Qatar Museums Announces Trashboom Project at Al Zubarah UNESCO World Heritage Site

Doha: Qatar Museums Cultural Heritage Protection Department has unveiled Al Zubarah Trashboom Project, an environmental initiative aimed at combating ocean pollution.

Launched in alignment with Earth Day, this project marks a step forward in safeguarding Qatars UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Al Zubrah Trashboom Project, supported by Ras Laffan Industrial City Community Outreach Program (RLIC-COP), introduces the strategic deployment of Trash Booms, an innovative measure designed to curb the effects of ocean pollution on this archaeological site and lessen the need for frequent beach cleanups.

HE Chairperson of Qatar Museums Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani said: “Al Zubarah Trashboom Project exemplifies our commitment to preserving Qatars history while embracing innovative solutions for environmental challenges. Through such initiatives, we aim to foster a deeper appreciation for our heritage and a stronger awareness of sustainable practices among the public to ensure that the cultural significance of e
ach site is not only clearly communicated but also accessible, relatable, and enjoyable to visitors, both now and in the future.” For his part, Director of Cultural Heritage Protection at Qatar Museums Abdullatif Al Jasmi said: “Al Zubarah is home to Qatars only World Heritage Site, its beach consistently experiences washed-up marine waste from the Arabian Gulf. Despite efforts to organize periodic clean-ups, the continuous flow of debris necessitated a sustainable solution, which not only keeps the beach clean but also improves the environment for marine life in the Bay of Al Zubarah. The Zubarah Trashboom Project underscores Qatar Museums’ commitment to integrating cultural heritage preservation with practical environmental measures. By deploying Trash Booms, we aim to tackle the influx of marine debris in a manner that aligns with our dedication to the long-term sustainability of Qatar’s cultural treasures, and we plan to recycle all the collected waste for other functions that endow the site and benefit m
arine life”.

Sheikha Dana Rashid Al-Thani, Lead at RLIC-COP, said: “Al Zubarah offshore trash boom installation project, initiated by Qatar Museums and proudly supported by RLIC-COP, is quite a unique project as it is addressing the plastic marine pollution at one of the most significant archaeological sites in-country recognized by the UNESCO. It is hugely rewarding to see how our collective efforts with our partner Qatar Museums have maximized the value gained from this project contributing to enhancing the quality of Al Zubarah beach and protecting the marine biodiversity. RLIC-COP have benefited greatly from the partnership with Qatar Museums who successfully managed to deliver a high technical complex and innovative project in a timely and professional manner”.

Al Zubrah Trashboom Project takes a step further by repurposing the collected waste material, transforming it into useful fittings or installations within the site itself. The anchors of these Trash Booms also serve a dual purpose by acting as a
rtificial reefs, enriching the marine biodiversity of Al Zubarah Bay. This multifaceted approach addresses environmental concerns and contributes to the preservation and enhancement of the site’s ecological footprint.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Sharjah Emergency and Crisis Team orders steps to attend to urgent aid requests by affected families

SHARJAH: The Local Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Team in Sharjah has directed the Sharjah Social Services Department to attend to the urgent requests of the families stuck at home as a result of the exceptional circumstances resulting from the weather conditions that the country has recently experienced.

The team has directed the Department to receive requests via the WhatsApp application on the number 065015161 and contact the affected families so that urgent measures can be taken to help them accordingly.

The Team, in cooperation with various authorities in the emirate, has been constantly working to provide immediate solutions and take urgent and effective measures to ease the situation brought on by the unprecedented weather and ensure the safety and security of all individuals in the Emirate.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Hebron Education and the Prisoner’s Club organize a national day at Al-Safa School on the occasion of Palestinian Prisoner’s Day

Hebron – Together – As part of the activities to commemorate Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, the Directorate of Education, Hebron Directorate and the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club, at the invitation of Al-Safa Girls’ Basic School in Hebron, organized a national celebration on the school grounds with the participation of all the school’s female students and flowers, and with the arrangement and organization of the school administration.

The Director of Education, Atef El-Gamal, the Technical Director, Khaled Al-Najjar, the Administrative Director, Anan Da’na, the Scouts Supervisor in the Directorate, Hatem Al-Sharif, the Activities Department Officer, Rana Salmi, and all members of the teaching staff, participated in the national ceremony.

The national ceremony began with the national anthem and the reciting of Al-Fatiha for the souls of the martyrs. The school scout group, led by leader Abeer Sultan, performed the national activity and raised the Palestinian flag amid chanting a cry that carried words of loyalty
to Gaza Hashem and to all our male and female prisoners in the occupation prisons.

The school administration and its students had organized many expressive and influential activities on behalf of all families, male and female prisoners, and set up a tent in the middle of the school yard. Inside it hung pictures of male and female prisoners and pictures of the martyrs of the prisoner movement, along with an artistic section that included the flowers drawing pictures of prisoners and the flag of Palestine and influential drawings about the prisoners, noting that dozens of female students who We presented touching paragraphs from the daughters of prisoners held in the occupation prisons, while uploading pictures of all the martyrs of the prisoner movement detained in the occupation’s refrigerators.

In a speech by Mr. Atef Al-Jamal, Director of Education in central Hebron, he directed his greetings to all the male and female prisoners and to the educational family, stressing that the instructions of the Ministe
r of Education to win the cause of our prisoners by implementing activities to support them in all education schools are in fulfillment, support and support for them in light of the frenzied attack that is taking place. It is being launched against our male and female prisoners by the occupation government, and today in the Hebron District, through this national event at Al-Safa Basic Girls School, in which male and female students expressed their support for the prisoners and the presence of dozens of female students deprived by their fathers who are in the occupation prisons.

Stressing that education will continue to carry out supportive activities for our prisoners until they are liberated from the occupation prisons.

In a speech by Amjad Al-Najjar, the media spokesman for the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club, he extended great thanks to the Ministry of Education, the permanent partner in all activities commemorating Prisoner’s Day, and that this activity of the school comes in the context of the Ministry of
Education’s participation in all activities supporting prisoners and their freedom, considering that the activities and interaction should continue. Popular opinion from various generations with the issue of prisoners is a public referendum and a Palestinian position par excellence that emphasizes the sanctity and importance of the issue of prisoners and defending their rights and supporting them in all fields.

Considering that the participation of female students and flowers is an enhancement of the national culture that the occupation has tried for more than seventy-five years to eliminate from the minds of our children, but this national ceremony and these gestures from the flowers are the greatest confirmation and message to the occupation that we cannot forget our history and we will remain loyal to the issue of prisoners and to Jerusalem until the occupation leaves.

Pointing out that this ancient school, whose history extends to more than a hundred years, is older than the occupation, and we are still
steadfast in it, and many national occasions witnessed by our Palestinian people are commemorated, most notably Palestinian Prisoner’s Day.

In the speech of the school principal, Reham Sinokrot, she thanked the director of education, the entire staff of the directorate and the activities department, and the role of the Palestinian Prisoner Club in cooperating to make this national event a great success.

Many of the students presented moving words, poems, and letters that were read to the participants in the ceremony, especially the daughters of the prisoners languishing in the occupation prisons. At the end of the national ceremony, the students recited many patriotic verses praising the steadfastness of the prisoners.

The ceremony concluded with the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club handing over dozens of letters written by the students, addressed to the male and female prisoners, demanding that they be protected from the occupation’s measures.

Source: Maan News Agency

UAE President holds dinner banquet at Qasr Al Watan in honour of Sultan Haitham bin Tariq

ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan hosted a dinner banquet today at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi in honour of his brother, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, Sultan of Oman, as part of the state visit to the UAE by His Majesty.

During the banquet, His Highness the President exchanged friendly conversations with His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq and guests, underscoring the strong fraternal ties that bind the two countries and their shared aim to continue advancing relations.

The banquet was attended by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court; H.H. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi; H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region; H.H. Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan; H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior; H.H. Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; H.H. Shei
kh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs; H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Presidential Court for Development and Fallen Heroes’ Affairs; H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Adviser for Special Affairs at the Presidential Court; in addition to a number of other sheikhs, several former UAE ambassadors to the Sultanate of Oman and senior officials.

The banquet was also attended by the delegation accompanying His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Hebron: Arrests, closure of roads, and searches of shops following the announcement of the identity of the perpetrators of the Jerusalem operation

Hebron – Ma’an – On Monday afternoon, an Israeli occupation army force stormed the city of Hebron, and raided shops and homes, after the occupation announced that those suspected of carrying out the car-ramming attack that occurred this morning in the city of Jerusalem are: Moataz Gholama and Hatem Al-Qawasmeh (18 years old).

According to eyewitnesses, the occupation army raided the guard area, closed the street to the movement of cars and citizens, and began searching shops and homes belonging to the Al-Qawasmeh family.

An occupation army force also raided the Gholmah family home in the Karantina area and arrested two brothers of the suspect, Moataz Gholmah.

The northern entrance to the city of Hebron witnessed disturbances due to the occupation army searching a number of vehicles leaving the city of Hebron. The army also closed the western entrance to the city of Hebron – the entrance to the Middle East – and prevented movement leaving or returning to Hebron.

Source: Maan News Agency