Category Archives: Interview

06 Apr
3:57

Bellydancing out, cinema in. ‘We are not the Taliban!’, says Hamas cultural minister

Attallah Abu al-Sibbah is keen to demonstrate that Hamas is not the Taliban. As the new Palestinian culture minister, he will not be ordering the dynamiting of statues nor forbidding prayers to anyone but Allah. But there are limits – and bellydancing is one of them. "Bellydancing is naked women. […]

28 Mar
1:35

Saeb Erekat: The end of the Palestinian Authority?

March 28, 2006 1:35 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Saeb Erikat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, recently warned that Mahmoud Abbas, the president, might "embark on dismantling" the Palestinian Authority (PA) if Israel continued to carry out "acts of piracy" inside areas officially run but only nominally controlled by the PA. He admitted that the recent Israeli army foray into […]

04 Mar
8:54

Ilan Pappe on the Israel-Palestine conflict

Last October, when Prof. Ilan Pappe was visiting the San Francisco Bay Area, he was interviewed by Steve Zeltzer for his Labor Video Project cable TV program. This is the audio for the 57 minute program in which Pappe talks about the history of Zionism, the Palestinian Nakba, Israeli-Palestinian labor […]

26 Feb
12:07

Human rights group head: Elections free and fair

February 26, 2006 12:07 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

The Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is considered to be one of the most important Gazan human rights centers, that work on  disclosing the Israeli practices against the Palestinian people.  The PCHR was in the news recently for putting some Israeli ‘war criminals’ on trial. Interviewed by Wissam […]

25 Jan
12:30

Fares Abu Hasan: ‘Detainees are subjected to humiliation and abuse’

January 25, 2006 12:30 PM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Palestine News Network interviewed Fares Abu Hasan, head of the Solidarity International For Human Rights, who revealed that Palestinian detainees in Israeli Prisons are subjected to continuous violations. Interviewed by, Amin Abu Warda, Palestine News Network    Abu Hasan stressed on the necessity of highlighting the administrative detention issue, and on the […]

22 Jan
4:30

Tafakji: ‘Wall has political considerations, the conflict is demographic’

January 22, 2006 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

In an interview with Palestine News Network, Khaleel Tafakji, a Palestinian expert of lands and settlements tackled some of the issues on Jerusalem and its future as a result of Israel’s policies in the city since 1967.   The policies include confiscations of land and properties, construction of settlement blocs […]

16 Jan
7:17

Mansour: ‘We decided to participate in elections to build the foundations of our society’

January 16, 2006 7:17 PM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

In an interview with the Palestine news Network, Sheikh Yasser Mansour, a prominent leader of Hamas, said that the movement decided to participate in the Legislative Elections in order to rebuild the Palestinian society and government side by side with its active role in the resistance. Mansour was Interviewed by […]

05 Jan
3:29

DFLP Leader Abu Laila: `“We want a coalition for all democratic factions`

January 5, 2006 3:29 PM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

  Interviewed by Rashid Hilal- Palestine News Network   Qais Abul-Karim (Abu Laila), senior official at the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), head of Al Badeel (the Alternative) elections list, said that the front attempted in all of it dialogues with other factions, to create a flexible […]

27 Nov
8:29

Bethlehem passport launched to protect city from wall

November 27, 2005 8:29 PM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

  Carol Sansour, office director of Open Bethlehem, which launched the Bethlehem passport project says this document is an honorary document that will be granted to friends of Bethlehem and friends of the Palestinian cause from all over the world.   She said the project is part of a move […]

03 Nov
10:23

Interview with Diana Buttu, Legal Advisor to the Palestinian Authority

November 3, 2005 10:23 PM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

  Mike: Diana, you are one of the legal advisors to the Palestinian Authority. Can you explain to me what happens with Gaza right now and why the Palestinians can not move in or out of Gaza? Why do the Palestinians need an Israeli permission to open up the Rafah […]

21 Oct
9:48

Qalqilia mayor receives the eight consecutive detention order

October 21, 2005 9:48 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

  For the eight consecutive time, Israeli prison authorities renewed the administrative detention orders against the elected mayor of Qalqilia, Wajeeh Qawwas, and this time for additional three months. Qawwas was arrested on August, 22, 2002, and was placed in Ofer detention facility since then. This interview was conducted with […]

12 Oct
8:52

Abu Firas: `“Some P.A leaders are trying to sabotage our relation with Abbas`

October 12, 2005 8:52 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

  Leader of Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Tulkarem Mohammad Shihada (Abu Firas) said that some corrupt leaders at the Palestinian Authority are trying to sabotage the relation between the brigades and the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Abu Mazin. “We know those corrupt officials very well”, Abu Firas said, “They […]

25 Aug
1:52

Vanunu: I wanted to prevent the use of atomic weapons

August 25, 2005 1:52 PM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Waiting for freedom While Iran is being pressured to halt its nuclear weapon program, Israel’s nuclear weapon possession gets close to no attention at all. Though endagering his own freedom, Mordechai Vanunu felt he had an obligation to reveal that Israel possessed nuclear weapons two decades ago. For this he […]

21 Aug
4:15

Gaza Smokescreen: An interview with Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Hind Khoury

August 21, 2005 4:15 PM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

The following Interview was conducted by Palestine Report Online, with the Palestinian Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Hind Khoury. PR: With all eyes now focused on Gaza, how is that affecting events in Jerusalem as you see them? Khoury: The Gaza disengagement has been used by the Israeli government as a smokescreen […]

21 Jul
4:15

Hawatma: ‘I will return to Gaza after the Israeli withdrawal`

Nayef Hawatma, Secretary General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine said that he will be in the Gaza Strip immediately following the Israeli withdrawal. Hawatma said that the Higher Committee of the Palestinian Factions, the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), and the head of […]

09 Jul
10:14

Sheikh Yousef: `“Truce, peace, do not exist with settlements and the wall`

Sheikh Hasan Yousef, one of Hamas’ political leaders in the west Bank demanded the Palestinian Authority to reconsider the truce approved by the P.A and the Palestinian factions, in protest to the continuous Israeli violations, settlement expansion and the construction of the Separation Wall. “The popular campaign against the Wall […]

06 Jun
3:30

Abdul-Rahman: `“Fatah will face its challenges with free democracy`

Translated by Saed Bannoura, IMEMC   Ahmad Abdul-Rahman, head of the political committee of the Fatah revolutionary council, the political advisor of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said that the movement is persistent to achieve democracy, in spite of the challenges it is facing.   “The movement will achieve democracy, as […]

03 Jun
12:08

Administrative or open-ended detention

Not even for a moment did Engineer Wasfi Izzat Qabha, forget the pain of his fellow detainees who remained in Israeli detentions and prisons, after he was released. Wasfi spent three years in detention, he was repeatedly transferred between Majeddo, Ofer and the Negev detention, which is a policy Israel […]

25 May
4:04

Qadoumi: I am the Foreign Minister of Palestine

  Translated by George Rishmawi-IMEMC {mosimage}Farouk Al-Qadoumi, chair of the Political Department of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, (PLO) says in an interview he gave to the Arab Media Internet Network (AMIN) that he supported Abbas’ candidacy to prevent internal feuds. He also said that he does not want to be […]

18 May
4:01

Dahlan: Israel hinders the success of the pullout

{mosimage}The Israeli news website in English YnetNews published an interview they held with the Palestinian Minister of Civil affairs, and in charge of the disengagement file in the Palestinian Authority Mohammad Dahlan. Dahlan talks about the future of the settlers homes if Israel decides to leave them intact, saying that […]

13 May
6:26

Atallah Hanna speaks on the Dismissal of the Patriarch of Jerusalem

In an interview with spokesman of the Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, Dr. Archimandrite Atallah Hanna, conducted the Palestine News Network, Hanna affirms that the church is serious about appointing the suitable Patriarch, and confirmed that the church will pursue the dismissed Patriarch Irineuos, with all legal means. Hanna revealed information, […]

07 May
9:31

Dahlan: `“Detainees are the core of the Palestinian cause`

Palestinian Civil Affairs Minister Mohammad Dahlan said that the case of the detainees in Israeli prisons is the core in any negotiations with the Israeli side. After conducting a visit to Washington to inform the US government of the latest developments in the region, and the Israeli violations to the […]

29 Apr
7:15

Qaraqi: 25% of Palestinians were jailed by Israel

April 29, 2005 7:15 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Issa Qaraqi, chair of the Palestinian Prisoners Society in a special interview with the Palestine News Network talks about the situation in Israeli jails and warns that the situation will explode if the current Israeli policies in the jails do not change.  He also criticizes the way the prisoners’ case […]

19 Apr
9:29

Budrus: `“A model of resisting the Wall`

April 19, 2005 9:29 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

The Israeli Separation Wall… one of its main aims is to separate Palestinian people from their land. In Ramallah, the Wall divides the villages into two Ghettos; nine in the first and six in the second. Currently the Israeli army is working to surround 2500 residents in the first ghetto […]

28 Mar
1:17

Mallouh: `“PFLP support Syria against American pressures`

March 28, 2005 1:17 PM Saed Bannoura Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Abdul-Rahim Mallouh, deputy secretary general of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), member of the PLO executive committee, said that the Israeli announcement to withdraw from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank areas is an outcome of the Palestinian resistance and failure of the occupation to […]

06 Mar
1:07

Interview with exiled Al-Aqsa brigades leader Jihad Ja’ara

April 2002 the Israeli army invaded Bethlehem and surrounded the Church of Nativity for 40 consecutive days, trapping dozens of resistance fighters at the Church. After extensive negotiations and intervention from several international and local parties Israel agreed to lift the siege over the church of Nativity under certain preconditions, […]

03 Mar
11:52

Brian Avery Returns to seek Justice

The following is an interview with Brian Avery, an American ISM activist shot in the face by the Israeli Occupation Forces in Jenin in April, 2003. When he was shot, Brian was assisting Palestinians who were suffering from the effects of an imposed military curfew. He was wearing a bright […]

18 Feb
2:09

Sanaqra: `“We Have No Connections With Hezbollah`

February 18, 2005 2:09 PM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by Saed Bannoura Ala’ Sanqra, one of the leaders of Al-Aqsa brigades, the military wing of Fatah, and the number one wanted resistance fighter said that the brigades have no relation with the Lebanon based Hezbollah party. Also Sanqra said that the brigades did not sign any agreement with […]

18 Feb
4:30

Sanaqra: `“We Have No Connections With Hezbollah`

February 18, 2005 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by Saed Bannoura-IMEMC, Ala’ Sanqra, one of the leaders of Al-Aqsa brigades, the military wing of Fatah, and the number one wanted resistance fighter said that the brigades have no relation with the Lebanon based Hezbollah party. Also Sanqra said that the brigades did not sign any agreement with […]

12 Feb
4:10

Hawatma: `“We will support Abu Mazin as long as he remains committed to national interests`

February 12, 2005 4:10 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by Saed Bannoura Nayef Hawatma, secretary general of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine said that the front will support Abbas as long as he remains committed to the national interests of the Palestinian people. Arab Media Internet Network (AMIN) conducted the following interview with Hawatma, Q: […]

11 Feb
4:30

Hawatma: `“We will support to Abu Mazin as long as he remains committed to the national interestsâ€

February 11, 2005 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by Saed Bannoura Nayef Hawatma, secretary general of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine said that the front will support Abbas as long as he remains committed to the national interests of the Palestinian people. Arab Media Internet Network (AMIN) conducted the following interview with Hawatma, Q: […]

05 Feb
5:09

Mashal: ‘summit, a test to Israel’s real intentions’

Translated by Saed Bannoura-IMEMC Head of Hamas political bureau, Khaled Mashal said that Hamas considered Sharm Al-Sheikh summit as a positive step which enables the Palestinians examine the real Israeli stand. The following interview was conducted by “Kul Al-Arab” newspaper, published in Israel . – What is your opinion about […]

04 Feb
4:30

Mashal: `“The Israeli position will be examined in Sharm Al-Sheikh summit`

February 4, 2005 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by Saed Bannoura-IMEMC Head of Hamas political bureau, Khaled Mashal said that Hamas considered Sharm Al-Sheikh summit as a positive step which enables the Palestinians examine the real Israeli stand. The following interview was conducted by “Kul Al-Arab” newspaper, published in Israel . – What is your opinion about […]

30 Jan
6:58

Abbas Confirms Truce Deal with Factions

In an interview with the Egyptian AlSharq Alawsat newspaper, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas affirmed that a truce agreement was reached with all Palestinian resistance groups, but that he was awaiting Israel’s response. Abbas denied the existence of any problems with resistance groups. “the truce agreement was reached, they all agree, […]

30 Jan
4:30

Abbas Confirms Truce Deal with Factions

January 30, 2005 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by Ghassan Andoni-IMEMC In an interview with the Egyptian AlSharq Alawsat newspaper, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas affirmed that a truce agreement was reached with all Palestinian resistance groups, but that he was awaiting Israel’s response. Abbas denied the existence of any problems with resistance groups. “the truce agreement was […]

20 Jan
9:25

Abu Mazin: `“The Israeli threats are irrational, law will be implemented and reforms will be conduc

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said that the decision made by the Palestinian Liberation Organization to halt “violence” was not made under any external pressures, but it was an old decision made by the PLO in order to restore security in the Palestinian areas. {mosimage}Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said that the […]

15 Jan
4:00

Brigades’ Leader: Truce should be a Choice not a Dictation

January 15, 2005 4:00 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Special Interview Ali Samoudi, IMEMC July 18, 10:20 Zakaria Al-Zubeidi 24, a refugee from Jenin Refugee Camp and the leader of Al-Aqsa Brigades (the military wing of Fatah), insists that the Brigades’ refusal to abide to the truce was neither a tactical step nor a challenge to the authority of […]

15 Jan
3:57

New Coalitions: An Interview with Salah Ra’fat

January 15, 2005 3:57 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Rashid Hilal, August 30, 2003 Hilal: What is the democratic coalition, and when will it be announced? Ra’fat: The agreement for forming the Palestinian Democratic Coalition came after years of conversation between many political factions, among them democratic and progressive Palestinian groups and figures from outside and inside Palestine. In […]

15 Jan
3:55

Al-Aqsa Brigades leader: `“We have several surprises for the occupation`

January 15, 2005 3:55 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Hashim Abu Hamdan, 24 years old, from Balata refugee camp in Nablus north of the West Bank, who is wanted to the troops for more than two years, said in a special interview with Arabs48 news website that the resistance will continue against the occupation regardless of pressures and threats. […]

15 Jan
3:54

What is a Unified Leadership?

January 15, 2005 3:54 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Interview with WB Fatah Leader Hussein Al-Sheikh By: Nasser Lahham-Bethlehem-TV Translated by Sa’ed Bannoura-IMEMC April 9, 2004 Q1: How do you interpret the announcement made by Arafat to form a unified leadership? A: This is only an old idea presented to the National and Islamic movements in order to discuss […]

15 Jan
3:52

Arafat: ‘I am willing to Meet Sharon’

January 15, 2005 3:52 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

IMEMC Staff, May 31, 2004, 09:00 The Israeli paper online Yedioth Ahronoth, published an interview done by channel 10 with the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat Sunday evening, and broadcasted the interview on its evening news. Channel 10 – Mr. President, today Sharon will present his Gaza withdrawal plan to his […]

15 Jan
3:50

The Egyptian Cement Scandal

January 15, 2005 3:50 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

An Interview with Hassan Khareishah, the head of the PLC’ committee, which investigated the Egyptian Cement Scandal, and the head of the PLC’ monitoring committee. Interviewed by: Shaker Johari Q1) few days ago, the PLC investigation committee published its report of the Egyptian cement corruption case, can you update us? […]

15 Jan
3:47

An Interview with the Former and the First Palestinian Prime Minister, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazin)

January 15, 2005 3:47 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by George Rishmawi-IMEMC, July 8, 2004 Abu Mazin: Things would have been different, had Sharon suggested the Disengagement Plan to us earlier The former Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazin) held the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon together with the American Administration responsible for the failure of his […]

15 Jan
3:44

Demanding Reforms is Different from Demanding Personal Gain

January 15, 2005 3:44 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

An interview with Zakaria Zubeidi, the leader of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Jenin. “Talks about a state of chaos in Palestinian areas are baseless” Zubeidi told Arabs48 news website. “yes, few groups were forced to carry arms in order to fill the gap created after Israel destroyed the ability of […]

15 Jan
3:42

Prisoners’ Representative: No Doubts We Will Win

January 15, 2005 3:42 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

In a phone interview with Arabynet news website, a prisoners’ representative, who identified himself as “Abu Ahmed” said “we will win the struggle regardless of extensive oppressive measures.” Q: How do you see the hunger strike progressing? A: 1,500 prisoners in four main prisons already started the huger strike, in […]

15 Jan
3:40

Abbas: `“Time is not in our favor, meetings should be resumed`

January 15, 2005 3:40 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Mahmoud Abbas, Abu Mazen, head of the Executive Committee at the Palestinian Liberation Organization, said that no discussions have been made lately concerning a possible meeting with P.A Chairman Yasser Arafat, and told the press the “meeting with Arafat is not the most important issue, the fundamental issue is the […]

15 Jan
3:38

Bargouthi: `“The Initiative is not a new faction; it is to create a wide Coalition’

January 15, 2005 3:38 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative said that the Initiative is not a new faction but it came to create the widest National Coalition, with a new modern spirit which supports the people instead of containing them. The following interview was conducted by Palestine News Network Website; […]

15 Jan
3:36

Jibreel Al-Rajoub, advisor of the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat for National Security affairs

January 15, 2005 3:36 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

PNN: How do you view the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza Strip? Rajoub: The Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip and other areas in the West Bank reflects the crisis the Israeli political establishment and the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon live. Sharon is maneuvering to avoid fulfilling his […]

15 Jan
3:29

Exclusive Interview with the Nuclear Whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu

January 15, 2005 3:29 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

By: Johannes Wahlstrom, Jerusalem Ten minutes stroll northward from the lively alleyways of the Old City and its renowned Golden Dome lays one of the Holy Land’s smallest parishes; the Anglican Church, with its neo-gothic St George Cathedral. The massive towers and defence-walls give the impression of an impregnable bastion, […]

15 Jan
3:18

Palestinian Resistance between slogans and Facts

January 15, 2005 3:18 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Rumors of differences and interior crises between the military wings of Palestinian factions, especially Fatah, required clarification in order to unveil the nature of conflict among the two sides. Linda Bannoura, a reporter at Bethlehem Television, conducted a phone interview with leader of Al-Aqsa Brigades in Jenin, Nasser Ikhzimiyya and […]

20 Dec
1:14

Mallouh: `“The PFLP is Unified and Strong in its annual anniversary`

December 20, 2004 1:14 PM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Mallouh, deputy secretary general of the second biggest party in the PLO, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The leader of the front, Ahmad Sa’adat, is also detained but in a Palestinian Jail, guarded American and British guards, in Jericho. Mallouh was sentenced to seven years in jail, […]

06 Dec
4:30

Mallouh: `“The PFLP is Unified and Strong in its annual anniversary`

December 6, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by: Saed Bannoura Unlike other interview with political leaders, in fancy offices and on comfortable desks and chairs, Palestine News Network held this interview over the phone with Abdul-Rahim Mallouh, in his detention. Mallouh, deputy secretary general of the second biggest party in the PLO, the Popular Front for […]

26 Nov
4:30

Sa’adat: `“P.A leaders are committed to negotiations and unoptimistic`

November 26, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Aranbs48 news website interviewed the Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Ahmad Saadat, who is currently jailed in a Palestinian prison in Jericho under American and British supervision. Sa’adat told Arabs48 that the Palestinian leaders; Abbas, Qorei, and Rawhi Fattouh are determined to conduct […]

24 Nov
4:30

Sheikh Hasan Yousef; `“interrogators were trying to blackmail me`

November 24, 2004 4:30 AM Saed Bannoura Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

After he was released from detention, Sheikh Hasan Yousef talks to the PNN in an exclusive interview about the long solitary imprisonment and interrogation. Sheikh Hasan Yousef, who was released on Thursday morning, was arrested during Operation Defensive Shield, a major invasion of most West Bank cities, which took place […]

24 Nov
4:30

Sheikh Hasan Yousef; `“interrogators were trying to blackmail me`

November 24, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by, Saed Bannoura, IMEMC After he was released from detention, Sheikh Hasan Yousef talks to the PNN in an exclusive interview about the long solitary imprisonment and interrogation. Sheikh Hasan Yousef, who was released on Thursday morning, was arrested during Operation Defensive Shield, a major invasion of most West […]

16 Nov
4:30

Interview with Nasser Ikhzimiyya, leader of Al-Aqsa Brigades in Jenin

November 16, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by: Saed Bannoura-IMEMC Palestinian Resistance between slogans and Facts Rumors of differences and interior crises between the military wings of Palestinian factions, especially Fatah, required clarification in order to unveil the nature of conflict among the two sides. Linda Bannoura, a reporter at Bethlehem Television, conducted a phone interview […]

01 Oct
3:30

Jibreel Al-Rajoub, advisor of the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat for National Security affairs

October 1, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by: George N. Rishmawi-IMEMC PNN: How do you view the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza Strip? Rajoub: The Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip and other areas in the West Bank reflects the crisis the Israeli political establishment and the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon live. Sharon is […]

01 Oct
3:30

Exclusive Interview with the Nuclear Whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu

October 1, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Ten minutes stroll northward from the lively alleyways of the Old City and its renowned Golden Dome lays one of the Holy Land’s smallest parishes; the Anglican Church, with its neo-gothic St George Cathedral. The massive towers and defence-walls give the impression of an impregnable bastion, while inside one finds […]

02 Sep
3:30

Bargouthi: `“The Initiative is not a new faction; it is to create a wide Coalition’

September 2, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by, Saed Bannoura, IMEMC Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative said that the Initiative is not a new faction but it came to create the widest National Coalition, with a new modern spirit which supports the people instead of containing them. The following interview was conducted […]

01 Sep
3:30

Abbas: `“Time is not in our favor, meetings should be resumed`

September 1, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by Saed Bannoura Mahmoud Abbas, Abu Mazen, head of the Executive Committee at the Palestinian Liberation Organization, said that no discussions have been made lately concerning a possible meeting with P.A Chairman Yasser Arafat, and told the press the “meeting with Arafat is not the most important issue, the […]

17 Aug
3:30

Prisoners’ Representative: No Doubts We Will Win

August 17, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

In a phone interview with Arabynet news website, a prisoners’ representative, who identified himself as “Abu Ahmed” said “we will win the struggle regardless of extensive oppressive measures.” Q: How do you see the hunger strike progressing? A: 1,500 prisoners in four main prisons already started the huger strike, in […]

09 Aug
3:30

Demanding Reforms is Different from Demanding Personal Gain

August 9, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by Saed Bannoura An interview with Zakaria Zubeidi, the leader of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Jenin. “Talks about a state of chaos in Palestinian areas are baseless” Zubeidi told Arabs48 news website. “yes, few groups were forced to carry arms in order to fill the gap created after Israel […]

08 Jul
3:30

An Interview with the Former and the First Palestinian Prime Minister, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazin)

Translated by George Rishmawi-IMEMC Abu Mazin: Things would have been different, had Sharon suggested the Disengagement Plan to us earlier The former Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazin) held the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon together with the American Administration responsible for the failure of his government that lasted […]

29 Jun
3:30

The Egyptian Cement Scandal

An Interview with Hassan Khareishah, the head of the PLC’ committee, which investigated the Egyptian Cement Scandal, and the head of the PLC’ monitoring committee. Translated and Summarized by: Ghassan Andoni Q1) few days ago, the PLC investigation committee published its report of the Egyptian cement corruption case, can you […]

31 May
3:30

Arafat: ‘I am willing to Meet Sharon’

The Israeli paper online Yedioth Ahronoth, published an interview done by channel 10 with the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat Sunday evening, and broadcasted the interview on its evening news. Channel 10 – Mr. President, today Sharon will present his Gaza withdrawal plan to his government, are you, the Palestinians, ready […]

09 Apr
3:30

What is a Unified Leadership?

Interview with WB Fatah Leader Hussein Al-Sheikh Translated by Sa’ed Bannoura-IMEMC Q1: How do you interpret the announcement made by Arafat to form a unified leadership? A: This is only an old idea presented to the National and Islamic movements in order to discuss and conduct consultations, so far…no agreement […]

01 Feb
4:30

Al-Aqsa Brigades leader: `“We have several surprises for the occupation`

February 1, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Hashim Abu Hamdan, 24 years old, from Balata refugee camp in Nablus north of the West Bank, who is wanted to the troops for more than two years, said in a special interview with Arabs48 news website that the resistance will continue against the occupation regardless of pressures and threats. […]

30 Aug
3:30

New Coalitions: An Interview with Salah Ra’fat

August 30, 2003 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Hilal: What is the democratic coalition, and when will it be announced? Ra’fat: The agreement for forming the Palestinian Democratic Coalition came after years of conversation between many political factions, among them democratic and progressive Palestinian groups and figures from outside and inside Palestine. In the last month there was […]

18 Jul
3:30

Brigades’ Leader: Truce should be a Choice not a Dictation

Zakaria Al-Zubeidi 24, a refugee from Jenin Refugee Camp and the leader of Al-Aqsa Brigades (the military wing of Fatah), insists that the Brigades’ refusal to abide to the truce was neither a tactical step nor a challenge to the authority of President Arafat. “It is a stand for principles, […]