بالتزامن مع عيد العمال العالمي احتفلت الجبهة الشعبية والقوى الوطنية في بيت ساحور، بإزاحة الستار عن جدارية القائد الوطني والقومي، مؤسس حركة القوميين العرب والجبهة الشعبية لتحرير فلسطين جورج حبش .
وشدد رئيس أساقفة سبسطية للروم الأرثوذكس المطران عطاالله حنا في كلمة له على نهج وفكر الحكيم جورج حبش مشددا على الثوابت التي ناضل من اجلها وعلى راسها حق العودة، مطالبا كل الفلسطينيين والعرب بان تكون فلسطين هي البوصلة: "فلتكن فلسطين هي بوصلتكم ، لا تفقدوا البوصلة فلا تنازل عن حقنا التاريخي في فلسطين الحبيبة التي يجب ان يعود اليها الفلسطينيون عاجلا ام اجلا".
On Friday, Israeli occupation forces abducted a Palestinian from the city of Beit Sahour, east of Bethlehem.
Security sources said that Israeli forces took Fouad George Zablah, age 58, after raiding and searching his house. The forces also searched some of the vehicles in the vicinity of the house.
In a related context, the PNN reports that Israeli forces summoned 32-year-old Khaled Khalil Awadallah, from Beit Sahour, for interrogation with the Israeli intelligence at Gush Etzion settlement complex, south of Bethlehem.
Deputy Representative of Japan to the Palestinian Authority Makoto Honda Monday attended the opening ceremony of the project for replacement of the laparoscopy system at Shepherd’s Field Hospital in Beit Sahour, a statement by the Japanese office.
The Quartet which comprises the USA, EU, Russia and the UN had failed to bring about the two-state solution within three years when they launched the much vaunted Road Map in 2002.
Earlier this month Daniel Seidemann, an Israeli legal expert on Israeli Palestinian relations delivered a grim message to President Obama; the two-state solution is dead and the US administration is to blame. Mr. Seidemann spent the last two decades trying to broker the two-state solution to end the conflict. Seidemann blamed the surge in settlements for subverting the two-state solution. Sidemann had some harsh words for both Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama, the former for defying Obama and the latter for keeping quiet about the settlement issue. If a two-state solution is not workable or achievable, the logical conclusion would inevitably lead to a one-state solution.
BETHLEHEM -- Majeda Salaa works every day to make various kinds of chocolates in a factory that is considered as the first of its kind on the Palestinian territories in the West Bank. The factory, named "Sweetie", does not belong to any famous chocolate manufacturer, but lies in the Palestinian woman's home in the small town of Beit Sahour in Bethlehem city.
The manual workshop, established in 2009, consists of three small rooms: one room with mixers and templates for making chocolates, one for packaging, and another for display and sales.
While being busy working to make her favorite chocolates, Salaa told Xinhua that her small project derived from an idea to do something special and at the same time improve the living conditions of the family.