Fatah, Hamas To Visit Moscow January 15-17, 2017 For Reconciliation Talks

Hamas and Fatah will meet in Moscow January 15-17, 2017 to discuss divisions between them and work the ways of reconciliation.

The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences will organize a meeting of Palestinian political parties Hamas and Fatah to facilitate the discussion of the perspectives of overcoming the strife between them, Kayed Ghul, a member of Fatah political bureau said.

“The Institute of Oriental Studies sent us an invitation for the meeting on January 15-17,” Ghul told RIA Novosti adding that the delegation was expecting to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his deputy Mikhail Bogdanov.

He added that the discussion would touch on “the issue of Palestinian divisions and the ways of overcoming the current situation.”  SputnikNews

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said in an interview in April  2016 with Russian state news agency Sputnik, one of his top priorities is to reconcile with Gaza-based terror group Hamas.

In 2014, Abbas’s Fatah party joined forces with Hamas in forming a unity government. This was the first time both Palestinian groups came together since 2007, when Fatah took control of parts of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and Hamas took over the Gaza Strip following a deadly and violent conflict. Continuous political disagreements between Fatah and Hamas eventually led to the collapse of the unity government in June 2015.

Regarding the peace process with Israel, Abbas called on Russia to take on a greater leadership role in negotiations, based on what he says is Moscow’s success in brokering the Iran nuclear deal and its involvement in Syria. Russia’s “new proactive dimension in the Middle East” will “restore peace and stability” to the Palestinians, Abbas claimed. “From here we wish to see this dynamic in the Russian foreign policy extended to the peace process between the Israelis and us,” he said.

Abbas criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whom he is convinced does not intend to form an independent Palestinian state. “Policies and practices of the government of Israel and the dramatic facts on the ground due to the ongoing confiscation of our land, building of more settlements and the demolition of Palestinian houses, leave no doubts about Netanyahu’s commitment to destroy the two-state solution,” he said. Algemeiner

Online:   Fatah: History & Overview
Hamas: Background & Overview

Babysitter Smiles In Russian Court After Claiming ‘Allah Ordered Me’ To Decapitate Four-year-old Girl

Gyulchekhra Bobokulova, 38, smiled in court and waved to reporters.

A nanny accused of murdering a child in her care and brandishing the child’s severed head outside a metro station smiled after admitting ‘Allah ordered’ her to carry out the act.

Gulchekhra Bobokulova, a 38-year-old mother of three sons, also replied ‘yes’ when asked if she accepted her guilt as she entered the courtroom in Moscow, Russia.

Her appearance in court comes a day after a police source revealed the babysitter had kept her schizophrenia a secret and was ‘kicked on to the streets’ after a divorce.

The girl’s father Vladimir Mesheryakov said today there were ‘no words to describe the feeling of hatred, weakness and helplessness’ his family felt.  DailyMail

Burka-clad Babysitter Decapitates Four-year-old Girl In Her Care – Then Is Seen Holding Severed Child’s Head Near Moscow Metro

Horrific!

The victim was a girl identified as Nastya M [age 4] – and the child’s 38-year-old nanny Gyulchehra Bobokulova, from Uzbekistan, has been arrested.

The woman was seen pulling the severed head out of a bag and walking around near the entrance to the metro station as police moved in…

According to local reports, she later told police she killed the girl because of her own husband’s infidelity. Investigators immediately ordered a psychiatric test of the woman in a bid to understand her motives…

Investigators claim that the babysitter waited until she was along with the child in the apartment before carrying out the murder and starting a fire.

The source in the Investigative committee told TASS: ‘She waited until the parents with the elder child left the flat, then for unknown reason she killed the child, set fire to the apartment and left the scene.

‘She was detained at the metro station Oktyabrskoe Pole.’

The dead girl, who is said to have had learning difficulties and could not walk, had a 15-year-old brother. Her family, from the Oryol region, was renting the apartment.

She suffered damage because of birth problems in August 2011. DailyMail