Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Closer medical watch of tens of hunger-striking Palestinians

Closer medical watch of tens of hunger-striking Palestinians

Police also detained the Palestinian.

Zomlot said Trump's commitment to help reach a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, as well as his meeting in Washington, DC with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas helped bring about "renewed Palestinian hopes". Besides Modi visiting Israel in July, there are hopes of a visit to India by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the close of the 25th anniversary year celebrations in January 2018. "As a member of the Middle East quartet, along with the United Nations, the USA, and the European Union, Russia will continue to give its full support to resuming direct dialogue between the Palestinians and Israelis", Vladimir Putin promised. It is understood that during his trip to Israel, Modi and the leadership there will discuss on the issue of negiations between Palestinians and Israelis for a lasting solution to the protracted crisis.

PM Modi yesterday had assured Abbas of India's "unwavering support" to the Palestinian cause. Over the last several years, India has also moved closer to the U.S., seen as an ally of Israel. He also recalled the support from India since the time of Mahatma Gandhi. It has influence at the global level.

Happy with the India-Palestine relations being on an upswing, Abbas said Palestine appreciates the solidarity India extends to its cause and termed India as its "dost" and "ahead of all friendly countries" in helping Palestine.

Modi also referred to a flagship techno-park project India was undertaking in Ramallah and said particular emphasis was being laid on the areas of information technology, youth and skills development.

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"At the bilateral level, India is committed to be a useful development partner of Palestine".

In October 2015, India had announced grant of United States dollars 12 million for setting up the park with payment of USD 3 million each on half-yearly basis for 2 years. The Palestinian side has provided for the land required to build the proposed technopark.

He also called for enhancing cultural exchanges between the two sides and sought the participation of the Palestinian people in the International Yoga Day to be observed next month.

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