Jerusalem- 17/06/2015, Al-Maqdese held an honoring ceremony of the Anti-Drug Authority and Police, the General Investigation Unit and the Palestinian Security Forces on the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in honor of their great efforts and accomplishments in fighting drug use, with the presence of the Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Eng. Adnan Husseini, the Director of the Anti-drugs unit in the West Bank, Mr. Ibrahim Abu Ein, Mr. Hussein Jaburi from the Military Intelligence Unit, Head of the Supreme National Committee on Drugs, Dr. As’ad Ramlawi, Bishop of Sebastia , Mr. Atallah Hana, Al-Sheikh Mohammad Hussein, Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine, Head of the Supervisory Committee of Al-Maqdese, Mr. Taher Al-Nammari, General Manager of Al-Maqdese, Mr. Moaz Za’tari, Director of Al-Maqdese Awareness Center Mr. Issam Jweihan and a number of members of the Palestinian Security Units and Forces and Palestinian civil society organizations.
At the beginning of the ceremony, Mr. Taher Al-Nammari welcomed the attendees and stressed on the value of the efforts made by all the Palestinian security units and the roles played by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health in fighting the drugs phenomenon in the Palestinian society.
In addition, Al-Husseini, Al-Sheikh Mohammad Hussein and Bishop Atallah Hana stressed on the importance of the role of the security units and the civil society organizations, where they thanked them for their efforts in combating the drugs phenomenon, they also thanked Al-Maqdese for its great effort in combating the drugs phenomenon and added that this ceremony is a great gesture to value the role of all the Palestinian Security Units.
Dr. Rimlawi, Mr. Ibrahim Abu Ein and Mr. Jaburi referred to the roles and efforts of the Security Units by reviewing statistics and numbers that show the depth and severity of the problem and the role played by the Security Units in combating this phenomenon and its promoters, they also praised the role and efforts of Al-Maqdese and this great gesture on their part.
The ceremony included theatrical performances presented by students of Husni Ashhab School and the director of dreams of youth and childhood Theatre, Mr. Abdul Mughni Al-Jabari, where these performances portrayed and highlighted the bitter reality experienced by addicts and their families.
At the end of the ceremony, Al-Maqdese honored more than 50 members of the Security Units working in this field, as they distributed certificates of appreciation to members of police forces and of anti-drug unit. In addition, the Supreme Committee on drugs, the Police of Jerusalem suburbs, the Military Intelligence and the Jerusalem Governorate gave Al-Maqdese Honorary Shields for their efforts in serving the Palestinian citizens in General and the Jerusalemites in Particular.