Voedselbank ‘t Kiel

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Via deze weg zal ik trachten in het kort meer informatie te verschaffen over onze organisatie ‘Voedselbank ’t Kiel’.  Wij zijn een liefdadigheidsinstelling gestuurd door moslims en reiken gratis en wekelijks voedselpakketten uit aan minderbedeelden van gelijk welke afkomst of geloofsovertuiging.

Het is echter een heel klein aantal andersgelovigen dat zich bij ons heeft aangemeld. Onze werking is actief sinds oktober 2010 en het aantal minderbedeelden dat beroep doet op onze ondersteuning is sindsdien erg toegenomen. Onze werking kan enkel overleven door de steun van de particulier of zelfstandige.  Elke inschrijving wordt bij aanvraag zorgvuldig gescreend om zodoende geen voedsel uit te reiken mensen die dit eigenlijk niet nodig hebben.  We hebben echter een wachtlijst moeten inlassen daar de vraag naar ondersteuning groter is dan onze financiële middelen.  Indien u enige ondersteuning wil bieden vind u op onze website www.voedselbank-tkiel.com zeker de voor u gepaste mogelijkheid.  Kan u ons echter helpen op een andere manier, neem gerust contact op.
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Exclusive interview made by information office of interior Ministry with Italian activist “Arrigoni”

Gaza-Interior Ministry

‪A group of criminals have assassinated Italian activist Vittori Arrigoni in cold blood.  Arrigoni has supported the Palestinian cause for over 10 years, and shared Palestinians many of their pains.

The Ministry of interior interviewed Arrigoni on 31st May 2010.  Following is the text of the interview.

MOI: Could you tell us your name please?

VA: I am Vittori Arrigoni, Italian activist

MOI: How long have you been in Gaza?

VA: One year ago since the month of April, I came to show solidarity with Palestinian people.

MOI: That’s a long time, welcome to Gaza.  How do you see the situation in Gaza?

VA: After more than one thousand days of siege we called on little nations and super nations, and the biggest human right organizations, that most of the population lives under the line of poverty, 70 % of the people are unemployed, the economy of Gaza isn’t surviving, nothing from Israeli or Egypt.  There is economy by the tunnels, but every day Israel bombs the tunnels, yesterday 6 people died in the tunnels of Gaza.  So Gaza is the biggest prison in the world, so we need to get freedom to the Palestinians.

MOI: Tell us about the Freedom Flotilla convoy?

VA: We came to help the Palestinian refugees, we came to break the siege, show solidarity with Palestinians, and do what the governmental did not do.  The best of European society try to come here to show how the government can provide freedom to the rights of Palestinians.

MOI: How many activists do you have in the Freedom Flotilla convoy?

VA: About nineteen poets, 700 activists, and fifty behind them.

MOI: What about the preventing of aid convoys by the Israeli occupation?

VA: Yes, I was in the first convoy.  We came here to Gaza for the first time with the purpose of breaking the boycott/siege by sea.  We know what Israel wants to do, but I think that this is a victory.  Even if we were stopped from passing it is also a victory, because now it is a clear that all the world are supporting the boats which will come to Gaza, while Israel is alone, alone against the world.  So the people now know, can see who is the terrorist in the Middle East because we are not sailing in Israeli water, we are sailing in international water.

If Israeli will attack our flotilla in international law this is illegal and is another terrorist attack by the state of Israel.

MOI: What about the materials that will enter on the freedom convoy?

VA: Most of the materials are the only amount coming to Gaza more than one year after the massacre (Cast Lead).  Israel doesn’t allow cement and Iron to pass to Gaza, and it is needed to rebuild the thousand of destroyed building during the war in Gaza.  So most of this material is material that is needed to rebuild the twenty thousand buildings that were damaged and destroyed by the Israelis during the war.

MOI: Do you think that these convoys are enough to break the Gaza siege?

VA: This is the first step, we’re sure if there is six boats, then next time forty, there may be thousands and thousands of people will come.

MOI: I mean is there another solution to break the siege?

The solution must to be political, for example I am from Italy, and I am asking my government to stop any relations with Israel if it doesn’t give back freedom as a right of the Palestinians.  You know now look, we are so far into the campaign, it can be the key, and we can try to change the situation to make the Israelis stop the attacks and illegal terrorist activities against Gaza, and open this jail of Gaza.

MOI: What’s your feeling towards the Freedom Flotilla and if it will came to Gaza?

VA: I wish/hope it will arrive, InshAllah, InshAllah.

(www.moi.gov.ps / 20.04.2011)

Documentary maker Tim Hetherington killed in Libya

Tim Hetherington

Tim Hetherington co-directed the Sundance-winning film Restrepo

Oscar-nominated documentary maker and photographer Tim Hetherington has been killed covering the escalating violence in the Libyan city of Misrata, and three other western journalists working alongside him have been seriously injured.

Hetherington, 40, the British photographer and co-creator of Sundance-winning documentary Restrepo, was killed in Misrata while covering the fighting on the frontline between Gaddafi’s forces and the opposition.

Chris Hondros, 41 – a US Pulitzer prize-winner who works for Getty Images and who took the main picture above – and British photographer Guy Martin, who works for the Panos agency, were critically injured. The fourth photographer injured was reported by the New York Times to be Michael Christopher Brown, although his condition was not said to be life threatening.

Hetherington posted on Twitter on Tuesday: “In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of Nato.”

Hetherington is believed to be the first western journalist killed covering the Libyan conflict, bringing the total number to three dead since the uprising began in February. The al-Jazeera cameraman Ali Hassan al-Jaber was killed when fighters ambushed his car as he travelled to Benghazi on 12 March. Mohammad Nabbous, the Libya Alhurra TV reporter, was killed in a firefight seven days later in Benghazi.

According to colleagues at the scene, Hetherington and Hondros were among about eight or 10 journalists reporting from Tripoli Street in Misrata. When shooting broke out Hetherington and the others took shelter against a wall, which was then hit by fire. Rushed to hospital, Hetherington died soon after arrival. Heavy explosions in Misrata continued into the evening.

André Liohn, a colleague who was at the hospital in Misrata, wrote on his Facebook page: “Sad news Tim Hetherington died in Misrata now when covering the front line. Chris Hondros is in a serious status.” The death comes as foreign observers, including United Nations officials and press freedom bodies, voice growing concerns over violence against the media in Libya. The Committee to Protect Journalists said about 10 journalists have been killed covering the Arab spring uprisings this year – out of 14 deaths worldwide. The international criminal court warned Libyan authorities about the treatment of journalists in the country. Around 16 journalists are missing in the country, according to ICC prosecutor José Luis Moreno Ocampo.

The UN said that the Libyan government’s reported use of cluster munitions and heavy weapons in Misrata may amount to war crimes, which the ICC has said it will investigate.

Liverpool-born Hetherington won numerous awards for his coverage of conflict zones, including Afghanistan, Liberia, and Nigeria. His latest work, the war documentary following a platoon of US troops in Afghanistan, Restrepo, won a prize at the Sundance film festival earlier this year. Hetherington co-directed Restrepo alongside journalist Sebastian Junger.

(www.guardian.co.uk / 20.04.2011)

VN-commissaris: oorlogsmisdaden in Misrata

Opstandelingen bewaken de weg tussen Benghazi en Ajdabiya. Opstandelingen bewaken de weg tussen Benghazi en Ajdabiya.

Troepen die loyaal zijn aan de Libische leider Kadhafi hebben zich bij Misrata mogelijk schuldig gemaakt aan oorlogsmisdaden. Dat zegt VN-Mensenrechtencommissaris Navi Pillay.

Pillay zegt dat burgers in de westelijke stad onder meer met clusterbommen zijn bestookt. Berichten daarover komen van de mensenrechtenorganisatie Human Rights Watch, die vorige week melding maakte van de vondst van clustermunitie in Misrata.

Ziekenhuizen

Ook zijn er aanwijzingen dat ziekenhuizen welbewust zijn gebombardeerd. “Volgens internationale wetten is het doelbewust onder vuur nemen van medische faciliteiten een oorlogsmisdaad”, zegt Pillay. De Libische regering ontkent de aantijgingen.

Pillay wil dat het Libische bewind een eind maakt aan de belegering en medische hulp toelaat tot de stad om slachtoffers te helpen.

Adviseurs

Vandaag werd bekend dat de opstandelingen in Libië bij hun strijd tegen Kadhafi hulp krijgen van tientallen westerse adviseurs. Frankrijk, Groot-Brittannië en Italië sturen elk tien adviseurs naar Benghazi.

Parijs benadrukt dat er geen plannen zijn om grondtroepen te sturen. De Franse president Sarkozy heeft in Parijs de Libische opstandelingenleider Jalil beloofd om de luchtacties boven Libië op te voeren.

Resolutie

Het besluit om adviseurs te sturen, valt volgens Groot-Brittannië binnen de VN-resolutie over Libië, omdat de adviseurs geen militaire taak krijgen.

De Britse regering kwam gisteren met het plan om de opstandelingen in Benghazi bij te staan. Libië waarschuwde daarop om dat niet te doen. De Libische minister van Buitenlandse Zaken, al-Obeidi, heeft tegen de BBC gezegd dat zo’n missie de strijd alleen maar zal verergeren en de kans op vrede verkleint.

Bestand

Al-Obeidi is zelf ook met een voorstel gekomen. Er zou een bestand moeten komen en dan zouden er na zes maanden verkiezingen moeten komen, onder supervisie van de VN.

“Wij denken dat iedere militaire aanwezigheid een stap terug is. We zijn er zeker van dat, als de bombardementen ophouden en er een staakt-het-vuren wordt afgesloten, we een echte dialoog kunnen opzetten met alle Libiërs over wat ze willen: democratie, politieke hervormingen, grondwet, verkiezingen”, zei al-Obeidi tegen de BBC.

(nos.nl / 20.04.2011)

Syrische betogers blijven bij eisen

In de derde stad van Syrië, Homs, zijn opnieuw duizenden mensen de straat opgegaan om het aftreden van het regime te eisen. Inwoners beschrijven de stad als ” oorlogsgebied”. Ook in Daraa waren weer duizenden betogers op de been.

Gisteren stemde het Syrische kabinet in met het opheffen van de noodtoestand, maar er werd ook een wet aangekondigd die spontane protesten verbiedt. Minister Clinton riep de regering van Syrië vandaag op geen betogers meer te arresteren en te martelen.

Mensenrechtenorganisaties zeggen dat er sinds het begin van de protesten, een maand geleden, 200 mensen zijn gedood.

(nos.nl / 20.04.2011)

US helped Israel contain UN Gaza war probe: report

The United States worked behind the scenes to help Israel contain UN probes into possible war crimes committed during the 2008-2009 Gaza war, Foreign Policy reported Tuesday.

The online foreign affairs magazine cited exclusive WikiLeaks cables detailing moves by the US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice to prevent a more thorough UN investigation of alleged abuses during the conflict.

Some 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed during the three-week-long Israeli offensive in December 2008 and January 2009, which was aimed at halting Palestinian rocket attacks.

According to one cable, Rice spoke with UN chief Ban Ki-moon three times on May 4, 2009 to urge him to remove recommendations for a wider investigation from a board of inquiry report into attacks on UN sites in Gaza.

Rice “underscored the importance of having a strong cover letter that made clear that no further action was needed and would close out this issue,” the US diplomatic cable said.

Ban said his staff was working with the Israeli delegation and “called her after the letter had been finalized to report that he believed they had arrived at a satisfactory cover letter.”

Later that year Israel and the United States pushed back against a similar effort to investigate the war by the UN Human Rights Council, which appointed a team led by the South African jurist Richard Goldstone.

The release of the Goldstone probe coincided with US efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and in another cable Rice links the two during a meeting with Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon.

Rice told Ayalon that Washington “is still studying the report, remains concerned about the fact-finding mission’s mandate and many of the recommendations in the report,” according to the cable.

She then urged him to “help us help them with progress on the peace process, saying that the report can be more easily managed if there is progress.”

The Goldstone report said there was evidence that both Israel and Palestinian militant groups had committed war crimes and possible crimes against humanity, urging independent probes on both sides.

Two weeks ago, Goldstone stepped back from the report, saying new information about Israel’s military actions led him to believe he had erred in concluding that Israel targeted civilians during the 22-day conflict.

He cited a UN committee of independent experts that followed up on the report and found that Israel “has dedicated significant resources to investigate over 400 allegations of operational misconduct in Gaza.”

In contrast, Hamas, the Islamist militant group ruling Gaza, “have not conducted any investigations into the launching of rocket and mortar attacks against Israel” that triggered the offensive, Goldstone wrote.

Israel, which bitterly opposed the investigation from the beginning, has since demanded that the United Nations rescind the report.

But last week, three co-authors of the report — Pakistani human rights lawyer Hina Jilani, Christine Chinvin, a professor of international law at the London School of Economics and former Irish peacekeeper Desmond Travers — rejected calls to retract it.

“We concur in our view that there is no justification for any demand or expectation for reconsideration of the report as nothing of substance has appeared that would in anyway change the context, findings or conclusions of that report with respect to any of the parties to the Gaza conflict,” they said in a statement to Britain’s The Guardian newspaper.

(news.yahoo.com / 20.04.2011)

Activists around the world for Palestine

Palestinians and international solidarity activists around the world are collectively mourning the shocking death of Vittorio Arrigoni, an Italian journalist and solidarity activist. Arrigoni was also an occasional contributor to The Electronic Intifada (see “Gaza’s record-breaking children,” 16 August 2010 and “No words to console Gaza child after mother is killed by Israeli shelling,” 26 July 2010)

courage and humanity do not come with specific face features , its not about your color your gender your religion ,you either a human or something else ,from time to time god send us some people to teach us how to love , fight and how to believe , Rachael corry was one of those now Vittorio Arrigoni ,the show will continue as we remain silence ! and other fight our battles .

Allah Said in Holy Quran:

“Because of this did We ordain unto the children of Israel that if anyone slays a human being – unless it be [in punishment] for murder or for spreading corruption on earth – it shall be as though he had slain all mankind; whereas, if anyone saves a life, it shall be as though he had saved the lives of all mankind. And, indeed, there came unto them Our apostles with all evidence of the truth: yet, behold, notwithstanding all this, many of them go on committing all manner of excesses on earth”Surat Al-Ma’idah- verse 32

(Facebook / 20.04.2011)

Candlelight vigil held for Italian activist

Hundreds joined a candlelight vigil for Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni in Cairo on
Tuesday.

CAIRO: Hundreds gathered in front of the Italian Embassy in Cairo Tuesday
evening to honor 36-year-old Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni, whose body was
found Friday, hours after a video showing him beaten and blindfolded was
posted online.

The candlelight vigil, organized by young Egyptian activist Muhammad Nusair,
brought together Egyptians, Italians and Palestinians who came to commemorate
a fallen hero.

Arrigoni was an activist with the International Solidarity Movement, a pro-Palestinian group that often sends activists to prevent the Israeli military from carrying out missions in the West Bank and Gaza. The group said Arrigoni had been working with Palestinian farmers and fishermen.

Nusair gathered letters from many of the attendees who wanted to pay their respects to Egidia Beretta, Arrigoni’s mother who is now in Italy.

“We want to let the world know that Vittorio will always be appreciated,” Nusair
said. “This is a man who used to go fishing with the Palestinians in Gaza so he
would guarantee that the Israelis wouldn’t bomb them while they were there.”

Activists wanted to send out a message from Cairo to the people who murdered
Arrigoni as well as the Israeli Defense Forces in the Occupied Territories.

“This is to show that we won’t let one of us die easily. When one dies, we’ll continue in his footsteps; it’s to also show that the people who did this have nothing to do with Islam,” Nusair added.

Arrigoni’s was the first kidnapping of a foreigner in Gaza since Hamas seized
control of the territory in 2007. It highlighted the challenge that Hamas faces from
smaller, extremist factions that consider it too pragmatic.

In the video of Arrigoni, a group identifying itself as “Monotheism and Holy War”
demanded the release of two of its leaders, held by Hamas, in exchange for the
hostage.

Hamas’ police posted pictures of the suspects on its official website on Monday.
Officials said the men, who included a former Hamas policeman and a Jordanian
activist, belong to a small extremist Islamic group inspired by Al-Qaeda.

Palestinian-American activist Nouri Khouri, however, feels that his death could
have never been at the hands of the people he was struggling to liberate.

“We need a proper investigation, we want to look at the motives of those who
would kill someone like Vittorio, who was exposing the reality of the Israel

Defense Forces in the Occupied Territories.“It’s not in the interest of any Palestinian resistance group to kill Vittorio; they
would lose all credibility.”

Carrying Arrigoni’s worn-out backpack and wearing his necklace, was his best
friend and comrade, Osama Qasha, who said he met Arrigoni back in 2002 when
they joined the International Solidarity Movement for Palestine.

“The final thing he said to me was, ‘stay human’,” said Qasha.

He stressed that Arrigoni was loved by Gazans and respected by activists all
over the world.

“Everyone in Gaza knows him, everyone is crying and mourning; they all loved
him,” said Qasha. “There was one thing Vittorio was bad at: making enemies.”

Qasha said Arrigoni might be gone, but he left a spirit that the world will never
forget.

“His body is gone, but he is all of us here today, and he’ll be inside all of those
who come and liberate Palestine,” he added.

Arrigoni’s body was taken from Gaza Strip to the Cairo International Airport.
It was flown to Italy Tuesday night to be buried there.

(www.thedailynewsegypt.com / 20.04.2011)

Gaza Flotilla Fundraising Event

Tijd
zondag 15 mei · 13:30 – 18:00

Locatie
The Netherlands

F.C. Dondersstraat 23
Utrecht

Gemaakt door:

Meer informatie
MOVIE: ‘Gaza-Strophe’ – MUSIC: performance by Nizar Rohana and by Doc Jazz. SPEAKERS: Anne de Jong, who was on the 2010 Freedom Flotilla, and Palestinian speakers from Gaza.

Wait a minute! Doc Jazz (=Tariq Shadid), back again in the Netherlands?

YES – but only for a few days, so come over to this fundraising event and say hello ! Doc Jazz will indeed play a few songs – on acoustic guitar.