4 Yazidi Girls Freed from ISIS in Fallujah

Since the beginning of the Fallujah operation, 4 Yazidi girls have been freed in the city, said the mayor of Sinjar district.

AhlulBayt News Agency – Since the beginning of the Fallujah operation, 4 Yazidi girls have been freed in the city, said the mayor of Sinjar district.

Mahma Khalil, the mayor of Sinjar, said that 4 Yazidi girls have been liberated from the ISIS captivity in Fallujah during the offensive of recapturing the city, and two of them arrived in Kurdistan Region while the other two are expected to arrive soon.

The Sinjar mayor called on the Iraqi forces to protect the Yazidi abductees in Fallujah during the operation.

The Directorate of Yazidi Abductees Affairs in Dohuk province, which works to locate and free Yazidi captives, previously said that nearly 200 Yazidi girls, who were abducted by IS militants during the Sinjar massacre, are now being held in Fallujah.

“We are constantly keeping track of those abductees to secure their liberation and protect their lives” said Hussein Kuru, the head of the directorate.

Asked about the current condition of the Yazidi women in IS captivity in Fallujah, Steve Warren, the US military spokesperson for the US-led global coalition against IS, said that they have no information about such reports.

(Source / 29.05.2016)

Turkish Red Crescent offers aid to affected Gazan families

GAZA, (PIC)– Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) on Saturday distributed, in cooperation with the Turkish Relief Foundation, humanitarian aid to 1,560 Palestinian families affected by the Israeli aggression on Gaza in summer 2014. Anadolu agency quoted Yigit Olcay, head of the TRC’s delegation to Gaza Strip, as saying that 8,000 affected families in al-Shujaiya district have benefited from the humanitarian relief which included foodstuffs and cleaning materials.  This was the first batch of the Turkish pledges in the donors’ conference which was held in Egypt in October 2014. Turkey’s donation was estimated at 200 million dollars to be distributed on four stages during the period between 2015 and 2017. The second batch will be sent in the holy month of Ramadan, he pointed out.

(Source / 29.05.2016)

Magnetic card system restricts Palestinian visits to Jerusalem

Palestinians wait to show their permits to Israeli security officers as they make their way to attend the fourth Friday prayer of Ramadan in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque, at an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, July 10, 2015

One of the leading sources of anger among Palestinians under occupation is restriction on their movement. Palestinians living in the West Bank cannot travel to the Gaza Strip, and Palestinians in Gaza are normally not allowed to leave Gaza. Travel from the occupied territories to neighboring Jordan and Egypt also involves various kinds of restrictions. After the intervention of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Egypt opened the Rafah crossing on May 9 for two days, but only a very small percentage of the 30,000 Palestinians wanting to exit the Gaza Strip were allowed to do so. A reported 1,221 Palestinians who had been stuck outside Gaza were allowed to return.

In a January bulletin, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that in the final quarter of 2015, Israeli forces had established 91 new checkpoints, further obstructing Palestinians’ freedom of movement throughout the West Bank. For Palestinians living near Jerusalem, the issue of travel to the holy city for work or for family visits is of great importance. When Israel unilaterally annexed East Jerusalem in 1967, and when it built the wall through the West Bank, it isolated Jerusalem from its environs, including the towns of Ramallah, Bethlehem and Abu Dis.

To travel to Jerusalem or Israel, Palestinians are obliged to obtain permission from Israel, which issues permits. Israel regularly changes the color and stamps on these travel documents, in the form of paper permits, to avoid forgeries. Now it has gradually begun introducing a magnetic card containing biometric data for getting through the numerous checkpoints en route from the West Bank to Jerusalem and Israel. The paper permits continue to be issued, but the Israelis appear to be phasing them out to eventually limit travel to use of the magnetic cards. No date has been announced for when the magnetic card will be mandatory.

A 2014 study by the Applied Research Institute examined the economics of the new cards. “Each year the Israeli occupation issues more than 400,000 magnetic cards to Palestinians for the sum of 100 shekels [$26] per card. This is equivalent to 40 million shekels [about $11 million] yearly,” the study summary stated.

The magnetic cards have been around for a while according to multiple Palestinian sources, but in 2016 Israel introduced a new system whereby Palestinians are allotted a certain number of entries into Jerusalem and Israel, and these entries are deducted with swipes of the card at the checkpoints. The cards are usually valid for a year but in certain cases can be used for two years.

Palestinians are restricted to using only certain checkpoints, while Israeli settlers can use any of them. Would-be travelers’ entries can be tracked on computers at the crossings.

Sami Awad, executive director of the Bethlehem-based Holy Land Trust, told Al-Monitor about his experience with the system. At the beginning of 2016, Israel credited him with 100 entries for the year. “Every time I cross the Bethlehem-Jerusalem checkpoint near Rachel’s Tomb, my credit goes down one entry,” Awad said. He explained that if he had a meeting in Jerusalem in the morning and another in the afternoon and returned to Bethlehem in between, two entries would be deducted from his card.

Myron Joshua, an Israeli peace activist who works with Palestinian peace groups and who helped Awad get a travel permit to work, told Al-Monitor in an email, “The first months of the year were super problematic because it was thought that people would be allowed only 100 entries into Israel. So, we applied [monthly] for permits based on only 10 or so entries a month. Some people’s permits expired way too early.”

Joshua said the Israeli authorities “zigzagged” their permit policies in regard to the number of entries allowed, and in April increased it. “The number of entries was doubled to 200 per calendar year, so things should be much better now,” he said.

Joshua noted one of the consequences of the system. “Every entry seems to be recorded at the passage. So if someone goes from Bethlehem to Jerusalem twice in one day, that is two entries. On the other hand, someone spending a few days at a conference has one entry checked off,” he said. Palestinians are officially not allowed to stay overnight in Jerusalem or Israel, even at the home of direct relatives, so it is unclear that Palestinians can even benefit from the card system in this way.

Joshua said that Palestinians who attend conferences can request overnight stays for the length of the event. “People without magnetic cards can get permits for single-day or two-day entries. Besides this, permits are issued for escorts of Palestinians receiving treatment in Israeli hospitals, but this is normally limited to two escorts per patient who must be immediate family,” he said.

Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, “(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. (2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.”

Awad said that the new magnetic card system reminds him of computer games, stating, “With every crossing, your permitted entries go down, and before you know it, you’re down to the last entry, and then it is game over.”

(Source / 29.05.2016)

Settlers damage Palestinian agricultural products in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, (PIC)– Jewish extremist settlers damaged agricultural products of a Palestinian man in al-Khader town to the south of Bethlehem on Friday.  The coordinator of the committee against the Separation Wall and Settlement in the town, Ahmad Salah, said that a group of settlers ruined the main gate of an agricultural field adjacent to Eliezer settlement and spoiled large quantities of zucchini and snake cucumber.  The settlers also spoiled grape trees which belong to the Palestinian Rezeq Salah who revealed that Israeli occupation forces had erected a caravan over Palestinians’ lands near Daniel settlement to expand it.

(Source / 29.05.2016)

Mavi Marmara victims commemorated in Turkey

The Ankara Platform of Faith Freedom organised the commemoration ceremony with other NGOs, including Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH)

About 200 people gathered Sunday outside Israel’s embassy in Turkey’s capital to mark the sixth anniversary of the deadly attack on the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara aid flotilla.

The humanitarian aid ship was attempting to lift the blockade of Gaza in 2010, when nine Turkish activists were killed after Israeli forces stormed the vessel. A tenth died in hospital four years later.

The Ankara Platform of Faith Freedom organised the commemoration ceremony with other NGOs, including Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH).

During the ceremony, people prayed together, carried Palestinians flags and chanted slogans against Israel.

Soner Kartal, spokesman for the Ankara Platform, claimed the Mavi Marmara attack was not just aimed at the Turkish people or state, it was aimed at Muslims.

Relations between the two countries were seriously damaged in the aftermath of the incident.

Ankara demanded an apology as well as compensation for the families of those killed plus the removal of the blockade on Gaza.

(Source / 29.05.2016)

First aid station opens in Gaza town with Turkish help

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A first aid station was opened in Gaza’s Karara town on Sunday with help from the Turkish Red Crescent, Palestinian officials said.

During the opening ceremony, Karara Mayor Abdurrahim al-Ibadile thanked the Turkish Red Crescent for financing the project, which cost around $10,000.

Karara was heavily bombarded by Israel during the 2014 Gaza war.

The town, which is near the border with Israel, saw Israeli tanks enter its borders at the time.

(Source / 29.05.2016)

Israel mocks up evacuation in preparation for alleged war

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An Israeli study reviewed procedures and cooperation among various concerned institutions in dealing with a large-scale attack.

Nationwide drill next week aims to ready the homefront for a scenario in which Hamas and Hezbollah unleash massive missile attack, Israeli sources said. “We are ready to evacuate tens of thousands, in the south and the north,” says National Emergency Management Authority (RAHEL) head, Bezalel Treiber.

The closer to the border fence the settler is the earlier the evacuation will take place,” he added. Next week’s National Emergency Week drill will witness the evacuation of tens of thousands of settlers from their homes.

A poll conducted by RAHEL ahead of National Emergency Week showed that in the case of a massive missile attack, only 14% of Israelis will want to be evacuated from their settlement units.

(Source / 29.05.2016)

Unbelievable Israeli racism against Palestinian women

Palestinian women avoided answering phone calls in public in order not to disclose their identity otherwise they are attacked by Jewish Israelis

In this feature, the writer explores the unbelievable racism and discrimination in Israeli society against Palestinian women and how this turned their life like a hell.

“When Israelis attacked the Palestinian woman Fauzya Jamal, they called the police who beat up her and her daughter in front of everybody. When they searched her, they found nothing in her bag.”

By Ylenia Gostoli

Al Jazeera, Jaffa -”I think twice before going out to Tel Aviv. I calculate how long the trip is, how long it will take, what the route is,” said Sawsan Kurdi, a 53-year-old mother of six from Jaffa.

“We’re talking about traditional women with a headscarf,” she added. “If you get on a bus, they might ask you to leave. Or they might try to take your scarf off.”

One of the oldest port cities in the world, Jaffa was the centre of Palestinian life before 1948. Today, the city is part of the Tel Aviv municipality and is fast being gentrified. Around 20,000 Palestinians remain, comprising a third of Jaffa’s inhabitants.

Sawsan, a Palestinian with Israeli citizenship, said that health clinics in Jaffa are far too few to serve the needs of the population, so she travels to Tel Aviv for this purpose. But although the city is only a short distance by bus, she tries to avoid the trip unless absolutely necessary.

“Sometimes I take my son or daughter with me; other times I don’t go at all,” she told Al Jazeera.

A recent survey by the Knesset Research and Information Centre that dealt with perceptions of personal security among residents of Israel – from economics, to health, to employment, to feelings of safety in public spaces – found Palestinian women were by far the most vulnerable group.

The survey, conducted in February and released in March, found that overall women’s sense of personal security was lower than men’s. It divided the Israeli population into four groups: Israeli-born Jewish citizens, Russian immigrants, Haredi and Arabs.

Among women, Arabs were found to feel the least secure, with 73 per cent of Palestinian women fearing discrimination due to their identity, followed by Haredi women at just over 30 per cent.

While 30 percent of men and women overall said that fears of arrest or interrogation had affected their sense of personal security, the number rose to 79 per cent among Arab women, who were also the group most afraid of being harmed because of their appearance.

“In Jaffa, we feel safe; it is our home,” said Safa Younes, the founder of Arous Elbahar, a centre that works to empower Palestinian women in Jaffa. “But most women do not feel comfortable going out – especially older women, those who do not work outside the house. I heard stories of women being verbally abused, or someone might try to pull their hijab.”

Such concerns have been magnified amid a worsening security climate. Since October 1, Israeli forces or settlers have killed around 230 Palestinians, including unarmed demonstrators, bystanders and alleged attackers throughout the occupied West Bank, Israel and Gaza. At least 28 Israelis, including soldiers, were killed, mostly in stabbing attacks.

Palestinians blame the violence on Israeli occupation, oppression and deep disillusionment after peace negotiations collapsed two years ago.

“Arabs have now become the enemy inside Israeli society,” said Samah Salaime, a writer and social worker who runs a centre for female victims of violence in Lyd and Ramla, two poor, mixed cities near Tel Aviv, where Palestinians and Jewish Israelis live in ghettoised neighbourhoods.

“If there was a difference between Palestinians with Israeli citizenship and Palestinians from the occupied territories, that difference has now blurred,” Salaime told Al Jazeera.

Human rights groups and Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset have repeatedly accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government of inciting against its own Palestinian citizens.

“These days, it is enough for a Jewish man to say a woman has a knife in her bag,” Salaime said. “That’s what happened in Lyd. When Fauzya Jamal was attacked, they called the police and the police beat up the woman and her daughter in front of everybody. When they searched her, they did not find anything in her bag.”

Incidents like these – as well as more high-profile cases, such as that of Israa Abed, who was shot amid allegations that she intended to carry out a stabbing attack, an accusation that was later shown to be untrue – have worsened an already difficult environment for Palestinian women in Israel, Salaime said.

“The security institutions … are supposed to protect women, not injure them,” she said. “The Arab population [has] lost security and trust in the system.”

Trust was never high to begin with. The Women’s Security Index, a coalition of women’s groups, releases research every year that analyses women’s security from different perspectives. In 2013, it found that Palestinian women were almost twice as likely to fear government institutions – both security and civil – than Israeli women.

The recent survey showed that more than half of all respondents were worried about being harmed by government institutions – a figure that leaped to 74 per cent among Arab women.

According to rights group Adalah, since 1948, Israel has passed more than 50 laws that directly or indirectly discriminate against Palestinian citizens of Israel, who comprise 1.8 million people, or 20 perc ent of the population.

A 2003 amendment to the citizenship law, banning family unification where one spouse is an Israeli and the other is from the West Bank or Gaza, has had a particularly detrimental effect on women. Most of the estimated 8,000 cases of spouses living illegally in Israel are women, said Sawsan Zaher, a senior lawyer at Adalah.

“On top of that, those who got married and do have a permit, depend on it. If they divorce, they must get out. There are women trapped in marriage, and of course victims of violence,” Zaher told Al Jazeera.

Aida Touma Suliman, a Knesset member for the communist-socialist Hadash party, part of the Joint List, said that as institutions get “more violent, more discriminatory,” women have felt the effects particularly badly.

Suliman, who heads the Knesset committee on the status of women and gender equality that commissioned the survey, said Palestinian women are subject to discrimination both at the gender level, and at the national level.

“The fact that the institutions are not dealing seriously with gender-based violence inside the society enables the perpetrators to continue to do whatever they are doing because they are not afraid,” Suliman added.

“Look at the murder cases. Most cases that involve Jewish women are solved, while more than 50 per cent of Arab women’s murders are not investigated.”

Naila Awwad, the coordinator of Women Against Violence, an organisation that supports Palestinian women living in Israel, told Al Jazeera that before October 2000, 40 per cent of women coming to her group’s domestic-violence shelter had filed a police report. The number has since fallen to 20 percent.

“I myself am careful about speaking Arabic in public, or opening my bag,” Salaime told Al Jazeera. “Some women avoid answering the phone in public; others have started changing their clothes, wearing their headscarf differently. Security and police are not predictable.”

(Source / 29.05.2016)

SADAQA in Ramadan

Sadaqa

My dear brothers and sisters,

Ramadan is coming soon and we know that there are people in the world that needs our help and support.

As you maybe know, i am always sharing news on Palestine and i have many friends in Palestina. Almost every day i get questions for help and support of individual Palestinians. People who need some money for living, for some small things of normal days, for study, for houses, for a roof above the head and so on.

For there are many questions, there are many organisations working on charity for the people, but i hear complains about the fact that the money do not comes where it has to go.

Last time i have been in contact with Nebras Charity (Nebras Association for Community Development Foundation) which is working for the rights of the poor, children, women.

The organisation works on starting special centres for women for psychologic support and a radio broadcasting centre special for women.

But Nebras Charity is also working for the poor who have no lights. The organisation makes a led with a battery, so the people have a light in the dark.

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The organisation is doing more things, read it on the Arab site: http://pngoportal.org/pngo/?page_id=153&org_id=245

There are many more organisations, but this time i need your help, your support, Sadaqa, Nebras Charity needs your donations and you can help them by donate your Sadaqa:

through western union or moneygramm to these details :

first name : mohammed mounir

last name : albordani

location:gaza strip – palestinian authority

phone number : 00972592695957

or you can send your donation to our this pay pal account :

Gory621@gmail

or you can donate to nebras charity bank account number :

000/0010/002/0067364_0/0602
alquds bank – GAZA
Please send your Sadaqa at Nebras Charity this time. The Palestinians need your support. If you do not know yet where to give your Ramadan Sadaqa, please remember this for Palestine.

THE REAL ENEMIES

From KhamakarPress Correspondent in Pakistan: Haseeb Asghar

The relationship between the countries that have only interests. There are no religious, cultural, human and social relations.  After the partition there has been a long and strong interjacent gap between Pakistan and India, which may not end in any case.

There has been two large and some small-scale wars between the two countries. While no account of border clashes, the whole world knows the strained relations between Pakistan and India. Here again there is a relationship between the countries that have only interests.  An example of this can be applied to this matter. We can easily see the relation between Iran and Saudi Arabia and America and Germany. Around the same religion, but the relation is not good.

Iran is the first county who recognizes and accepts Pakistan immediately after partition.  Now the three neighboring countries of Pakistan – India, Iran and Afghanistan has signed the memorandum of understanding to contracts  Chabahar port of transit between them.

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By this memorandum of understanding between them, new questions are born about the importance of Pakistan-China Economic Corridor in the region. Under the agreement, India will get access to the markets of Iran and Afghanistan,while Afghanistan will be able to use an alternative to the Iranian port instead of Pakistan to send their products abroad.

By this memorandum of understanding between them, new questions are born about the importance of Pakistan-China Economic Corridor in the region. Under the agreement, India will get access to the markets of Iran and Afghanistan,while Afghanistan will be able to use an alternative to the Iranian port instead of Pakistan to send their products abroad.

The tripartite agreement with Afghanistan to India’s long-standing desire for access to markets in Central Asia and Russia. There is also a transit trade agreement between Afghanistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan in preparation to convey their products outside India through Wahagah and Karachi port.

Travel to the north port of Karachi and Lahore in eastern Afghanistan is close, convenient and is a path that is open twelve months of the year. The southeastern Afghanistan via Karachi, Quetta is very easy to reach.

The route to the Iranian port in northeastern Afghanistan on the other hand is quite long and it closed for several weeks due to snow in the Winter. Why keeping all these elements question arises that Afghanistan needs a contract despite the trade agreement with Pakistan?

From Afghanistan to India through the Wahagah route was more convenient to Central Asia but India believes Pakistan is not serious in transit, it is expensive but the alternative option is chosen.
The strategic nature of the tripartite agreement, India agreed to invest $50 million to expand Iran’s Chabahar port,

By this agreement Pakistan may become victim of isolation.Iran has repeatedly expressed it’s desire to promote economic relations with Pakistan as in the past.

The volume of trade between the two countries on the occasion of the visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in March this year.

Pakistan had agreed to extend five billion dollars a year, but after the arrest of Indian on duty Navy Spy during the visit of President Hassan Rouhani has strained relations between Pakistan and Iran.

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The Kulbhushan Yadav Indian RAW agent who had been arrested while crossing Iranian border and getting into Pakistan, KulBhushan Yadav admitted that he was involved in secret agency RAW 2003 and is currently serving officer of the Indian Navy service.

In 2004 and 2005, he made several trips to Karachi – The aim was to perform some basic tasks of RAW when he entered Iran through Baluchistan.

in 2016, Klbushn admitted that the purpose of entering Pakistan Baloch separatists,was to validate who was funding behind the numerous acts of separatist Baloch groups Hand RAW. There are thousands of cases which shows the connection of RAW to destabilize Pakistan,

Recently Leader of Tahreek Taliban Pakistan TTP Hakimullah Mehsud aide Latif revealed that Taliban support among the Afghan intelligence agency and India secret agency RAW.

India is the biggest enemy of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan’s intelligence agencies terrorism together against Pakistan.
Now we need to talk about the Afghan Taliban Mullah Mansoor who has been killed in US air strike in Pakistan. Afghan Taliban Mullah Mansoor was killed in US drone attack near Pakistan-Afghan border in Baluchistan.

Mullah Manssor had entered Pakistan from Iran, where he had gone on a fake Pakistani passport but a ‘genuine’ Iranian visa.

Mullah Mansoor has presumably gone there for consultations with Iran-based Afghan groups on future course of action.

Because he has genuine Iranian Visa which shows he was returning from Iran. He remained under constant vigil of the Iran intelligence agencies during his stay there.

He was on his way to Afghanistan after entering Pakistan from Taftan border post when the vehicle that he had rented from Iran was hit by a drone-fired missile.

Iranian intelligence, with or without the convenience of the Americans, placed a tracking device in Mullah Mansoor vehicle and informed the American who happily did the rest.

Iranians gained following long-term benefits

They handed the Americans a prize target and gained their confidence to consider Iran as a trusted ally for American war against Afghan Taliban, thus providing a viable option to replace Pakistan.

The operation could open further avenues of active cooperation between American and Iranian intelligence agencies for ‘mutual benefits of the two countries in the region.

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Taliban leader Mullah Akhar Muhaamad Mansoor

By removing a headache for Afghan government, Iranians gained favor at Kabul too.

A message to Pakistan that Jundullah and other anti-Iran outfits  could also be targeted on Pakistani soil.

As American President Barack Obama said that he will targeting all the enemies of USA all over the world, The United States have also warned Pakistan that the United States will continue its operations against the enemy in Pakistan.

Pleased India by taking off what was supposedly a strong trump card in Pakistan’s hand in Afghan card-game and also a response to Kulbhushan’s arrest in Pakistan that had put lot of eggs on face of Iranian intelligence agencies.

Outlandish assessment may be, but not what can be rejected out of hand! Interestingly, and coincidentally too, it happened when Indian Prime Minister Modi is visiting Iran Everyone can easily realize the game.