Hamas leader in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh congratulated the Palestinian Return Centre for winning UN status and “stressed the vital role played by the PRC in the legal and political arena,” revealed Israeli representative David Roet, during Monday’s debate at the UN ahead of the vote.
The information undermines PRC’s strenuous denials that it has any ties to Hamas. See full story below.
The conversation occurred last month after the PRC won first approval by a UN committee, which was confirmed on Monday by the 54-nation Economic and Social Council.
(Source: “The Palestinian Information Center”, June 3, 2015)
Haneyya hails PRC’s pro-Palestine activism in London
LONDON, (PIC)– Deputy head of Hamas, Ismail Haneyya, on Tuesday congratulated the head of the Palestine Return Center (PRC), Majed al-Zeir, for having been granted observer status by the UN, hailing the PRC for its activism across the U.K.
Haneyya’s congratulations to al-Zeir were passed on in a telephone call in which he stressed the vital role played by the PRC on the legal and political arena.
He acclaimed the harmony between Palestinians’ commitment to their legitimate rights and the pro-Palestine activism carried out overseas.
For his part, al-Zeir voiced his gratitude for Haneyya’s heartfelt wishes, reiterating the group’s serious devotion to Palestinians’ inalienable rights.
Earlier, on Sunday, the UK-based Palestinian Return Center has been granted observer status by the UN Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), allowing for the group to advance its legitimacy and access funding.
The group easily gained its UN recognition, with some twelve countries voting in favor, including Pakistan, Sudan, Iran, Turkey, South Africa, Venezuela, China, and Cuba.