Archive | August 26, 2011

Palestine: Arduous Odyssey of Statehood

Palestine Chronicle | Aug 26, 2011 Some pundits see the recognition of Palestine as a political tsunami. (Aljazeera) By Dr. Ismail Salami and Kourosh Ziabari The plight of the Palestinian people is no closed book to anyone in the world; a subjugated nation which has been unjustifiably subjected to discrimination and violence for the past […]

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Al Quds Day 2011 Worldwide Solidarity with Palestine – in pictures

The late Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan as “al-Quds Day,” a day of protest to show the importance of Jerusalem to Muslims. Jerusalem is the third holiest site in Islam after the Saudi Arabian cities of Mecca and Medina Afghanistan Bahrain Bangladesh Egypt France Demo […]

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Inhumane treatment meted to lawyers visiting Palestinian captives

[ 26/08/2011 – 05:04 PM ] GAZA, (PIC) Anan Oudeh, layer for Al-Dameer Institute for Welfare of Captives said that layers visiting Palestinian captives suffer inhumane treatment when visiting their clients in Israeli occupation jails. Oudeh said, in a statement on Thursday, that he went to visit some captives at Askalan central prison but discovered […]

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Thousands demonstrate in Gaza to mark world Quds day

[ 26/08/2011 – 03:44 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Thousands of people participated in a demonstration which was called for by Palestinian resistance factions on Friday to mark the world Quds day. The demonstration was headed by leaders from the different factions and the Palestinian flag as well as the flags of various factions were […]

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Israel prevents Quds Day rally

PressTV –  Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:3PM GMT Anti-Israeli protesters have burnt the Israeli flag during the Quds Day demonstrations in many countries. Israel has deployed extra troops in and around al-Quds (Jerusalem), preventing Palestinians from holding a rally in the city on the International Quds Day. According to Palestinian sources, Israeli troops have fired […]

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Israeli “Response” to Gaza: Blurring the Line

Gaza Under Attack- in pictures | Part 1 | Part 2 | Submitted by Max Blumenthal on Fri, 2011-08-26 17:46 | Al Akhbar English While I was in London last week, I discussed Israel’s ongoing attacks on the Gaza Strip with Palestine solidarity activist Frank Barat and filmmaker Sophie Stern. During our lengthy conversation, I […]

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Palestinians rally in Gaza City for Al-Quds Day

Maan News Agency | Aug 26, 2011 GAZA CITY (Maan) — Palestinians rallied in Gaza City on Friday to mark Al-Quds Day, marching from the As-Saraya mosque to Ash-Shawwa tower after Friday prayers. PFLP-General Command politburo member Adel Al-Hakim addressed the protesters lauding Muslim unity in the cause of freedom. Jerusalem will remain the legacy […]

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The Story of Shaheed Ismail Nimr Ammoum, an Elderly farmer murdered in Israeli airstrike in Buriej

Gaza Under Attack- in pictures | Part 1 | Part 2 | 26 August 2011 | International Solidarity Movement, Gaza Ismail Nimr Ammoum worked his whole life as a farm laborer. He did not have land of his own, he worked for others, planting, watering, weeding, whatever needed done. He was a strong man, and […]

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Gaza PM Ismail Haniyeh: We will not recognize Israel

Gaza Under Attack- in pictures | Part 1 | Part 2 | Maan News Agency | Aug 26, 2011 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Prime Minister of the Hamas-run Gaza government Ismail Haniyeh restated Friday his party’s position that they will not recognize Israel. In an address to worshipers gathered at An-Nour mosque in Gaza City […]

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Occupation renews administrative detention of Palestinian lawmaker

[ 26/08/2011 – 12:05 PM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority on Thursday extended the administrative detention (without charge or trial) of Jamal al-Natshe, member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, representing al-Khalil district. Natshe was arrested on 13 January 2011, only four months after he was released from an eight-year prison term in occupation […]

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Israel snipers use laser device to kill

PressTV –  Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:13PM GMT Israeli soldiers (file photo) The Israeli military has developed an operational doctrine for snipers using laser designators in anticipation of violent demonstrations following the Palestinian’s declaration of statehood. The doctrine includes the use of the Amit targeting system, which came into operation after Israel’s war on the […]

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Israeli troops tear gas protest in Qalandiya

Maan News Agency | Aug 26, 2011 RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli troops fired tear gas on dozens of protesters gathered at Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah to call for access to Jerusalem. Al Jazeera correspondent Shirin Abu Akleh screamed and ducked out of shot as tear gas was seen fired and a group of protesters dispersed. […]

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Israel escalates attacks despite agreeing to ceasefire with Gaza factions

Friday, 26 August 2011 12:20| MEMO Eleven people are now known to have been killed and more than 30 injured in this latest attacks. Israel has further escalated tensions with the Gaza Strip and continued the sequence of violence by launching further rocket attacks against the beleaguered sector, despite agreeing to a recent ceasefire with […]

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Live Updates #OliveRevolt Demo – West Bank Palestine | 3

Stomach aching, head spinning and really tired and thirsty. I better stay off to rest now as I am fasting. #Qalandia #Aug26 — Jalal (@JalalAK_jojo) August 26, 2011 It was a non-violent protest! Ya wlaaad el kalb :@ #OliveRevolt — Nour S. (@Yafaweyyeh) August 26, 2011 Less ppl are back to the checkpoint but its […]

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Live Updates #OliveRevolt Demo – West Bank Palestine | 2

Palestinian police walking in front of the march #300 #Aug26 #OliveRevolt — Irene Nasser (@Irene_Nasser) August 26, 2011 protester chanting, no reaction from soldiers… They are ending it now #wtf #aug26 — Ⓐhmad (@ANimer) August 26, 2011 Pretty quiet still in Qalandia #oliverevolt — joseph dana (@ibnezra) August 26, 2011 Leader is calling ppl to […]

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