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January 16, 2019

It’s only three words on a T-shirt or embroidered on a denim jacket in Palestinian designer Yasmeen Mjalli’s collection, but they carry a powerful message: “Not your habibti”, or darling. She sees the clothes as helping empower Palestinian women facing unwelcome male attention in public. “When a woman is exposed to so much harassment on the street, she begins to dress to protect herself, to hide herself as opposed to expressing herself,” the 22-year-old art history graduate says, leaning"...


January 16, 2019

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 (WAFA) – Almost 68% of Palestinians in historic Palestine, or 4.5 million people, had internet connection in 2018, the social media company, iPoke, said in a press release on Tuesday.

It said in its annual report on social media users in Palestine during 2018 that Facebook was the most used with 88% of the users were active on Facebook, followed by WhatsApp, 84%, Instagram, 57%, You Tube, 45%, Snapchat, 34%, Twitter, 23% and Linkedin, 12%.

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January 16, 2019

NABLUS, Tuesday. January, 15, 2019 (WAFA) – The Al-Quds Index of the Palestinian stock market, the Palestine Exchange (PEX), closed Tuesday trading at 528.28 points, a 3 points (0.56%) decrease compared to the last trading session despite a record volume in trading, according to the daily PEX report.

A total of 11,258,549 shares were traded for a value of $19,093,992.153 executed during 149 transactions.

The high volume in trading was done on the National Bank shares, which accounted for"...

January 16, 2019

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 (WAFA) – Employees of the Palestinian private sector in the West Bank observed a general strike on Tuesday as thousands staged a sit-in protest outside the Social Security Corporation headquarters in al-Bireh calling for scrapping the controversial Social Security Law.

Shops, businesses, factories, financial institutions and private schools were shuttered in main cities across the West Bank heeding calls by the Unified Movement to Abolish the Social Security Law for a general strike.


January 16, 2019

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 (WAFA) - Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine, Takeshi Okubo, visited al-Aqaba, east of the Tubas city, in the northeastern West Bank, to celebrate the completion of a project funded by the government of Japan through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), said a statement issued by the representative office of Japan to Palestine.

A grant of $88,460 was extended to al-Aqaba city to improve the sanitation environment for the students and teachers at Aqqaba"...

January 16, 2019

The Palestinian Authority inaugurated the headquarters for its official news channel Palestine TV in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Monday, in a ceremony attended by Syrian and PA officials.

It is the first Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) headquarters in Syria. Palestine TV had relied in the past several years on a single correspondent in Syria and outsourced media production.

PA Ambassador to Damascus Mahmoud al-Khalidi described the launch as 'a great day in the history of"...

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