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Palestinian Prez presents Modi mosaic, artwork with name

Palestinian Prez presents Modi mosaic, artwork with name

During the visit, President Abbas will visit C-DAC in Noida on Monday to forge cooperation between Palestine - India Techno Park being built by India in Palestine and Indian IT industry.

Abbas arrived with a delegation for his third state visit to India, where he will hold key talks on bilateral, regional and worldwide issues, including the peace process in the restive Middle East, according to India's foreign ministry.

"As is widely documented, the PA pays large sums of money to convicted terrorists who have murdered innocent Israelis, among them our loved ones", read the letter.

"In the case of India, we have always mentioned that we want India to be involved, besides Arab countries, EU, Russia and other members of BRICS", Mr. Abbas had said, terming the Jewish settlements in the Palestinian territories a problematic issue.

"In light of this, we hereby extend a request to meet with you in order to share with you our views and stories".

Winnie Mandela, who has often been called "Mother of the Nation", told Independent Media that her wish is that "We sit and think of all those mothers who are going on a solidarity hunger strike for their sons in Israeli jails, who have struggled for so long for the liberation of Palestine".

The Palestinian news agency WAFA reports that the anniversary this year coincides with a hunger strike underway by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.




Modi stressed that India had been "unwavering in its support of the Palestinian cause".

Barghouti urged for reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas Sunday, as well as for Palestinians to carry out "acts of civil disobedience" ahead of Nakba Day, on Monday, marking the "Day of Catastrophe" for Palestinians.

"We will continue to support the development and capacity-building efforts of Palestine", he added. "He will also visit India Islamic Cultural Centre in Delhi".

India-Israel ties have in the meantime soared with the two nations working closely in areas like defence, IT, agriculture, water conservation and recycling. Rashtrapatiji (the President) will host a banquet in honour of H.E. Mahmoud Abbas.

South Africa's Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies completed the symbolic hunger strike saying, "This is a very small gesture of solidarity with those courageous freedom fighters of Palestine struggling for the very same rights many of us now take for granted in South Africa, but which were in fact won through the same spirit of selfless commitment". "Sushma Swaraj calls on Abbas", Baglay said.

The Prime Minster said he discussed a range of issues with President Abbas and exchanged views on the situation in West Asia and the Middle-East Peace Process.


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