Arab League condemns Israeli border aggression

In an emergency meeting on Sunday, the Arab League condemned the recent Israeli attacks along the Egyptian border in Sinai, which resulted in the deaths of several Egyptian border security personnel.

The meeting, which was attended by permanent delegates of the Arab countries and Secretary General Nabil al-Araby, expressed solidarity with Egypt.

The Egyptian-Israeli border on Thursday witnessed violent incidents that claimed the lives of six Egyptian officers and soldiers. At the time, the Israeli army was combing the border to hunt down an armed group involved in the murder of Israeli civilians earlier in the day.

The league also condemned the current Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip that left dozens of dead and wounded Palestinian civilians, including children and women, and destroyed homes and property. It called on the international community to pressure Israeli authorities to immediately stop the aggression, and hold them responsible for the war crimes and crimes against humanity.

It also urged the international community to compel Israel to lift the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip since 2007, and open crossings to and from the coastal enclave.

( www.almasryalyoum.com / 21.08.2011)

Gadhafi defiant as NATO declares his ‘regime is crumbling’

A NATO spokeswoman said Sunday that Moammar Gadhafi’s “regime is crumbling,”  though the longtime Libyan ruler remained defiant in urging his countrymen to join him to stop “colonizers” and predicting an imminent “victory.”

“I am with you in this fight. We will not give up,” Gadhafi said in audio remarks broadcast on Libyan state television Sunday, speaking after the rebels’ Transitional National Council political affairs chief Faithi Baja claimed that fighters were “inching” toward the leader’s compound.

“The colonizers are trying to colonize the city of Tripoli, so they come with their army to invade our beloved Libya,” Gadhafi said, “but we will not allow them to do so until the last blood drops from every man and woman.”

But NATO — which, under a U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing force to protect Libyan civilians, has conducted 7,549 strike sorties in Libya since the end of March — said that the conflict’s end is near.

Libyan anchor waves gun on the air

“The territory (Gadhafi) controls is shrinking fast, his closest allies are packing their bags, and the people of Tripoli are rising,” said NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu. “The sooner he realizes he cannot win, the better — so that the Libyan people can be spared further bloodshed and suffering.”

Gunfire crackled and explosions rocked the capital Sunday night, as the six-month-long conflict finally approached Gadhafi’s doorstep. A Libyan government official said 376 were killed and nearly 1,000 wounded in fighting that began a night earlier.

Col. Roland Lavoie, a NATO spokesman based at the Joint Forces Command in Naples, Italy, said the situation was “very dynamic and very tense” Sunday after a spate of mostly small-scale skirmishes in downtown Tripoli and near the sea. While there was no sense of massive encounters, there were large movements of troops by both sides outside the city.

“Gadhafi is clearly losing his capabilities, and I think we all know how this will end. We just don’t know when,” said Lavoie. “He still has some command and control, as we saw a SCUD missile fired yesterday, so let’s not conclude it is over.”

A timeline of the conflict in Libya

One fierce gun battle broke out Sunday evening near the hotel where many international reporters were stationed in Tripoli. Many government officials packed their suitcases and left the hotel earlier in the day.

Musa Ibrahim, a government spokesman, said the city is “well-protected, with thousands upon thousands ready to defend the city against any invasion.”

“They wholeheartedly believe that if this city is captured, the blood will run everywhere, so they may as well fight until the end,” he said.

Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, a son of the ruler and a top official in his regime, said earlier on state television that the rebels were losing every battle.

His account contrasts with reports from CNN reporters, witnesses and rebel officials that say government forces have continued to lose ground across the North African nation and faced fresh attacks in the capital.

Rebels moved truckloads of ammunition on roads toward Tripoli on Sunday after seizing an ammunition depot once held by Gadhafi’s forces.

Rebel fighters told CNN they controlled Zawiya and had pushed Gadhafi’s forces more than 15 miles outside the city — and 15 miles west of Tripoli. But Gadhafi’s forces continued firing into Zawiya from a distance.

The battle for Tripoli

The opposition also claimed control of a major oil refinery and cut off a key coastal road outside the city, a major supply route to the capital.

Libyan state television reported Sunday that dozens of armed rebels were arrested south of Zawiya, and their weapons were seized.

Some areas of eastern Tripoli, including the suburb of Tajoura, were out of government control Sunday, according to a Libyan government official who asked not to be named. Rebels set car tires afire along barricades there, the official said.

The official said 65,000 troops loyal to Gadhafi were ready to defend Tripoli, and warned that a massacre would occur if NATO continued to back rebel efforts.

Aref Ali Nayed, an ambassador in the United Arab Emirates for the Libyan rebels’ Transitional National Council, said opposition forces were calling Sunday “Day 1.”

“The reason we declare it ‘Day 1’ is because we feel Gadhafi is already finished. He is already finished, most importantly, in our hearts,” he said. “We no longer fear him.”

Jumma Ibrahim, a rebel spokesman from the western mountain region around Zintan, claimed opposition fighters had taken control of the main intelligence operations building in Tripoli.

He also said some Libyan army personnel had defected and joined the rebels in the area of the capital’s airport, which he claimed the rebels took over.

But Musa Ibrahim, the government spokesman, denied that the airport had switched hands, insisting all of Tripoli was safe and under the control of Gadhafi’s forces.

CNN could not immediately confirm whether rebel fighters had taken control of any parts of the city, including the airport. But network staffers on the ground reports that this weekend’s fighting appears to be among the most intense yet in Tripoli.

The fighters will continue to get significant support from NATO, said Lungescu, the alliance spokeswoman. NATO made 22 “key hits” in the Tripoli area Saturday, including on several military facilities, with Lavoie saying the alliance conducted more strikes Sunday to maintain pressure on Gadhafi’s forces.

Ibrahim, the government spokesman, blamed NATO for the conflict and appealed for a cease-fire.

“Every drop of Libyan blood shed by these rebels is the responsibility of the Western world, especially NATO’s countries,” he said. “We hold (U.S. President Barack) Obama, (British Prime Minister David) Cameron and (French President Nicolas) Sarkozy morally responsible for every single unnecessary death that takes place in this country.”

Officials briefed Obama on the situation in Libya Sunday morning and the president will continue to receive updates, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.

“Anti-Gadhafi forces have had momentum on their side for some time,” a senior Obama administration official said Sunday. “What we’re seeing is further evidence of their sustained persistence.”

A Maltese ship seeking to evacuate foreign nationals from Libya on Sunday came under heavy fire when a rebel-controlled ship ambushed it near the Libyan coastline in an apparent hijack attempt. As the captain tried to steer toward Tripoli’s port, Gadhafi forces began firing at the rebels, leaving the Maltese ship in the crossfire.

No injuries were reported, but the Maltese ship was forced to turn around. The foreign nationals remained stranded in Libya.

In the rebel hub of Benghazi, meanwhile, CNN iReporter Sammi Addahoumi showed video of large, boisterous crowds in the city’s Freedom Square reacting as reports of the developments played on a large screen.

“The spirts are quite high,” said Addahoumi, a 28-year-old deli manager from South Carolina who said that his father fled Benghazi decades ago. “Everyone is expecting Tripoli to fall.”

In his speech on state television Sunday, though, Gadhafi said the rebels — whom he described as “infidels,” “traitors” and “gangsters” — would fail and vowed not to back down.

“This is the hour of victory,” he said. “This hour is the hour of defiance.”

(edition.cnn.com / 21.08.2011)

 

FlagMan

Come with me, Don’t say busy

Stand with me, come to embassy

 

I’m not liberal, I’m not Ikhwan

My name is the FlagMan

 

I stand here in my place

Do you see a mask on my face?

 

Look and see I can fly

They feel wet not feel dry

 

Above the moon,under the sea

I want to live,I must be free

( Alaa Saifeldin  / Facebook / 21.08.2011)

 

Iftar: Natuur en Milieu in de Islam

Tijd
vrijdag 26 augustus · 19:30 – 22:00

Locatie
Centrumpost

Binnenlandse baan 7
Barendrecht

Gemaakt door:

Wat is de relatie tussen natuur, milieu en de Islam?
Welke plichten hebben de moslims t.o.v. de natuur en het milieu?
Moslims en niet-moslims zijn van harte welkom om hier meer kennis over te vergaren en te discussieren onder het genot van een uitgebreide iftar.
Ook is er spirituele en muzikale entertainment verzorgd door Koor al Wahda!

Wij heten jullie allen van harte welkom in het Centrumpost in Barendrecht.
Assalamo alaikom!

Inloop………………………………… 19:00 – 19:30
Iftar: Natuur en Milieu in de Islam…….19:30 – 22:00

Eventuele vrijwilligers kunnen zich aanmelden op iftarbarendrecht@hotmail.com
Of bellen naar Mohamed Ajouaou tel: 0629001298

Palestine / Gaza 21.08.2011 II and Libye

After the entry into force of calm,,,,Israel  targeting an vehicle Near the American School of the northern Gaza Strip Jabaliya

Egyptian Foreign ministry announced that cease fire efforts failed #ProtectGaza

Prevention of Aggression on Gaza Less Costly than Dealing with its Effects, says Human Rights Center

Israeli Police Prevents Afternoon Prayer in Al-Aqsa Mosque –

#GAZA | Gaza official: International community must protect Palestinians

BREAKING: another explosion northern #Gaza

#Egypt declared failure in maintaining truce talks, Israel is bombing #Gaza so we already know that the truce is dead!

🙂 <3 lol RT @dimaeleiwa: The situation in #Gaza : rockets going out and rockets coming in 😀 and life goes on 😀 #Palestine

UPDATE: last attack in khanyounis minutes ago targeted a police station with no reported casualties

So AL Jazeera English isn’t covering Gaza but also doesn’t go to breaking news for the take over of Tripoli

UPDATE: the explosion was in a 3-floor building! #Gaza

Israeli drone hit a target in East of Jabalyia… F16s hovering over Gaza!

New Israeli air strikes on Jabaliya #Gaza

BREAKING: israeli F16s hover hover Jabalya right now and an explosion was heard there

#Gaddafi personal guard relinquished weapons,sons arrested and son of his intelligence chief shot dead.Celebrations in #Tripoli #Libya

Oh God, This has to be true this time! Our hearts are thirsty for Happiness! We need it to be able to keep going! #Gaza #Libya #Gaddafi

Saif ElIslam Ghaddafi was captured #Libya

BREAKING: new explosion in south of #Gaza next to Al-Shafei mosque via @AsemAlnabih

It’s confirmed! A car was targeted minutes ago North #Gaza by Israeli missile close to old American School #Ghazzeh #Israel

Reports that Ghaddafi’s personal Guards has surrendered #Libya #ProtectGaza

Palestine / Gaza 21.08.2011

Israeli missile hit a car passing by close to the American school, north of Gaza. The car is burning… more later

#Breaking IOF warplanes targeted a vehicle near the University in northern #Gaza  -safa #Pray4Gaza

One Israeli missile hit 5 Gazans close to Khozoundar gas station in Gaza. No truce so far!

RT @JuliaCHurley #BREAKING CONFIRMED: overheard interview by radio station. #Israelis broke ceasefire first, bombing in southern #Gaza

#Israeli lies that bombing in S Gaza was targeting some1 about to fire rocket, but they hit him in his home.

Clashes between Palestinian guys and Israeli police in Jerusalem near Al-Aqsa mosque. via @lamarPress

RT @Solarah Breaking: News of 20 military vehicles of IDF at the border area with Zaytoun neighborhood east of Gaza City

#Breaking so many ambulances being heard these moments in #Gaza city transferring injured to Shifa hospital #Ghazzeh #gaza #israel #egypt

ALJAZEERA ARABIC CONFIRMING OPPOSITION FIGHTERS ARE IN GREEN SQUARE!!!! #LIbya

#NEWS || Huge explosion in north of #Gaza strip

i can hear the ambulances rushing to the explosion now , #Gaza cease fire Right ?!!

BREAKING: Explosion reported in #Gaza

Jerusalem Post: It costs #Israel $100,000 to intercept each less-than-$500-worth rocket fired from #Gaza #Ghazzeh

Two raid now #kahnyounis #Gaza #israel Different kind of ceasefires?

4 projectiles fired from the Gaza Strip

Health Ministry: Israel continues to attack civilians directly

OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!! Explosion very near! North #Gaza #Israel #Ghazzeh

WAFA – Israeli Airstrikes Injure Seven Palestinians, including Child in Gaza

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosenthal noemt aanslagen Israël ‘laffe terreurdaad’

Minister Uri Rosenthal van Buitenlandse Zaken heeft vandaag met ‘weerzin’ kennisgenomen van de aanslagen in Israël. ‘De laffe terreurdaad veroordeel ik in de sterkste bewoordingen’, stelde hij.

Het is volgens de minister belangrijk ‘om kalmte te behouden en dat alle feiten worden vastgesteld’. Volgens het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken zijn er geen berichten van Nederlandse slachtoffers. De ambassade houdt de ontwikkelingen wel goed in de gaten.

Israëlische militairen hebben vandaag zeven schutters gedood die achter de aanslagen in het zuiden van het land zitten. Dat meldden veiligheidsbronnen.

De aanvallers, waarschijnlijk Palestijnen, vielen een bus, een legervoertuig en een burgerauto aan op een weg in de Negevwoestijn. Daardoor kwamen zeker zeven mensen om het leven. Het Israëlische leger zette vervolgens de achtervolging in op de daders en schoot er zeven dood.

Volgens Israëlische functionarissen kwamen de daders uit de Gazastrook, waar de radicale Hamasbeweging de scepter zwaait. Hamas heeft iedere betrokkenheid bij de aanslagen ontkend.

Bij een aanval van de Israëlische luchtmacht zijn in de stad Rafah in de Gaza-strook vijf mensen omgekomen. Het zou gaan om Kamal al-Nairab, een commandant van een Palestijnse verzetsfactie die los opereert van Hamas, en vier van zijn mede-strijders. Een bron binnen het Israëlische leger heeft de vergeldingsactie tegenover persbureau Reuters bevestigd.

Can anyone hear me?

Can anyone hear me?

I’m sick of The Wall

I’m sick of the checkpoints between Palestinian

cities

I’m sick of illegal Israeli settlers and settlements

I’m sick of having the Hebrew language on my

ID card

I’m sick of people not knowing anything about our

history but knowing so much about Jewish

history

I’m sick of people ignoring the Palestinian Right of

Return and accepting the Jewish Law of Return

Can anyone hear me?

I’m sick of the Oslo Agreement which no one here

wanted in the first place

I’m sick of the Palestinian Authority having zero

authority

I’m sick of watching my father being humiliated at

checkpoints by people my age and younger

I’m sick of my international friends having to lie

about coming to visit; being interrogated, strip

searched and sometimes deported in the process

I’m sick of people not understanding what

“occupation” is

Can anyone hear me?

I’m sick of being scared all the time

I’m sick of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder being

a normal state of being here in Palestine

I’m sick of how ineffective the UN has become

I’m sick of International Humanitarian Law not

applying to the State of Israel

I’m sick of how fighting for basic human rights for

Palestinians or being critical of Israeli policy is

so often labelled “anti-Semitic”

Can anyone hear me?

I’m sick of the fact that everybody forgets I’m

a Semite

I’m sick of hearing Israelis complain about

discrimination when the State of Israel was

founded on a principle of ethnic purity

I’m sick of living in a time when racial profiling has

become acceptable

I’m sick of constantly being treated as a suspect

I’m sick of how mainstream media portrays us and

our situation

Can anyone hear me?

I’m sick of the whole world caring about Gilad

Shalit when there are more than 7,000

Palestinians inside Israeli prisons

I’m sick of trying to defend myself, friends or

countrymen and being labelled a terrorist

I’m sick of the fact that everywhere I go I can see

The Wall, a settlement or Israeli soldier

Can anyone hear me?

I’m sick of 63 years of Israeli Occupation!

(occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com / 21.08.2011)

Can the israeli Attack be an accident??

Who can believe that, as israHELL is having a plan for every step in the next ten years, i know that I get with my opinion a lot of enemies especial in Egypt.

but before answering I would like to ask the Egyptian to wake up before its too late, since six Month what did the Army (I mean the Military Council as I say the Army) in favour of the Nation

-. How many Civilian have benn sentenced by Milatary Trial?

-. Why does not the Ex Dictator of Egypt as a military leader stand infront of a Military    Trial?

-. Why did the Army Crack the Tahrir Protestors with violence?

-. Why the Army postpone the election?

-. Why the Army dont Stop pumping the Gas to israHELL?

-. Why the Army does not withdraw the Egyptian Ambassador from Israel?

-. Why we Didnt hear any statement from the Military Council, even after 48 hours of killing     egyptian???

-. Why are the Military sentencing 2 Youth as they said the truth (Opinion) about the Council     in the internet?

-. why is Egypt ruled by faithful servant of Mubarak the Traitor?

and by answering this question we should consider that the crimes and oppressing the egyptian done now is the same as under Mubarak, only now the military council is trying to manipulate the people and under the Name of the Revolution.

So is my Opinion that it’s in favour of the NWO that Egypt get no real election and be ruled by the Army, so that egypt will be ruled for the sake of the USA & Co.

as we used to say in Egypt; hit two birds with one stone. and so I say this Attack is a combined plan with israel, so the egyptian get united and support the army against the enemy, and then they would start to rule Egypt, the Military.

Israel get the reason to attack Gaza, a change the Attention of the people from the intern social problems.

I hope and wish all the best for Egypt, special as there is no Peace or Justice in the Area as Long as its not in Egypt, and only the egyptian people can help to stop the oppression of the People of Gaza

(Raef El-Ghamri / Facebook / 21.08.2011)

 

Israel can make almost EXCLUSIVE claims

Israel can make almost EXCLUSIVE claims to the following achievements:

• Israel was established upon the ruins of another nation that it destroyed; Palestine

• Israel hold the world record in the number of towns & villages it ethnically cleansed…500+

• Israel holds the world record in the number of refugees it deported…4 million +

• Israel holds the world record in the number of homes it demolished…60 thousand +

• Israel is the country with the highest record of UN condemnation…500+ times

• Israel is the country with the highest number of protective US Security council vetoes…100+ times

• Israel has killed more innocent civilians per capita than any other country…50 thousand+

• Israel has imprisoned more civilians per capita than any other country…250 thousand+

• Israel has rendered more innocent civilians handicapped per capita than any other country…50 thousand+

• Israel has injured more innocent civilians per capita than any other country…200 thousand+

• Israel has only two countries to defend its policies in the United Nations. These countries are America & Micronesia. The population for Micronesia as of June 2008 is only 108,000

• Israel is the only country on Earth that denies the right of return of refugees

• Israel is the only country on Earth that still occupies a whole other country & parts of two other countries

• Israel is the only country on Earth that publicly, steals the water of its neighbors

• Israel is the only country on Earth that has legalized home demolishing as a method of collective punishment

• Israel is the only country on Earth that uproots trees as a method of collective punishment

• Israel is the only country on Earth that deliberately targets civilian infrastructure and justifies it

• Israel is the only country on Earth that legalized assassination

• Israel stands unique in using human shields in military operations

• Amongst all countries, Israel is the only one that has legalized torture

• Israel is the only country on Earth that builds illegal settlements in occupied lands

• Israel is the only country on Earth that publicly jails activists without trial

• According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Israel has created the highest number of checkpoints

• According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Israel holds the world record in the number of curfew it has installed on the Palestinians

• Israel is the only country on Earth whose checkpoints deny women access to hospitals, they give birth alone and babies usually die

• Israel is exceptional in being the only country on Earth whose checkpoints deny patients access to hospitals, and they end up dying

• Israel is the only country on Earth whose checkpoints are where wedding parades come to an end

• Israel is the only country on Earth who check points schoolchildren, denies them access to school, and puts an end to their classes

• Israel is one of two countries that, against International Law, use cluster bombs and depleted uranium bombs. America is the other…what a surprise huh?

• Israel holds the world record in the number of soldiers refusing to serve in the army

• Israel despite being a rich country, receives the highest financial aid, more than the sum aid to all sub-Saharan Africa!

• Israel claims its enemies want to wipe it off the map, but it has indeed wiped a whole country called Palestine off the map!

• Israel is the country that has introduced nuclear weapons into the Middle East. But the only country in the Middle East that refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty

• Israel is the only country that still has a segregation wall

• Second to South Africa, Israel is the only country to establish an apartheid regime

• Israeli engineers developed the worlds’ first iron gates on roads

• Israeli engineers developed the worlds’ first cities turned into jails with gates and opening hours

• Israeli engineers developed the worlds’ first apartheid walls

• Israeli engineers developed the worlds’ first electrified segregation fences

• Israeli engineers developed the worlds’ first ‘eyes specific’ rubber bullets

• Israeli engineers developed the worlds’ first abortion efficient, infant killing tear gas

• Israeli engineers developed the worlds’ first humiliation guaranteed human cages

• Israel is the only country on Earth that has a political party that publicly advocates ethnic cleansing of native citizens (Palestinians)

• Israel is the only country on Earth that still has racist laws that discriminate against native citizens (Palestinians)

• Israel is the only country on Earth known to have a memorial dedicated to a terrorist where his followers gather and dance

• Israel is the only country on Earth that imprisons kids for political reasons

• Israel is the only country on Earth where you get a one month community service for intentionally, smashing the head of a child! How much more proof do people need to see that Israel is a terrorist nation? Confused?

• Israel is the only country on Earth that does not hold its soldiers accountable for shooting peace activists in cold blood

• No other country on Earth has towns and cities allocated exclusively for one ethnic group

• The only country on Earth, where people live in homes stolen from living refugees is, Israel

• The only place on Earth where people cultivate fields stolen from living refugees is, Israel

• Israel has the highest number of towns built upon ethnically cleansed villages, whose former residents are living refugees

• Israel ranks amongst the top countries in lack of security!

(Facebook / J. Jansen / 21.08.2011)