This is the month for Palestinians to remember their Nakba, or "catastrophe," in which more than 700,000 women, men and children were pushed off their land and rendered homeless refugees by the Israeli attacks before, during and after war in1948.
Haneyya plans to visit Arab and Islamic states
Al Qassam website- Gaza- Palestinian premier Ismail Haneyya intends to go on an official tour of some Arab and Islamic countries, especially since he already received invitations from some leaders, his political advisor Yousuf Rizqa told Quds Press on Sunday.
"There is a previous invitation from Emir of Qatar Hamad Al Thani to Haneyya to visit Doha, and if this visit takes place, Haneyya will go on a tour that may include, in addition to Qatar, Turkey, Bahrain and other countries in which Arab revolutions took place and Tunisia could be one of them," Rizqa said.
He added that there is also a similar invitation made earlier by the Turkish government, noting that there is no confirmed date for Haneyya's tour.
"Haneyya had a telephone conversation with the Emir of Qatar on Sunday during which he congratulated him on the national day of Qatar, which falls on Sunday and invited the Emir of Qatar to visit Gaza, who welcomed this invitation and considered such visit a national obligation under the current circumstances," the political advisor stated.
Haneyya appreciated over the phone the role of Qatar in supporting the Palestinian people, especially in Gaza and its active contributions in the region and internationally. He also highlighted the issue of reconstruction efforts in Gaza.
The advisor added that Haneyya also phoned King of Bahrain Hamad Al Khalifa and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Nayef Al-Saud and discussed with them a number of issues related to the Palestinian arena.
Israel's violations in occupied Jerusalem and its blockade on Gaza were the most important issues Haneyya discussed with the Bahraini King and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
Haneyya called for tangible Arab moves to reconstruct what was destroyed during the last Israeli war and to break Gaza siege.
For his part, Prince Nayef reiterated the Kingdom's position on the issue of occupied Jerusalem and Palestine and promised to convey Haneyya's message regarding the holy city and Gaza to King Abdullah Al-Saud so as to table them during the summit of the Gulf states.