Archive | June 18, 2011

I want to tell a Story….

I want to tell the world a story… about a home with a broken lantern and a burned doll, about a picnic that wasn’t enjoyed, about an axe that killed the flowers; A story about a fire that consumed a plait, a story about a tear that didn’t run down… I want to tell a […]

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Occupation bulldozers demolish Palestinian homes in Negev

[ 17/06/2011 – 11:55 AM ] NEGEV, (PIC)– Israeli occupation bulldozers demolished three residential structures in the villages of Karnab and Faraa, two unrecognised villages of Negev in southern occupied Palestine, as part of the occupation efforts to cleanse the Negev of Palestinian Bedouins. Head of the regional council of unrecognised villages, Ibrahim al-Waqili, said […]

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Egyptian authorities refuse entry of 6 bus-loads out of 8 at Rafah

[ 17/06/2011 – 11:25 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Egyptian authorities on Thursday  refused entry of six busloads of Palestinian passengers and allowed in only two bus-loads during the hours of opening. Palestinian security sources told PIC correspondent that the Egyptian authorities, in an unexplained step, returned six buses out of eight at the Rafah crossing […]

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French ‘Free Gaza’ Campaign Enlists Prominent Politicians, Journalists and Intellectuals

June 17, 2011 Inquiry & Analysis Series Report No.697 By: N. Maruani* A year after the May 2010 Freedom Flotilla to Gaza, Freedom Flotilla II (FFII) is preparing to set sail to Gaza at the end of June 2011. According to reports, it is to include 15 to 20 passenger ships and cargo ships and […]

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Nobel Women’s Initiative An Open Letter to Ban Ki Moon

Friday, 17 June 2011 08:40| By MWC News Nobel Women’s Initiative UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon United Nations New York, NY 10017 USA RE: Inspection and sealing of Freedom Flotilla II cargo Dear Mr. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, We are writing to urge you to use your good offices in support of the humanitarian needs of […]

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Hundreds join weekly anti-wall protests across West Bank

PublishedJune 17, 2011 RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinians and international activists protested Friday against Israel’s separation wall in villages across the West Bank. Israeli forces fired-tear canisters at the demonstrators in Ni’lin, Bil’in, Nabi Saleh and Al-Mas’ara, villages near Ramallah and Bethlehem. In Al-Mas’ara, near Bethlehem, activists protested Israel’s decision to demolish a mosque in the […]

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Palestinians urge Egypt to ease restrictions at Rafah

PublishedJune 17, 2011 21:56 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Palestinian authorities in Gaza are urging Cairo to increase the number of travelers allowed to cross the Rafah border each day, crossings official Hatem Oweida said Friday. Oweida said 12,000 Gaza residents had registered to travel to Egypt by August, and that at least 300 – 400 […]

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Families of political prisoners in PA jails protest in al-Khalil

[ 17/06/2011 – 06:57 PM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Families of political prisoners in PA jails on Thursday afternoon held a sit in in the southern West Bank city of al-Khalil at the city centre. A large number of protesters participated in the protest and said they are determined to continue with their protests until all […]

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Israeli occupation Judaizes Islamic Umayyad palaces

[ 17/06/2011 – 09:17 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) The Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage (AFEH) warned that the Israeli occupation is racing with time to Judaize Umayyad palaces to the south of the Aqsa Mosque, as part of a plan to turn the surroundings of the Mosque into a biblical garden. AFEH said […]

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