Archive | June 19, 2011

Medical crisis in the Gaza strip

  Surgeries have been cancelled or delayed, and medicine supplies have run out By Nasser Najjar, Correspondent | Published  June 20, 2011 Image Credit: Nasser Najjar/Gulf News Abdul Samee Morshid, 52, waits in his wheelchair after his dialysis session. Morshid was told that medicines that had been prescribed to him would not be available owing […]

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Passports for all in Gaza?

Some 30,000 Gazans have been denied passports in rift between Hamas and Fatah. Mohammed Omer | 19 Jun 2011 | AlJazeera | Opinion 30,000 Palestinians in Gaza are on a ‘blacklist’ that prevents them from having passports. This prohibits them from traveling abroad for medical treatment when necessary [GALLO/GETTY] In Ramallah, the Palestinian Authority recently […]

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Nablus village months without water

Maan News Agency | Published June 19, 2011 NABLUS (Ma’an) — With both the Palestinian Authority and Israel’s Civil Administration abdicating responsibility, local officials say parts of a Nablus-area village have been without water for months. While drought is common in the mid-summer, many of the residents of Salem village have been purchasing high-priced water […]

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European aid from Miles of Smiles Mission routed through Egypt to Gaza

Jun 19, 2011, 15:14 GMT| – Monsters and Critics Al-Arish, Egypt – Members of a European humanitarian aid mission carried supplies into the blockaded Gaza Strip via Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula Sunday.The aid, brought by the Miles of Smiles ship, was unloaded at al-Arish port, 45 kilometres from the Rafah border crossing, port director Gamal Abdul-Maqsoud […]

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Make A Dream Come True : Just Once, Please – for Nader K.

UPDATE | Aug 4, 2011 Today august 4, 2011, Nader received devastating news from the university, while reaching the final selectionround, he was not selected for a scholarship. So our appeal is to donate a little, if many do so, we may be able to change his hopes into reality and change a life. Please […]

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Israel approves expansion of 2,000 settler homes

Published today (updated) 19/06/2011 18:26 Jerusalem municipality has approved the expansion of 2,000 homes in the settlement district of Ramat Shlomo [AFP/File Ahmad Gharabli] JERUSALEM (AFP) — Israel’s Jerusalem municipality approved the expansion of 2,000 homes in the settlement district of Ramat Shlomo in occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday, allowing each Israeli home to add […]

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IOA serves demolition notifications to citizens in Jordan Valley

[ 19/06/2011 – 11:49 AM ] JORDAN VALLEY, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) delivered demolition notices to Palestinian citizens in northern Jordan Valley on Sunday, locals said. They told the PIC reporter that the IOA warned four families in Hadidiya area that they should tear down their tents and tin houses within a period […]

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Israeli undercover agents boast of killing Palestinians on TV

Published today (updated) 19/06/2011 15:08 JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Undercover Israeli intelligence officers appeared on national television Saturday to talk about assassinating Palestinians in a program broadcast on Israel’s Channel 10. Oren Beaton presented a photo album of Palestinians he killed during his time as a commander of an undercover Israeli unit operating in the northern […]

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Christian News from Palestine – June 17, 2011 – video

  PENTECOSTE AT THE CENACLE Pentecost in Jerusalem, … at the Cenacle. A commemoration in prayer, at the very placed where it happened 2 000 years ago. BOCELLI AT THE FEAST OF SAINT ANTHONY Andrea Bocelli at the feast of Anthony, patron saint of the Custody of the Holy Land. During the Mass the celebrated […]

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On ‘Jewish State’ Politics, Nonsense

Palestine Chronicle | June 19, 2011 | by Uri Averny What are the Jews – a nation or a religion? (Via Aljazeera) By Uri Avnery I am fed up with all this nonsense about recognizing Israel as the ‘Jewish State’. It is based on a collection of hollow phrases and vague definitions, devoid of any […]

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Relatives of political detainees stage sit-in

[ 19/06/2011 – 09:14 AM ] Nablus, (PIC)– A committee of relatives of political detainees in the West Bank said that a sit-in would be staged on Monday in each of Nablus and Al-Khalil to demand release of their relatives in PA jails. It said in a press release that the rallies would be staged […]

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Prisoner affairs ministry warns against prison internet hype

[ 19/06/2011 – 09:54 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The Gaza prisoner affairs ministry has called on local media not to reproduce Israeli media hype that Palestinian prisoners communicate with the outside world using social networking sites on the internet. Israel tries to convince the world that the Palestinians enjoy all their rights while Israeli soldier […]

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Palestinian workers appeal for end to persecution

[ 19/06/2011 – 10:02 AM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Palestinian workers from the West Bank appealed to human rights groups to pressure Israeli police into ending their persecution. One of those workers, Hassan Abdullah, said that the Israeli police stormed the building where he and his colleagues were residing in Tel Aviv and took them to jail […]

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Dozens injured in violent crackdown on protests in Iraq Borin

[ 19/06/2011 – 09:56 AM ] NABLUS, (PIC)– Dozens suffered breathing difficulties after Israeli occupation forces cracked down Saturday on continued marches in Iraq Burin west of Nablus in the northern West Bank. The soldiers used rubber bullets and tear gas also injuring a 25-year-old Palestinian man in the hand. He was later treated at […]

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Israel wants freed prisoners sent to Gaza

Published 19/06/2011 An Israeli activist holds a flag with the image of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in Jerusalem on June 2, 2011 [AFP/Gali Tibbon, File] BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israel is objecting to the release of dozens of Palestinian prisoners with life sentences to their homes in the occupied West Bank in exchange for a […]

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