mukataa

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Noun1.mukataa - an Arabic word for headquarters or administrative center; "Arafat was holed up in the mukataa of his West Bank compound"
central office, headquarters, main office, home base, home office - (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise; "many companies have their headquarters in New York"
Arabic, Arabic language - the Semitic language of the Arabs; spoken in a variety of dialects
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Nevertheless, Fatah said that lighting the launch torch will take place at the Unknown Soldier plaza in Gaza City at five in the afternoon, at the same time the torch will be lit in Ramallah in the Muqata, and a rally will be held after that.
According to Jameel, the pseudonymous author of the popular Muqata blog, who also included rocket alert capabilities in his app, "not only is the Homefront Command not helpful, but the apps go against what [it] wants.
William, second in line to the throne, received a red-carpet welcome to the Muqata, the Palestinian government headquarters in the city of Ramallah, that included an honour guard and band.
Prince William, second in line to the throne, received a red-carpet welcome to the Muqata, the Palestinian government headquarters in the city of Ramallah, that included an honour guard and band.
Hundreds of relatives waited in Abbas' Muqata headquarters, singing, dancing and waving Palestinian flags.
Demonstrators marched from the city center towards President Abbas' headquarters in the Muqata, chanting slogans condemning the Palestinian Authority's decision to return to talks.
Zamara also said that protesters are planning to stage protests on February 27 which will include constructing a human chain stretching from Abbas' Muqata headquarters to parliament building.
But when the demonstrators marched on the Muqata, the government headquarters of the PA where Abbas was in his office, the mood of the Palestinian security forces changed.
A further crisis emerged when Israeli commandos razed and stormed the muqata in September 2002 after a serious of suicide bombings.
Throughout the course of your stay, you only managed to allocate one single hour to visit the Occupied Palestinian Territories and that hour was spent in the relatively reified atmosphere of the Muqata in Ramallah, with the Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas.
"Basically we established our party in response to the silent majority of Palestinians who are dissatisfied with both of the major political parties, Hamas in Gaza and Fatah in the West Bank," Mustafa Barghouti told The Middle East during an interview in his office near the Muqata, or government headquarters, in Ramallah.