He was ensconced in the Muqata
[compound in Ramallah], but there were ways of getting in touch with him; he was very interested in the Israeli media.
Israel takes notice when an Arab helicopter lands in Ramallah's muqata
(Palestinian headquarters)," he added.
President Mahmoud Abbas addressing the crowds who gathered at the Muqata
to commemorate Yasser Arafat death anniversary.
He returned to Israel for an afternoon programme (see Press Release SG/T/3113), after which he travelled to Ramallah, where he met with President Mahmoud Abbas at the Muqata
Hundreds of relatives waited in Abbas' Muqata
headquarters, singing, dancing and waving Palestinian flags.
Suha Arafat called for an investigation inside the Muqata
Palestinian government headquarters and said she and her daughter, Zahwa, would pursue the case through the courts in France and elsewhere until the perpetrators were brought to justice.
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.