lundi, avril 17, 2006

Actualité - La résistance au blocus contre le peuple palestinien s'organise

Franc-Parler salue la décision du gouvernement iranien d'allouer une aide substantielle au gouvernement palestinien pour casser le blocus infâme dont il est victime. La décision des États-Unis, de l'Europe et du Canada de bloquer toute l'aide au peuple palestinien vise à déstabiliser le nouveau gouvernement palestinien tout en soutenant les crimes d'Israël. Franc-Parler publie deux articles à propos de ces nouveaux développements pour briser les tentatives de déstabiliser le gouvernement palestinien.

Iran, Russia Bail out Financially-besieged Palestinian Government

Iran and Russia have bailed out the Palestinian government, cash-stripped by an Israeli, US and EU financial siege, while the Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Al-Zahhar was touring Arab countries in on a fund-raising mission.

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said in Tehran on Sunday that Iran allocated $100 million to help the Palestinian people.

Mottaki made the announcement while addressing the closing ceremony of the “Third International Conference on Qods and Support for the Rights of Palestinian People.”

However, Mottaki did not say how or when the Iranian “gift” would reach the Palestinians.Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Muslim countries on Friday that they had a duty to support Palestinians.

“The Islamic world cannot remain indifferent and silent to tyranny,” the all-powerful cleric said at the start of the conference in Tehran.

Addressing the Palestinians he said: “Your martyrs are our martyrs. Your pain is our pain. Islamic nations have the duty to help you in every possible way, and help you along this blessed path.”Separately the Syrian First Vice-President Farouk al-Shara said in Tehran on the same day that the Syrian government is to open several banking accounts to collect material aid for the Palestinian government and people.

The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has ordered opening of several banking accounts for the Palestinians in order to prevent a human catastrophe in the Israeli-occupied lands, al-Shara said.Earlier last week Russia also said Moscow will grant the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) urgent financial aid.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made the pledge to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a telephone call.A Russian foreign ministry statement said: “Mahmoud Abbas stated his high appreciation of Russia's intent, confirmed by Sergei Lavrov, to grant the Palestinian Authority an urgent financial aid in the nearest future.”

Lavrov said on Tuesday that withholding aid to the Palestinians was a mistake.However, “Hamas should... recognize Israel and sit down at the negotiating table. But for that it's necessary to work with them,” Lavrov added.Earlier Russian President Vladimir Putin said after receiving the credentials of a new Palestinian ambassador in Moscow: “Russia is ready to further render assistance to the leadership of Palestine, Palestinian Government and Palestinian administration headed by Mahmoud Abbas.”

Meanwhile Palestinian Foreign Minister Al-Zahhar on Saturday urged Arab states to honor and immediately carry out their financial pledges to the Palestinian government.Al-Zahhar was expected in Saudi Arabia from Egypt on Monday, on the second leg of a fund-raising Arab tour that will take him to Jordan on Wednesday.

“We are not only looking to follow up on Arab aid, we would like to increase it because the Israeli occupation bans us from accessing the 60 million dollars per month,” he told 22 representatives of Arab states at the Arab League's Cairo headquarters.

Al-Zahhar held talks in Cairo on Saturday with Arab League Secretary-General Amr Mousa. He told the Arab representatives: “If you don't help us, who will help?”Arab leaders meeting in the Sudanese capital Khartoum in late March pledged to pay more than 50 million US dollars to the PNA per month.

However, only Algeria, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have so far paid their contributions.

(Palestine Media Center - 17 avril)

Iran to Give Financial Aid to Palestine

Teheran, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) - The Iranian government is donating 50 million dollars to help the Palestine National Authority face a critical cash shortage after the US and the European Union cancelled their aid, depriving the PNA of needed funds for its operation.

The European Union and the US decided to stop assisting the Palestinian government finanncially after the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas democratically won the January elections.

Russia also said that it will join Iran to grant financial aid to the Palestinian people, as well as Egypt.

The EU was granting about 500 million euros ($600m) a year to the Palestinian Authority, but said last week the aid would be suspended since Hamas keeps ignoring EU demands to recognize Israel.

(Prensa Latina News Agency)

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