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Dagelijks archief 8 januari 2012

Arabische Liga wil niet samenwerken met VN over Syrië

Demonstranten in Homs, op 6 januari.

De waarnemers van de Arabische Liga blijven in Syrië. Arabische ministers van Buitenlandse Zaken gaven daarvoor zondag het groene licht, ondanks felle kritiek op de missie.

De Arabisch Liga wil de waarnemers de ‘noodzakelijke tijd’ geven om hun bekritiseerde missie voort te zetten. De liga riep de Syrische regering en gewapende groepen nogmaals op om onmiddellijk al het geweld te stoppen.

De liga zal de Verenigde Naties niet vragen om experts te sturen, zoals onder meer de regering van Qatar wilde. Wel overleggen de twee organisaties over ondersteuning voor de missie.
De ministers bespraken zondag in de Egyptische hoofdstad Caïro het eerste rapport van de waarnemers, die sinds december in Syrië actief zijn. De waarnemers adviseerden daarin zelf om de missie voort te zetten. Ook schrijven ze dat ze worden lastiggevallen door zowel de Syrische regering als tegenstanders van het bewind.

De waarnemers konden pas na lange onderhandelingen afreizen naar Syrië. Ze controleren of de regering van president Bashar al-Assad zich aan de afspraken van het vredesplan houdt. Assad beloofde onder meer zijn militairen terug te trekken uit de steden en politieke gevangenen vrij te laten.

De Syrische oppositie uit echter felle kritiek op het functioneren van de missie. De ruim 150 waarnemers zouden het voortdurende geweld door het regime niet voldoende veroordelen. Ook de leider van de missie is omstreden. De Sudanese luitenant-generaal Mustafa al-Dabi heeft volgens activisten in eigen land de ogen gesloten voor schendingen van de mensenrechten.

De aanwezigheid van de waarnemers lijkt het geweld in het land bovendien niet te verminderen. Activisten meldden dat de veiligheidsdiensten zondag zeker 10 burgers hebben gedood. Meer dan 10 militairen kwamen om tijdens gevechten met deserteurs die de kant van de oppositie hebben gekozen. Een bomaanslag in de hoofdstad Damascus eiste vrijdag het leven van zeker 25 mensen.

De protesten tegen het bewind van Assad begonnen in maart. Sindsdien kwamen volgens de Verenigde Naties meer dan 5000 mensen om tijdens pogingen om de opstand neer te slaan.
De waarnemers brengen op 19 januari verslag uit over de medewerking van het Syrische bewind met de missie.

(www.parool.nl / 08.01.2012)

A Report of Ni’lin Village,Palestine

www.Nilin-village.org

Three years and a half has passed since the non-violent resistance against the apartheid wall began in the west bank village of Ni’lin.

five people were brutally murdered,hundreds got critically injured and hundreds were brutally arrested, but the people continued their struggle with a strong will and determination to dismantle this illegal wall from their lands despite the so much future challenges for their struggle.

” I want to tell the international community that there are only two choices. to decide weather you are for it or against it, being silence with it is like being for it, so the entire world must do something to help us ending this racist occupation” Saeed Amireh said.

Here’s An interview with Saeed Amireh,20 years old guy, a member of Ni’lin popular committee against the apartheid wall presenting  the situation of his village during his European Speaker’s Tour 2011 .

(The video’s are to seen on :  www.nilin-village.org / 08.01.2012)

BUITENLANDSE ZAKEN VOEGT ‘PALESTIJNSE GEBIEDEN’ BIJ ‘ISRAËL’


Na het aantreden van minister Uri Rosenthal heeft het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken de reisinformatie over de “Palestijnse gebieden” verwijderd en aan de reisinformatie over Israël toegevoegd.

Hier kunt u zien dat de Palestijnse gebieden een jaar geleden nog een aparte vermelding kregen op de website van het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken. Terecht, want de Palestijnse gebieden liggen niet in Israël en horen niet bij Israël. We gaan Kosovo toch ook niet bij Servië zetten, nietwaar?

De actie betreft natuurlijk een legitimering van een bezetting die, officieel door de hele wereld inclusief de VN-Veiligheidsraad herhaaldelijk is veroordeeld. Natuurlijk is dit niet zo’n grote ingreep als bijvoorbeeld het blokkeren van een EU-standpunt in deze zaak, maar goed, alle kleine beetjes helpen, moet Rosenthal gedacht hebben.

(eindpunt.blogspot.com / 08.01.2012)

Hamas: Mashaal acting for Palestinian refugees in Syria

Hamas chief Khalid Mashaal (C) greets the media as he enters the Arab League headquarter before his meeting with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Arabi, in Cairo, Jan. 6.
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Hamas chief Khalid Mashaal’s role as mediator in the Syrian uprising is in the interests of Palestinian refugees in the country, senior party official Salah al-Bardawil said Saturday.

The Arab League on Friday asked Mashaal to pass a message to Bashar Assad urging the Syrian President to end violence in the country after a bloody 10-month crackdown on anti-government protesters.

Mashaal agreed to act as a mediator because there are hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees in the country, al-Bardawil said in a statement, adding that the party remained committed to its policy not to interfere in the internal affairs of any Arab country.

Al-Bardawil added that Hamas had advised the Syrian leadership not to use force to deal with protesters.

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Arabi said Friday that Mashaal had played a role in convincing the Syrian government to sign the Arab League protocol.

After his meeting with al-Arabi, Mashaal told reporters in Cairo he had urged Assad to find a political solution to the protests since the start of the crisis.

“We believe that, specifically through the Arab solution, we must move from a security solution to a political one that will stop the bloodshed of Syrians and that will achieve stability, reform and democracy for Syria in order to avoid the current strife people are facing.”

He added: “Syrian blood is precious to us and we are keen for an end to the crisis by a political solution not a security one.”

The United Nations says more than 5,000 people, many of them peaceful protesters, have been killed since the uprising began in March. The Syrian government says it is facing an armed insurgency and that what it calls “terrorists” have killed 2,000 members of the security forces.

Hamas’ politburo has been based in Damascus since it was forced out of Jordan in 1999.

Together with Iran, Syria has been one of Hamas’ main regional allies. However, the uprising against Assad’s rule has strained ties between the two.

Angering Syria, Hamas has refused to hold rallies in Palestinian refugee camps in support of the Assad government.

However, the group still officially maintains its headquarters in the Syrian capital.

(maannews.net / 08.01.2012)

Israeli soldiers ‘tour Al-Aqsa compound’

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Uniformed Israeli soldiers entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday, the Al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage said.

Describing the forces as “behaving aggressively,” the foundation said ten soldiers walked around the compound with a tour guide.

Such incidents are a violation of the sanctity of the compound, the organization said.

The Al-Aqsa compound, containing the mosque and the Dome of the Rock, is the third holiest site in Islam and abuts the site where Jews believe the ancient Second Temple stood. The flashpoint site is under the custody of the Waqf (Islamic Endowment) authorities.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said she was not familiar with any official visit by troops.

(www.maannews.net / 08.01.2012)

Israeli forces ‘seal off Jenin village’

 

JENIN (Ma’an) — Israeli forces set up a temporary checkpoint sealing a Jenin-district village for several hours on Sunday morning, witnesses said.

Soldiers set up the military checkpoint after clashes Saturday evening when forces deployed to Yabad village, residents told Ma’an.

Youth clashed with soldiers in the south of the village, who fired tear gas which entered a number of homes, they said.

When forces sealed the eastern entrance of Yabad early Sunday, dozens of students and employees were unable to reach schools and workplaces, residents said.

Israel permanently closed the western entrance to the village during the second intifada, erecting a large steel gate to periodically allow residents passage.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said she was not familiar with the incident.

(occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com / 08.01.2012)

‘Koningin toont met hoofddoek respect’

Koningin Beatrix heeft uit respect voor de gewoonte, traditie en conventies van de islam een hoofddoek over haar hoed gedaan bij het bezoek zondagmorgen aan de Sjeik Zayed moskee in Abu Dhabi.

‘Koningin toont met hoofddoek respect’

ABU DHABI (ANP) – Koningin Beatrix heeft uit respect voor de gewoonte, traditie en conventies van de islam een hoofddoek over haar hoed gedaan bij het bezoek zondagmorgen aan de Sjeik Zayed moskee in Abu Dhabi. ,,Geen hoofddoek dragen bij het bezoek aan een godshuis was geen optie. Dan had de uitnodiging voor het bezoek aan de voor de Verenigde Arabische Emiraten belangrijke moskee niet aangenomen moeten worden.”

Dat heeft minister Uri Rosenthal van Buitenlandse Zaken zondag gezegd in reactie op vragen die de PVV heeft gesteld over de verhullende kleding van koningin en prinses Máxima. Rosenthal wees erop dat de koningin ook haar kleding aanpast bij bezoeken aan een synagoge of een kathedraal.

(nieuws.nl.msn.com / 08.01.2012)

Israel seeks to isolate Gaza

  • Israel’s decision to demolish its buildings at the Karni border post from Gaza is a clear indication that the Netanyahu government wants to close the post permanently, as part of its policy to isolate Gaza in the long term. Karni (known to Palestinians as Al Muntar) is one of five border points between Gaza and Israel, and is easily the largest and easiest for commercial use.

Karni cost millions to build and was one of the main economic gateways to Gaza, but after the Hamas take-over in Gaza, Israel closed its side, although later allowing transport of only wheat, animal feed and gravel. With these rules, Israel is trying to cut Gaza off from any imports and exports from Israel, but also from commercial access to the West Bank.

This policy of isolation is the Israeli blockade in a new guise. Israel seeks to throttle normal communication and trade, and make sure that the Gazans stay in a subsistence economy, with no hope of normal economic development. The leadership in both Gaza and the West Bank need to expose this blockade for what it is, and resist it with wider Arab support and the international community has to confront these cruel Israeli moves. Free trade in both Gaza and the West Bank are vital for the normal functioning of the Palestinian economy.

(gulfnews.com / 08.01.2012)

News from Syria 08.01.2012

24 #Damascus Kanaker death of Ayman Sulaiman Zeina 24 years old after being ran over with a security car this morning

#Idlib The Schools’ Strike in Kafar Yahmol in compliance with the Dignity Strike

#Damascus Madaya Intensive shooting in the Boraq Mosque area and an anti-regime demo just started in the town

#Hama Heavy gunfire coming from two cars and sec. forces on motorcycles in al-Khatab area.

#Daraa Massive demo in Kherbet Ghazalah

#Damascus Zabadany death of Haytham Al-Zein And Ali Mustafa Burhan as a result of direct shooting be the regime’s army

#Homs Qusair death of Saif Al-Dein Al-Zohory after being targeted with sniper’s gunfire who are stationed at the National Hospital

#DeirEzzor death of Osama Khalaf Al-Ayed from the Tayyana town by security members’ gunfire

#Idlib Hass Funeral of martyr Hass Al-Daeef who died in the explosion in Al-Midan in a demo chanting for toppling the regime

#Aleppo : Maree: A demonstration started in solidarity with the Free army and against the Arab League observers.

A 13 year old boy was killed by security forces in Deir Balba, Homs this morning. His name is Ady Sawan. #Homs #Syria #BasharCrimes

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Hamas urges Arab hackers to expand cyberwar on Israeli occupation

 

GAZA, (PIC)– Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri hailed the anonymous Arab hackers who managed to penetrate credit cards of Israelis and expose their details as a creative work and a new means of resistance against the occupation.

“We, in Hamas, bless this effort and urge the Arab youth to activate and develop it; we consider that this effort has the same value as any kind of resistance means used by the Palestinian young men in the land of Palestine,” spokesman Abu Zuhri stated in a press release.

“We stress our solidarity with the Arab hackers in the face of the Zionist threats and call upon the Arab youth not to pay any attention to these cowardly threats and to use all possible means through the virtual space to confront the Zionist crimes,” the spokesman added.

The Israeli foreign ministry had threatened to respond to any attempt targeting its websites on the Internet.

Deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon said in a speech in a symposium held in Beersheba on Saturday that any act against Israel’s cyberspace is a declaration of war and would be retaliated to.

He warned that Israel would follow the US strategy in this regard and would use its missile power, if necessary, to address these attacks.

(www.palestine-info.co.uk / 08.01.2012)