Palestinians protest continued negotiations with Israel, urge rejection of Kerry proposal
Leftist Palestinian parties on Saturday held demonstrations across the West Bank in opposition to negotiations with Israel and US Secretary of State John Kerry’s framework proposal that will serve as the basis for future negotiations. Leftist rallies in Hebron and in Nablus brought hundreds to the street to reject the negotiations proposals from the US leader, which they claimed were intended to “liquidate the question of Palestine and prolong the Israeli occupation.”
Hundreds protest reduction of UNRWA services in Gaza
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Hundreds of Palestinian refugees rallied on Sunday in the central and southern Gaza Strip protesting reductions in services by UNRWA in Palestinian refugee camps across the coastal enclave. Witnesses told Ma’an that protestors closed the offices of the UN’s Palestine refugee agency in Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip during the protest. Demonstrators waved black flags and signs denouncing service reductions and calling upon director of UNRWA operations Robert Turner to leave the Gaza Strip.
Protesters cause havoc in Vienna
Protests targeting Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party (FPOe) in central Vienna have caused more than one million euros ($A1.5 million) in damages, police say. Eleven police vehicles, as well as all the windows of a police station, were destroyed in the violence overnight on Friday. Many shop windows in downtown Vienna were also smashed.
Protesting migrants sew mouths shut in Italy
(Reuters) – Thirteen Moroccan migrants held in a reception center in Rome for more than two months have sewed their mouths shut in protest at the length of their detention, police and campaigners said on Sunday.
Miners strike continues, leader held on extortion charges
UDAIPUR: Quarrying was interrupted for the third consecutive day on Saturday at various green marble mines in Rishabdeo as the miners didn’t turn up for work in support of the 15-point demands for safety and grant of allowances as per government norms. Meanwhile, police arrested Kaluram Meena, the guardian of the Janjati Majdoor Sangh, on Friday evening acting on a complaint lodged against him over extortion charges by a mine owner.
Another complaint on similar charges is also pending against him. The arrest of the leader and investigations against many of his supporters have created confusion and panic in the area and uncertainty prevails over the decision of the strike.
Terrorists believed to have netted some 10 mln euros from armed heists
Guerrilla organizations in Greece have amassed an estimated 10 million euros over the years, chiefly through armed robberies that finance their activities, according to police sources who say these reserves are more than adequate to supply members of the various groups with guns and explosives. According to police, Nikos Maziotis, the convicted leader of Revolutionary Struggle who has been unaccounted for since the summer of 2012, is believed to have participated in at least five armed bank raids that netted more than 1.5 million euros for his organization.