Politie Syrië schiet met scherp op betogers

Op zeker twee plaatsen in Syrië heeft de politie zaterdag opnieuw met scherp geschoten op betogers. Dat meldden ooggetuigen.

In Deraa in het zuiden van het Arabische land probeerden agenten met traangas en vuurwapens een menigte van duizenden betogers te verspreiden die rouwden om de tientallen doden die vrijdag zijn gevallen. In de havenstad Latakia werd eveneens met scherp geschoten op demonstranten die meer democratie eisten.

Of en hoeveel nieuwe slachtoffers er zaterdag zijn gevallen, is niet bekend. Wel zag een ooggetuige in Latakia dat de autoriteiten waterkanonnen inzetten om bloed weg te spuiten van het wegdek.
In Syrië wordt al weken betoogd tegen het autoritaire regime van president Bashar al-Assad. Volgens mensenrechtenorganisatie Amnesty International zijn door het politieke geweld sinds 18 maart al zeker 171 betogers om het leven gekomen.

(www.volkskrant.nl / 09.04.2011)

Kaddafi-troepen voor de poorten van Ajdabiya

Troepen van de Libische leider Muammar Kaddafi hebben zaterdag de strategisch gelegen stad Ajdabiya in het oosten van Libië zwaar beschoten. Het regeringsleger staat voor de poorten van de stad, zo vertelden van het front teruggekeerde rebellen aan de pers.

Er wordt man tegen man gevochten. Voor de opstandelingen zou het verlies van Ajdabiya, een belangrijk verkeersknooppunt, een zware domper zijn. Hun bolwerk Benghazi zou daardoor geïsoleerder komen te liggen.

De meeste inwoners hebben het belaagde Ajdabiya inmiddels verlaten. Er zijn enkele arme gezinnen achtergebleven die zich de reis naar het 160 kilometer verderop gelegen Benghazi niet kunnen permitteren.

(www.parool.nl / 09.04.2011)

The 9th of April in Gaza II

(Sameh_Habeeb Palestine Telegraph / 09.04.2011)

Breaking News: 500 Kids treated for Trauma at different mental health facilities in Gaza

Israeli warships open it heavy fire on Gaza shores, northern areas.

Breaking News: Israeli jets raid on Jabalia Refugee Camp

Breaking News: A heavy Israeli rocket (Land-land) landed in central Gaza. No reports of casualties yet.

In 1948: Jewish Terrorist groups – Irgun and Lehi kill over 100 Palestinian civilians in the Jerusalem village of Deir Yassin.

Did you know? that Israel detains over 8000 Palestinian its jails

Did you know? that Israel killed thousands o Arabs in 6 wars it has launched in 60 years

Did you know? that Israel destroyed 531 Palestinian villages in 1948

Did you know? that Israel ethnically cleansed 800.000 Palestinians in 1948 and replace them with Blond European Jews!

Self Defense: Palestinians fire back to protect the civilians from Terror Israeli attacks.

Israel destroyed Gaza Economy. 4000 factories shut down since 2006 due to Siege

Breaking News: Israeli army bombs factory food in north of Gaza

Israel denies millions of Palestinians their right of return.

Breaking News: Heavy Israeli bombardments take place central, eastern and northern Gaza City.

Israel continues to impose no-man zone which destroys agricultural activities in the Gaza Strip.

For 5 Years now, Israeli destroys Gaza economy.

Gaza Goods stuck in Israeli sea ports.

Number of food trucks streaming to Gaza reduced from 700 to 200 irregularly. Yet Gaza needs 800 trucks daily!

Breaking News: Israeli raid now in eastern Gaza City

Breaking News: Gaza crossing closed, Israeli denies Gaza civilians basic food stuff.

Gaza Government Officials: Bread reserve runs out from Gaza Key Bakeries.

Three Palestinians Killed today in Gaza upon Israeli attacks.

4 wounded in Israeli attacks eastern-southern Gaza City

Gaza Health sources: 90% injuries are civilians mostly children.

Palestinian death toll after 72 hours of Israel’s ongoing #Gaza assault rises to 25. It is clear the Zionist entity will not “cease fire.”

1 killed as Israel bombarded al Zaytoun quarter eastern southern Gaza City

Gaza air space busy with Israeli air force. Attacks still taking place.

Breaking News: Israeli drones hit south Gaza Strip. 7 wounded

Justice in Islam

The Meaning of Justice

In the Islamic worldview, justice denotes placing things in their rightful place.  It also means giving others equal treatment.  In Islam, justice is also a moral virtue and an attribute of human personality, as it is in the Western tradition.  Justice is close to equality in the sense that it creates a state of equilibrium in the distribution of rights and duties, but they are not identical.  Sometimes, justice is achieved through inequality, like in unequal distribution of wealth.  The Prophet of Islam declared:

“There are seven categories of people whom God will shelter under His shade on the Day when there will be no shade except His.  [One is] the just leader.”(Saheeh Muslim)

God spoke to His Messenger in this manner:

“O My slaves, I have forbidden injustice for Myself and forbade it also for you.  So avoid being unjust to one another.” (Saheeh Muslim)

Thus, justice represents moral rectitude and fairness, since it means things should be where they belong.

The Importance of Justice

The Quran, the sacred scripture of Islam, considers justice to be a supreme virtue.  It is a basic objective of Islam to the degree that it stands next in order of priority to belief in God’s exclusive right to worship (Tawheed) and the truth of Muhammad’s prophethood.  God declares in the Quran:

“God commands justice and fair dealing…” (Quran 16:90)

And in another passage:

“O you who believe, be upright for God, and (be) bearers of witness with justice!…” (Quran 5:8)

Therefore, one may conclude that justice is an obligation of Islam and injustice is forbidden.  The centrality of justice to the Quranic value system is displayed by the following verse:

“We sent Our Messengers with clear signs and sent down with them the Book and the Measure in order to establish justice among the people…” (Quran 57:25)

The phrase ‘Our Messengers’ shows that justice has been the goal of all revelation and scriptures sent to humanity.  The verse also shows that justice must be measured and implemented by the standards and guidelines set by revelation.  Islam’s approach to justice is comprehensive and all-embracing.  Any path that leads to justice is deemed to be in harmony with Islamic Law.  God has demanded justice and, although He has not prescribed a specific route, has provided general guidelines, on how to achieve it.  He has neither prescribed  a fixed means by which it can be obtained, nor has He declared invalid any particular means or methods that can lead to justice.  Therefore, all means, procedures, and methods that facilitate, refine, and advance the cause of justice, and do not violate the Islamic Law are valid.

Equality in Justice

The Quranic standards of justice transcend considerations of race, religion, color, and creed, as Muslims are commanded to be just to their friends and foes alike, and to be just at all levels, as the Quran puts it:

“O you who believe!  Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even if it be against yourselves, your parents, and your relatives, or whether it is against the rich or the poor…” (Quran 4:135)

According to another Quranic passage:

“Let not the hatred of a people swerve you away from justice.  Be just, for this is closest to righteousness…” (Quran 5:8)

With regards to relations with non-Muslims, the Quran further states:

“God does not forbid you from doing good and being just to those who have neither fought you over your faith nor evicted you from your homes…” (Quran 60:8)

The scholars of the Quran have concluded that these rulings apply to all nations, followers of all faiths, as a matter of fact to all humanity.  In the view of the Quran, justice is an obligation.  That is why the Prophet was told:

“…If you judge, judge between them with justice…” (Quran 5:42)

“We have revealed to you the scripture with the truth that you may judge between people by what God has taught you.” (Quran 4:105)

Furthermore, the Prophet was sent as a judge between peoples, and told:

“…Say: I believe in the Scripture, which God has sent down, and I am commanded to judge justly between you…” (Quran 42:15)

The Quran views itself as a scripture devoted mainly to laying down the principles of faith and justice.  The Quran demands that justice be met for all, and that it is an inherent right of all human beings under Islamic Law. The timeless commitment of the Quran to the basic standards of justice is found in its declaration:

“And the Word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and in justice. None can change His Words.” (Quran 6:115)

To render justice is a trust that God has conferred on the human being and, like all other trusts, its fulfillment must be guided by a sense of responsibility beyond mere conformity to set rules.  Thus, the Quran states:

“God commands you to render trusts to whom they are due, and when you judge between people, judge with justice…” (Quran 4:58)

The reference to justice which immediately follows a reference to fulfillment of  trusts indicates that it is one of the most important of all trusts.

Justice and the Self

The Quranic concept of justice also extends justice to being a personal virtue, and one of the standards of moral excellence that a believer is encouraged to attain as part of his God-consciousness.  God says:

“…Be just, for it is closest to God-consciousness…” (Quran 5:8)

The Prophet himself instructed:

“Be conscious of God and be just to your children.”

The Quran tells the believers:

“…When you speak, speak with justice, even if it is against someone close to you…” (Quran 6:152)

Specific Examples of Justice Encouraged in the Quran

The Quran also refers to particular instances and contexts of justice.  One such instance is the requirement of just treatment of orphans.  God says:

“And approach not the property of the orphan except in the fairest way, until he [or she] attains the age of full strength, and give measurement and weight with justice…” (Quran 6:152, also see 89:17, 93:9, and 107:2)

Fair dealings in measurements and weights, as mentioned in the above verse, is also mentioned in other passages where justice in the buying, selling, and by extension, to business transactions in general, is emphasized.  There is an entire chapter of the Quran, Surah al-Mutaffifeen (‘The Detractors in Giving Weights,’ 83) where fraudulent dealers are threatened with divine wrath.

References to justice also occur in the context to polygamy.  The Quran demands equitable treatment of all wives.  The verse of polygamy begins by reference to orphaned girls who may be exposed to depravation and injustice.  When they reach marriageable age, they should be married off, even if it be into a polygamous relationship, especially when there is inequality in the number of men and women, as was the case after the Battle of Uhud when this verse was revealed.  But, as the Quran states:

“If you fear that you can not be just, then marry only one…” (Quran 4:3)

In conclusion, ‘to render justice’, in the words of Sarkhasi, a noted classical Islamic jurist, ‘ranks as the most noble of acts of devotion next to belief in God.  It is the greatest of all the duties entrusted to the prophets…and it is the strongest justification for man’s stewardship of earth.’


Footnotes:

Qaradawi, Yusuf, ‘Madkhal li-Darasah al-Sharia al-Islamiyya,’ p. 177

Kamali, Mohammad, ‘Freedom, Equality, And Justice In Islam,’ p. 111

Qutb, Sayyid, ‘Fi Zilal al-Quran,’ vol 2, p. 689

Razi, Fakhr al-Din, ‘al-Tafsir al-Kabir,’ vol 3, p. 353

Riyad us-Saliheen

Sarkhasi, Shams al-Din, ‘al-Mabsut,’ vol. 14, p. 59-60

(thedeenshow.com / 09.04.2011)

Bijeenkomst

Op zondag 10 april 2011 om 15.00 uur wordt op de Dam een bijeenkomst gehouden voor de Iraniër Kambiz Roustayi die zichzelf woensdag op deze plek in brand gestoken en een dag later overleed aan zijn verwondingen. Zijn herhaalde asielaanvraag was onlangs afgewezen. Deze wanhoopsdaad legt het onmenselijke asielbeleid van Nederland en fascistische en verschrikkelijke daden van Iraanse regime , Iraniërs ontsnappen uit de hel van Iraanse regime en dit is hun gedwongen migratie. .
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M.O./ Ancora morti a Gaza, decretato stato di emergenza

Sale a 17 numero vittime dell’escalation da giovedì

M.O./ Ancora morti a Gaza, decretato stato di emergenza
Gaza, 9 apr. (TMNews) – Il confronto fra Israele e Hamas, il più sanguinoso dalla guerra dell’inverno 2008-2009 nella Striscia di Gaza, è proseguito anche oggi con una trentina di proiettili di mortaio sparati dai palestinesi e dei raid israeliani. Un palestinese, membro delle Brigate Ezzedin Al Qassam, il braccio armato di Hamas, è stato ucciso da un colpo di mortaio questa mattina a est di Gaza City, secondo fonti sanitarie palestinesi. Secondo fonti sanitarie, altri due palestinesi sono stati uccisi e un altro è rimasto gravemente ferito nella notte tra ieri e oggi durante un raid israeliano a Rafah, nel sud della striscia di Gaza.

Queste nuove vittime portano ad almeno 17 il numero dei palestinesi uccisi dall’inizio di questa prova di forza fra le due parti innescata giovedì da un missile anticarro palestinese che ha ferito gravemente un ragazzo israeliano. Si tratta del bilancio più pesante nell’enclave palestinese dalla fine dell’offensiva “Piombo fuso” nel gennaio 2009.

Una trentina di proiettili di mortaio sparati da Gaza hanno colpito questa mattina il sud di Israele, senza provocare né vittime né danni, ha annunciato la radio militare israeliana. Una ventina di colpi sono esplosi nel sud dello Stato ebraico, mentre una decina di razzi modello Grad, che hanno una gittata di 50 chilometri, hanno raggiunto i dintorni delle città di Ashdod, Beersheba, Kyriat Gat, e Ofakim, ha precisato la radio. Un portavoce dello Tsahal ha parlato di “più di 70 proiettili lanciati verso Israele” nelle ultime 48 ore, precisando che sette razzi Grad sono stati intercettati dal nuovo sistema di difesa antimissile israeliano “Iron Dome” (Cupola di ferro).

Le Brigate Ezzedin al Qassam, come pure le Brigate al Quds, il braccio militare della Jihad islamica, gruppo radicale palestinese alleato di Hamas, hanno rivendicato gli attacchi al mortaio di oggi. Secondo la radio israeliana, la maggior parte dei 700mila abitanti del sud di Israele hanno trascorso la notte di ieri in dei rifugi o in delle stanze “protette” delle loro abitazioni, concepite per resistere a esplosioni.

“Abbiamo assestato dei duri colpi ad Hamas e continueremo a farlo”, ha promesso alla radio il ministro dell’Istruzione israeliano, Gideon Saar, membro del gabinetto di sicurezza. A Gaza, il governo di Hamas ha decretato lo “stato di emergenza”, mobilitando i servizi di sicurezza 24 ore su 24 a seguito dell’escalation di scontri con l’esercito israeliano. “I gruppi palestinesi di Gaza si erano impegnati a rispettare la tregua e a far cessare i lanci di razzi ma l’aggressore sionista ha fatto fallire tutto attaccando e uccidendo civili, donne, bambini e anziani”, ha affermato un portavoce del ministero dell’Interno di Hamas, accusando Tsahal di prendere di mira i soccorritori e le ambulanze e di aver sparato dei “proiettili al fosforo” il cui utilizzo è vietato dal diritto internazionale.

Giovedì sera, Hamas aveva annunciato di aver ottenuto l’accordo della maggior parte dei principali movimenti palestinesi per una tregua, a condizione che fosse reciproca. Il capo del governo di Hamas a Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, aveva dichiarato di voler evitare una riedizione dell’operazione israeliana “Piombo fuso” che nel gennaio 2009 era costata la vita a 1.440 palestinesi e a 13 israeliani.

(www.tmnews.it / 09.04.2011)

19 dead, 60 injured, 12 in critical state

Gaza, April 9, Israeli continues their brutal assaults in Gaza giving us a vivid taste of Gaza war 2008-2009. Three days of constant bombing, shelling & targeting with missiles on numerous locations in Gaza.

Last night Israeli shells fell on a populated area near shuhada cemetery and hitteen school, it was a real massacre, many reported injuries and 2 martyrs fell from which one of them is a child named Wael Al Jaru which arrived the hospital in pieces, as for the second martyr he remained unidentified because he arrived to the hospital a body with no head.

Israeli missiles also targeted 2 civilian cars, populated areas like Shawwa sq., populated street behind an UNRWA school, heavy shelling on Al zaytoon area, raids on Shyja’eya and also Jabaliya.

Today morning, Ahmed Al Zaytoona, 30, fell as a martyr, he belongs to Al Qassam Brigades, armed-wing of Hamas movement.

Total account of martyrs is 19 in 3 days from which some of them are children, 60 got injured from which 12 are critical, among the injured are women; children, medics and old men.

Basem Na’eem, Minister of health, held a press conference today saying that Gaza is heading into a human catastrophe if the Israeli brutal attacks continue.

Israeli attacks and explosions are happening till now, warplanes of all kinds are still raping Gaza sky.

I will post a report with the names of all martyrs and more info on the injured once this inhuman Israeli assaults end.

(gazatimes.blogspot.com / 09.04.2011)

A list of UN Resolutions against “Israel”

Here is a list of UN resolutions that Israel has not complied. As far as I know they have ignored every single resolution. But the situation is far worse than would at first appear, it involves the serious distortion of the official Security Council record by the profligate use by the United States of its veto power. (See Table)

Israel’s defiance goes back to its very beginnings. This collection of resolutions criticizing Israel is unmatched by the record of any other nation.

  • 1955-1992:
  • * Resolution 106: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israel for Gaza raid”.
  • * Resolution 111: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israel for raid on Syria that killed fifty-six people”.
  • * Resolution 127: ” . . . ‘recommends’ Israel suspends it’s ‘no-man’s zone’ in Jerusalem”.
  • * Resolution 162: ” . . . ‘urges’ Israel to comply with UN decisions”.
  • * Resolution 171: ” . . . determines flagrant violations’ by Israel in its attack on Syria”.
  • * Resolution 228: ” . . . ‘censures’ Israel for its attack on Samu in the West Bank, then under Jordanian control”.
  • * Resolution 237: ” . . . ‘urges’ Israel to allow return of new 1967 Palestinian refugees”.
  • * Resolution 248: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israel for its massive attack on Karameh in Jordan”.
  • * Resolution 250: ” . . . ‘calls’ on Israel to refrain from holding military parade in Jerusalem”.
  • * Resolution 251: ” . . . ‘deeply deplores’ Israeli military parade in Jerusalem in defiance of Resolution 250″.
  • * Resolution 252: ” . . . ‘declares invalid’ Israel’s acts to unify Jerusalem as Jewish capital”.
  • * Resolution 256: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israeli raids on Jordan as ‘flagrant violation”.
  • * Resolution 259: ” . . . ‘deplores’ Israel’s refusal to accept UN mission to probe occupation”.
  • * Resolution 262: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israel for attack on Beirut airport”.
  • * Resolution 265: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israel for air attacks for Salt in Jordan”.
  • * Resolution 267: ” . . . ‘censures’ Israel for administrative acts to change the status of Jerusalem”.
  • *Resolution 270: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israel for air attacks on villages in southern Lebanon”.
  • * Resolution 271: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israel’s failure to obey UN resolutions on Jerusalem”.
  • * Resolution 279: ” . . . ‘demands’ withdrawal of Israeli forces from Lebanon”.
  • * Resolution 280: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israeli’s attacks against Lebanon”.
  • * Resolution 285: ” . . . ‘demands’ immediate Israeli withdrawal form Lebanon”.
  • * Resolution 298: ” . . . ‘deplores’ Israel’s changing of the status of Jerusalem”.
  • * Resolution 313: ” . . . ‘demands’ that Israel stop attacks against Lebanon”.
  • * Resolution 316: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israel for repeated attacks on Lebanon”.
  • * Resolution 317: ” . . . ‘deplores’ Israel’s refusal to release Arabs abducted in Lebanon”.
  • * Resolution 332: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israel’s repeated attacks against Lebanon”.
  • * Resolution 337: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israel for violating Lebanon’s sovereignty”.
  • * Resolution 347: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israeli attacks on Lebanon”.
  • * Resolution 425: ” . . . ‘calls’ on Israel to withdraw its forces from Lebanon”.
  • * Resolution 427: ” . . . ‘calls’ on Israel to complete its withdrawal from Lebanon.
  • * Resolution 444: ” . . . ‘deplores’ Israel’s lack of cooperation with UN peacekeeping forces”.
  • * Resolution 446: ” . . . ‘determines’ that Israeli settlements are a ‘serious
  • obstruction’ to peace and calls on Israel to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention”.
  • * Resolution 450: ” . . . ‘calls’ on Israel to stop attacking Lebanon”.
  • * Resolution 452: ” . . . ‘calls’ on Israel to cease building settlements in occupied territories”.
  • * Resolution 465: ” . . . ‘deplores’ Israel’s settlements and asks all member
  • states not to assist Israel’s settlements program”.
  • * Resolution 467: ” . . . ‘strongly deplores’ Israel’s military intervention in Lebanon”.
  • * Resolution 468: ” . . . ‘calls’ on Israel to rescind illegal expulsions of
  • two Palestinian mayors and a judge and to facilitate their return”.
  • * Resolution 469: ” . . . ‘strongly deplores’ Israel’s failure to observe the
  • council’s order not to deport Palestinians”.
  • * Resolution 471: ” . . . ‘expresses deep concern’ at Israel’s failure to abide
  • by the Fourth Geneva Convention”.
  • * Resolution 476: ” . . . ‘reiterates’ that Israel’s claim to Jerusalem are ‘null and void'”.
  • * Resolution 478: ” . . . ‘censures (Israel) in the strongest terms’ for its
  • claim to Jerusalem in its ‘Basic Law'”.
  • * Resolution 484: ” . . . ‘declares it imperative’ that Israel re-admit two deported
  • Palestinian mayors”.
  • * Resolution 487: ” . . . ‘strongly condemns’ Israel for its attack on Iraq’s
  • nuclear facility”.
  • * Resolution 497: ” . . . ‘decides’ that Israel’s annexation of Syria’s Golan
  • Heights is ‘null and void’ and demands that Israel rescinds its decision forthwith”.
  • * Resolution 498: ” . . . ‘calls’ on Israel to withdraw from Lebanon”.
  • * Resolution 501: ” . . . ‘calls’ on Israel to stop attacks against Lebanon and withdraw its troops”.
  • * Resolution 509: ” . . . ‘demands’ that Israel withdraw its forces forthwith and unconditionally from Lebanon”.
  • * Resolution 515: ” . . . ‘demands’ that Israel lift its siege of Beirut and
  • allow food supplies to be brought in”.
  • * Resolution 517: ” . . . ‘censures’ Israel for failing to obey UN resolutions
  • and demands that Israel withdraw its forces from Lebanon”.
  • * Resolution 518: ” . . . ‘demands’ that Israel cooperate fully with UN forces in Lebanon”.
  • * Resolution 520: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israel’s attack into West Beirut”.
  • * Resolution 573: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israel ‘vigorously’ for bombing Tunisia
  • in attack on PLO headquarters.
  • * Resolution 587: ” . . . ‘takes note’ of previous calls on Israel to withdraw
  • its forces from Lebanon and urges all parties to withdraw”.
  • * Resolution 592: ” . . . ‘strongly deplores’ the killing of Palestinian students
  • at Bir Zeit University by Israeli troops”.
  • * Resolution 605: ” . . . ‘strongly deplores’ Israel’s policies and practices
  • denying the human rights of Palestinians.
  • * Resolution 607: ” . . . ‘calls’ on Israel not to deport Palestinians and strongly
  • requests it to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention.
  • * Resolution 608: ” . . . ‘deeply regrets’ that Israel has defied the United Nations and deported Palestinian civilians”.
  • * Resolution 636: ” . . . ‘deeply regrets’ Israeli deportation of Palestinian civilians.
  • * Resolution 641: ” . . . ‘deplores’ Israel’s continuing deportation of Palestinians.
  • * Resolution 672: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israel for violence against Palestinians
  • at the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount.
  • * Resolution 673: ” . . . ‘deplores’ Israel’s refusal to cooperate with the United
  • Nations.
  • * Resolution 681: ” . . . ‘deplores’ Israel’s resumption of the deportation of
  • Palestinians.
  • * Resolution 694: ” . . . ‘deplores’ Israel’s deportation of Palestinians and
  • calls on it to ensure their safe and immediate return.
  • * Resolution 726: ” . . . ‘strongly condemns’ Israel’s deportation of Palestinians.
  • * Resolution 799: “. . . ‘strongly condemns’ Israel’s deportation of 413 Palestinians
  • and calls for there immediate return.

1993 to 1995UNGA Res 50/21 – The Middle East Peace Process (Dec 12, 1995)

UNGA Res 50/22 – The Situation in the Middle East (Dec 12, 1995)

UNGA Res 49/35 – Assistance to Palestinian Refugees (Jan 30 1995) l

UNGA Res 49/36 – Human Rights of Palestinian Refugees (Jan 30 1995)

UNGA Res 49/62 – Question of Palestine (Feb 3 1995)

UNGA Res 49/78 – Nuclear Proliferation in Mideast (Jan 11 1995)

UNGA Res 49/87 – Situation in the Middle East (Feb 7 1995)

UNGA Res 49/88 – The Middle East Peace Process (Feb 7 1995)

UNGA Res 49/149- Palestinian Right- Self-Determination (Feb 7 1995)

UNGA Res 48/213 – Assistance to Palestinian Refugees (Mar 15, 1994)

UNGA Res 48/40 – UNRWA for Palestinian Refugees (Dec 13, 1993)

UNGA Res 48/41 – Human Rights in the Territories (Dec 10 1993)

UNGA Res 48/58 – The Middle East Peace Process (Dec 14 1993)

UNGA Res 48/59 – The Situation in the Middle East (Dec 14 1993)

UNGA Res 48/71 – Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Mideast (Dec 16 1993)

UNGA Res 48/78 – Israeli Nuclear Armanent (Dec 16 1993)

UNGA Res 48/94 – Self-Determination & Independence (Dec 20 1993)

UNGA Res 48/124- Non-interference in Elections (Dec 20 1993)

UNGA Res 48/158- Question of Palestine (Dec 20 1993)

UNGA Res 48/212- Repercussions of Israeli Settlements (Dec 21 1993)

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U.S. Vetoes of UN Resolutions Critical of Israel

(1972-2002)


Vetoes: 1972-1982

Subject Date & Meeting US Rep Casting  Veto Vote
Palestine: Syrian-Lebanese Complaint. 3 power draft resolution 2/10784 9/10/1972 Bush 13-1, 1
Palestine: Examination of Middle East Situation. 8-power draft resolution (S/10974) 7/2/1973 Scali 13-1, 0 (China not partic.)
Palestine: Egyptian-Lebanese Complaint. 5-power draft power resolution (S/11898) 12/8/1975 Moynihan 13-1, 1
Palestine: Middle East Problem, including Palestinian question. 6-power draft resolution (S/11940) 1/26/1976 Moynihan 9-1,3 (China & Libya not partic.)
Palestine: Situation in Occupied Arab Territories. 5-power draft resolution (S/12022) 3/25/1976 Scranton 14-1,0
Palestine: Report on Committee on Rights of Palestinian People. 4-power draft resolution (S/121119) 6/29/1976 Sherer 10-1,4
Palestine: Palestinian Rights. Tunisian draft resolution. (S/13911) 4/30/1980 McHenry 10-1,4
Palestine: Golan Heights. Jordan draft resolution. (S/14832/Rev. 2) 1/20/1982 Kirkpatrick 9-1,5
Palestine: Situation in Occupied Territories, Jordan draft resolution (S/14943) 4/2/1982 Lichenstein 13-1,1
Palestine: Incident at the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. 4-power draft resolution 4/20/1982 Kirpatrick 14-1, 0
Palestine: Conflict in Lebanon. Spain draft resolution. (S/15185) 6/8/1982 Kirpatrick 14-1,0
Palestine: Conflict in Lebanon. France draft resolution. (S/15255/Rev. 2) 6/26/1982 Lichenstein 14-1
Palestine: Conflict in Lebanon. USSR draft resolution. (S/15347/Rev. 1, as orally amended) 8/6/1982 Lichenstein 11-1,3
Palestine: Situation in Occupied Territories, 20-power draft resolution (S/15895) 8/2/1983 Lichenstein 13-1,1

 

Security Council Vetoes/Negative voting 1983-present

Subject Date Vote
Occupied Arab Territories: Wholesale condemnation of Israeli settlement policies – not adopted 1983
S. Lebanon: Condemns Israeli action in southern Lebanon. S/16732 9/6/1984 Vetoed: 13-1 (U.S.), with 1 abstention (UK)
Occupied Territories: Deplores “repressive measures” by Israel against Arab population. S/19459. 9/13/1985 Vetoed: 10-1 (U.S.), with 4 abstentions (Australia, Denmark, UK, France)
Lebanon: Condemns Israeli practices against civilians in southern Lebanon. S/17000. 3/12/1985 Vetoed: 11-1 (U.S.), with 3 abstentions (Australia, Denmark, UK)
Occupied Territories: Calls upon Israel to respect Muslim holy places. S/17769/Rev. 1 1/30/1986  Vetoed: 13-1 (US), with one abstention (Thailand)
Lebanon: Condemns Israeli practices against civilians in southern Lebanon. S/17730/Rev. 2. 1/17/1986 Vetoed: 11-1 (U.S.), with 3 abstentions (Australia, Denmark, UK)
Libya/Israel: Condemns Israeli interception of Libyan plane. S/17796/Rev. 1. 2/6/1986 Vetoed: 10 -1 (US), with 4 abstentions (Australia, Denmark, France, UK)
Lebanon: Draft strongly deplored repeated Israeli attacks against Lebanese territory and other measures and practices against the civilian population; (S/19434) 1/18/1988 vetoed 13-1 (US), with 1 abstention (UK)
Lebanon: Draft condemned recent invasion by Israeli forces of Southern Lebanon and repeated a call for the immediate withdrawal of all Israeli forces from Lebanese territory;  (S/19868) 5/10/1988 vetoed 14-1 (US)
Lebanon: Draft strongly deplored the recent Israeli attack against Lebanese territory on 9 December 1988; (S/20322) 12/14/1988 vetoed 14-1 (US)
Occupied territories: Draft called on Israel to accept de jure applicability of the 4th Geneva Convention;  (S/19466) 1988 vetoed 14-1 (US)
Occupied territories: Draft urged Israel to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention, rescind the order to deport Palestinian civilians, and condemned policies and practices of Israel that violate the human rights of the Palestinian people in the occupied territories;  (S/19780) 1988 vetoed 14-1 (US)
Occupied territories: Strongly deplored Israeli policies and practices in the occupied territories, and strongly deplored also Israel’s continued disregard of relevant Security Council decisions. 2/17/1989 Vetoed 14-1 (US)
Occupied territories: Condemned Israeli policies and practices in the occupied territories. 6/9/1989 Vetoed 14-1 (US)
Occupied territories: Deplored Israel’s policies and practices in the occupied territories. 11/7/1989 Vetoed 14-1 (US)
Occupied territories: NAM draft resolution to create a commission and send three security council members to Rishon Lezion, where an Israeli gunmen shot down seven Palestinian workers. 5/31/1990 Vetoed 14-1 (US)
Middle East: Confirms that the expropriation of land by Israel in East Jerusalem is invalid and in violation of relevant Security Council resolutions and provisions of the Fourth Geneva convention; expresses support of peace process, including the Declaration of Principles of 9/13/1993 5/17/1995 Vetoed 14-1 (US)
Middle East: Calls upon Israeli authorities to refrain from all actions or measures, including settlement activities. 3/7/1997 Vetoed 14-1 (US)
Middle East: Demands that Israel cease construction of the settlement in east Jerusalem (called Jabal Abu Ghneim by the Palestinians and Har Homa by Israel), as well as all the other Israeli settlement activity in the occupied territories 3/21/1997 Vetoed 13-1,1 (US)
Call for UN Observers Force in West Bank, Gaza 3/27/2001 Vetoed 9-1 (US),
with four abstentions
(Britain, France, Ireland and Norway)
Condemned acts of terror, demanded an end to violence and the establishment of a monitoring mechanism to bring in observers. 12/15/2001 Vetoed 12-1 (US)
with two abstentions (Britain and Norway)

 


Source: U.S. State Department

(www.wake-up-america.net / 09.04.2011)

The 9th of April in Gaza

1:06am local time. F16 bombed a car in Rafah. 3 Palestinians injured. It’s a massacre.
01:26 In the past 24 hours Palestinian deaths amounted to 18, among them 2 children and 2 women. Around 80 peo…ple injured, mostly are civilians. Hundres of Palestininasn evacuated their homes near the border.
1.33am Loud bombing near the port caused by F16 for sure
1:35am. Palestinian guerrilla fired a rocket towards Israel. Two people injured 2.05am: 3 Israeli people injured by a Grad rocket fired from the Gaza Strip. One israeli was declared clinically dead. Israel keeps on bombing the Strip. Khan Younis shaking under bombs.

Vittorio Arrigoni LAST UPDATES FROM GAZA

09/04/2011 14:40:06 Abbas asks Arab League for urgent meeting
09/04/2011 13:29:47 Report: 2 Egyptians dead in Tahrir Square
09/04/2011 13:29:20 Awarta chief: 50 men remain in detention after round ups
09/04/2011 12:29:35 Haniyeh tells Friday worshipers that Israel must stop aggression
09/04/2011 12:28:32 Ashton calls for restraint in Gaza
09/04/2011 12:28:13 Abbas: We would respect the outcome of any election
09/04/2011 10:33:18 Early morning air strike on Gaza kills Al-Qassam fighter
09/04/2011 10:32:58 Settlers torch Palestinian car near Nablus
09/04/2011 10:32:33 Overnight strikes hit four targets in Gaza, kill 2
09/04/2011 10:32:05 3 killed in Nablus bakery, police say suspicious circumstances
09/04/2011 10:31:22 Palestinians mark 63 years since Deir Yassin massacre

(Cinzia Baldessari  / 09.04.2011)

Medical shortage in Gaza arise as Israel continues to attack heavily.

Gaza Victims: A bride was killed days before her wedding in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli Army spokesman: We will keep on attacking and bombing Gaza.

Breaking News: Israeli rockets hit northern Gaza Strip now.

Israeli air force in full practice over Gaza Strip

Emergency Meeting for Arab league to discuss Israeli war crimes against civilians in occupied Gaza Strip

Shimon Peres: Egypt change is good for Israel; Egyptians respond burning Israeli flag

Settlers assault villagers in WB

One Palestinian Killed and seriously another injured in Israeli shelling in the #Gaza Strip

Hamas Press conf. says Palestinian resistance won’t sit and watch Israel’s attacks – self defence will continue.

Settlers deny Salfit farmers access to their fields

Israel Resumes Strikes Into Saturday Morning

(Sameh_Habeeb Palestine Telegraph / 09.04.2011)

Palestinian factions condemn Israeli escalation on Gaza

Gaza Strip, (Pal Telegraph)-All Palestinian factions denounced yesterday Israeli violations and escalation against residents of Gaza Strip that killed 17 Palestinians and injured more than 60 urging the international community to provide immediate protection for innocent citizens.

Fatah movement condemned Israeli military offensive on Gaza Strip as Israel continues targeting Palestinians in the besieged strip.

Adding  that the terrible situation in Gaza is similar to the situation in the occupied West Bank as Israeli forces carry out daily attacks including demolition, confiscation,  and detention operations that apparently obstacle peace process in the area.

Fatah movement demanded also national unity and insisted the removal of Israeli occupation in order to prevent further bloodshed.

The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine held Israeli authorities the whole responsibility to the aggression occurred despite ceasefire that was declared following meetings with Palestinian factions in Gaza .

Pointing out that Israeli escalation especially to what happened in the past week violated the international humanitarian law and prevented Palestinian efforts from achieving national unity.

The movement condemned Israeli ongoing aggression on the besieged Strip urging respect for the international humanitarian law .

Hamas Movement also claimed Israel the responsibility for the brutal attacks carried out since Thursday in retaliation to the homemade rocket attacks fired from Gaza by its militants.

Hamas movement said that Palestinian fighters fired at Israel following the assassination of three Palestinians in Khan Younis city by Israeli air forces.

(networkedblogs.com / 09.04.2011)