general strike on the 38th anni-versary of the Land Day, which falls on March 30.

    Head of the Monitoring Committee Mohamed Zi-dan said in a press statement on Thursday that the committee has decided to commemorate the Land Day this year by a general strike and by organiz-ing several events in rejection of the occupation policy of house demolitions and the seizure of Arab lands.

    Source: Agencies

    Palestinians in 1948 territories decide to go on general strike

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    Qatar Emir: Gaza siege is nolonger acceptable or justifiable

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    The Emir of Qatar; Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani today called on all Arabs to end the Israeli block-ade imposed on the Gaza Strip to al-low Gazas residents to move freely and life normal lives.

    Speaking before the Arab Sum-mit in Kuwait, Sheikh Tamim said; The Israeli siege imposed on the Gaza Strip is no longer acceptable or justiable, neither politically nor morally. We have made efforts to alleviate the suffering of Gaza and overcome the fuel crises.

    The Sheikh called on the Palestin-ian leadership to end its political division and form a transitional government according to the Cairo Agreement of 2011 and the Doha Declaration of 2012.

    The Emir said that Arab states have to full their nancial commit-ments to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people in the face of Israeli policies. He regretted that some Arab states did not full their nancial commitment to contribute one billion dollars to the Jerusalem Fund saying Qatar has already do-nated a quarter of the amount and is committed to paying another quar-ter in coordination with the Palestin-ian President Mahmoud Abbas.

    Sheikh Tamim called for a fair set-tlement for the Palestinian cause based on the decisions of interna-tional and Arab legitimacy.

    He pointed out that the Israeli poli-cies represent an obstacle to achiev-

    ing peace by evading in-ternational resolutions and demanding new conditions during every round of ne-gotiations. The settlement activity, the Judaisation of Jerusalem and the settlers attacks against Al-Aqsa Mosque hinders peace ef-forts and leave Arabs doubt-ful of the peace process.

    He added: Israel must re-alise that the only solution to end the conict and achieve peace is by withdrawing from all occupied Arab territories and estab-lishing a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.

    In a related context, Commissioner General of the United Na-tions Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Filippo Grandi yes-terday called on Israel and Egypt to lift the siege that has been imposed on the Gaza Strip for more than half a decade.

    Grandi said the siege on the Gaza Strip is considered the longest in history; longer than that of Sarajevo, Berlin and Leningrad.

    The UNRWA ofcial acknowledged Israeli and Egyptian secu-rity concerns but insisted that the plight of about 1.8 million resi-dents in the Strip also needs to be considered.

    He said that the Rafah Crossing has been closed for the seventh consecutive week and it is necessary to remind Egypt of its obli-gations towards patients and students who are in desperate need to travel.

    I think the world should not forget about the security of the people of Gaza, he said. Their security is worth the same as everybody elses security so we appeal to the humanitarian sense of all.

    Grandi called the Israeli blockade on Gaza illegal and [it] must be lifted. He said that there are infrastructure projects run by the UNRWA worth $150 million. These projects are suspended until Israel lifts the siege, further harming the Palestinians.

    Source: Agencies

    UN official: Israeli blockade on Gaza illegal and must be lifted

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    Israel demands extension of negotiations to free Palestinian prisoners

    Palestinian Worker from Hebron Died While Being Chased by Israeli Police

    26/3/2014The Israeli government is now demanding an extension of the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks for another year as a condition for releasing the fourth group of Palestinian prisoners, Israeli sources revealed on Sunday.

    Israel fears that if the peace talks stall then the Palestinians will go to the United Nations to seek full sovereign recog-nition and to join UN bodies, especially the International Criminal Court in the Hague in order to sue the Israeli occupa-tion, a move that the Palestin-ians cannot do as long as the peace talks are still in process.

    Israels Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper quoted on Sun-day an Israeli politician who warned that, if the Americans do not ensure extending the negotiations for another year, Israel will not release even one Palestinian prisoner.

    28/3/2014The Palestinian worker Bad-er Shehda al-Hawareen died Thursday while being chased by Israeli police in the town of Mitzpe Ramon in southern Israel.

    Medical sources said that at Thursday midday, they were alerted to the presence of a man lying unconscious in the old industrial zone in the town of Mitzpe Ramon in southern Israel.

    An Israeli of-cial added that it would be in-conceivable for Israel to re-lease terrorists and [then] two weeks later for the Palestinian President Mah-moud Abbas to break the rules and go to the United Nations.

    According to an earlier pledge in summer 2013, Israel had agreed to release a fourth group of Palestinian