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INTERNATIONAL ISSUES - PALESTINE

RCS brings back people of Al Darrag Quarter to their houses

Posted on 10/08/2003

Gaza - The people of Al Darrag Quarter in Gaza Strip have returned back to their homes after one year of their homelessness. The UAE Red Crescent Society under the directives of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and UAE RCS Chairman, has completed the project of rebuilding and repairing these houses. Immediately after the completion of the project, a grand ceremony was held here on the return of the people to their rightful homes, where the people of the ...  >>MORE

RCA to bear cost of US$1.1 million Gaza rehabilitation centre

Posted on 02/08/2003

The UAE Red Crescent Authority, RCA, is bearing the expenses of a US$1.1 million Intifada disabled rehabilitation centre in Gaza. The centre, which is still under construction is being established over 4, 000 square metres in Bait Lahia city near the Sheikh Zayed Residential area, and is part of a number of humanitarian projects sponsored by the RCA in the Occupied Territories. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Red Crescent hospital in Gaza to be ready soon

Posted on 30/07/2003

A hospital financed by the UAE Red Crescent Authority in the Gaza Strip will soon be completed in the latest part of a large effort by the organisation to help alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people. The US$1.1 million Al Nada hospital will be the largest in the Gaza Strip and is expected to be completed over the next three months. On completion, it will serve a population of about 190,000 people in Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip. The new hospital, which is 80 per cent ...  >>MORE

UAE RCS sponsors Sheikha Sallama hospital in Nablus

Posted on 19/07/2003

The UAE Red Crescent Society, RCS, is sponsoring the Sheikh Sallama bint Butti Specialised Eye Hospital In Nablus, West Bank, at a cost of US dollars 3 million. The hospital provides free medical services for 2 million Palestinians. The hospital is situated on an area of 5,000 Square meters, on the Northern Eastern area of the city. It provides medical care for the Palestinians living in and around the city. Dr. Abdul Rahim Al Hanbali, Chairman of Zakat Committee in Nablus, which is supervising ...  >>MORE

Khalifa centre in Nablus extends help to disabled

Posted on 16/07/2003

The Sheikh Khalifa Centre for Disabled Rehabilitation in Nablus provides through the efforts of highly professional trainers, vocational training for 100 young people who were left disabled by the Iraeli Army. The US$2 million centre esbalished by the UN Development Programme, UNDP, at the expense of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, provides assistance for any disabled who wishes to set up a small ...  >>MORE

Second phase of Jenin reconstruction project begins: UN official

Posted on 12/07/2003

Jenin - The second phase of the Dh100 million (US$27 million) project for the re-construction of the Jenin refugee camp has commenced, a UN official said. Representative of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, UNRWA, Mr Paul said the project is the biggest humanitarian initiative to be implemented anywhere in the world by the UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS) in terms of size and cost. The project involves the reconstruction of 500 houses, demolished by the Israeli incursion into ...  >>MORE

UAE RCS extends its humanitarian assistance inside the green line in Palestine

Posted on 06/07/2003

Tulkaram - The UAE Red Crescent Society's humanitarian programmes in Palestine have also extended to Tulkaram, Qalqilya and mosques and hospitals of Al Ludd, Haifa and Yafa cities. In a tour by the Emirates News Agency's, WAM, mission to these cites, they have reported that health, social centres and mosques were constructed by the UAE RCS at the cost of Dh2.4 million. In Tulkaram city the UAE assistance concentrated in providing the Zaka Hospital with medical equipment, medicines at the cost ...  >>MORE

Construction of Fatima's centre in Palestine on progress

Posted on 05/07/2003

Hebron - The first phase of the Sheikha Fatima Centre for Rehabilitation of the Handicapped in Hebron was completed and the second phase has actually commenced, a UN official said. 'The US$3.5 million humanitarian project is being undertaken by the UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS) and supervised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),' said Khalid Dodwin, UNDP Representative, noting that the Palestinian people would never forget the ...  >>MORE

RCS offers food basket to Palestinian families

Posted on 04/07/2003

The UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS) food and medicine parcel programme in Gaza Strip cost USUS$ 30,000, a senior RCS official said. Saleh Mohammed Al Mulla, RCS's Deputy Secretary General for Foreign Affairs, said a total of 282 most needy Palestinian families in Gaza had benefited from the programme. 'Each food and medicine package costs 20 to 40 dollars. The programme has adopted a new creative mechanism for distributing assistance, allowing the beneficiaries to select their requirements,' he ...  >>MORE

RCA takes up projects worth Dh26m

Posted on 02/07/2003

The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has implemented several health, educational and charity projects worth Dh26 million in Occupied Jerusalem. Owing to its religious and historical significance, the city has not only received the most of the RCA projects but also personal care from President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. On the orders of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the RCA, delegations have frequently visited ...  >>MORE

Zayed City taking shape in Gaza

Posted on 28/06/2003

Amidst rubble in the heart of war-battered Gaza, a neat city has started to take shape as Palestinians press ahead with a major charity housing project for their families ordered and financed by President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. When completed, the Zayed City will be home to nearly 30,000 people most of whom have been made homeless by recurrent Israeli attacks on their areas. The five-phase project near the devastated town of Beit Hanoun costs around US$200 million ...  >>MORE

RCA allots Dh26m for Palestine aid

Posted on 18/06/2003

The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has allocated Dh26 million in its current year's budget for charity projects in the Palestinian Occupied Territories to help Palestinian people, according to a report issued by the Emirates Friends Society, the UAE RCA's branch in Gaza Strip. The RCA's relief assistance in the Palestinian territories is being implemented in line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and has been closely supervised by Sheikh Hamdan ...  >>MORE

RCS continues distribution of relief supplies in Baghdad

Posted on 19/05/2003

The UAE Red Crescent Society, RCS, yesterday made a tour of several paediatric hospitals in Baghdad including Al Mansour and Central Educational hospitals as well as Ibn Al Baladi Pediatric and Maternity Hospital. The delegation provided large quantities of milk and children foodstuff to the hospitals. Meanwhile, Brigadier Mohammed Nasir Al Mazroui, Director of the Armed Forced Medical Services today visited the Sheikh Zayed Hospital in Baghdad and inspected the various parts of the hospital. ...  >>MORE

RCS extends funds for the completion of a Palestinian hospital

Posted on 15/04/2003

Gaza - The UAE Red Crescent Society, RCS, extended Dhs80,000 for the completion of Al Razi Medical Complex in Nasirat refugee camp in Gaza strip. Yousef Haddad, Director of the UAE Friends of the RCS office in Gaza, said that the completion will include the construction of the maternity and female section of the hospital. He added that the assistance was part of the RCS projects that had been set up in the Middle province of the Gaza strip. The RCS has extended more than USUS$40,000 for the ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Khalifa donates 500, 000 dollars for a Palestinian rehabilitation centre

Posted on 06/03/2003

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed's Centre for rehabilitation of people with special needs in Nablus has received dollars 500.000 as a donation from H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces in support of the humanitarian programmes of the centre. The UAE Red Crescent Society, RCS, through its office in Jerusalem has handed over the grant to the management of the centre, which was originally established through a noble initiative ...  >>MORE

US scribe praises UAE's support for Palestinians

Posted on 06/12/2002

Steve Sosebee, the American journalist and CEO of Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF), has praised the humanitarian services done by the UAE for the Palestinian people under the directives of the President, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Sosebee, during a lecture at the Skyline College in Sharjah, also applauded the initiatives by the Red Crescent Society to support the Palestinians. He said Sheikh Zayed was the only Arab leader who offered support and relief to ...  >>MORE

UAE denounces attempts to vindicate Israel

Posted on 04/12/2002

New York - UAE has denounced "the partial attempts " aimed at vindicating the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people and towns and at tarnishing the image of the Palestinian and Arab struggle within occupied territories. In a statement during a debate about the Palestinian issue and the state of affairs in the Middle East by the UN General Assembly, UAE's Permanent Representative to the UN Abdul Aziz Al Shamsi said that the Palestinian Intifada came in requital of the state ...  >>MORE

UN screens “Beyond Jenin” on Palestinian Solidarity Day

Posted on 01/12/2002

New York - A UAE financed documentary film on the war crimes committed by Israeli forces in Jenin camp was today shown at the UN headquarters as part of the international body's commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. The film "After Jenin" compiled and financed by the Abu Dhabi Television was shown by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian people. Attending the show were a number of senior UN staff and ...  >>MORE

International umbrella to ward off Israeli attacks needed: Sheikh Zayed

Posted on 30/11/2002

New York - President H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan has reiterated UAE's support to the Palestinian people in their struggle to gain freedom and establish their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital. In a letter of solidarity with the Palestinian people, conveyed here today by UAE's Permanent Representative to the UN Abdul Aziz Al Shamsi to Chairman of the Committee on Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People Baba Louis Foul, Sheikh Zayed expressed his concern over ...  >>MORE

RCS gives more assistance to Palestinians

Posted on 20/11/2002

Gaza - The UAE Red Crescent Society, RCS, has given more assistance to the Palestinian people in the East Bank and Gaza, it was announced by Yusuf Al Haddad, Director of the UAE Friends Society at the Gaza branch of the UAE RCS. Al Haddad said that the RCS had given US$200,000 to the RCS' Gaza office for the food parcel and Iftar-meal projects, to cover the month of Ramadan, adding that disbursement of the amount had been put at 120,000 for the West Bank and the remaining US$80,000 for Gaza. He ...  >>MORE

UAE reiterates support to Palestinian people

Posted on 13/11/2002

New York - The UAE has reiterated its full support of the Palestinian people in their struggle against the Israeli occupation and in their right for self-determination and the establishment of their own independent state with Jerusalem as its capital. In a statement delivered last night to the UN General Assembly's Fourth Committee in New York, Hamad Hareb Al Habsi, the UAE Plenipotentiary of the UAE delegation to the UN, voiced his country's concern over the human rights violations being ...  >>MORE

Israel must be made to respect UN resolutions: UAE

Posted on 10/11/2002

New York - The UAE has urged the United Nations and the international community to force Israel to end quickly its aggressive practices in the Palestinian occupied territories and to implement the UN Security Council resolutions 242, 338 and 425, as well as the UN General Assembly resolution 204, all of which reiterate the rights and sovereignty of the Palestinian people and residents of the Syria's Golan Heights and ban Israel from using the resources from those lands. The UAE also urged ...  >>MORE

UAE will continue supporting Palestinians: UN is told

Posted on 09/11/2002

New York - UAE has reiterated that it will continue rendering financial, material and immaterial support to the Palestinian people to help them reconstruct infrastructure of their national economic and social entities destroyed by Israel. In a statement delivered on Tuesday to the 57th UN General Assembly's session while debating about human settlements, Mohammed Salem Al Rashdi, member of the UAE delegation, reviewed the outstanding accomplishments by his country had achieved in fields of ...  >>MORE

Zayed orders free Iftar meals for Jerusalem Mosque worshippers during Ramadan

Posted on 06/11/2002

President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan yesterday ordered the UAE Red Crescent Society to offer Iftar meals to the people who pray at the Jerusalem Mosque and its courtyards during the holy month of Ramadan. The gesture will include the provision of 60,000 meals, totalling Dh1.2 million to be paid by Sheikh Zayed, and other services for fasting Muslims during Ramadan. The step was within Sheikh Zayed's efforts aimed at maintaining Islamic holy places and alleviating the suffering of ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for implementation of UN G. A. Resolutions on Palestine

Posted on 03/11/2002

New York - The UAE yesterday called for the implementation of UN General Assembly Resolutions, particularly those pertaining to UN Media Programmes which call for greater enlightenment of the international community on the Palestinian question and the situation in the Middle East. In a statement before a special General Assembly session on media, Saeed bin Hamad Al Tanaiji, Member of the UAE Delegation to the UN said that the implementation of relevant General Assembly resolutions would ...  >>MORE

Zayed's concern for Palestinians praised

Posted on 29/10/2002

A senior U.S. State Department praised yesterday President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's concern for the Palestinians and reiterated the determination of President George W. Bush to move ahead towards the vision he has laid out of two states – Israel and Palestine – living in peace side by side. In a statement made during his visit to the UAE, Assistant Secretary of State William Burns underlined President Bush's concern about the difficult situation faced by both ...  >>MORE

UAE demands removal of Israeli weapons

Posted on 23/10/2002

New York -The UAE appealed yesterday to the international community to act on the issue of removing weapons of mass destruction from the Middle East region, especially those possessed by Israel. The demand was made in a statement delivered by Mohammed Al Otaiba before the UN's Fourth Committee that discussed the creation of a nuclear-weapon free zone in the Middle East. Al Otaiba said that Israel should comply with paragraph 14 of Decision No. 687 of 1991 of the UN Charter, which also ...  >>MORE

Security Council's failure on ME resolutions disappointing: UAE

Posted on 20/10/2002

The United Arab Emirates is greatly disappointed by the UN Security Council's failure in guaranteeing the implementation of its resolutions related to the Middle East region, and in particular, to the Palestine question, stated Abdul Aziz bin Nasser Al Shamsi, Permanent Representative of the UAE before the 57th session of the UN General Assembly. He was speaking on the item "Report of the Security Council, Question of equitable representation and increase in the membership of the Security ...  >>MORE

UAE urges world family to put pressure on Israel

Posted on 05/10/2002

New York - The UAE has called on world superpowers to apply pressure on Israel to stop using internationally-prohibited and lethal weapons against Palestinian civilians. 'These weapons have killed, deformed and handicapped tens of thousands of Palestinians, especially children and women, in the most flagrant violations to international laws, conventions and norms, that have ever been seen by humanity to international laws, conventions and norms,' UAE Permanent ambassador to the UN, Abdul Aziz ...  >>MORE

UAE demands urgent action to end Israeli atrocities

Posted on 03/10/2002

The UAE yesterday urged the International Community to intervene the Middle East in order to end Israel's flagrant violations against the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people. Speaking at the UN General Assembly, in New York, the UAE member of the second committee of the Assembly also expressed the country's deep concern about the continued brutal actions committed daily by the Israeli army against Palestinian economic and national institutions including the eviction of citizens from ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for speedy and decisive action to protect Palestinian people

Posted on 02/10/2002

Mohammed bin Nakhira Al Dhahiri, Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Awqaf, yesterday said that Israel's actions of terrorising, destroying of houses and evicting of citizens from their homes had gone beyond limit and represented a naked violation of all international norms. Meeting Faris Riyad, Director of the Palestine Office of the Organization of International Solidarity for Human Rights, Al Dhahiri said that such actions would only breed more hatred and would destroy all peace ...  >>MORE

Israel doesn't understand peace language: Abdullah

Posted on 30/09/2002

Damascus - Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Information and Culture, yesterday accused the Israeli government of not listening to the language of dialogue and peace. In a statement issued after a meeting with Syrian President Bashar Al Assad here, Sheikh Abdullah said the Arabs had shown great commitment to peace process over the years, adding that it was the Israelis that had appeared not to comprehend the language of dialogue and peace. Describing the situation in the ...  >>MORE

UAE project in Jenin nears completion

Posted on 29/09/2002

The first phase of the Dh100 million project for the re-construction of Jenin Refugee Camp is nearing completion, officials overseeing the project said here yesterday. The project, hailed as the biggest charity programme to be implemented anywhere in the world by the UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA), is part of a series of programmes that the RCA had been implementing in Palestine since the beginning of the Intifada. The RCA has spent Dh300 million on these programmes so far. The project ...  >>MORE

UAE to participate in an int'l conference for relief to Palestine

Posted on 25/09/2002

The UAE Permanent Committee for the Support of the Palestinian People will participate in an international conference for the relief of the Palestinian people, to be held in Beirut on Thursday. The conference which will bring together major aid donors to the Palestinians will discuss the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the occupied territories and explore ways of alleviating the suffering of the civilian population, said Mohammed Hamdan Al Zarri, Deputy Chairman of the UAE committee. Al ...  >>MORE

New charity project for Palestinians

Posted on 24/09/2002

The Emirates Committee for the Support of the Palestinian People has launched a new charity project to help the needy students for the new academic year, said Ibrahim Bu Melha, Dubai Attorney General and Chairman of the Committee. "The committee has transferred around Dh400, 000to a number of charity organisations in Palestine to carry out the project, one of several humanitarian programmes introduced by the committee in the occupied territories on the instructions of General Sheikh Mohammed ...  >>MORE

UAE providing generous assistance to Palestinians

Posted on 20/09/2002

The UAE is providing aid to the Palestinian civilians in the Palestinian occupied territories through four or five channels, Saleem Abu Sultan, Palestinian Consul General in Dubai, told "Gulf News” in an exclusive interview last Thursday. He praised the role of the ruling family of the UAE and especially the President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan for financially helping not only the Palestinians but also Muslims around the world. He said: "The President feels the pain of the ...  >>MORE

Arab Organisation for Human Rights announces its solidarity with ZCCF

Posted on 10/09/2002

The Arab Organisation for Human Rights announced its solidarity with the Zayed Centre for Coordination and Follow Up in confronting hostile statements launched by Israeli authorities against the ZCCF and in particular following the seminar organised recently by the centre on Semitism. In a statement, the Organisation expressed regret on the way Israeli diplomats and media dealt with activities and recommendations of the centre's seminar. This Israeli violent campaign against the ZCCF and its ...  >>MORE

UAE Committee expresses support for ZCCF

Posted on 09/09/2002

The UAE National Committee for Resisting Normalization of Relations with Israel has expressed its full support for Zayed Centre for Coordination and Follow-up, ZCCF, in the wake of a smear campaign launched by Israel and Zionist forums against the ZCCF activities and in particular the seminar on Semitism in which a number of eminent Arab scholars blasted Zionist propaganda. In a letter sent to ZCCF Dr. Abdulla Mohammad Al-Shamsi said, "We are following the sinister campaign launched by Zionist ...  >>MORE

DSS donates money for Palestinians

Posted on 05/09/2002

A total of Dh859,140 generated through Modhesh Fun City entrance fees has been donated to the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charitable and Humanitarian Establishment, to aid Palestinian children. The move is in line with the decision of the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) 2002 office on July 25, to donate the income from the City from that date onwards, to Palestinian children. Saeed Al Nabooda, DSS CEO, said: "Our decision to donate this amount was a very humble step to support the ...  >>MORE

Zayed Centre issues report on Al Aqsa Mosque

Posted on 22/08/2002

The Zayed Centre for Coordination and Follow up, ZCCF, has issued a report to mark the 33rd anniversary of Al Aqsa Mosque arson by Zionist extremist, which razed the Mosque on August 21, 1969. The report included testimonies and statements by Palestinian personalities, who witnessed the sad incident and closely followed the continuous Israeli violations and desecration of Islamic and Christian holy sites in Palestine. The report quoted Palestinian Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, ...  >>MORE

Palestinians stress good ties with UAE

Posted on 10/08/2002

A Palestinian official has dismissed rumours of a 'rift' between the UAE and Palestine. Salim Abu Sultan, Palestinian Consul General, gave a press conference to reaffirm the existing 'fraternal relations' between the two nations. Abu Sultan's remarks came in response to a report published in a pan-Arab daily that suggested a cool-down in the relations between the two countries. The report followed an interview the newspaper had published with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. In the ...  >>MORE

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RCS brings back people of Al Darrag Quarter to their houses


RCA to bear cost of US$1.1 million Gaza rehabilitation centre


Red Crescent hospital in Gaza to be ready soon


UAE RCS sponsors Sheikha Sallama hospital in Nablus


Khalifa centre in Nablus extends help to disabled


Second phase of Jenin reconstruction project begins: UN official


UAE RCS extends its humanitarian assistance inside the green line in Palestine


Construction of Fatima's centre in Palestine on progress


RCS offers food basket to Palestinian families


RCA takes up projects worth Dh26m


Zayed City taking shape in Gaza


RCA allots Dh26m for Palestine aid


RCS continues distribution of relief supplies in Baghdad


RCS extends funds for the completion of a Palestinian hospital


Sheikh Khalifa donates 500, 000 dollars for a Palestinian rehabilitation centre


US scribe praises UAE's support for Palestinians


UAE denounces attempts to vindicate Israel


UN screens “Beyond Jenin” on Palestinian Solidarity Day


International umbrella to ward off Israeli attacks needed: Sheikh Zayed


RCS gives more assistance to Palestinians


UAE reiterates support to Palestinian people


Israel must be made to respect UN resolutions: UAE


UAE will continue supporting Palestinians: UN is told


Zayed orders free Iftar meals for Jerusalem Mosque worshippers during Ramadan


UAE calls for implementation of UN G. A. Resolutions on Palestine


Zayed's concern for Palestinians praised


UAE demands removal of Israeli weapons


Security Council's failure on ME resolutions disappointing: UAE


UAE urges world family to put pressure on Israel


UAE demands urgent action to end Israeli atrocities


UAE calls for speedy and decisive action to protect Palestinian people


Israel doesn't understand peace language: Abdullah


UAE project in Jenin nears completion


UAE to participate in an int'l conference for relief to Palestine


New charity project for Palestinians


UAE providing generous assistance to Palestinians


Arab Organisation for Human Rights announces its solidarity with ZCCF


UAE Committee expresses support for ZCCF


DSS donates money for Palestinians


Zayed Centre issues report on Al Aqsa Mosque


Palestinians stress good ties with UAE