PLC TO CONVENE ON WEDNESDAY

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PLC is expected to resume its sessions and convene concurrently in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank on Wednesday. (Photo: PIC)

Ramallah, 23 Rabi’ul Awwal 1436/13 January 2015 (MINA) – The Palestinian Legislative council (PLC) is expected to resume its sessions and convene concurrently in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank on Wednesday. The declaration coincided with the Israeli release on Monday of two PLC members after six months of administrative detention.

Acting PLC speaker Dr. Ahmed Bahar called in a press conference on Monday in Gaza on all parliamentary blocs and independent MPs to attend the session on Wednesday, January 14. The session will be held under the theme: “The siege and its disastrous impacts on the Palestinian people”, he added.

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This would help the council to maintain unity of the Palestinian people and to practice its legislative and monitoring roles provided for in the basic law, Bahar said, The Palestinian Information Center quoted by Miraj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

He pointed out that the council sessions had been suspended over the past seven months to allow time for the Palestinian reconciliation to materialize.

Bahar criticized the Palestinian unity government for failing to provide the necessary funds for Gaza’s health, education and security institutions.

He said, “The government had also dragged its feet on the reconstruction of the war-battered Gaza Strip”. Civil servants have not been paid for more than eight months, he added.

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Meanwhile, Quds Press reported that the Israeli occupation authority has released MPs Omar Abdul Razeq and Fadel Hamdan after being administratively arrested for 6 months.

Hamas “Change and Reform” deputies were held captive under administrative detention without trial or charge, since mid of last June. The detention orders were renewed twice for three months each, the last of which ended on Monday. (T/P007/P3)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)