Archive | October 2, 2010

Palestinians to rebuild homes under Libya’s funding: UN officials

02/10/2010 22:43:00 Homeless Palestinians in the Gaza Strip would soon get money enough to build 1,250 houses with Libya’s funding, an official with a UN humanitarian agency said Thursday. Libya granted five million U.S. dollars to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and each of the 1250 family would get 10,000 dollars to start […]

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Maan News Agency: Dahlan: Israel chose extremism over peace

Published today 22:16 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Fatah Central Committee member Mohammad Dahlan said Saturday that Israel had chosen extremism over peace after failing to extend a 10-month settlement freeze, a move that could lead to the collapse of peace talks. Speaking with Ma’an radio, Dahlan said Israel was “in an embarrassing situation” for failing to […]

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Obama uses Weekly Address to lobby for Israeli firm BrightSource – Ali Abunimah

October 2, 2010 2 hours ago In his Weekly Address today President Barack Obama had glowing words for a company called BrightSource and how a subsidized loan program established by his administration is helping BrightSource to create US jobs: I want to share with you one new development, made possible by the clean energy incentives […]

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Norway bans testing of Israeli submarines in its waters

[ 02/10/2010 – 09:22 AM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Norway will no longer allow Israeli submarines to use one of its naval bases after imposing a ban on exporting military equipment and services to Israel, the Israeli Haaretz newspaper reported. Israel has made a 1.3 billion euros deal with a shipbuilding company in Kiel, Germany […]

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Mishaal: Family before politics

[ 02/10/2010 – 07:44 AM ] DAMASCUS, (PIC)– “One of the greatest mistakes is that we sink in politics and think that politics alone are the field that brings us to achieving our goals and we forget the home. The first step of politics, and resistance is to begin them with the society and families,” […]

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CNN axes Sanchez after anti-Jew remarks

[ 02/10/2010 – 02:16 PM ] ATLANTA, (PIC)– Anti-Arab CNN on Friday announced it fired anchor Rick Sanchez a day after he assailed The Daily Show Jewish host John Stewart as a “bigot” and suggested that CNN and the other media outlets are run by Jews. Sanchez made his remarks Thursday on the Sirius XM […]

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IOF soldiers leave injuries on marchers in Beit Ummar

[ 02/10/2010 – 04:33 PM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) cracked down on a weekly march against settlement activity in Beit Ummar, Al-Khalil, on Saturday leaving a minor severely burned while other marchers suffered breathing difficulties. Eyewitnesses said IOF soldiers caused severe burns to the entire body of Mohammed Jamal Abu Hashim, 14, […]

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Bahar: We support reconciliation not negotiations

[ 02/10/2010 – 04:15 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– First deputy speaker of the Palestinian legislative council Dr. Ahmed Bahar has reiterated rejection of futile negotiations with the Israeli occupation authority (IOA). Bahar, who was delivering a statement at a ceremony hosted by the Awkaf and religious affairs ministry in Gaza on Saturday evening, called on […]

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European Lifeline 5 convoy to land in Egypt within days

[ 02/10/2010 – 04:04 PM ] LONDON, (PIC)–  Spokesman for the Lifeline 5 land-sea aid convoy Zahir Beirawi said efforts are being made to convince Egyptian authorities to ease the task of the humanitarian mission en route to Gaza Strip. Beirawi denied rumors that the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) would not participate on the […]

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IOF troops round up 300 Palestinians in one week

[ 02/10/2010 – 03:56 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) rounded up more than 300 Palestinians in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem over the past week, the Palestinian prisoner’s society said. It added in a press release on Saturday that most of those detained were minors, noting that the IOF […]

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Gov’t in Gaza: Goldstone report freeze a free service to Israel

[ 02/10/2010 – 03:35 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Minister of Justice in Gaza Dr. Mohammed Ghoul said attempts by the Fatah authority in the West Bank to freeze the Goldstone report to the UN for another six months for the second time in one year act as a “free service” to Israel. Dr. Ghoul said […]

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PFLP boycotts PLO meeting

[ 02/10/2010 – 02:50 PM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) has announced it would not attend the Palestine Liberation Organization’s executive committee meeting called for by de facto Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. A spokesman for the front explained that it had earlier announced it would suspend participation in […]

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Hamas members jailed with criminals in Ramallah

[ 02/10/2010 – 02:19 PM ] WEST BANK, (PIC)– Different Palestinian sources reported that the Palestinian Authority’s security militias lock up Hamas members with drug dealers and criminals in its jails in Ramallah city. Sources close to families of citizens imprisoned in Ramallah jails said that the PA militias detained their sons after they were […]

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Shin Bet at loss after counter-espionage campaign in Gaza

[ 02/10/2010 – 02:26 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– A Palestinian security source said that a state of confusion prevails inside Israel’s internal security Shin Bet after the Palestinian security apparatuses successfully eliminated its network of spies in the Gaza Strip and confiscated electronic gadgets used for intelligence activities. The source added, according to Quds Press, […]

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