‘Data: 88% of energy consumed in Palestine imported from Israel,’ Quds Press (Palestine), 20 March 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
With World Water Day approaching (22 March 2014) new data published by Palestine Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) and the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) show that over a quarter of water consumed in Palestine domestically is purchased from Israel’s national water company Mekerot. Palestinians are denied access to…

‘Israel announces discovery of “suspicious” balloon in northern Gaza,’ Palestine Online (Gaza), 20 March 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Israeli occupation forces discovered a helium-filled balloon in the northern Gaza Strip yesterday. Explosives experts were brought to the scene, but it is not yet known whether the balloon was meant for surveillance purposes (presumably by Hamas).– – الاحتلال يعلن العثور على بالون “مشبوه” شمال غزة ٢٠ مارس…

‘Saudi delegation explains kingdom’s position towards the “Syrian crisis” to members of Congress,’ Al-Hayat (Saudi Arabia), 8 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
A Saudi delegate was in Washington to speak to members of Congress and American think tanks about the Gulf kingdom’s position with regards to a number of issues in the Middle East region, including the Syrian crisis and the Palestinian issue. The chair of the committee sent highlighted…