JERUSALEM nike dynasty hi uk , Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister BenjaminNetanyahu vowed to never remove any Jewish settlements from theoccupied West Bank on Monday.
"We are here to stay, forever," he said at an event in thesettlement of Barkan, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Israel'soccupation of the West Bank and the beginning of thesettlements.
"There will be no more uprooting of settlements in the land ofIsrael. It has been proven that it does not help peace," he said,"We have uprooted settlements. What did we get? We receivedmissiles. It will not happen anymore."
The settlements are located on lands which Israel seized duringthe 1967 Middle East war. The international community hasrepeatedly condemned the settlements as a breach of internationallaw and a hurdle to peace.
Netanyahu has voiced contradicting statements on his willingnessto reach a peace deal based on the two-state solution. He said hewas willing to negotiate peace with the Palestinians while at thesame time, his government continues expanding the settlements.Enditem
HOUSTON, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Voluntary evacuation issued due to hurricane warning for South Texas in southern U.S. on Thursday, and the Houston independent school district cancelled classes for next Monday.
Tropical Depression Harvey has been upgraded to a hurricane Thursday and is expected to make landfall as a Category 3 storm late Friday along the Texas Coast, according to the National Weather Service.
Right after that upgrade, the Southern Island of Galveston issued a voluntary evacuation for the West End of Galveston Island. Especially, the residents who have medical needs or other conditions are urged to move elsewhere, since high tides and heavy rains could cut off access for those in need of help from emergency responders.
Meanwhile, the Houston Independent School District cancelled classes for next Monday due to "the threat of inclement weather." Monday was scheduled to be the first day of school for the district.
By the time the hurricane reaches the coast, winds are expected to exceed 160 km per hour, the National Hurricane Center said on Thursday morning. It is expected to make landfall on Friday.
The hurricane could bring heavy rain across southeast Texas, causing potentially life-threatening flooding in coastal areas.
The last hurricane to strike Texas was Hurricane Ike in 2008.
Houston is a city of Harris county, which is among the 30 counties with the State of Disaster. Texas is divided into 254 counties, more than any other U.S. state.
Earlier on Wednesday, the governor ordered the State Operations Center (SOC) to elevate its readiness level as Tropical Depression Harvey approaches.
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WARSAW, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Poland and Azerbaijan jointly signed a series of documents on cooperation during Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev's visit to Warsaw on Tuesday.
Polish President Andrzej Duda together with his Azerbaijan counterpart also signed a joint declaration on a roadmap towards strategic partnership, political and economic cooperation between the two countries.
Another important document was the memorandum on cooperation in transport and transport infrastructure, signed by the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction and the Ministry Maritime Economy and Inland Waterways with the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan.
Apart from it, representatives of both governments also signed bilateral agreements on defense and energy cooperation.
"I am satisfied that we have signed these documents," said Polish President Duda during press conference, emphasizing that they aimed to intensify economic, scientific and political cooperation.
Duda added that the economic potential of both countries is very large, however, trade between Poland and Azerbaijan was "very modest," compared with their possibilities. He expressed hope that the strong support of the countries' heads of state will bring good results in the future.
Later same day, while inaugurating the Poland-Azerbaijan Business Forum in Warsaw, Duda stressed that Azerbaijan was a prospective market for Polish goods, services and investments.
President Aliyev, on the other hand, said that Azerbaijan treated Poland as "a very friendly country whose significance and economic potential has been strengthening" and that Azerbaijan was interested in further development of bilateral relations. "Today we are again giving an impetus to bilateral relations," said Aliyev.
Aliyev also stated that the signed declaration was an important document, as it dealt with all the key aspects of Polish-Azerbaijani relations, including politics, business, energy and transport.
The President of Azerbaijan began his official visit to Warsaw on Tuesday.
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