News of Tahrir Square 20.11.2011 III

Photos now circulating of army tanks and APC’s approaching #Tahrir, whilst explosions still ringing out across downtown Cairo

tahrir still chaotic esp on tahrir st and mohmd mahmoud. Constant tear gas.

Army armored vehicles on their way to tahrir

At least 10 killed, over 320 injured in today’s clashes across #Egypt. Casualty toll since yesterday, at least 12 killed, over 1400 injured

Dozens injured in #Alexandria, doctors at makeshift hospitals being intimidated by police – this is not a good precedent for tomorrow #egypt

Mohamed Mahmoud heavily teargassed right now, lots of fainted protesters carried back.

Many injured demonstrators are leaving hospitals in #Egypt prematurely fearing arrest

RT @hamzamu: #Egypt #Tahrir : Needed now for Tahrir Field Hospital : Doctors  and Basic Elements PLZ RT 🙁

EU foreign policy chief calls on authorities in #Egypt to halt violence #tahrir #alexandria #suez

EMERGENCY ACTION ALERT FOR #EGYPT #CAIRO #TAHRIR

Video of Egyptian security ruthlessly beating up protestershttp://bit.ly/uuN8wb via @TomGara @marcomohamed @Last_delight @Marwa_Thabet

Injured being rushed out. Ppl at front lines say thugs wielding machetes. #tahrir. Air thick w tear gas.

Utter chaos on Mohamed Mahmoud street. Dark, wailing ambulances, tear gas, shots, surges forward, retreats.

Action to support and Help

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 I Raef El-Ghamri Egyptian native, want to to make an Action to support the people of Tharir, I want to To Accuse Tantawi, international as a War criminal, and Traitor. Please support every person organization, befor that a lot of Egyptians lose their lifes mail raefel66@googlmail.com www.gazaconvoy.wordpress.com
please help to collect worldwide signature
and dont forget that this Protestors are fighting with special forces of the State Security, The Army, the Military Council and a lot of supporters worldwide (Governments)

with this Action we support all people in the world

(gazaconvoy.wordpress.com / 20.11.2011)

 

Complete chaos op Tahrirplein; dodental loopt op

 

 

Het Tahrirplein vandaag.

Op het Tahrirplein in de Egyptische hoofdstad CaĂŻro heerst complete chaos. Honderden soldaten en agenten zetten traangas, rubberkogels en knuppels in om de duizenden betogers te verjagen. De tenten en bezittingen van de demonstranten worden in brand gestoken. Volgens persbureau AFP zijn er inmiddels zeven doden gevallen.


Het Tahriplein vandaag.
Het Tahriplein vandaag.

Medewerkers van de veiligheidsdiensten schoten vier betogers dood. Drie anderen stierven door verstikking, nadat ze met grote hoeveelheden traangas waren bestookt.
Dat heeft Mohammed Fatuh, de arts die een veldhospitaal op het Tahrirplein leidt, vanavond gezegd. Duizenden tegenstanders van de militaire junta in Egypte hebben het plein vandaag bezet.
Geweld veroordeeld Eerder werden de betogers nog weggejaagd van het plein. EU-buitenlandchef Catherine Ashton veroordeelde het geweld in Egypte. ‘Ik doe een oproep voor kalmte en terughoudendheid, en veroordeel het gebruik van geweld in de meest krachtige termen’, aldus Ashton.
Aanvankelijk lukte het de militaire agenten eerder vandaag het plein schoon te vegen  maar binnen een half uur, keerden de demonstranten  terug. Het gaat ongeveer om 2000 tot 3000 mensen. Het is voor de tweede dag op rij tot botsingen gekomen tussen veiligheidstroepen en betogers op en rond het Tahrirplein.
Sterke man Volgens Al Jazeera hebben de demonstranten zich in de hoek in het zuid-oosten van het plein verzameld. Ze eisen het vertrek van veldmaarschalk Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, die 20 jaar minister en vertrouweling van Mubarak was. Tantawi is nu de sterke man in Egypte.
Hij is voorzitter van een militaire raad die zich naar eigen zeggen tot doel heeft gesteld het land naar een burgerregering te leiden, maar volgens de demonstranten duurt dit te lang. Ze willen dat het leger snel een datum noemt wanneer het de macht overdraagt  aan een burgerregering.
Rennen Volgens RTL-verslaggever Roel Geeraedts is het een kat en muis spel nu. ‘Net even moeten rennen. Maar  demonstranten nu massaal weer op Tahrirplein’, twitterde Geeraerdts. Ook  worden er volgens Geeraerdts mondkapjes en gasmaskers verkocht op het  plein. ‘Geen overbodige luxe vanwege traangas.’
Het plein wordt volgens hem steeds drukker. ‘Tweede revolutie? Volgens sommigen eigenlijk een voortgang van de eerste.’ Begin dit jaar resulteerde een massale volksopstand in het verdrijven van oud-dictator Hosni Mubarak. Hierbij kwamen meer dan 800 mensen om het leven.
Volgens een Egyptische journalist Bel Trew zijn de lichten op Tahrir uitgedaan – ‘dat is slecht nieuws’. Inmiddels zijn sommige lichten weer aan – zo meldt hij op Twitter. ‘Het is oorlog hier. Ik snap niet waarom het leger het plein korte tijd heeft belaagd. Ze zijn verantwoordelijk voor veel doden en vertrokken toen weer. Het is heel druk in het ziekenhuis.’
In brand De veiligheidstroepen worden ondersteund door gepantserde voertuigen. Mogelijk is er ook met scherp geschoten. Al Jazeera vertoont beelden van de opstand waarop te zien is dat  veiligheidsdiensten tenten en andere bezittingen van de demonstranten in  brand steken.
Naast de drie doden raakten meer dan 1000 mensen gewond bij de protesten. Volgens het ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken zijn 69 mensen opgepakt. Ook in andere steden zoals Aswan en Suez was het onrustig. In de noordelijke havenstad Alexandrië viel een dode.
De regering van premier Essam Sharaf kwam vandaag in spoedzitting bijeen om de situatie te bespreken. Een zegsman van de regerende militaire raad verklaarde dat ‘buitenlandse elementen’ achter de protesten zitten.

(www.parool.nl / 20.11.2011)

Israeli government plans to exhume 1,000 bodies from historic Muslim cemetery

Thousands of graves containing the remains of the companions of the prophet, scholars and martyrs.Thousands of graves containing the remains of the companions of the prophet, scholars and martyrs.

A member of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council has warned of Israeli plans to exhume 1,000 bodies from the historic Ma’man Allah Cemetery in occupied Jerusalem. In a press release on Monday, Dmitri Dalyani said that digging and excavation works in the cemetery “continue unabated with the consent of all Israeli authorities concerned, principally the Antiquities Department and the Jerusalem Municipality.”

This was confirmed by the Aqsa Foundation for Endowments and Heritage, which added that in recent days “unusual” activities have taken place in a fenced-off area of the cemetery earmarked by the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Centre to build the so-called “Museum of Tolerance”. The Foundation condemned the lack of respect for the cemetery by the Israeli authorities.

According to reports from representatives of the Aqsa Foundation who have visited the site, digging equipment and a large number of workers, including engineers, have entered the site, which has been cordoned off with extremely high fences and barbed wire. The actual excavation site has been covered over and security patrols have been stepped up significantly.

Dalyani pointed out that there was a “suspicious media blackout surrounding the exhumations which echoes the Israeli Antiquities Department’s refusal to make any announcements of discoveries made since the operation began despite the obvious existence of vast numbers of bodies and artefacts in the historic cemetery.” He stressed that “the desecration of the graves, particularly in the Ma’man Allah Cemetery, which is of religious and historic importance, has to be seen in the context of Israel’s historic and cultural falsehoods since its establishment; now Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinians extends to the removal of the dead.”

However, Dalyani pointed out, what Israel is doing is actually an extension of what the British mandate authorities started to do in 1933, with its own series of violations against the Ma’man Allah Cemetery. Thousands of graves containing the remains of revered companions of Prophet Muhammad, scholars and martyrs, as well as Jerusalemite symbols attesting to the Arab history of Jerusalem have been exhumed and destroyed over the intervening years.

(uruknet.de / 20.11.2011)

Tunisian Amazigh gather together in association

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The Tunisian Amazigh gathered together, begin to move and claim their rights, especially after the wind of freedom that swept the country after the fall of Ben Ali’s regime.

The Tunisian Amazigh gathered together, begin to move and claim their rights, especially after the wind of freedom that swept the country after the fall of Ben Ali’s regime.

They wish to be heard by the constituent assembly elected on October 23, in the wake of the revolution that ousted the regime of former President Ben Ali’s from the government.

Too long marginalized and excluded, they intend to act now to upgrade their heritage and culture as part of Tunisian society, according to the Secretary General of the Tunisian Association of Amazigh Culture, Jalloul Ghaki.

The Tunisian Association for Amazigh Culture (ATCA) has also filed its claims for recognition of the Amazigh culture to the Constituent Assembly and to the government being formed, according to Ghaki who added that half (50%) Tunisians are of Berber origin (Chleuh).

The association plans to conduct a census of the Amazigh in 2012, according to Ghaki who adds that the objective of the association is to save the heritage, tifinegh alphabet and to fight against denial

(www.ennaharonline.com / 20.11.2011)

Jordan King to visit Palestinian Pres. in Ramallah tomorrow

Jordan King Abdullah II will visit Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah next Monday, a Jordanian royal statement said on Sunday. The statement said that King Abdullah during his talks with Palestinian President Abbas will discuss Jordan’s support to the Palestinian National Authority and Palestinian people. The statement added that such visit in part to exert efforts in achieving peace and establish a Palestinian independent state based on the 1967 borders.

(mideastnews-danmike.blogspot.com / 20.11.2011)

PCBS: 1 in 4 Palestinian children live in poverty

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — More than a quarter of children in the West Bank and Gaza live in poverty, the official statistics agency said in a report marking universal children’s day on Sunday.
According to data collected by PCBS in 2010, 26.9 percent of children experience poverty, and the proportion is significantly higher in Gaza at 38.4 percent, than in the West Bank at 19 percent.
The report found that nearly half of the Palestinian population in 2011 is under 18.
The near two million children make up 48.2 percent of all Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, it said.
About 65,000 children between the ages of 5 and 14 are working in paid or unpaid, or 6 percent of this age group, the report found.
Boys were more likely to work, whereas girls were more likely to be married, the report said, noting that 1.6 percent of females and 0.2 percent of males are married between the ages of 12 and 17.
Nearly half of Palestinian children are refugees at 45 percent, and more than two-thirds, 68.8 percent, of children in the Gaza Strip are refugees, it said.
Universal children’s day was established by the UN in 1954 to highlight the welfare of children.

(www.maannews.net / 20.11.2011)

Medics: 3 dead in Cairo clashes

CAIRO (AFP) — Three people died of asphyxiation during clashes in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Sunday that saw riot police and military forces use tear gas to disperse protesters.
“Three people have died of asphyxiation during the clashes,” Abdallah Abdelrahman, who heads a field hospital in Tahrir Square, told AFP.
On Saturday, two protesters died in clashes with security forces and several hundred were injured.
The deadly unrest comes around a week before the first legislative elections since a popular uprising ousted veteran autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak in February.

(www.maannews.net / 20.11.2011)

Tunisie : Moncef Marzouki nommé président de la République

Moncef Marzouki (CPR) est nommĂ© prĂ©sident de la RĂ©publique par intĂ©rim,   Mustapha Ben Jaafar (Ettakatol) devient prĂ©sident  de l’AssemblĂ©e constituante, et Hamadi Jebali (Ennahda) prend la direction du gouvernement, telle est la nouvelle rĂ©partition provisoire des pouvoirs qui a Ă©tĂ© dĂ©cidĂ©e conjointement par le parti Ennahda et les deux partis de gauche.

Les Tunisiens ont dĂ©sormais les noms de ceux qui vont prendre les rĂȘnes du pays pour une pĂ©riode transitoire, afin d’amorcer le virage dĂ©mocratique fĂ©brilement attendu qui tournera la page de la tyrannie.

Les trois partis ont  scellĂ© vendredi “un accord de principe” tripartite, propulsant aux plus hautes responsabilitĂ©s Moncef Marzouki, 66 ans, connu pour son opposition historique au despote dĂ©trĂŽnĂ© Ben Ali. MĂ©decin de formation, ĂągĂ© de 66 ans, il a vĂ©cu pendant 10 ans en exil en France avant de revenir en Tunisie aprĂšs la RĂ©volution. Son parti se qualifie de gauche nationaliste.

L’espoir de voir fleurir « la nouvelle Tunisie » sous l’effet frondeur de la rĂ©volution du Jasmin n’a jamais abandonnĂ© celui qui fut prĂ©sident de la Ligue tunisienne des droits de l’homme, puis chef du Parti du congrĂšs pour la RĂ©publique, et qui publia, en 2009, un ouvrage consacrĂ© aux “dictateurs en sursis” dans le monde arabe.

Ses deux autres collĂšgues promus se sont Ă©galement illustrĂ©s dans la dissidence contre l’ancien rĂ©gime, et que ce soit Hamadi Jebali, qui a passĂ© plus de 15 ans dans les geĂŽles de Ben Ali, ou Mustapha Ben Jaafar, 71 ans,  fondateur d’Ettakatol (Forum), parti de gauche membre de l’internationale socialiste et proche du PS français, tous ont eu Ă  pĂątir de l’oligarchie absolutiste sous Ben Ali.

Les trois partis annonceront officiellement ces nominations “d’ici lundi”, les discussions se poursuivant ce week-end sur la rĂ©partition des portefeuilles du gouvernement.

(oumma.com / 20.11.2011)