Archive | June 14, 2012

#PalHunger | Amnesty: Release or hospitalize hunger striker Mahmoud Sarsak

LIVE BLOG ▶ DEMAND ISRAEL TO RELEASE MAHMOUDSARSAK Maan News Agency | June 14, 2012 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian soccer player on hunger strike for three months should be admitted to hospital or released, Amnesty International said Thursday. Mahmoud al-Sarsak was detained in 2009 and is being held under a form of detention that […]

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Palestinians Must Return to Armed Resistance

Palestinian scouts of Al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, demonstrate their skills during a graduation ceremony in Gaza City. (Photo: Reuters – Mohammed Salem) Seira Yun | Al Akhbar English | Published  June 14, 2012 In the letter he sent to Netanyahu on April 17, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas demanded Israel “stop […]

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#GazaUnderAttack | June 14, 2012 | IOF troops raid southern Gaza using tanks, helicopter gunships

#EndGazaBlockade | Why? → The Facts [ PIC 14/06/2012 – 07:00 PM ] KHAN YOUNIS, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) mounting tanks and backed by helicopter gunships raided southern Gaza Strip afternoon Thursday, local sources said. Local sources told the PIC reporter that IOF troops in ten tanks and a bulldozer raided Khuza’a town to […]

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Raids and arrests in Jenin and Tubas

[ PIC 14/06/2012 – 06:49 PM ] JENIN,(PIC)– Israeli occupation forces launched, on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, several raids and arrests in Jenin and Tubas, resulting in arresting and interrogating dozens of citizens, and raiding about twenty houses. Local sources said that the Israeli occupation soldiers stormed and raided homes randomly at dawn in […]

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A warning against Israeli attempts to create a buffer zone along the Gaza border

[ PIC 14/06/2012 – 06:57 PM ] GAZA,(PIC)– A Palestinian human rights organization warned against the disastrous effects of the Israeli attempts to declare a buffer zone north-east of the Gaza Strip, depriving the Palestinian farmers from their land and crops. The occupation forces broke into Southeast Salq Valley in central Gaza, on Tuesday, accompanied […]

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#GazaCrisis | Fuel Crisis in Gaza: Cutting Off Life

Palestinian school children do their homework on candle light during a power cut in Gaza City on 27 March 2012. (Photo: AFP – Mohammed Abed) By: Ruqaya Izzidien | Al Akhbar | June 14, 2012 The lack of fuel is destroying local industries and making living conditions harder to bear. The hum of the domestic […]

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WHO: Gaza closure compromises right to health

Ma’an News Agency | June 14, 2012 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The World Health Organization on Thursday said the closure of Gaza compromises the right to health and called on Israel to lift the blockade. The health system in Gaza cannot function effectively under Israel’s blockade, which entered its sixth year on Thursday, a WHO report […]

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The health condition of tortured prisoner Rawajba is worsening

URGENT | June 14, 2012 | 20 children started hunger strike in Israeli prison [ PIC 13/06/2012 – 02:46 PM ] NABLUS, (PIC)– Ahrar center for prisoner studies and human rights said the health status of administrative prisoner Dawoud Rawajba, 36, has deteriorated very badly and appealed to human rights groups to intervene for his […]

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Concentrationcamp “West Bank” in the making: Netanyahu orders the building of a wall along the borders with Jordan

[ PIC 14/06/2012 – 11:20 AM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu has issued orders for the construction of a wall along the borders with Jordan, the Hebrew radio said. It quoted Eran Ofir, a member of the committee in charge of planning border fences, as saying that Netanyahu instructed the committee to study […]

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Israeli machine gun fire burns down farmland in Khan Younis

#Floriade2012 | Israel’s Facade at the World Expo Floriade | Report [ PIC 14/06/2012 – 11:28 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– A devastating fire broke out on Thursday afternoon in a large tract of agricultural land east of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip after it came under heavy machine gun fire from Israeli military posts […]

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#PalHunger | FIFA urgently calls for Mahmoud Sarsak’s release

URGENT | June 14, 2012 | 20 children started hunger strike in Israeli prison [ PIC 14/06/2012 – 12:32 PM ] PARIS, (PIC)– The International Federation of Football Associations, FIFA, condemned Israel illegal detention of the Palestinian footballer Sarsak who has gone on an open hunger strike since three months. It also called for his […]

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Haneyya calls for trying Israeli officials for Mavi Marmara massacre

[ PIC 14/06/2012 – 09:42 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Palestinian premier Ismail Haneyya called on the international community to bring Israeli war criminals to justice following the new Israeli report on the deadly attack on Mavi Marmara ship. This report, issued by the Israeli state comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss, stated that the decision-making process that was […]

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IOA starts new diggings near the Aqsa

[ PIC 14/06/2012 – 11:23 AM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) started new excavations in the south western area of the Buraq plaza, which is adjacent to the Aqsa mosque, AFEH said on Thursday. The Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage said that the diggings that started on Wednesday aimed at […]

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FIFA urged to cancel European football tournament in Israel | #MahmoudSarsak

Al Akhbar English | June 14, 2012 Palestine football leaders have urged UEFA to remove Israel as the 2013 European Under-21 Championship host nation for jailing Palestinian national team players without trial. Palestine federation president Jibril Rajoub wrote to UEFA President Michel Platini to say that Israel’s government is in “direct violation of FIFA regulations.” […]

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Israeli occupation soldiers arrest 12 Palestinians including 90-year-old man

[ PIC 14/06/2012 – 11:33 AM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) rounded up 12 Palestinians in various West Bank areas at dawn Thursday including a 90-year-old man and minors, local sources said. They said that the IOF soldiers raided the cities of Tobas, Jenin, Bethlehem, and Al-Khalil and nearby village. The sources said […]

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